Locals fishing from boat in Ninh Binh Vietnam

Day 1

Arrival in Ninh Binh

Leaving Hanoi just after lunch, you’ll arrive in Ninh Binh a couple of hours later. If you’re coming from Halong Bay this will be roughly doubled. On arrival get settled in your simple yet cosy hotel, take a walk along the river and get into the laid-back groove of rural life.

Group of People cycling amongst the rice paddies

Day 2

Bike trip and departure

This morning you’ll set off early before the day-trippers trickle in. Hopping on a bike for some very scenic cycling, you’ll follow a narrow path between rice terraces and past towering shards of jungle-clad limestone where you’ll be treated to panoramic views all along the way. Cycle along the edge of the lake at Thung Chim and spot some of the 40,000 birds which call this home.

Pagoda entrance in cave in Ninh Binh Vietnam

You’ll head back to your hotel for a tasty breakfast before visiting Thung Nang. Here you will take a sampan ride (small wooden boat) along the river to visit karst caves, the Bich Dong Pagoda and the hilltop Temples of Dinh and Le Dynasties. After your day of exploring you will drive back to Hanoi.

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Eco-lodge at Ninh Binh in Vietnam

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If you choose this option you’ll spend the night in a beautifully decorated bungalow situated amongst the rice paddies, streams and rustic gardens. The resort is constructed using locally sourced products such as stone, wood, traditional tiles, pottery and bamboo, creating a warm, rustic feel, full of character. You’ll also find a restaurant and the only swimming pool in Tam Coc.

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