Departure: Daily from Hanoi –
Type of tour: Joining small group – 12 persons/group

Ninh Binh town, known as Halong bay on land with mountain ranges interleaving in rivers and rice fields. This is the first capital of feudal Vietnam in 1000 year AD, the land of long history, cultural characteristics of Vietnam, along with the friendly local people. Ninh binh has become an attractive new destination for tourists. This land will become a new “must-visit” site after Halong bay when visitors come to Hanoi, and Genesis will prove it by our tours. Let’s go to explore the legend land, Ninh Binh Hoa lu Tam coc day tour countryside.

Highlights of tour: 

  • New itinerary, many different sites, combining profound culture and amazing nature
  • Biking to visit Bich Dong (temple in grotto), local houses, rice field, ancient villages…uniquely
  • Boat rowing in Trang An gondola, core of new UNESCO world heritage
  • Use luxury limousine van with highest comfort, go by express way to save time most
  • Small group of 12 persons/car/guide
  • Lunch at Chez Loan restaurant with goat meat specialties, French-Vietnamese ambience

Trip Map:

Ninh Binh Hoa lu Tam coc day tour

PICK UP/DROP OFF LOCATION Hanoi – Hotels in Center
DEPARTURE TIME Get ready at hotel lobby from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Around 6:30 – 7.00 PM – By highway, normal traffic condition
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine Travel insurance and service charges
English speaking Tour guide
Mineral, WIFI, movie on bus
 Luxury van transfer (round trip)
Biking activities – $5 / person
 Drink by order
10% VAT tax
Tip for Guide and others (if any)




07:30-8:00: Pick up

Tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel as scheduled. Use the expressway from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in comfort and time saving


10.00: Reach Ninh Binh

The first stop is Tam Coc town. Stay at Chez Loan, one of the most famous restaurants in Tam Coc. To take the bikes for local discover.


10.15-12:00: Discover the locals on BIKES (optional)

We start to visit Tam Coc – Bich Dong, local village by bike, nearly 1.5 hours. You will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful sceneries as well as the culture, the life style of the locals, the rice fields…There will be 3 stopovers in the bike ride:

The first is visiting Bich Dong Pagoda, an ancient pagoda located in the mountain cave, as known as The second greatest grotto in Northern (after Huong Pagoda).
The second stop is the Dam Khe local village, located in the middle of the village, to have a vivid image of life style in here.
The third stop is Vietnamese ancient village, such like an outdoor museum (Co Vien Lau). This is a complete complex of an ancient village of Vietnamese with real houses those were collected from all the countryside in the Gulf of Tonkin.
If you do not want to biking, our van will take you to go to destinations (missed some local sites).

12.15 - 13.15: Lunch and relax time

Returning to Chez Loan Restaurant for lunch, relax or play some billiard set. Chez Loan restaurant is characterized by French-Vietnamese culture that was recommended on At the meal, guests will have chance enjoy a specialties of Ninh Binh that is goat meat, rolled with some herbs.


13:30-15:30: Discover historical land of Trang An on a rowed boat. Visit King Kong island

After lunch and rest, the van will take you to Trang An town, a new UNESCO world heritage with complex of culture and nature sites. Start cruising on Trang An gondola in nearly 2 hours. The hand-rowed boats will take visitors go among rice fields, mountains, temples, caves…Trang An is one of the best gondola for boat rowing activities in Ninh Binh today. This is where visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature here, enjoy the peaceful ambience of countryside. Also, you will have chance to visit studio of King Kong: Skull island, a Hollywood outdoor stuido, take photos with ‘’ancient ethic people’’. This is must-do activity when you visit Ninh Binh town in a tour.


16:00: Leave Trang An town to move to Sunset valley, Hoa Lu land.

Visitors will say goodbye Trang An town to move Sunset valley. Reaching Sunset valley, to come to Bamboo homestay that locates on a bank of river in the small valley for a tea break time, coctail, beers…would be served. Here you will have a relaxing time, enjoy the drinks while watching the sun downs in the West. This is where visitors really enjoy themselves the quiet living ambience, breathtaking the smells the countryside and immerse into the natural scenery here. In here, you also have chance to hike around for photo hunting or play some billiard set….


17.00: Leaving Hoa Lu land

: Say goodbye Ninh Binh, we will return to Hanoi by expressway.


18.30-19.00: Hotel / Farewell

: Back to hotel, end of trip to visit Ninh Binh in one day. We hope together with Genesis, you guys already enjoyed exploring the profound culture and history of this legendary land, as well as experience the beauty of nature here.

Goodbye and see you again!!!


(Per person in US$) : $79


– Entrance and sightseeing tickets
– Luxury return transfer
– English speaking Tour guide
– Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
– Afternoon teabreak: Beer, soft drinks, fruits
– Water, WIFI, movie…on bus
– Travel Insurance

– Personal Ordered Beverages

– Biking activities – 5$/pax

– 10% VAT

– Tips and other personal expenses



  • Trip cancelled by bad weather or any force marjeure case: 100% refund
  • Trip cancelled any sensible reason from customer as sick, flight delayed, go to hospital: 100 refund

Children Policy:

  • Children under 04 years old: Free of charge
  • Children 05 to 10 years old: Charge 75% rate of adult
  • Children from 11 years old and above: full charged as adult


  • Cash in Vietnam dong
  • Camera
  • Sport shoes prefer
  • Sun cream
  • Anti-insect cream

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 21 reviews
August 21, 2015

we really enjoyed our trip to Ninh Binh by Genesis new tour, everything was excellent from start to finish. luxury van with highway is ideal way to organize this tour. We thought Jack Winner was an excellent guide – He was very professional, his knowledge and English very good and i really enjoyed his humor when telling us useful information. We really liked talking to him about life in Vietnam. Thank you!

June 23, 2017

Great experience outside the big city
Our knowledgeable and skilled guide, Hero, made the day a wonderful chance to explore history, culture, geology, and cuisine. Just watching the landscape change from the bustle of Hanoi to more rural areas covered by rice paddies was a treat on the van ride to Ninh Binh. The bike ride and boat ride were a perfect way to escape the bustle of Hanoi and get up close. The lunch was fantastic! The karst formations were awe inspiring. Highly recommended.

June 23, 2017

Roy was an excellent host. His knowledge of all areas covered in the tour, including land service portion was brilliant. He was interesting and humorous to listen to and helped all members of the tour feel comfortable and welcome. The audio guide system was easy to use with our smart phone and very informative about Halong bay in French, it was useful.

November 27, 2017

소수 인원..럭셔리 벤..
Roy의 세심하고 친절한 설명..
다른 분들에게도 추천드리고 싶습니다

December 13, 2017

Memorable trip
This tour was simply amazing. 2 hours drive Hoa Lu, the 1st capital of Vietnam. First, you get to learn a bit history of the country, then you explore the beautiful side of nature by bike. Then lunch with in a great restaurant was also a highlight, where they also provide vegetarian menu if necessary. Lastly, you finish off by a boat ride where you can relax after a long day.
I had a splendid time with our tour guide Winner, who is inspiring, passionate and professional throughout the tour. Great to learn the stories behind and how everyone in town is striking a good balance in promoting tourism, yet preserving the natural beauty of this place.

December 14, 2017

Another “pinch me” day! tour leader Kong arrived to pick me up at my hotel and we were joined by one other before heading to Ninh Binh. Kong knew all about the history of the kings and was able to answer all our questions. After visiting the temple, we were outfitted with new bicycles and enjoyed a leisurely cycle through quiet villages. The highlight for me was dining in a great restaurant. Each dish was more delicious than the last and we were so full before making a dent in the food. Then we went to Tam Coc where we enjoyed being rowed along the river and we visited 3 caves in the trip boat. Kong was an excellent guide who was attentive to our every need and even helped to show me where I could find a laundry upon our return to Hanoi! It truly was one of the BEST.DAY.EVER.!!

December 14, 2017

We did a lot of research into Ninh Binh Day Tours after reading a lot of bad reviews, and after seeing Genesis’ great reviews we decided to book with them. We are so happy we did!
The day was absolutely fantastic. Roy, our guide, was brilliant. So friendly, fun and informative. He gave us lots of information about Vietnamese way of life en route to Ninh Binh which was really interesting.
The bus was really comfortable and the driving was great- we felt safe throughout the trip. No driving like a nutter here! Lunch was delicious speciality and the catered for us as we don’t eat meat; so we were provided with an alternative.
The biking route was wonderful. Super relaxed and the views are breathtaking. Visiting the pagoda and the ancient houses museum were an added bonus.
We were dropped back to our hotel feeling like we’d made the right decision. A great day!

December 14, 2017

Definitely recommend this tour! Kong was an amazing tour guide and so nice and very funny, too. There was awesome customer service in general. We did this on our honeymoon and it was really just a great quality tour for the price. Also, the food provided for lunch on the restaurant was very good and there was quite a bit of it. We had the option of biking – which was a lot of fun and provided some awesome views, with an ancient pagoda and an outstanding museum. Ninh Binh was beautiful and the day tour couldn’t have been better!

December 14, 2017

I felt safe and comfort because you have an experience driver and a knowledgeable English tour guide/ leader able to convey precise information/ he presented good courtesy/friendly as well as his concerns and caring toward the end of the trip. The Lunch (food) is nice and I enjoyed the most as well as the sunset party.

July 23, 2018

Awesome experience of Ha Long Bay today with our guide Lily! 🙌
We had an absolutely unforgettable journey through the pristine limestone islands of Ha Long Bay. Our tour guide Diệu, or Lily, was super friendly, accomodating, and thoughtful from the start of our journey to the end. Lily’s explanations of the history in each area and general good vibes made the trip an absolute must do! Such high energy the whole day, always on and always happy to help! Kudos to Genesis tours, Cam ổn!

July 24, 2018

Thang was our tour guide and he was amazing. He is very knowledgeable and easy going. He is very personable and very easy to talk to. We spent the whole car ride back getting to know each other and it made the 2 hour trip go by so much quicker.

The bike tour portion of the visit was amazing. It was great getting to see the Pagotas and the rice fields. I definitely recommend wearing the appropriate footwear and clothing for this. It is not a hard bike ride as it is all on flat land, but you will be on bikes for roughly 5km on and off.

The food we ate at the restaurant was delicious 10 course meal. Yes, 10, that is not a mistype.

After that you go on a nice relaxing boat ride for roughly 90 minutes. You will be provided with an umbrella and pillow to sit on to make your ride comfier. The umbrella helped so much on the boat ride as it was really hot out and not much shade from the sun on this ride.

After that, you get to go to a beautiful secluded area for some free refreshments to enjoy a beautiful view.

I definitely recommend using genesis tours. Also, upgrade to the luxury van, it is definitely worth the upgrade. Much comfier ride and it has WiFi.

Be sure to ask for Thang. He is just an amazing guy and will make the tour experience that much better.

July 24, 2018

Genesis raised the bar for tours, in my opinion. I did the one day tour to Ninh Binh and there was a bit of everything. Bike riding, amazing food, gorgeous scenery and a bit of history. Cong was a phenomenal and engaging guide. I’d definitely return to Hanoi and I hope you take their tour to Halong Bay.

Oh, and the bus has wifi 😍

September 11, 2018

Great Experience
I recommend this tour agency for you who want to explore more of Ha Long Bay and Ninh Binh – Tam Coc. Booking with this company was very easy and the agent was polite, supportive and responsive. Moreover, the tour guides (Mr. Kong and Mr. Lee) were great. They know about the history very well and took care of their customers. It was the unforgettable experience for me, as a solo traveler and my first time visiting Hanoi. Thanks Genesis Team !. Keep up the good work Mr. Kong and Mr. Lee.

September 11, 2018

Ninh binh
Unser Trip gemeinsam mit unserem Guide Danny hätte nicht besser sein können. Der Transport wurde durch einen sehr luxuriösen Bus sehr angenehm. Während der Fahrt erhielten wir viele Informationen rund um Vietnam, Ha noi und Ninh Binh. Das Programm war wirklich rund und es wurde perfekt von unserem Guide organisiert, sodass wir auch mit den Locals mühelos Kontakt aufnehmen konnten. Auch die Gruppengröße, von gerade einmal 7 Leuten, war total entspannt. Einfach eine super Atmosphäre. Der Preis war es auf jeden Fall wert! Ich kann es nur weiterempfehlen 🙂

September 11, 2018

Day tour to Ninh Binh
Denny our guide was fantastic his local knowledge of the area and about Vietnam was most interesting . He gave us an insightful education lesson. Our tour wS a great day especially as it was all at very short notice. Again Thankyou for a wonderful day.

September 11, 2018

Ninh binh
당일치기 하롱베이 투어를 예약했습니다. 작은 마을버스같은 버스를 타고 하롱베이로 가는데요, Danny 가이드분께서 즐겁게 해설하시고, 영어도 잘하셔서 대화하는데에는 큰 문제가 없었습니다.

September 18, 2018

Ninh Binh Tour Wonderful tour with excellent knowledge of the area
Mr Lee was an awesome tour guide! He made the trip lots of fun!! Even his references to the “happy room”!
I was really impressed that we had a Hanoi local take our tour as he had the most amazing knowledge of the local area and beyond! Thoroughly enjoyed our trip! As an added bonus Mr Lee showed us some Tai Chi! If you are lucky enough to have Mr Lee as your guide you will not be disappointed!

The bike riding, lunch and seeing the old houses were very fun and interesting.

September 25, 2018

Have fun and Learn
We had a day trip to Ninh Binh.
Two adults and two teenagers.
Visited old town, bicycle around the village and an hour boat ride.
The guide Danny was very educating and it was fun learning more about vietnam during the rides.

September 26, 2018

Ninh binh
What a day! Great tour.. great company. And our guide Mr le was outstanding.
If you considering doing this trip, then don’t hesitate. 🙂

September 26, 2018

Ninh Binh Tour
Me and my wife just finished the one day tour. It’s wonderful to see the other side of Hanoi. Peaceful, authentic, good company and most of all an exceptional tour guide, Mr. Le. He made the trip memorable. Thanks again Mr Le

September 27, 2018

Ninh Binh with Roy was a mind-opening experience
Quite sultry day, too hot and humid was to tour around in Vietnam. Well, Genesis Tour and the guide named Roy make a breakthrough and it was a really wonderful journey to Nihn Bihn.

I will not detail the itenery and rather accentuate on the attitude and savviness of Genesis tour. Because touring in Vietnam is still a luxurious business, the reputation is highly dependent on the small difference. I would say that this company deals with the tastes of tourists who are willing to pay for what they deserve. Everything covered by Genesis evolves everyday according to the tourist tastes and availability of resource.

If you want really reliable, comfortable, but unforgettable tours around Hanoi area, I will not hesitate to recommend this. Especially the Ninh Binh tour guided by Roy who has an excellent intelligent and academic command in English and history is not to be missed.

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