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Ninh Binh private day tour from Ninh Binh with a local insider

Duration: 1 day
Start: Ninh Binh
Prices starting from:
US $86

Quick Details

  • Tour location: Ninh Binh
  • Departure: 8:30 am
  • Tour Duration: 8 hours
  • Tour Runs: Minimum 2 persons. Maximum on request (solo travellers are welcome but the cost will be higher) 

You will see a local insider in this Ninh Binh private day tour, which departs from Ninh Binh to show you around Halong bay on land with amazing beauty of towering limestone mountains, poetic rivers, lush green rice paddy,  fields, meet friendly locals and try hearty local food. 

On this Ninh Binh day trip, you will see Ninh Binh highlights and hidden gems of Ninh Binh. You can also create your own itinerary and experience, which makes this tour unique. 

Travel at your own pace and beat the crowd is what we aim to offer. 



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Ninh Binh private day tour from Ninh Binh with a local insider

Price: US $86

Overview of Ninh Binh day tours 

Duration: 6 hours (8.30am to 16.30pm) 
Pick up and drop off : At your hotel in Tam Coc or any other places (Ninh Binh train station, Ninh Binh city 

Style of Tour: 100% our tour are PRIVATE which means that you got your own personal experience
Tour price: Contact us

This Ninh Binh private day tour is specially designed for tourists who already stay in Ninh Binh and want to have a custom Ninh Binh day trip to avoid the crowd and unique experiences that other tourists don’t do. This is what we are doing to make your trip different and special.

We offer a variety of trips which suit your budget and the interests

  • Ninh Binh acient village tour 
  • Ninh Binh foodie tour
  • Ninh Binh countryside motorbike tour
  • Ninh Binh hiking tour
  • Tam Coc walking tour off the beaten track
  • Ninh Binh trips for nature lovers

Ninh Binh private day tour options from Ninh Binh

There are 4 options to choose from, which suit different tastes and interests. 

Ninh Binh classic day tour from Ninh Binh

We created this tour for travelers who want to see the very best that Ninh Binh has to offer.

  • Hiking Mua Cave (500 steps each way)  in the early morning to beat the crowd. The top view is amazing, with towering limestone mountains, lush green rice fields, and winding rivers. 
  • Take a morning eco boat tour in Trang An, a World Heritage site through a limestone cave-  during the less touristy duration. 
  • Check out Hoa Lu, the ancient capital – the former capital of Vietnam dating back to the 10th century.

If you stay in Tam Coc, we can include a visit to Bich Dong pagoda (optional), a historical hidden pagoda with a beautiful Instagram shot.

For lunch, you can choose to eat in a tourist standard restaurant or a local restaurant. 

Ninh Binh off the beaten track

This tour takes you off the beaten track to less touristy tourist attractions in Ninh Binh 

  • Phat Diem Stone Cathedral. This stunning cathedral is particularly interesting as it incorporates European and local styles. You can also walk around the village around the cathedral and see “Mau Dich cafe” – a place that recalls the communist system subsidies in Northern Vietnam in the early 1970s.
  • Have lunch in a tourist-standard restaurant in the Galaxy Grotto area
  • Board a sampan boat ride on a river to reach the Galaxay cave area. Walk to explore the stunning beauty of the stalagmites and stalactites in different shapes and colors. 
  • Take another boat ride through the wet cave in a tranquil setting area 
  • A guided bicycle ride for around 1 hour to explore a rural village (In the summertime, a bike ride should be the first thing on the list to avoid high heat) – Optional 

We can also offer a mini cooking class on this tour at the Galaxy cave area. 

Less tourist Ninh Binh trip and local hidden gems

  • Sampan boat ride at Van Long wetland area. 
  • Take a short walk through village roads or 2 two-hour bike ride along the dike with a visit to a secret local temple, you can also travel by car if you don’t wish to ride a push bike or just 30-minute or 45-minute bike ride (enjoy a private traditional music performance) 
  • Learn how to do hand embroidery at a three-generation family workshop 
  • Having lunch in a local place cooked by a happy, smiling lady owner. 

Trang An Eco Tourism Complex and Bai Dinh pagoda

Take a sampan boat through caves in Trang An (3 routes to choose from) with an amazing landscape.

Visit one of the biggest pagoda complexes in Vietnam, with 500 Arhan statues and lots of massive Buddha statues. 

If you love nature and birds, an afternoon visit to Thung Nham Bird Park for another boat ride to see thousands of birds from different species returning to the bird park after a day out looking for food (suitable for those who stay in the Tam Coc area)

Cuc Phuong National Park trekking and a visit to the Endangered Primate Center 

Check out the mysterious Cave of Early Man (which had over 7000 years ago) by hiking 200 steps to reach its entrance.

Trekking 2 hours round trips through the jungle in the Cuc Phuong National Park

See langurs (a type of monkey) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center.

Half day Ninh Binh private tour sample itinerary (without lunch) 

  • Hiking Mua cave
  • Boat tour in Trang An

If all itineraries for Ninh Binh trips doesn’t suit you, please feel free to email us at  or Whatsapp at +84974313104

Create your own travel itinerary for Ninh Binh with day trips and multiday trips

Boat tour 

  • Tam Coc
  • Trang An
  • Van Long wetland
  • Thung Nang


Cuc Phuong national park


Around the rural area of Tam Coc or Van Long wetland

Temples and pagodas

  • Am Tien cave
  • Thai Vy temple
  • Bai Dinh pagoda
  • Hoa Lu ancient capital
  • Bich Dong pagoda


  • Mua cave complex
  • Non Nuoc mountain

Local experience



  • English speaking guide
  • Private car
  • Bicycle ride (if the tour is mentioned) 
  • Lunch at a local place or tourist restaurant standards
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Activities


  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping for tour guides, drivers and boat rowers
  • Shopping
  • Other things not mentioned above



Ninh Binh private day tour

What makes this Ninh Binh private day tour special

  • Travel at your own pace because our tours are fully private
  • Create your own itinerary
  • Flexibility: You can change the places that you want to see. Please let us know in advance.
  • We cater vegetarian or vegan food on the tour
  • Real exchange and human experience: Private conversation just you, group your with our guides. 

We also serve the clients that depart from Hanoi

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