Ninh Binh by Bike and Boat

Hoa Lu served as one of Vietnam’s first, ancient capitals. Your guides know the terrain well, making it easy for you to spot the terrain’s highlights. Choose from 18-mile (30-km) or 31-mile (50-km) routes along a flat, easy trail through breathtaking scenery. Take a break from busy city life in Hanoi to see one of the most beautiful swaths of Vietnamese countryside, among the rich greenery and limestone cliffs of the Red River Delta.

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  • Duration: 10 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM
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  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English,Vietnamese

Experience Highlights



7:00 AM - This tour begins with an early-morning pickup from your hotel.

8:45 AM - Arrive in the eco-reserve of Van Long. This is where you’ll begin your bike ride, through a landscape characterized by karst formations – if you’ve ever seen the Skull Island King Kong movie, you may recognize your surroundings.

11:00 AM - Ride to Hoa Lu, the first capital of the ancient kingdom that became Vietnam. It dates back to the 10th and 11th centuries, and you’ll see temples and fortresses that date back to the country’s earliest days.

12:00 PM - Eat lunch at a local restaurant.

1:00 PM - Continue your bike ride through Trang An, a World Heritage Site known for its steep cliffs and lush, green river banks. Rainforests cover the slopes of the karst formations.

2:00 PM - Once you arrive at Thung Nang, where you can take a rowboat down the river, surrounded by rice paddies.

5:00 PM - Depart from Thung Nang and return to Hanoi.

6:45 - Arrive back at your hotel.

What to Bring

Sunscreen, hat, closed toed shoes, a poncho during the rainy season, camera, and money for tips.

What's included

Round trip transfer from Hanoi by van, snacks and water during the tour, sightseeing tickets, rowing-boat trip in Van Long, lunch in a restaurant, Mountain bike: Bianchi, and a guide.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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