Ninh Binh is blessed with natural beauty, cultural sights and the Cuc Phuong National Park. Highlights include boat trips amid karst landscapes at Tam Coc and the Unesco World Heritage-listed Trang An Grottoes. As a matter of fact, Ninh Binh is a playground for adventurers, and an oasis for nature lovers. Moreover, Vietnam’s first capital was established here, and today the area is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of mossy pagodas, striking limestone karsts, and surreal landscapes to share with family or friends. Some of Ninh Binh’s best scenery can only be accessed by boat. A paddleboat tour in Trang An or Tam Coc is an essential Ninh Binh experience.
A quick North to South travel to these fantastic cities in Vietnam. Start with a pleasant stay in Ho Chi Minh (commonly known by its previous name, Saigon, is the largest and most populous city in Vietnam); after that, catch a flight to the north, to Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam; known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences). From there, a transfer will take you first to Ninh Binh (a city surrounded by a stunning landscape of lush green paddy fields and striking limestone outcrops and is the hopping off point for sights and attractions including Tam Coc and Trang An, Bich Dong, Hoa Lu, Phat Diem Cathedral, Van Long and Cuc Phuong National Park); and then, to Hanoi for one last night before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.