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Hanoi Private Day Tour: Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Caves

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Private Day Tour: Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Caves

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


The UNESCO-listed landscapes of Trang An and the Bai Dinh Pagoda are two of Ninh Binh’s most visited attractions, but visiting on a shared tour means limited time to explore. This private full-day tour from Hanoi offers ample time to admire Vietnam’s largest pagoda and cruise around the caves of Trang An. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day private tour of Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An from Hanoi
  • Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vietnam’s largest pagoda
  • Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cruise around the UNESCO-listed landscapes and caves of Trang An
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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A/C tourist car during itinerary
Electric car in Bai Dinh pagoda
English-speaking guide
Lunch at local restaurant
Boat trip to Trang An
Mineral water
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We only offer free pick-up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area, other areas a surcharge of far pick-up can be collected on the day of the tour

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Your tour begins with an 8am pickup from your central Hanoi hotel by your private guide. Traveling in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle, set out on the around 2.5-hour journey to Bai Dinh Pagoda, passing through the scenic countryside of Ninh Binh province.

Arrive at Bai Dinh Pagoda around 10.30am and set out to explore Vietnam’s largest pagoda with your private guide. Hear more about the sacred site as you admire the beautiful temple and stand in awe before the gigantic 32-foot (10-meter) tall Buddha statue, which weighs a mind-boggling 100 tons.

After enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch (included) at a local restaurant, continue to Trang An, where you’ll board a boat for a thrilling cruise around the UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the dramatic karst cliffs and glittering waters as you glide around Trang An, and stop to peek into Sang Cave, Toi Cave, and Ba Giot Cave.

Set out on the return journey to Hanoi around 4pm, where your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Bai Dinh Pagoda
8am - Your tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi city. You will depart for Ninh Binh province 75 miles (120 Kms) and arrive at Trang An - Bai Dinh Pagoda. 10:30am - You will arrive at the Buddha Prayer location where you will see the largest pagoda in Vietnam which is called Bai Dinh Pagoda. This Buddha statue stands 32-ft. (10-meters) tall, and weighs a massive 100-tons. You will then have lunch in a local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, and a traditional Vietnamese pork storage vessel .
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Trang An Landscape Complex
1pm -  Depart to Trang An where you will see amazing beauty. You will take a boat trip to visit the cave complex of, Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave. You are going to find mystery and wilderness in the scenery of the mountains, and rivers at Ha Long on the land of Ninh Binh.  4pm - Return back to the car and go back to Hanoi. 6pm to 6:30pm - Once you arrive back to Hanoi your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is formal
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiration date and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please book appropriate tour option for the number of people in your party
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Halong Bay Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Hanoi Private Day Tour: Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Caves?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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The worst tour guide in the history of touring.
Patricia S
, Oct 2018
We were very excited to take our daughters to the Bai Dinh Pagoda. When our guide arrived for us he indicated that it was over crowded and could we instead ride bikes. When we insisted he said it was closed due to a state funeral. The man was so hung over he did not want to take us. Then he took us to a literal shack for lunch, an hour away from the pagoda, again stating there was nothing closer. He did not want to go. He wanted us to drink at lunch we said no. We wanted to go to the pagoda. Finally after we got upset he took us. Of course there were restaurants and the pagoda was open. He gave no information he was a terrible guide he said he hated the Vietnamese people. That he was an alcoholic. Then after the non tour just walking beside us on the return he fell asleep. Terrible terrible terrible. I want my money back.

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