Package M05: Day tour by Jeep in Ninh Binh

For those longing to explore the natural and cultural beauties of Tam Coc in-depth, Ninh Binh which is also known as Halong Bay (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on land, the Jeep tour is an experience not to be missed. Even when biking is a great way to explore the hallucinatory nature, its possibility to reach all destinations is limited. However, our Jeep, an ancient restored vehicle of US Army, would exceed the limits of the bike on tracks and small routes. Providing an ultra-panoramic view and full sensory encounter, the jeep tour is undoubtedly a great way for you to discover Halong Bay on land.

Full day itinerary: Tam Coc Garden - Hoa Lu ancient capital - Van Long natural reserve - Thien Ha cave

Departure from Tam Coc Garden in a private Jeep through the “path of small pleasures”. The one where you could get a chance to encounter pupils going to school by bike, grannies going to the local market, farmers leading buffaloes goats or ducks, or street vendors with their musical containers…Enjoy feeling lost at the base of the vast verdant cliffs to discover dreamy landscapes through the countless granite mountains and reach Hoa Lu. It was the ancient capital during Dinh and Le dynasties from 968 to 1009. Visit the vestiges of the former capital including Emperor Dinh and Le’s tombs.  

We continue on the road which offers a panoramic view of Bai Dinh pagoda, the Buddhist temple complex which contains the largest pagoda of Vietnam but also of Southeast Asia. Lunch with the locals, with an opportunity to taste some regional specialties such as goat meat or com chay, a delicious type of scorched rice.

Heading to Van Long, the largest submerged nature reserve in Northern Vietnam, sanctuary of 39 animals and 722 plant species. A bamboo boat ride enables the tourist to sail through the reeds and picturesque landscapes. Caves with evocative names such as Hang Ca (Fish cave), Hang Bong (Shadow cave), Hang Rua (Turtle cave), Hang Chanh (Lemon cave) and so forth are reflected by the water mirror from the river.

In the late afternoon, sailing on a small sampan to explore Thien Ha (Galaxy cave) in the middle of bamboo jungle. Rowing following the river stream to take a tour
around 800m high mountains. Afterward, return to Tam Coc Garden.


Book tour

Recommend for you

Hiking in Sunshine Valley

A hike in nature along the path winding through a forest to discover the fauna and flora of Tam Coc.


Package M01: Terrestrial Halong in 2 days

These sites of Terrestrial Halong are characterized by long waterways ...


Package M03: Tam Coc and Halong/Cat Ba

A mini-circuit from Hanoi, with a personal driver and possibly a guide


Package M04: From Puluong Nature Reserve to Halong Bay: the highlights of Tonkin

A tour departing from Hanoi, looping around former Tonkin, exploring three ‘must-see’ sites