The 2-day cycling and trekking in Ninh Binh and Cuc Phuong National Park

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Duration : 2 Days
Availability : Everyday
Type : Private
Max People : 10

On this enjoyable two-day trip, the atmosphere is relaxed as you casually pedal a bicycle and boating your way past green rice fields, along waterways, through caves and a healthy trek in Vietnam oldest national park will absolutely be an memorable experience for your trip to Vietnam


Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh encapsulates so many aspects of the beautiful Vietnamese scenery in one place. It has the stunning karst peaks which rear up out of the land surrounded by flat, sprawling rice paddies and winding glassy rivers. The area itself is small, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in beauty. Located at the tail end of the Red River Delta Region, Ninh Binh features many rivers and tributaries which stray through the land collecting in lakes and pools. The still water acts as a mirror, duplicating the incredible images of the imposing peaks and dramatic skies. Although Hanoi is merely a 3-hour drive away, it is a peaceful yet powerful place far from the noise and distraction of the cities.

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Thung Nang

Thung Nang is a pristine and untouched area. There’s not much human activities here, only a few people fishing in the wild area. Thung Nang is divided into 2 small valleys. The outside Thung Nang is 3 ha wide and the inside Thung Nang has a width of more than 5 ha. The valleys are connected by a cave system inside the mountain. The deeper the tourists get inside the cave, the more beautiful the setting is due to various cave systems. Some places are so low that you have to bow your head so as not to touch the stalactites on the ceiling of the cave. There are also the places so high that you need raise your eyes to admire miraculous beauty that nature bestowed on this place.

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Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park was Vietnam’s first national park and is the country’s largest nature reserve. The park is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Vietnam. The park is home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. Inhabitants of the park include 97 species of mammals, most notable endangered langurs; 300 species of birds; 36 reptilian species; 17 species of amphibians; 11 species of fish; 2,000 species of vascular plants, and thousands of species of insects. A number of species in the park are listed on Vietnam Red Book of endangered species.

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Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park (L, D)

Depart from Hanoi at 7 AM, morning drive overland to Ninh Binh province. Upon arrival, take 1,5 hour boat rowing at Thung Nang. This area is considered as “Halong Bay on land” featured with karst formations. It is very beautiful scenery along the row with vertical sides of Limestone Mountains. Back to the dock and move to a local restaurant for a Vietnamese lunch before 2,5 hour cycling around villages, temples, rice fields and lotus ponds in the afternoon… Get back to your van and head for Cuc Phuong National Park at 4:00 PM. Arrive at the park, check in and dinner. Overnight at the national park’s guest-house.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park - Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, Start your day with 30-minute drive into the centre of the park for 3-hour trek to admire the amazing thousand-year-old trees in this oldest national park of Vietnam, On the way driving out, stop to visit a cave of pre-historic man which lies at the side of a limestone mountain. Learn how they lived here thousand years ago. Lunch at the park’s restaurant. Followed with a short walk to visit the national park’s primate rescue center and turtle center. Here the park’s guide will give you a good introduction of Vietnamese rare langurs and monkeys, some of them are unique and only found in Vietnam plus with their breeding program. Back to van for a return drive to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi about 5:30 PM.



210$ US per traveler for a private group of 2. This price covers almost everything only except your personal expenses & beverage. There is absolutely no extra charge after confirmation.

Discount for larger group is available .

If you want to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation, simply let us know in the inquiry form on the right. The price will be calculated depend on your group size

+ All transfer & transportation
+ Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
+ Experienced English speaking guide
+ Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets & entrances fees

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Brittany M

Family Traveller

We took a 2 day journey to Ninh Binh with Tung our guide with our two children. We had an amazing adventure with biking, boating and walking. Tung took us to some great local spots for food which was great. They made an extra effort to hire two proper bikes for our kids which we appreciated. Tung was really lovely – he has perfect English and really bonded with our kids – getting them to play games, ask questions and really engage with the trip. This is a great family adventure and Tung tailored it to our children needs.
The only improvement we could think of would be that the guide helps you/advises you to get the best price when buying items from local shops and also helps you avoid scams – like the photographer (posing as a tourist) who keep asking if they can take your picture and then kind of force you to buy from them at the end of your bike ride.
Apart from this small thing our trip was perfect. Thank you Tung for making this such a special time – our kids loved the trip and they loved Tung!

January 11, 2018

Christina L

Couple Traveller

My partner and I met Tung last November when we were in Hanoi and after such a wonderful experience doing a food tour with him, we decided to book another tour through The Terrible Tour Guide Travel again. This time we did a trip out to Ninh Binh for two days. We can’t speak highly enough of Tung and The Terrible Guide tours. We had an amazing time once again experiencing the food and culture of Vietnam, and feel like we have made life long friends through Tung. Thank you for blowing us away again!

November 21, 2017

Tracy L

Family Traveller

My husband and I booked with Tung The TTG for the two day Ninh Binh cycling tour. I totally recommend that whatever you’re looking to do near Hanoi, you get in touch with Tung and get him to take you on tour – he knows so much about the area and Vietnam that he can tailor trips and tours exactly around what you’re looking for. Our experience was fantastic; Tung has a really authentic relaxed style and is such a positive person to be around, clearly looking to provide exceptional customer service to his guests. Tung was really flexible with the plans for the trip, but gave us a really clear steer of what would give us the greatest experience. A real highlight was being the first people in the day to experience a boat trip along the river and through glorious caves – we didn’t even see any other boats or tourists, as Tung had planned it perfectly for us (while the day before we saw the river full of boats practically knocking into each other because there were so many tourists). Ninh Binh was beautiful and we had the opportunity to really experience the peaceful and magnificent countryside. We met many local people along the way and in the evening had an incredible night with a Vietnamese family that Tung introduced us to. Don’t hesitate to book – our tour with Tung was a huge highlight of our trip and you won’t regret it.

October 12, 2017
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