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Bai Dinh and Trang An Day Trip with Lunch and Electric Car provided by Wati Travel

Bai Dinh and Trang An Day Trip with Lunch and Electric Car

Bai Dinh and Trang An Day Trip with Lunch and Electric Car
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Tour snapshot
Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda and UNESCO-listed Trang An in a day from Hanoi
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Exploring Bai Dinh and Trang An from Hanoi alone means taking buses or trains, and using cabs once there. This guided full-day tour eliminates the hassles, whisking you around both sights with ease. Plus, your package includes an electric car in Bai Dinh, a sampan cruise around Trang An’s karsts and grottoes, and lunch in between, so everything is laid out. Upgrade to a deluxe tour for extra comfort.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tour and learn about the sites with a guide
  • See Bai Dinh and ride a sampan around Trang An’s limestone peaks and caves
  • Lunch, entry fees, boat, and transport included, plus upgrade to deluxe tour
What to expect
Book your preferred option and depart your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel by air-conditioned vehicle for Ninh Binh. Situated south of Hanoi, this largely rural province is studded with limestone karsts that rise over serene rice paddies and rivers. Arrive at Bai Dinh Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s biggest temple complexes, and ride an electric cart around the ancient and new statue-filled temples to see highlights, including a huge 32-foot (10-meter) image of Buddha. After a restaurant lunch of dishes, such as goat meat with elderberry, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An, where the limestone karsts, interlaced with grottoes and cliffs, are at their most beautiful. Board a shared, hand-rowed sampan for a cruise past emerald-forested cliffs and peaks and through mountain tunnels onto hidden rivers. Don’t forget your camera to capture the scenery. Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off in Hanoi.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tour and learn about the sites with a guide
  • See Bai Dinh and ride a sampan around Trang An’s limestone peaks and caves
  • Lunch, entry fees, boat, and transport included, plus upgrade to deluxe tour
What to expect
Book your preferred option and depart your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel by air-conditioned vehicle for Ninh Binh. Situated south of Hanoi, this largely rural province is studded with limestone karsts that rise over serene rice paddies and rivers. Arrive at Bai Dinh Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s biggest temple complexes, and ride an electric cart around the ancient and new statue-filled temples to see highlights, including a huge 32-foot (10-meter) image of Buddha. After a restaurant lunch of dishes, such as goat meat with elderberry, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An, where the limestone karsts, interlaced with grottoes and cliffs, are at their most beautiful. Board a shared, hand-rowed sampan for a cruise past emerald-forested cliffs and peaks and through mountain tunnels onto hidden rivers. Don’t forget your camera to capture the scenery. Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off in Hanoi.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 52161P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch (without drinks)
  • Two-way electric car in Bai Dinh.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All activities mentioned in the program.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within the Old Quarter)
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach/ minivan
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Bai Dinh Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Trang An Grottoes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 - 8:30 am. Please find more details in the itinerary.
  • Hanoi Opera House, 01 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam If your hotel is outside the Old Quarter, please go to the Opera House at 8:30 am to join the activity.
  • Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 - 8:30 am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is sporty, casual
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch (without drinks)
  • Two-way electric car in Bai Dinh.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All activities mentioned in the program.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within the Old Quarter)
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach/ minivan
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Bai Dinh Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Trang An Grottoes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 - 8:30 am. Please find more details in the itinerary.
  • Hanoi Opera House, 01 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam If your hotel is outside the Old Quarter, please go to the Opera House at 8:30 am to join the activity.
  • Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 - 8:30 am
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is sporty, casual
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hanoi Opera House
  • 1
    Bai Dinh Pagoda
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Trang An Grottoes
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Trang An Landscape Complex
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
53 reviews
Excellent
29
Very good
18
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netnet1014
Seattle, WA27 contributions
I went on this trip alone and it was amazing. The temple was a really cool experience and not as many steps as I thought it would be. There was one part of steep stairs but that was about it.

The caves were really cool, although the person rowing aren't exactly the most pleasant person but that has nothing to do with this company so I'm not knocking them for it. It was a really beautiful area.

The bus we ride in was nice and had A/C which is always welcomed. But the real reason I recommend this place is because of the guides. Our main guide was Kimmy who was a goof ball in the best way and was really fun to be around. There was an intern Lihng who was sweet as well. Between the both of them it made the experience very enjoyable
Written 30 April 2018
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Marizon E
Quezon City, Philippines22 contributions
Couples
A very organized tour of the huge Bai Dinh's Pagoda with a very diligent tour guide. Followed-by a filling Vietnamese buffet lunch. Unfortunately, the original package that includes a Trang An didn't happen due to the long queue which normally happens, according to our tour guide, after Chinese New Year. Instead we went to Xa Ninh Hai for the boat ride. What amazed us the paddling using the feet, good experience!
Written 6 March 2019
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tallguy
Nassau, New Providence Island144 contributions
Solo
Our Guide 'Tom Cruise' and the driver 'Michael Schumacher' were great.
Our hotel recommended this tour and am sure you will like it.
The rowers are great and wont harass you like I've heard they do elsewhere.

The highlight was definitely rowing through the Trang An caves. You almost felt like you were looking for King Kong! The only con is the odd hut things they have setup on 'King Kong Island'.
Written 3 February 2019
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reignited gypsy
Perth, Australia36 contributions
When booking this tour I was under the impression that the Bai Dinh Pagoda had some cultural significance. However to my disgust I discovered it has been built and opened in 2015 by a wealthy Vietnamese individual purely for the commercial dollar, it has never been a functioning religious complex. There are electric cars which again are paid separately are owned by this same entrepreneur [he owns the self built palace you seen on the way to this sham] This same individual also controls the boats at Trang An. This are is certainly a spectacular area but be aware you are in a very small boat for two hours. You are asked to complete a questionnaire regarding the tour 3/4's of the way through which includes a question about the rowers asking for a tip [up to that point they haven't], however just before you dock they hit you up for a tip. This tip was going to be forthcoming however it all felt like a well oiled commercial machine. The lunch was quite generous as you dine with your group and a hundred others, what I would call a 'cafeteria'.
Written 5 May 2019
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Stevewoulfe
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
Overall tour was great value for money
Scenery especially around the caves and surrounding hills was nothing short of magnificent.
The guy rowing us around had no English but this didn’t matter as he was great fun anyway
Interacted with some Korean gents on the water and enjoyed the water leg of the tour enormously. Our tour guide ( Aaron) must have been having a bad day and was quite rude on several occasions. Walked off at one stage whilst I was talking to him shaking his head.
Surprising given how friendly the locals had been during the stay. As we got off the bus at the cathedral he refused to show me where we were on the map of Hanoi so very disappointing end to what should have been a great day
Still good value for money and would still recommend the tour. Other reviews rave about the guides so I’m guessing we just had a little bad luck.
Written 23 October 2018
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Zak
UK48 contributions
This was an amazing trip! It was really well planned and our guide Xiec was excellent. He was informative, knowledgeable, friendly and knew when to let the guests relax and get a few minutes of sleep!
The trip itself was excellent, and after pick-up from my hotel we drove for 2 hours and reached Vietnam's largest Pagoda at Bai Dinh. The site is huge and you have to walk up hundreds of steps (luckily, there are covered walkways) to reach the main statues of the Buddha. The whole site was really interesting and you don't feel the climb up the steps as it is done in many stages, with places to stop along the way. After the Pagoda we drove for just 5 mins to reach our lunch stop. The restaurant is huge and caters for many, many tour buses and the food was varied and actually quite good. After lunch you drive for another 5 mins to reach Trang An and the starting point of the boat tour along the inland waterways. You are seated with a max of 4 in each boat with a local woman rowing the boat for the whole trip. The route takes around 2 hours and the scenery is amazing and unique and you can understand why the recent Hollywood blockbuster "Kong: Skull Island" was entirely filmed in the area. There is also a small part of the original film set left behind for the tourists and it makes an interesting trip and photo opportunities. Be aware that you visit a number of caves, a couple of which have very, very low ceilings. These are so low that you cannot sit on the bench and have to sit on the bottom of the row boat. I was with a couple who were both on the "large" side and they really struggled to sit on the floor of the boat and in such a tight space. You realise just how expertly the local women row the boats through the really low and narrow passages of the caves and they never hit the walls or other boats! There are a few stops on this trip so wear comfortable shoes with good grip as you have to get on and off the boats a few times.
Overall, the trip was excellent value, with a variety of different activities and with an excellent guide.
Written 15 November 2018
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Guy_SG
Singapore106 contributions
Long from Wati Travel was our guide for our 21 May trip. He is very likable and looks after everyone in the group (including our driver) quietly and efficiently.

He shares insightful things about our trip, like the two sects of Buddhism, one influenced over land in 2nd century and the other over sea in 6th (or was it 4th? Oops, my bad listening skills) century. Temple in Vietnam is for Taoism, Confucianism, local diety, hero worship & the people. Pagoda is for Buddhism.

Ask for Long from Waki Travel to learn the many other nuggets of insights he shared with our group throughout the rest of our day! And leave a tip :-)

Separately, I paid a little less booking this trip through KKDay (although I had to pay extra for the electric car). I'm not sure if KKDay bookings all end up with Wati Travel, but this review is to recommend Long as a good guide, and to say this is an affordable and very enjoyable trip :-)

PS. Long got our group to be first for the buffet lunch so we got first picks of the spread, which was awesome
Written 22 May 2018
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Dan W
Clapham, UK31 contributions
Couples
We booked this company through our hotel, our tour guide was the ever enthusiastic Kimi.

The tour company bus was comfortable and the stops were as you would expect. Lunch was a buffet which had a lot of choice (standard Asian affair). The information that Kimi provided was informative and entertaining. It was a tiring day but well worth the day out.
Written 18 February 2018
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adib1190 .
24 contributions
We were recommended wati travels by our hotel and they turned out to be really good. Kimi, our guide was super friendly and kept all members of the tour group entertained, informed and comfortable. The trip itself was excellent...everything from the timely pick up from our hotel to the food to the great experience at trang an and the pagoda.
Written 2 February 2018
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Chulanga
Doha, Qatar440 contributions
1). Professional guide with nice attitude, good English, knowledge and sense of humour
2). Trang an area is so beautiful and the tour was well arranged.
3). Lunch is just ok.
4). Trang an boat rides were just superb. One of the most wonderful experiences we had.
5). Prices are reasonable and they give discounts if you stay at their hostel (Hey hostel)
Highly recommend to choose Wati Travels 🙂
Written 29 January 2018
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martinhQ4313VD
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very dangerous trip.
they tell you to go on the # 2 tour adventure. but not that you are on a tight rope with the feed on wet rocks ...
Tanya B
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Best day ever.
Travelled with my 2 kids at 9 amd 13 years.. They had the best time. It was so fun and so beautiful. Would deffentl
282meghanm
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Best thing we did in Vietnam
This day trip may have been the best thing we’ve done in Vietnam!! It was fun, exhilarating, beautiful and a great
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Ninh Binh Day Tour
Amazing day tour organised by Wati Travel, Kimmy was our tour guide, he was funny, informative and nice. We had a g
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An excellent tour: better than expected!
Disclaimer: I tend to shy away from organized trekking tours. I'm from an area with many opportunities for independ
boyerbt
boyerbt
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Amazing scenery and adventurous hike through the mountains!
We had a great time on this tour to Bach Ma National Park. Mother Nature gave us a perfectly clear day which made f
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Cancelled 10.30 pm the night before due to overbooking
January 15 I wrote to Wati travel about the possibility of going on this trip the next day (two persons). They conf
224riship
224riship
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Amazing Experience
We booked this trip through our hotel who use Wati Travel. What an amazing day trip. Even though it rained all day
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The best trekking I ever did
We did it in the dry season and it was absolutely amazing, it was really through the middle of the jungle. We did t
CuatroBurros
CuatroBurros
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So beautiful!
Our tour guide was Huan and the driver was Ha. We had a beautiful day on the water. The weather wasn’t too hot an
Lapucelili
Lapucelili
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Hard work but worth it!
I'm not a hiker... more a city girl but I really enjoyed the 'hard' hike. Guide was super nice. Swam in the little
Amyecol
Amyecol
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A great day out!
We organised a day trip to Halong Bay with our Hotel in Hanoi. Huy picked us up from the hotel promptly. He asked u
michaelch2000
michaelch2000
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Well worth the visit
We did this in very late 2019. It was a very wet and misty start to the hike, but the fresh air and scenery through
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K6020LRbarryh
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Hiking the Bach Ma National Park
Had an amazing time hiking through the jungle. Very safe and adventurous. Not too difficult, but not too easy eith
Deb P
Deb P
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Fantastic day trip from Hanoi
So glad I did this day trip, the Hoa Lu and Tan Coc areas are beautiful and well worth visiting. I’m planning a sec
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