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Enjoy nature as a cosmopolitan local guy

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Hà Nội, Vietnam

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Experience hosted by Thanh

12 hours
Includes food, transport
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Vietnamese

What you'll do

7-8AM: I will pick you up in Hanoi and from Hanoi we will travel to Ninh Binh about 100km away by a private car.
10AM: We will go along the small river by boat through 2 caves, we can have a little hiking at the end of the river and enjoy the beauty and untouched nature along the way.
12AM: We have lunch with very good local food in a restaurant. (we should discuss in advance which dishes best fit).
1:30 PM: we go to a very local place to enjoy the hiking up to the pine hill with the fresh air very good for your healthy.
3:30PM: Go to very beautiful big mountain to have a background for photo shooting.
4:30PM Go back to Hanoi, It take about 2 hours so we end our trip at around 7:00 PM.
7-8AM: I will pick you up in Hanoi and from Hanoi we will travel to Ninh Binh about 100km away by a private car.
10AM: We will go along the small river by boat through 2 caves, we can have a little hiking at the end of the river and enjoy the beauty and untouched nature along the way.
12AM: We have lunch with very good local food in a restaurant. (we should discuss in advance which dishes best fit).
1:30 PM: we go to a very local…

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What's included

  • Food
    Very good local food.
  • Transport
    - Private Car.
From ₹4,918
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Thanh

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and live in Hanoi but have a garden in Ninh Binh. My mother is from Ninh Binh that's why I'm not only get very familiar with this place but a local guy. I love travelling and diving into nature. My travel style is not joining a commercial tour with touristic spots but trying to enjoy life and nature at destination as a local guy. I want to share these hobbies to others.
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Where you'll be

Ninh Binh is one of the most beautiful places in the North of Vietnam. When you visit Hanoi you should make time to go there as It's only 100km and 2 hours travelling in a highway. Ninh Binh have a very big and long mountain with rich northern culture of Vietnam. Ninh Binh also have the biggest reserved forest in the north. These create a lot of tourist spots and most important some places the nature are untouched. The food are fresh and organic.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Lissy
February 2020
We had a wonderful experience with Thanh in the unspoilt nature. The hike / climb up to the impressive view was beautiful and challenging. The boat ride through the caves was amazing - a dream come true. Thanh was attentive and thoughtful and a fantastic storyteller
We had a wonderful experience with Thanh in the unspoilt nature. The hike / climb up to the impressive view was beautiful and challenging. The boat ride through the caves was amazi…
Hannes
January 2020
Wonderful experience. Amazing tour off the tourists' paths, mixed with great laughs and chats. Fantastic local food, hikes in the jungle, pagoda visits and a lot of fun. There are tons of Ninh Bình tours which all follow the same routine, with tourists lining up for taking a picture. And there is Thanh, the local guy, which I strongly recommend.
Wonderful experience. Amazing tour off the tourists' paths, mixed with great laughs and chats. Fantastic local food, hikes in the jungle, pagoda visits and a lot of fun. There are…
Claire
December 2019
The day-trip was wonderful. Thanh took me to places I would never been able to find by myself and that no touristic tour can offer. We spent the day away from the crowdy touristic areas and went to the most beautiful places of this region. Everything was perfect. I would recommend this tour gladly and would like to do it again. Unique experience!
The day-trip was wonderful. Thanh took me to places I would never been able to find by myself and that no touristic tour can offer. We spent the day away from the crowdy touristic…
Zsolt
November 2019
I had a great time with Thanh. He was kind, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area. Ninh Binh is beautiful and it offers many things to see. You can discuss with Thanh in advance what you are interested in, and then tailor the trip to your needs. We started the trip early at 6:30 to avoid traffic which I think was smart (But otherwise you can start later if you prefer, Thanh seemed very flexible about the schedule). When we arrived to Ninh Binh, we had breakfast and a good coffee. After that, we visited a beautiful pagoda and went on a little boat trip. We avoided the touristy area which was great, most of the time were alone on the river (with some ducks). And the view from the boat was spectacular: the mountains, the caves, the forest, the flowers on the water, everything was perfect. We also stopped here and there to walk a bit in the jungle. That was a bit challenging, but I really enjoyed it. Be prepared though with long-sleeve clothing because otherwise you can get very itchy quickly. Then great lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we climbed the highest peak at Mua cave (Hang Mua Peak). It was 400-500 steps to the top, a little tiring but still okay, you can do it. And it's completely worth it because the view is spectacular. This was the best part of the trip. We easily spent 2 hours there. Then Thanh drove me back to Hanoi. Overall, I had a great and unique day. Also the schedule was perfect with enough things to see, and it wasn't rushed, I rather felt very relaxed all the time.
I had a great time with Thanh. He was kind, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the area. Ninh Binh is beautiful and it offers many things to see. You can discuss with Thanh in…
Nguyen
October 2019
Thanh knows the places very well, He shared the way he enjoy all the untouched nature and local food with guests, as he is a local guy so our trip is very different from touristy trips. Before we start he customize our trip to best fit to my flavorist, such as he chose the pine hill with little steep for me go "forest bathing", which is very new to me. He also suggest dishes for lunch and we have a really good lunch. The forest bathing only is value to all cost I paid. I enjoy the trip very much and I definitely come again someday.
Thanh knows the places very well, He shared the way he enjoy all the untouched nature and local food with guests, as he is a local guy so our trip is very different from touristy t…
Lawrence
December 2019
Bring us to wonderful local meals, very enthusiastic guide, unique trekking experience.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

This trip is exclusive, private and totally different from a commercial tour, you'll enjoy the trip as a local guy. You should love the nature and have a little exercise.
I have discount from 2nd Guest so contact me if you have more than one.

What to bring

Dressing for hiking in the forest.