Authentic Ninh Binh 1 Day – Galaxy Cave & Bich Dong pagoda

1 Day


Escape to Ninh Binh, home to the pretty town of Tam Coc, where The limestone karsts formations jutting out from the flooded rice fields have earned the area the nickname “Dry Halong Bay” Many of the limestone mountains contain water grottoes that provide access to hidden valleys by paddled sampans.


Day 1 :

Depart the hotel this morning at 08:00 for a 2-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to Ninh Binh Province — one of the most stunning areas of Vietnam with its dramatic scenery and historical temples. The rice fields here are beautiful (seasonal) and the area has earned the nickname of ‘Dry Halong Bay’, a moniker borne out by the limestone karsts which dominate the landscape.
Upon arrival, boarding a sampan for a 1.5 hour boat trip cruising on a small canal among the paddy fields for 1km, then stroll along the winding rocky paths to reach the Galaxy Cave gate. Once inside the cave, admire the spectacular stalactites hanging from the cave ceiling. .
Rowing onward to explore the fascinating But Cave, spanning nearly 500 meters with its peculiar-shaped stalactites. Conclude the cave exploration by rowing back to the village.
After a sumptuous local lunch, take a scenic bike ride around the village, alongside rice fields nestled amidst limestone mountains. A visit to Bich Dong Pagoda awaits, where an ascent of 200 steps leads to Ngu Nhac Mountain. This path unveils three cave pagodas dating back to 1428, revealing captivating views over the countryside.
Drive back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.


  • - Lunch
  • - Sightseeing ticket
  • - Sampan boat
  • - Private A/C car/bus
  • - English speaking guide


  • - Personal Expenses
  • - Tips
  • - Drinks

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Authentic Ninh Binh 1 Day – Galaxy Cave & Bich Dong pagoda