Ninh Binh off the beaten track day tour

Prices starting from: US $49

A day trip to Ninh Binh off the beaten track will take you to explore unique architecture in Vietnam of Phat Diem stone Cathedral and take a sampan boat ride in Galaxy cave, the most beautiful cave in Ninh Binh region with splendid beauty of limestone stalagmite and stalactite. This tour is perfect for those who like to travel Ninh Binh off the beaten path, architecture and nature lover on a guided tour

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Destinations included:
Hanoi - Phat Diem Cathedral - Galaxy cave - Hanoi

Ninh Binh off the beaten track day tour

Price: US $49
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What to expect in this Ninh Binh off the beaten path tour

  • Explore the most brilliant cave in Ninh Binh area of Thien Ha
  • Enjoy local lunch with the host family
  • Take a scenic ride in Thien Ha area
  • Learn more unique architectural stone cathedral in Vietnam
  • Travel to less touristy areas and learn about local lives

Explore Ninh Binh off the beaten track day tour

7.30 AM: Meet your tour guide and driver at your hotel lobby.  Hit the road for 2.5 hours drive to Ninh Binh area. Our first stop is Phat Diem stone cathedral. This stunning cathedral is of particular interest as it incorporates both European and local style. Here, beautiful traditional pagoda rooves meet western gothic style walls. Take a slow pace of walking to explore tiny alley way of the village. Lunch will be served in a local family. You might interact with local family to learn about their lives.

After lunch, take 40 minutes drive to Thien Ha (Galaxy cave area).

Board your traditional flat bottomed boat – known locally as a sampan – and head off with your guide along the Ben Dang River. As you drift along, take in the beautiful scenery and use the opportunity to take some photographs of your surroundings.

Disembark and follow the old road until you come to the Động Thiên Hà – the Galaxy Grotto. This attraction is known across Vietnam and beyond for its wonderful scenery.The cave gives you the opportunity to view some stunning stalactites in a variety of shapes and colors.

Following your visit you will walk back to your sampan and make your way back to your starting point.

Transfer back to Hanoi and trip ends at your hotel at 17.30 pm approximately.


Phat Diem Stone Cathedral

Facade of Phat Diem Cathedral

Phat Diem lake

Christ statue on the Phat Diem Cathedral’s lake

Ninh Binh of the beaten track

Thien Ha Galaxy grotto – Ninh Binh off the beaten track

Ninh Binh off the beaten path tour

Galaxy Grotto – Ninh Binh off the beaten path tour


What make this Ninh Binh off the beaten path tour different

  • Less touristy area to make sure that you have true local experience
  • Learn to make hand embroidery class with locals 
  • No tourist trap
  • Having authentic Vietnamese food
  • Your money stays local 
  • Educational, meaningful, fun and local tour

Why with Hynam Travel

  • We off unique itinerary that you can’t find in other travel company
  • Our staff is well-trained and experienced in tourism industry
  • We know the land because we go there very often
  • We offer experiences not a common tour
  • We benefit local community by giving them jobs to do

PRIVATE TOUR rate quoted in American Dollars per person in a private group.

No of travelers2-3 pax4-6 pax7–9 pax10 pax up
Price in USD/person$79$49$39$37

What’s included

  • Private transfer with Air conditioned vehicle
  • Vietnamese food for lunch
  • Hynam’s live English- speaking guides
  • Sampan boat ride in Thien Ha (Galaxy) Cave
  • Entrance fees,
  • Mineral water ( 2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour )

What’s excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverage
  • Tipping
  • Personal expenses

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed