Thung Nang Boat-ride & Bich Dong Pagoda (Day Tour)


Thung Nang boat-ride is a less-tourist boat rowing tour in between the rocky outcrops. The 90-minutes sampan boat ride is totally the highlight of the day. Then, enjoy a lovely bicycling tour on  village’s road to rice fields and visit a small stone temple, which is located in a stunning valley, on the ground of rice paddy and walled by karst formations…

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Tour Highlights

  • Less-tourist boat-ride area
  • Admire the beauty of limestone outcrops.
  • Taste the local food
  • Scenic bicycling tour on peaceful rural roads
  • Professional personal tour guide
  • Private air-conditioned transport
  • Flexible and customizable trip
Thung Nang Boat-ride & Bich Dong Pagoda (Day Tour) via Ninh Binh day tour


In the morning

Getting picked up at your hotel at 7.30 AM, the morning drive on a private car will take you southward through the farmland of the Red River Delta to Ninh Binh province. On arrival at Thung Nang boat operation place. We will embark on 1,5-hour sampan boat-ride, rowed by a villager. The ride is on a small river which follows out from the towering limestone cliffs. At the beginning, sitting on the boat, you will enjoy watching the rural daily life with houses and gardens at the riversides. This is very peaceful and rustic. Not long after, you will reach the karst landscape with many vertical sides and covered by much green vegetation. Thung Nang belongs to the UNESCO’S Trang An Cultural and Natural Heritage, but it is the most less-tourist destination in the area thanks to its later discovery. The row is a bit shorter than other places but share the same feature of karst scenic landscape. After rowing through a small cave, the rower will take you back to the dock and then we will go to a local restaurant nearby for a Vietnamese lunch.

In the afternoon

After lunch, we will discover the area further by a cycling tour to visit a popular religious place in the area, it is Bich Dong Pagoda. What makes our bicycling tour interesting beside the the pagoda is the scenery of the limestone outcrops sweeping up from serene rice paddies, lotus ponds…

About 3.30PM, we get back on your private car and take the return journey to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi and finish the tour at the door of your hotel.

Thung Nang Boat-ride & Bich Dong Pagoda (Day Tour) via Baolau


  • Travel insurance
  • Dinks and other meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.


  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing and boat tickets
  • Bicycles
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Bottled water on the vehicleGovernment taxes and service charge
  • Government taxes and service charge

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