Tam Coc Tour's Frequent Asked Questions

To enjoy the most relaxing trip – Ninh Binh Tours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, we would like to provide you the useful answers for traveling to Ninh Binh

1. How do I book and pay for the tour?

When you book Ninh Binh Luxury tours, there would be a deposit required (30% – 50% in total price) or full payment depending on the kind of tour and booking period. You can choose to do deposit via online Onepay (Credit card online payment) or direct bank transfer…with relevant bank fee requests. The most popular one is OnePay with detail Guideline and Term, Conditions. The balance of the trip can be paid when you arrive in Vietnam by cash or credit card.

Follow these below steps to book the trip with EcoWay Travel:

– Choose the tour you want to take

– Contact our travel consultants and receive final quotes with some advice.

– Confirm booking and pay the deposit

– Enjoy the trip

2. How to get to Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is about 100 km from Hanoi, you can get there by:

– Train: Train leaves at Hanoi Railway Station, the timetable is publicized there, you can go to the Station to buy the ticket by your self.

– Bus: You can book the bus trip only to Ninh Binh at any travel agent in Hanoi. Ticket fare is around 12 USD/person/1 way

– Day trips: That is the easiest thing to do, please book the day trip to visit Ninh Binh, tour from 40 – 70 USD/person due to its quality and group size.

 3. How is the weather like in Ninh Binh?

Ninh Binh is located in the North of Vietnam, so it is tropical climate with 4 seasons per year: Springs from Feb to the end of March, summer from April to July, autumn from August to November and the winter from December to January. It is hot and humid in the summer and it is cold in the winter, so if you travel to Ninh Binh at different times of a year, please prepare suitable clothes.

 4. Where to visit in Ninh Binh?

There are so many things to see in Ninh Binh:

– Hoa Lu ancient citadel in the 10th century

– Tam Coc: it is famous for boating on Ngo Dong river to visit 3 underwater cave. It is predicted to be the first place to visit in 50 famous destinations in the world in 2018 by Insider.

Bai Dinh pagoda complex: There, you can visit the new and biggest pagoda in ASEAN, with a lot of world records.

– Trang An sanctuary: You can enjoy the terrific boating trip on the river where Skull Island Film’s part was made there.

– Van Long reserve: Boating on the river with wildlife

Cuc Phuong National Park: This is rainforest where a lot of flora and fauna live, you should visit Primate Rescue Center there or One Thousand-Year-Old Tree or Cave of Prehistoric Man

5.  Where to stay overnight?

You can stay overnight in Ninh Binh city with a Hidden Charm hotel with a 4-star level or Duc Tuan hotel near Tam Coc with a 2-star level or many bungalows or homestay.

 6. How much you could spend for overnight one day in Ninh Binh

Normally, one night a the hostel costs you around 5 USD/person including breakfast, 2-star hotel is about 20 USD/night. Normal lunch or dinner is about 2 USD/person with a small restaurant for locals. So you can spend from 15 to 30 USD/person/day

7. I wanted to get some suggestions on what direct transport is available from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh and is it possible to get from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay without going via Hanoi? Any tour companies that do a package from Ninh Binh for 2 nights on board a boat on Halong Bay?

If I will take a trip to Halong Bay first, then visit Ninh Binh. So, now I’d like to see if there was direct transport from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh?, rather than heading back to Hanoi, which also allows us to spend a night in Ninh Binh too,

So questions really are:

1). What is the bus company which can take us from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh?

2). Are there plenty of buses throughout the day?

3). Are there any other ways you guys would suggest to get from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh?

From Ninh Binh to Halong bay there is a local bus early in the morning at about 6 Am at the bus station in Ninh Binh, if you head to Halong city. In the morning at 7, 8, 9 o’clock at the bus station or catch the bus on the high way no 10, near Non-Nuoc bridge, an afternoon there is one bus at 1. 30 pm at Ninh Binh bus station, it is very easy. Another way you can book a cheap package tour with us. We can help you with the bus.

There are 2 shuttle tourist buses directly from Halong to Ninh Binh. There are 2 times: 12.00am and latest 04.00pm. It is easier to go Halong city to Ninh Binh. It’s cost roundy 15USD/pax/Way

Another way by cheap local bus ~$8.00 one way at Halong City bus station. If you have a high budget, you can rent a private car from there. Cost roundy is 120USD/Way/Private Car.

8. When is the best time to visit Northern Vietnam?

The weather in North Vietnam is divided into 4 seasons but generally has a distinct winter and summer season. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April when temperatures average 17-22°C with the coldest months being January – March. Summer lasts from May to October when it is hot and humid and the region experiences its highest rainfall.

9. Will I be traveling on a private tour or in a group?

We can organize a private tour for just you, your family or your group only.

However, The majority of our tours are offering a selection of group tours for different Halong Bay cruises or Ninh Bình tour in a small Group of maximum 16 people only, you can easily find if the text “group tour” placed on the title of trips.

10. What if I have special needs for the tour?

If you have special requirements – for example, if you have a large group or young children, if you are handicapped or have physical limitations, if you have special transportation needs, or if you are vegetarian or have other food allergies – please let us know, and we can work with you to ensure that we can meet your needs or not and give more details.

11. How can I customize this tour?

The tours can be customized based on your schedule, specific needs and interests, our travel consultants will design a personalized tour for you (except some short trip operated in a sharing group tour that we mentioned in the details of the trip itinerary). We take the information that you provide and create an initial Tour proposal then discuss further customization of the itinerary to your wishes.

Questions about Visa

12. What is a “visa upon arrival”? 

Through a travel agent, you can apply for the visa upon arrival. It is cheaper and easier than to apply for a visa back home at the Vietnamese Embassy.

What is a “visa approval letter”?

The Travel Agent will assist you with the visa approval letter, which is needed for the visa upon arrival

3. How long does it take to get a “visa approval letter”?

1-5 working days.

How can I receive the delivery of my approval letter?

Through a travel agent or online.

What is the information needed to process my visa?

A scan of your passport or just the following details: full name (as mentioned on passport), passport number, nationality, date of birth, passport validity (from … till …). Passport should still be 6 months valid when arriving in Vietnam.

13. Questions about Travel Services

How can I check that you are a legitimate tour company? You can find our license on our website.

How does the booking process work? You sent us a request and we work on that from the start till we can meet your full expectations.

When do I need to pay? We require a small deposit and later the full payment, all before the start of the tour.

What mode of payment do you accept? Bank transfer or online payment through your credit card, cash.

14.General questions

Do I need to have some vaccination before the trip?

Tetanus is advised.

Are there any interesting Amusement parks in Vietnam?

Not compared with the Western amusement parks. But you can visit Vinpearl, Suoi Tien, Dam Sen, Sun World …

What are the not to be missed things to do in Vietnam?

Try some delicious street food (avoid salads). Attend a cooking class.

Plan to visit Ninh Binh

Use the cyclo as transportation: In Saigon from Dist. 1 to Chinatown and in the old quarters in Hanoi. The best way is to have it booked by your travel agent.

Have a massage from blind people.

Overnight on a boat in Halong Bay.

If you are a fan of Golf Sports, Vietnam offers many golf courses designed by world famous golf players as Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, and Colin Montgomerie.

From where can I get maps of Vietnam showing the locations of important monuments?

You can get at any Tourist Information Center.

How to experience Vietnam beyond the major tourist sites? Always book this with a well-recognized travel agency as ours and with a local guide who has an official license.

Do I face language problems? Can Vietnamese people understand English? Vietnamese people understand English in the major cities but don’t expect them to understand you in any dialect from across the world. Most Vietnamese people have learned English from books.

When are the public holidays in Vietnam? January 1st, Tet Holidays (lunar new year) 5 days,  Hung Kings Day (depending on Lunar Calendar), 30/4 (liberation/reunification day)and 1/5 (International Labour Day), 2/9 (Independence Day).

Any more question, please send it to us and we will update soon.

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