Tips To Have A Perfect Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Thanh Hoa Trip

The 1,000-year-old history and unique culture of Hanoi are enough to draw any traveler’s attention. But your Vietnam private tour is not all about our capital city. For all nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts out there, get out of your comfort zone to get all that our country has to offer.

How To Travel From Hanoi To Ninh Binh And Thanh Hoa Province?

How To Travel From Hanoi To Ninh Binh?
How To Travel From Hanoi To Ninh Binh?

Train, bus, taxi, private car with driver – there are all choices to travel from Hanoi to Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa Provinces. But if you are an outdoor enthusiast, riding your own motorbike is the best option. It takes about 2 hours to get to Ninh Binh and 3 hours to get to Thanh Hoa Province.

What To Do In Ninh Binh And Thanh Hoa Province?

On one hand, Thanh Hoa is a Central Vietnam’s underrated travel destination, one that is rarely visited by international travelers on their Vietnam private tour. Those who visit this province approximately 100 miles from Hanoi city center will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit and things to do.

This province in Vietnam’s Northern Central Coast region is such an ideal spot to unwind and explore no matter where your interests lie. The geography of this city ranges from the bustling and crowded tourist areas to low mountains and hills to the picturesque hills and endless crystal-clear beaches such as Sam Son, Hai Hoa, and Hai Tien.

Thanh Hoa
Thanh Hoa

On the other hand, if Vietnamese history and long-term rich culture are what travelers on their tailor-made private Vietnam tours are after, then, we can rest assured that the land of Hoa Lu – ancient Vietnamese capital in the 10th and 11th centuries are among the best in our S-shape country.

While Thanh Hoa’s beaches and its 63-mile coastline are good for your souls, Ninh Binh with its historic sites helps history come alive and gives history and travel buffs worldwide a great way to appreciate our country’s past or, sometimes, even renew your perspectives about Vietnamese history.

Best Time To Visit?

Best Time To Visit Ninh Binh
Best Time To Visit Ninh Binh

Some might find Vietnam’s weather fierce. Never mistake this pretty little tropical monsoon Southeast Asian country for a whole land with sunshine and scorching heat all year round. But before packing your bags to leave for Hanoi, if you do not spend much time finding out exactly the best time to visit Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa Province, you might not be in for such an exciting surprise.

The seasons of spring – between January and April – and fall – between September and November – are the best time to go on your Vietnam private tour. Spring is a shoulder season with warm and pleasant weather. Meanwhile, autumn months see a significant decrease in the temperature, making it an ideal time.

How Long Should You Stay There?

How long should you spend visiting Thanh Hoa and Ninh Binh Province? Let’s see! For all nature lovers, these two destinations are nothing but exceptional – with hidden forests and national parks (Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh and Ben En National Park in Thanh Hoa) fighting for everyone’s attention, each treating you to magnificent scenes and thrilling adventures.

For a real green city break or a cultural discovery, you will need no fewer than three days for both of these great provinces. Though a day trip in each province is possible, the longer you stay there, the more destinations you can visit. 

What To Eat In Thanh Hoa And Ninh Binh?

Dishes to try in Thanh Hoa
Dishes to try in Thanh Hoa

There is such a long list of fascinating places to visit and interesting things to do on your tailor-made private Vietnam tour; you could spend a week and longer traveling and not get bored. And one more thing that makes a trip to Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa from Hanoi more appealing is a ton of mouthwatering dishes to sample. Some classics must be Ninh Binh goat meat, fermented sausage, and fried shrimp rolls in Thanh Hoa.

If you have never had a chance to gone on a North Vietnam group tour and you are now curious about where to go, what to do, and what to eat, here’s something you can expect.