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Full-Day Trang An, Hoa Lu & Mua Cave Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Trang An, Hoa Lu & Mua Cave Tour with Lunch

From US$ 58 per person

Enjoy a unique rowing boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex, savor a buffet lunch, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital, explore Mua Cave, and take in stunning panoramic views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
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  • Climb up to Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river
  • Savor delicious local and asian foods during a buffet lunch
  • Visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital
  • Enjoy a unique boat trip to visit Tràng An
Full description
Start your tour with hotel pick-up at around 7:30 AM, and depart for Hoa Lu. At around 10:30 AM, arrive in this ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of these two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At around midday, sit down for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, before you head to Trang An Wharf to take boat trip along Trang An Stream. Visit Trang An cave complex, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, and marvel at the scenery of mountains and rivers.  At 3:00 PM, head back to Trang An wharf to board the luxury limousine, and visit Mua Cave. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, hop back onto the bus at 4:30 PM and return to Hanoi, arriving at around 7:00 PM. Tour itinerary 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Tour bus will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Ha Noi Old Quarter for departure to Ninh Binh. 10:30 AM - 10:40 AM: Arrive at Hoa Lu the ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh King's temple and Le King's temple from the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of these two king's in the Chinese wars. 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM: Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine. 1:00 PM - 1:05 PM: Get on the bus to go to Trang An wharf to enjoy a unique sampan journey to visit Trang An cave complex and the scene of the King Kong film. 3:00 PM - 3:05 PM: Bike around Trang An area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. 3:40 PM - 3:45 PM: Keep going to visit Mua cave. The place attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. 4:55 PM - 5:00 PM: Get on the tour bus and return to Ha Noi. 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Arrive at Ha Noi, drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. End of tour!
  • Welcome drink
  • Pick-up and and drop off at your hotel by A/C van
  • Boat trip to Trang An
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day
  • 1 traditional hat
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note, the tour itinerary and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • Customers should provide their hotel name and address in the Hoan Kiem district for pick-up arrangements
  • All passengers should provide full name, mobile phone or their email address, the tour operator will contact you directly after you make your reservation
  • If you are vegetarian or have any special food requirements, please advise the tour operator in advance
  • Disabled guests are unable to partake in water sport activities on the boat
  • If you do not want to join the biking segment of the tour you can relax in the restaurant with a cup of coffee or visit a local market
  • You can also finish your trip in Tam Coc or Ninh Binh
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 143 reviews

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Unfortunately it was rainy in Chang An, but it was fantastic and wonderful, and it was fun to dive in the cave. I handed a tip to the woman who rowed the boat on my way home, but I was sorry for the whole time without saying thanks. The Mua cave was not well known to the Japanese or many Westerners were seen, and it felt like a secret. Be careful as the stairs are quite steep from the middle. The scenery is the best. On the net, all of the Japanese tours accept only 2 people ~ and at first I felt like there was no choice but to search alone here, but as a result friends were able to make it and the tour contents were quite good, rather rather very meaningful I had a day. Thank you very much.

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January 13, 2020

It was a good experience and tour guide John Snow is very accomodating and he always make sure the safety of each and everyone. The Trang An was a very relaxing boat ride and you will be able to appreciate the beauty of nature. Please make sure to give a tip for the rower, it was a difficult job. Overall experience, it’s great at a very affordable cost plus you will meet new acquaintances. It’s highly recommended!

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November 12, 2019

overall a good trip. The only thing I didn't like is that sometimes during the stops the driver and guide would disappear, and leave the engine off in the bus. So people who came back earlier or didn't leave would be forced to stay in a stifling hot bus or get out and have to wait until they decided to show back up. Boat ride was too long and our lady rower ran out of gas about half way through so we all have to help row to go anywhere

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October 27, 2019

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