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Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, and Trang An

Ninh Binh Daily Tour: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, and Trang An

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Visit Hoa Lu, the 10th-century ancient capital in 10th and 11 century. Hiking 500 steps to the top of Mua mountain to see overviews. Have a sampan boat trip in Trang An Landscape for nearly 3 hours.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup available from hotels in Hanoi's Old Quarter area or meeting point (Hanoi Opera House)
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the ancient Dinh King temple in the Hoa Lu Citadel
  • Hiking to the top of Mua Mountain for 500 steps
  • Have a Vietnamese buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • Have a sampan boat trip in Trang An landscape for nearly 3 hours
  • Passing through natural Emerald water caves
Full description
You will begin the tour with picking up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. It takes 2 hours drive on each ways. Head off to the Hoa Lu ancient capital about 10:00 am and then visit the King Dinh Temple and Le King temple. Then you you move to Mua cave for hiking 500 steps. Climb to the top of the mountain and enjoy the mountainous, river and city views. Spend one hour there to enjoy the views and take photos. After that enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. The tour ends by having a boat trip in Trang An for nearly 3 hours. It is highlight of tour. The boat is passing through water emerald caves among thousands of limousine mountains. Tour is finished in Hanoi about 19:00 pm.
  • Well limousine air-conditioned limousine bus round trip and transfers from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Boat trip in Trang An
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Complimentary water bottles.
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Tip and personal expence.
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Hanoi's Old Quarter
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Children under 5 years old: Free of charge, other expenses are paid by parents
  •  Children from 5 to 8 years old: 50% discount on adult rate
  •  Children over 8 years old: charged as adult rate
  •  Families with 2 children from 4 to 8 years old: charged as adult rate
  • Cancellation on tour: Non-refundable
  •  Cancellation within 12 hours: 50% of the total purchase amount
  •  Cancellation before 1 day: Fully-refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 30 reviews

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Great tour to see the wonderful landscape Vietnam offers combined with a professional guide who was always very supportive and funny too. Organization/communication was really good (they were even prepared when it started to rain). This tour started with a few minor "warm up" destinations (bike tour to see a few mountains) where you can have a good lunch buffet. The following boat trip is one of its kind. The landscape reminds me of the wonderful Halong Bay, but on land. There are temples surrounded by mountains which looks astonishing and luckily there were not so many tourists around. After that we arrived at our final destination, a mountain that we climbed up. An incredible view from the top - a never forgetting moment.

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March 1, 2020

This is a must if you are visiting Vietnam! It was quite a long drive from Hanoi but well worth it. The views are amazing and the boat ride through the longest cave was impressive. Although we have been a little concerned about the corona virus, our guide said we were quite lucky it was so slow. Usually there is over an hour wait for the boats. We must have seen only a dozen or so on the water. Also, February is quite cool so pack a rain coat and warm jacket (think an average day in San Francisco 50s 60s F).

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February 10, 2020

This trip is definitely worth choosing. Very good transport, pickup and drop-off at the designated location. A very good guide (in our case, the guides: Rose and Gena). Great places to see, especially a cruise on the lake and through the mountain caves (a famous movie was filmed there: Kong - Skull Island). Finally, a meal: original Vietnamese cuisine. Really worth. Magdalena and Sebastian (Wrocław, Poland)

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January 23, 2020

Product ID: 228721