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Hanoi: Full Day Tour of Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and the Mua Cave

1. Hanoi: Full Day Tour of Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and the Mua Cave

07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province. Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax. After 2 transferred hours, arrival Ninh Binh province, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty Having buffet lunch in the restaurant with many local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice…Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch. In the afternoon, continue to visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour on bamboo boat. You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, river, water, cloud, sky, and a stunning cave system during the boat trip. All make a masterpiece that the Vietnamese people called “Ha Long Bay on land”. Back to the land, taking 45 mins – cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here. Late afternoon, get on the bus to return to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi at around 18h30. Finish your trip.

From Hanoi: 1-Day Tour to Trang An, Mua Cave, and Ngoa Long

2. From Hanoi: 1-Day Tour to Trang An, Mua Cave, and Ngoa Long

Following a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, start your day tour by taking a boat trip to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before taking a bicycle to explore the local villages around the Trang An area. Take time to relax after your bike ride with a Vietnamese tea break and then travel to Mua Cave to learn about the location’s many stories. Climb 500 stone steps to reach the top of Ngoa Long Mountain where you can see all the way to Tam Coc and enjoy stunning panoramic sunset views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River.   Travel back to Hanoi by private car, watching the countryside pass by on your way.

From Hanoi: Trang An & Bai Dinh Pagoda Full-Day Private Tour

3. From Hanoi: Trang An & Bai Dinh Pagoda Full-Day Private Tour

After pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi, start the two-hour drive to Ninh Binh province. Mid-morning, your tour guide will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues including the biggest statue of Buddha made in bronze standing 10 meters tall. After that, it's time to take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant serving traditional Ninh Binh goat's meat dishes. Continue the trip to Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon on arrival, take a boat trip along Trang An river to enjoy the cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water between mountains, water caves and clear blue sky. The boat trip will last between two to three hours, and you will be rowed by local people. After the boat trip, return to your private car and head back to Hanoi city for drop-off at your hotel around 18:00 PM.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

4. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh & Cuc Phuong National Park 2-Day Tour

Get back to nature on a guided tour of Vietnam's first national park and marvel at the lush landscape of the Red River Delta. Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and see the amazing pagoda temples of Bai Dinh. Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh Province – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (L, D) Depart Hanoi and relax on the 2.5-hour journey to Ninh Binh, where you will check into your homestay before a lunch of local food. Then, explore the ancient capital of Hoa Lu before continuing to Tam Coc to row around the rice fields by boat. Marvel at the caves and Bich Dong pagoda temples among the limestone mountains. Take a bike tour of the village to experience the sights and sounds of everyday life, before dinner at your homestay. Day 2: Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B, L) Get back to nature on a morning drive to Cuc Phuong National Park via a prehistoric cave. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center before taking a guided walk with lunch inside the park. Return to Hanoi and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Culture, Heritage & Scenic Tour

5. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Culture, Heritage & Scenic Tour

Day 1 : Ha Noi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua Cave - Ninh Binh After hotel pick up between 7:30 and 8:00 AM, head to Tam Coc. Take the sampan go along the Ngo Dong river to visit 3 caves. Take a biking tour around the area before a buffet lunch. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam by bus. Head to Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple and learn of the heroic histories of the Chinese Wars. Next, visit Mua cave. Climb 500 stone steps for panoramic views of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, head to Ninh Binh, check into your hotel and take some free time to relax. Dinner is served at your hotel, before free time to visit the city. Lunch and dinner are included. Day 2: Ninh Binh – Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda – Ha Noi After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, take some free time to relax or visit Tam Coc town. Hop onto the bus and head to Bai Dinh Pagoda. Arrive at the Pagoda, the biggest in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, and the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam standing at 10 meters in height, and 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in a local restaurant with some local dishes. Move on to Trang An and take boat trip to visa its famous cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, and Ba Giot Cave. See Nau Ruou's mystery and wilderness, with scenes of mountains and rivers. At around 4:00 PM, start your journey back to Hanoi. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An, and Hang Mua Hiking Private Trip

6. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An, and Hang Mua Hiking Private Trip

Embark on a full-day tour of the Ninh Bình province. Explore the Vietnamese ancient capital of Hoa Lu to understand the history of the country. Marvel at the scenic landscape of Trang An. Hike to the top of the Mua Cave for incredible views from the top. Start your day at 7:45 AM with a hotel pickup. Meet your guide and leave for Hoa Lu. Pass by green fields and villages. Have a 20-minute break to stretch your legs. At 9.30 AM, arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 11th century. Visit the Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh Temple. Appreciate the unique architecture. Delve deep into history and learn about the first Vietnamese government. Explore the excavation area. Experience the vestiges of Royal Palace ground dated back to the 10th century. Then, hop back on the bus at 10 AM for a drive to Trang An. Artfully crafted by nature, Trang An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get on a bamboo boat for a 2.5-hour tour rowing through the majestic cave complex of Bright Cave, Dark Cave, Ba Giot Cave. Glide along the river, crossing villages, mountains, and lush rice fields. At 12:45 PM, stop at a restaurant to feast on local food. Get back to the bus and leave for Mua Cave. Hike up the mountain and see the Ngo Dong River. Climb 486 steps to reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain. Enjoy a panoramic of Tam Coc. At 3:30 PM, say goodbye to the countryside and get on a 2-hour bus ride back to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel.

Trang An & Tam Coc: 1-Day Tour with Boat Trip from Hanoi

7. Trang An & Tam Coc: 1-Day Tour with Boat Trip from Hanoi

Meet your English-speaking tour guide at 7:40 AM and a private car will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi's Old Quarter and drive you to Trang An. Arrive Trang An wharf at around 10 AM and take a boat trip to the Trang An cave complex. Visit multiple caves including the Lam Cave, Thanh Truot Cave, and Big Cave. Stop for a typical Vietnamese lunch. At 1:20 PM, hop into a private car and continue to Tam Coc wharf where you will board a sampan and enjoy a cruise along the Ngo Dong River to the Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba caves. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a cycle tour around the Tam Coc area. Keep going towards the Mua cave. a place which attracts many visitors and holds many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps, and enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Ngo Dong River at sunset. At 5 PM, return to Hanoi where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch

8. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Discover the beautiful region of Ninh Binh on a full-day tour from Hanoi. Through picturesque villages, admire the incredible nature, and explore local culture. After pickup at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, head south in the direction of Ninh Binh. Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple dating back to the 17th Century. Observe the rich wildlife of the valley filled with thousands of birds, as you enjoy the fresh air and listen to the birdsong. Admire the impressive karst formations and take a look inside one of the many limestone caves. Continue to a local restaurant where you'll have lunch. Then, embark on a traditional sampan and gently row down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave, Cao Son Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, and Vu Lam Temple. Arrive at Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with stunning views of nature. Return to the bus and then come back to Ha Noi for drop-off at your hotel.

Hanoi - Hoa Lu and Tam Coc - Hanoi Full Day Tour

9. Hanoi - Hoa Lu and Tam Coc - Hanoi Full Day Tour

With a 120km drive through rural northern Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, much closer to Hanoi than Halong Bay, yet just as breathtaking, this up-and-coming destination offers surreal limestone karsts, tranquil boat rides and the Vietnam’s former capital, Hoa Lu, is a short ride on the bike for 12km down the road from Tam Coc (Three Grottoes). Explore the two temples, Le Dai Hanh and Dinh Tien Hoang, there remains as stunning as it was over a millennium ago, when the complex was the political center of Vietnam. We start our tour at 8 am with a 120km drive through rural northern Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. Our first stop is at Hoa Lu – the first royal capital of Vietnam’s centralized feudal state from 968 – 1010 led by three dynasties of Dinh, Early Le and Ly. After visiting the two remaining sanctuaries of the ancient citadel, we start our 12km cycling trip through country roads from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc (Three grottos). On the way we will stop to take photos of the farmers working on their rice crop with the magnificent scenery of Limestone Mountains in the distance. After 1 hour cycling we arrive to Tam Coc resting and enjoy a good buffet lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon take a sampan on a river through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Tam Coc Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields giving rise to this place’s other name, ‘Halong on Land’. Late afternoon we return to Hanoi, the trip ends.

Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

10. Halong Bay and Ninh Binh 2-Day Cultural Tour

Day 1: Ha Noi – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh The bus will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter departure for Ninh Binh. It takes more or less 2,5 hours from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh. You will have a short break on the half way about 20 minutes. Reach Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam. You will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th century, learning about the heroic histories of these two kings in the Chinese Wars. Have a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Hop on the bus going to Tam Coc wharf. Then take the sampan and go along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc, exploring three different caves. 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. Proceed to your accommodation in Ninh Binh or Tam Coc. Dinner is served at the local restaurant, afterwards you can enjoy your evening. Day 2: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay Have breakfast and then check-out of your hotel. Arrive at Halong harbor just before midday, and enjoy a Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through the most beautiful Islets on Halong bay such as Dog Islet, Incense burner Islet, and Fighting Cock Islet. Visit Sung Sot Cave (The surprising cave). Then you can take part in optional kayaking or bamboo rowing boat. Or you can relax on the big boat if you prefer to have more free time by yourself. Next, visit Titop Island. From here, you can trek up to the peak for taking photos with a panoramic view of Ha Long bay. Finally, cruise back to the harbor for the transfer back to Hanoi in the late evening.

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What people are saying about Ninh Bình Province

Excellent Local Private tour

Our guide Danny and the driver were most accommodating. As it was a private tour, the tour particularly the Bai Dinh area felt personalized, we went to the old cave temple which we understood mostly locals go to. We opted for the two hours Trang Anh boat ride which turned out to be three hours - however it didn’t feel like three as we were enjoying the beautiful scenery and caves. At one point there was live Vietnamese music played in the middle of the lake.

Amazing experience. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great day. Private car to and from Hanoi was very comfortable, we didn’t queue for anything all day as our tickets were already paid for. Lunch was huge with lots of variety. Highlight was Trang An, a must see when you visit Hanoi!

Everything on time. Tour gides were funny with bunch of nice jokes. Programe was very interesting, we loved both trips on the boat. Worth doing the 2day option. Hotel could be closer to the town. Besides that everything was perfect. Thank you!

The pagoda was beautiful, the food tasted good and the boat trip from Trang An was really cool. Just great. The guide was really great and really told us a lot

Very friendly guide and driver My daughter and I are delighted with this day: the passage through the cave by boat and the panoramic view.