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Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Hanoi: Bai Dinh, Trang An, and Mua Cave Full-Day Tour

1. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh, Trang An, and Mua Cave Full-Day Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and drive by bus to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam. Explore this beautiful Buddhist place of worship, with 500 La Han statues and the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, 10 meters tall. Enjoy some free time with your guide to visit the pagoda and learn more about Buddhism.   Enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine after you've seen the pagoda. Then hop back on the bus and continue to Trang An wharf. From here, take a boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex. After the boat trip, you'll take a bike to visit traditional villages around the Trang An area.   The tour continues to Mua Cave. Listen to interesting stories about this place from your guide. After climbing 500 stone steps, you'll be able to see all the way to Tam Coc. Enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. At the end of the day you'll get back on the bus and drive back to Hanoi, where you'll be dropped off back at your hotel in the Old Quarter.

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

2. Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Hanoi to Hoa Lu on this day trip to uncover the ancient temples of Dinh King and Le King. Savor local flavors with a buffet lunch and travel by boat on the Trang An river admire stunning natural scenery and visit the Trang An cave complex. Start your tour with hotel pickup in the early morning and depart for Hoa Lu, the 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 a 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.  Then, 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 to return to Hanoi, arriving back in the early evening.

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

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

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.

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

4. 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

5. 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.

Full Day Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Biking & Family Visit

6. Full Day Trang An, Bich Dong Pagoda, Biking & Family Visit

This full-day tour departs Hanoi on a drive to Trang An, with a short break en route. Spend a couple of hours exploring Trang An in a small boat, rowed by a local. See the many limestone caves along the Sao Khe River and the temples along the way. Stop for lunch that features local Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese green tea or coffee before cycling to Ninh Binh. Explore the area for around an hour, taking in the rice fields and limestone mountains. Next, visit the Bich Dong pagoda and learn about Vietnam’s history and its Buddhist culture. Later see the temple of King Dinh in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Itinerary 07:15 AM – 07.45 AM Pick-up from your hotel or private address and departure to Ninh Binh. 10:00 AM Arrive at Trang An, spend about 2 hours exploring Trang An - the core of natural heritage in a small boat, rowed by local people. Visit many limestone water caves along Sao Khe river, King Kong film set and temples along the way. 12:30 PM Come to a local restaurant, refresh with a welcome drink then enjoy a special lunch with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. 02:30 PM Visiting a local family in Van Lam village, Tam Coc area. Spend time to interact and learn their tradition and lifestyle. Here, see their house architecture and decor, as well as their daily life and handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. 03:30 PM Leave the family, take a bike and start riding around the village to explore the gorgeous rice fields surrounded by limestone mountains with a unique route. 04:00 PM Visit Bich Dong Pagoda under the introduction of your local guide, get to know more about the Vietnam history and understand the origin of Buddhism. 04:30 PM Leave Ninh Binh and drive straight back to Hanoi. 06:30 PM Arrive in Hanoi, get dropped back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi. Trip ends.

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

7. 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

8. 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.

Private Full Day Trang An, Bai Dinh Pagoda with Lunch

9. Private Full Day Trang An, Bai Dinh Pagoda with Lunch

A private car will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old quarter to depart for Bai Dinh Pagoda. You will have a short break half way for 30 minutes of relaxation. You arrive in the Buddha Prayer section in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, including the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam measuring 10 meters in height and 100 tons in weight. You will have some free time with your English-speaking tour guide to visit this pagoda and learn more about Buddhism. Then go to a restaurant to have lunch consisting of delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Afterward, depart to visit the Trang An tourist attractions and take a boat trip to visit the Trang An caves complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, and Ba Giot Cave.

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

10. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus will pick you up at your accommodation for the 4-hour transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the Halong Wharf, you will have time to stretch your legs and take some photos. You will then board your cruise boat for a welcoming drink and cruise briefing, before enjoying lunch whilst cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. It will then be time to transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave to visit the cave which boasts many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to the tender and return to the boat to relax, sunbathe, or to enjoy a cool drink on the sundeck. You may also like to spend half an hour kayaking to discover first-hand some of Bai Tu Long Bay's landscape. Following all these activities there will be the opportunity to join the fun with an onboard cooking class. After you've worked up an appetite, you will enjoy a Vietnamese-style set dinner which will be served on board. To end the evening you may like to spend some time chatting in the bar or enjoy some night fishing, before you stay overnight on the boat at a peaceful anchorage. After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise on the third day, you will visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Here you will not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but will also be surrounded by the limestone mountains as you are transported by a small bamboo boat for an hour. Following that, you will return to the cruise for some relaxation and lunch. The boat will then return to the Halong Wharf for disembarkation and your return to Hanoi by bus, where your trip eventually ends.

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What people are saying about Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 296 reviews

This was a great trip and one I would definitely recommend if you have some free time while in Hanoi!! Ninh Binh was such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit with some amazing scenery! We were able to see and do so much in such a short space of time! Our tour guided Tom Hanks (not the celebrity lol!) was incredible - he was helpful, knowledgeable and very kind! He worked hard to make the trip fun, enjoyable and interesting for us. He provided us with a straw hat and rain poncho each to keep as well bottled water. He was happy to answer any questions we had and kept us updated at all points throughout the trip. It was very interesting to learn about the fascinating Vietnamese history from him when visiting the temples. My favourite part of the trip was cycling through lotus gardens and mountains and admiring the scenery. We also really enjoyed the boat trip on Tam Coc where we got to see lots of beautiful natural scenery! Great food options too! Definitely recommend this trip!

Thank you for your guide, Han. The best tour. However, this tour is a river cruise down Tam Coc, not a tour around the Chang An World Heritage Site.

The tour was very fun and very organised. It was stress free and we had a great day. Our guide Ciara was very helpful all day

The trip was very well organized right from the pick up in the morning to the drop in the evening. Excellent time management.

Our tour guide were great! He explained everything and all the histories behind the sites we visited. Loved the tour!