Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua Cave with Lunch & Limousine bus

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15 reviews

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua Cave with Lunch & Limousine bus

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

From US$ 46 per person

Enjoy a guided tour to the beautiful Mua Caves, the ancient capital Hoa Lu and Trang An. Explore the water caves and historic places such as Suoi Tien, Cao Son temples by boat.

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English, French
Pickup included
If your hotel is located in Hanoi Old Quarter, the pick-up time will be from 07:00 - 7:45 AM from your hotel. This is a budget group tour, so the bus will pick up others places in the Old quarter basing on the order of convenient routes. So it will take times. Sometimes, some customers are late for pickup or traffic jam or street block at weekend. This makes the pickup more time-consuming and stressed to the driver and guide. To help, please be at your hotel during that time until our guide gets to your hotel to pick you up.


  • Climb up to the top of the Mua mountain for panoramic views of Tam Coc
  • Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu with the Dinh temple dating back to 17th Century
  • Boat trip in Trang An and explore water caves and historic sites along the river
Full description

Take a guided tour of the Mua Caves, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, and Trang An. Feel the spirit of many shrines and temples like King Dinh Temple, trek up to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain, and take a peaceful boat ride along the Ngo Dong river.

Start with pickup at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Travel by shuttle bus ad journey through the beautiful countryside until you reach Ninh Binh province. Arrive at the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The site was once the capital of the region. See the various shrines and temples such as King Dinh Temple. After Hoa Lu, travel to Mua Cave and start a trek up to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain. Once you reach the summit enjoy a beautiful view of the valley below. After working up your appetite on the trek, enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant. Next, take a 2.5-hour sampan boat trip operated by a local rower. Sail gently along the Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of the Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages.

See the Trang An caves of Vang cave, Lam Cave, Dai Cave and historic sites. Returned to your hotel in Hanoi at approximately 7:30 PM.

  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Round-trip transport between Hanoi and Ninh Binh
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in the itinerary
  • Complimentary bottles of water on the bus
  • Decent lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisines
  • English-speaking tour guide during the trip
  • 2.5 hour Sampan boat trip in Trang An
  • Dinh temple visit in Hoa Lu
  • Beverages, VAT, Travel insurance
  • Tips for boat rowers, guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Pick-up and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter (additional cost depending on distance)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This trip includes biking and climbing activities
  • This trip has a flexible departure time. It is suggested (according to the itinerary) the best departure is at 08:00 AM. If you would prefer another time, please let the supplier know when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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shame it rained on our visit, but it was still beautiful! foolishly we also wore flip flops. we survived! but was unable to climb to the dragon at the very top as it was slippy and we were not in appropriate footwear! wear proper shoes is all i can say! thanks to our guide harry who really looked after us and took lots of pictures!

October 29, 2019

August 29, 2022

Top organized. Very impressive landscape. Great guide who spoke English very well. Can recommend the tour without reservation.

January 11, 2020

Product ID: 130389