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Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

From US$ 74.52 per person

Enjoy a day tour of the most beautiful destinations in Ninh Bình, including Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, and the Bich Dong Pagoda. Take a sampan boat ride and paddle through the beautiful countryside.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up available from hotels in Hanoi's Old Quarter area.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Pass through the capital of Hoa Lu and visit the ancient Dinh King temple
  • Climb 500 steps to the top of the Mua mountain to see spectacular views
  • Savor the bright flavors of Vietnamese food at a bungalow beside Tam Coc river
  • Feel the cool breeze as you cycle the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Enjoy a refreshing sampan boat trip on Tam Coc river and admire the landscape
Full description

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and then continue on to visit the King Dinh Temple. Next up, discover Mua Cave Cave and enjoy a mountainous overview from the top. Savor a set lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a bungalow beside Tam Coc river.

After lunch, enjoy a Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves on the beautiful river and admire the countryside landscape. Cycle through the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda and spend some time here before you return to Hanoi.

  • Air-conditioned limousine bus
  • Round trip and transfers from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Complimentary cold water bottles (on the bus)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Set menu lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Boat trip on Ngo Dong River
  • Bike
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Alcohol drink, tips, and personal expenses
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Hanoi 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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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets

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

4.7 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Great day trip

A great day with plenty to see. The small coach was comfortable and the journey went smoothly. Our guide was great and gave us lots of information about Vietnam. The combination of sights was ideal. The bike ride was on the main road on the way but went on a back road on the return which was very scenic. However, I stopped several times to take photos and got separated from the group. It would be good for the guide to actually stop occasionally so that people can take photos.

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October 16, 2019

Overall, the tour was quite well organized, although the collection of guests from the various hotels has taken over 1.5 hours (unfortunately I was the first - but I felt for several "free" tours through the old town of Hanoi experience). To the sights sufficient (also entertaining) information was given. The guides (Papaya and Linh) have made a lot of effort. The food was surprisingly good for a mass (5 coaches at the same time) (fried spring rolls, Vietnamese spring rolls, roast or grilled pork, chicken and goat meat (Ninj binh is known for goat!) With salad, noodles, rice and div. Fruit).

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September 29, 2019

Nicely curated Itinerary with wholesome experience around the rich history and countryside beauty of north Vietnam. Our tour guide Vu Ngyuen was informative and ensured that we were comfortable during the entire day trip. A memorable experience overall.

August 11, 2022

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