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From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

1. From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, explore ancient temples, and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. Start your tour early with pickup at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. Hop into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. Continue to Tam Coc and take the sampan go (traditional river boat) along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle, and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. 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. In the evening, return Ha Noi.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh, and Mua Cave Trip

2. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh, and Mua Cave Trip

Uncover the cultural and natural heritage of the Ninh Binh province on a guided day trip from Hanoi. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An, and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of rocky hills. Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart toward Ninh Binh. Stop at Bai Dinh, the biggest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, to gaze at the imposing pagoda. See 500 Arhat Statues made out of blue stones, a 36-ton bronze bell, and a 100-ton Buddha statue, rising up to 10 meters. Take a lunch break in a local restaurant, with a Vietnamese buffet of goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice, as well as vegetarian food options. Continue to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island. Hop on a wooden boat to navigate through its quiet rivers, discover mysterious caves, and admire towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants. Finally, climb up 500 steps to the viewpoint of Mua Caves to marvel at panoramic views of Tam Coc before returning to Hanoi.

From Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Trang An, & Mua Cave Full Day

3. From Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Trang An, & Mua Cave Full Day

Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water. Itinerary Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave tour: 8:30 - Our touguide and van will pick you up at your hoetel/hometay in Tam Coc, Trang An, Ninh Binh or you can also come to our office Ninh Binh Footprint Travel in Tam Coc 9h30: Visit Mua Cave (Mua mean Dance) with 500 step up to the Top of Mua Moutain. On the Top, you can overview all the nice sence of Hoa Lu. 11h0: Visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple, in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu). 12:30 - Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines. 13h30: Depart to visit Trang An Eco-Tourism attraction, there is beautiful scenery landscape, you will boarding a small boat to visit Trang An, you will see majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious yet inviting caves, as well as countryside sights, like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields. Take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. 16h30: Get on bus and keep going to visit Bich Dong pagoda ( oldest pagoda in Ninh Binh ) 17h15: We arrival in your hotel and finish the tour. See you next time.

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh, Ha long, & Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise

4. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh, Ha long, & Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise

Discover some of Vietnam's most picturesque locations on this multiday trip with a luxury cruise. Visit Ninh Binh, Lan Ha, and more with roundtrip transportation from Hanoi included. You'll also get to swim, kayak, make traditional cuisine, and learn about local culture. Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh 7:20-7:40 am Tour guide and bus will pick-up all traveler from the Hanoi Old Quarter and head to Ninh Binh Province. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, and check out the impressive pagoda. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An on a wooden boat and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of Tam Coc before heading to the homestay for an overnight stay. 16:30 check in Ninh Binh Bungalow and free cycling around Village 19:00 Dinner at Bungalow restaurant and free time relaxing and stay overnight at Ninh Binh Bungalow Day 2: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 6:30 am Have breakfast at Ninh Binh Bungalow and bus will come to pick-up to Halong Bay 7:10-7:30am The Limousine bus pickup from Ninh Binh, transfer to Ha Long Bay. Check in for the cruise and have lunch. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for some kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or, depending on the weather, visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave. As the sun sinks below the horizon, gather on the deck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea and coffee or learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls during a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard. After dinner, enjoy a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, or go squid fishing Day 3 Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Start your day with an early morning Tai Chi session on the deck to focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the bay and its dramatic limestone islets. Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip at the caves. After exploring the caves, enjoy some Vietnamese cuisine for lunch. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina before heading back to your accommodation in Hanoi. 11:30 Check out the cruise and bus come to pick-up and transfer back to Hanoi 14:30-15:00 The bus will drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter, the end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter

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

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

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.

Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Trang An and Mua Caves Hiking Day Trip

6. Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Trang An and Mua Caves Hiking Day Trip

Embark on a full-day tour of the Ninh Binh 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 7:30: with a hotel pickup. Meet your guide and leave for Hoa Lu. Pass by green fields and villages. Have a 15-minute break to stretch your legs. 10:00. 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 11:00 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. 13:00: 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. 16:30: Say goodbye to the countryside and get on a 2,5 hours bus ride back to Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel about 19:00 - 19:30

Hoa Lư – Tam Cốc – Hang Múa

7. Hoa Lư – Tam Cốc – Hang Múa

-Cố đô Hoa Lư Hoàng thành có hội thảo xung quanh bằng đá, thảo luận tại xã Trường Yên, huyện Hoa Lư. Cố đô Hoa Lư là trung tâm kinh tế, chính trị, văn hóa của Đại Cồ Việt – nhà nước phong kiến tập trung đầu tiên của Việt Nam, tồn tại từ năm 968 đến 1010 CN). Đây cũng là quê hương của 3 vị vua Việt Nam: Đinh, Lê và Lý. Cố đô có diện tích 300 ha, bao gồm Nội thành và Ngoại thành. Nó được bao quanh bởi các dãy núi đá. Ngày xưa Hoàng thành Hoa Lư được tô điểm bởi những cung điện lẫy, những đền chùa nguy nga. Khi vua Lý Công Uẩn chuyển đô về Thăng Long (nay là Hà Nội) nơi đây trở thành cố đô. Do sự tàn phá của thời gian nên Cố đô Hoa Lư không tồn tại.Hiện nay chỉ còn lại một số dấu tích liên quan đến các triều đại Đinh, Lê, Lý. Hương vị, có thần thờ vua Đinh Tiên Hoàng và các con trai, thần Lê thờ vua Lê Đại Hành, hoàng hậu Dương Vân Nga và các con trai. Những di tích này giống với những dãy núi đã vững chắc trước thử thách của thời gian. -Tam Cốc (Ba hang) được mệnh danh là “Vịnh Hạ Long trên cạn hay trên ruộng lúa” Tam có nghĩa là ba và Cốc có nghĩa là hang, Dân dân địa phương gọi hang đầu, hang hai và hang ba hay thậm chí còn treo một cái tên chung là hang động. Ba nước. Địa phận thôn Văn Lâm, xã Ninh Hải, huyện Hoa Lư, thành phố Ninh Bình cách thành phố Ninh Bình khoảng 7 km về phía Tây Nam… Từ bến du thuyền Định, du khách sẽ được du khách được du nhung vẻ đẹp thiên nhiên hòa hòa với đất trời với những con thuyền tuyệt đẹp. Dòng sông Ngô Đồng hàng năm không mùa đặc biệt, tháng, ngày như những con thuyền hội xuôi dòng đưa du khách ngắm cảnh Tam Cốc ngược. -Hang Múa (Hang Múa) là điểm tham quan không thể bỏ qua ở Ninh Bình, mang đến tầm nhìn và khung cảnh đẹp nhất. Đến thăm Hang Múa, du khách có thể tận hưởng cảm giác giác thư thái Yên Bình, thoải mái khi ngắm nhìn thế hùng vĩ trên đỉnh núi Hang Múa. Đó là lý do Hang Múa Ninh Bình – Hang Múa ngày càng thu hút nhiều người nước ngoài tìm kiếm những kỳ nghỉ ngắn ngày tuyệt vời nhất ở miền Bắc Việt Nam.

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

8. 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: Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and Mua Cave Day Trip

9. Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and Mua Cave Day Trip

HOA LU - TAM COC - MUA CAVE - 1 DAY TRIP 07h15 – 8h00: Pick up from your hotel in the Old Quarter area and departure for Ninh Binh. 09h15: Have a short break for relaxing at a stop-over about 20 minutes. 10h00 – 10h30: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, visit the temple of King Dinh and King Le. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Vietnamese history. Taking a bike and start riding to explore the beautiful scenery and limestone mountains with an unique route. 12h00: Enjoy buffet lunch at a local restaurant – goat meat dishes is the local specialty (Vegetarian foods are available) 13h30: Visit Tam Coc by a Sampan boat rowed by a local people for about 1.5 hours. Known as “Halong Bay on land”, the boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of Limestone Mountains, rice paddy if traveling during harvest season. 15h45: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua 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 17h00 – 17h30: Leave Ninh Binh and drive back to Hanoi. 19:00 – 19:30: Arrive in Hanoi, drop you back to your hotel. Trip end

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

10. 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.

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We loved this trip- it’s in our top three trips so far. Our tour guide, Thang, was very nice, informative and prepped us for each leg of the trip. I will say that it a rather active trip with a beautiful but long bike ride and a 500 stair climb at the end but I think for both you can always sit and grab a drink. Both the bike riding and the climb are totally worth it though. Thang is also a great photographer and will take many pictures of you on your camera and then large group photos as well. The boat ride through the caves is stunning and roughly an hour and 40 minutes. The only downfall was the heavy rain but we were provided a poncho and an umbrella on the boat ride. Buffet lunch was okay but Thang warned us of that and paid special detail to the vegetarians and ppl with allergies. Highly recommend!

Our trip was in January, so the weather was cold and windy, that’s why I thought a day trip should be enough, and it was, but you can easily spend more time there, because the place is beautiful. We were there at the time of Tet, so there was a huge crowd everywhere. Our tour guide was excellent, lunch was plenty and okay. The cycling was amazing, I would definitely would have continued for like another 30 minutes. Overall a good experience, maybe with a little luck there won’t be such a big crowd when you decide to go there.

You really need to see this! I was hesitant taking the tour because I have been visiting many places in the region but I think it was probably the best think I experienced in Vietnam.

so very friendly. Great value for money. friendly tour guide. so many wonderful stops. very well organised. I would highly reccomend this company and this tour. March 2023

Brilliant day, great tour guide and an added bonus was the use of cycles through the rice fields