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

2. 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.

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

3. 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: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

4. From Hanoi: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

7h30 start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi before departing to Ninh Binh province. Meet your tour guide and travel by coach to Hoa Lu, a journey of approximately 2.5 hours with a short break. Explore the historic capital of Vietnam and visit the famous ancient temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasties. After some time exploring the city, arrive at Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30 PM. After lunch, take a boat trip to Tam Coc - Bich Dong, which is part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many water caves carved through the limestone. Joining biking though rice paddies to the countryside area during 45 minutes. Afterwards, drive back to Hanoi and return to your hotel at approximately 6:30 PM.

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

5. 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.

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

6. Hanoi: Full-Day Mua Cave, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour

After being picked up from your accommodation between 8:00-8:30AM, you will depart to Ninh Binh. On the way you will be able to see scenery of rural living in Vietnam, complete with green fertilizer fields. You will also be able to witness local wildlife such as buffalo eating grass and ducks swimming. Your first stop will be at the Hoa lu Temple, the first capital of Vietnam which was built in the 10th century. After having arrived, you will spend a few minutes receiving an overview on these grounds. Following this, you will venture towards the Mua cave, which was constructed following the model of a 'miniature great wall' in china, containing nearly 500 steps up to the mountains. you will spend around 1-hour trekking up to the top of the mountain where you will receive an overview of the impressive panoramic views of Tam Coc, Trang an & Ninh Binh city. At 12:30 you will travel on the bus to Tam Coc, where you will have a lunch consisting of special Vietnamese foods. After this, you will get on a small boat to travel around Tam Coc for about 1.5 hours. The local people will take you to discover the beautiful landscape which is called 'Halong Bay on land', and you will encounter two green rice fields with great lime stones and wonderful caves. You will eventually finish with 30 minutes for biking, to visit the countryside or to go shopping at some embroidery shops where they sell handcraft goods. At 4:30PM, you will get on a bus to return to Hanoi, before arriving in Hanoi at 7:00PM at which point you will be returned to your accommodation.

Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

7. Private Full Day Tam Coc, Cuc Phuong National Park W/ Lunch

Arrive at Tam Coc and take the sampan that goes along the Ngo Dong River to visit three different caves. After you finish visiting Tam Coc, bike around the Tam Coc area and enjoy a Vietnamese tea break. Next, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Then get back into your private car and continue on towards Cuc Phuong National Park to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society. Afterwards, visit the cave of Early Man. It is one of the nice cave in this forest, then going to visit some symbal old trees of Cuc Phuong National Park.

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

8. 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.

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

9. Hanoi: Full Day Guided Tour of Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and Mua Cave

HOA LU - TAM COC - MUA CAVE - 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Hoa Lư 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 11h45: Have a 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 13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour 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” 14h30: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. 15h30: 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 16h30: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h30: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Luxury Guided Tour

10. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh 2-Day Luxury Guided Tour

Day 1: Hanoi - Tam Coc - Cycling - Thung Nang Valley - Rural Villages 07:20: Pick you up from your Hotel or private address depart to Ninh Binh. On the haft way, stop for short break in Ha Nam province 10:00: Arrive Ninh Binh. Start cycling to visit Ninh Hai village and enrich your knowledge via daily life of local people when you visit Thung Nang valley - beautiful rice paddies fields and limestone mountains. 11:45: Check in Bungalow. Lunch is served. 13:20: Enjoying sampan boat trip in Tam Coc. Boat riding among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. 15:30: Visiting a local family in Tam Coc. Seeing architecture of Vietnam traditional house and handicraft job of making traditional embroidary. 18:30: Cooking class lesson. 19:30: Dinner time. Day 2: Mua Cave - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Rural Villages - Hoa Lu – Hanoi 08:00: Breakfast. 08:30: Visiting Mua Cave by motorbike, Bicycle, or Car which are alluring places in Ninh Binh. Kiking up to the peak of Ngoa Long mountain. 09:30: Driving through beautiful villages and charm valleys such as Trang An, Bai Dinh - the biggest pagoda in south east Asia - having the biggest Buddha that made by gold and 5000 other buddha. 12:40: Lunch is served. 15:00: Depart to Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Visiting the Ding and Le King temple. 16:30: Returning Hanoi. 18:00 - 18:30: Drop you off at your Hotel. Tour end

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4.5 / 5

based on 383 reviews

We had an amazing day on our tour. Frankie was a fantastic tour guide, can’t recommend him enough! We would change nothing about the tour it was perfect. Great way to spend our first day in Hanoi.

100% recommended tour if you only have one day to go see the area. The bike route with super beautiful landscapes, and the impressive Tam Coc area and cave. In addition, the guide was super nice.

We really enjoyed this. Our guide (Tom Hanks!) was great, very friendly and knowledgable. We'd have loved to cycle a bit longer through the villages, but all in all, a really great experience

Our experience was amazing. Our guide was very sweet, they had good vegetarian food options and every part of the trip was carried out smoothly.

The tour guide was exceptional, we enjoyed the trip, everything was great, food was ok.