Bai Dinh – Trang An – Mua Cave full day tour from Hanoi [Small Group]

A day tour to discover the beauty of Ninh Binh with shuttle bus picks up from your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Join this tour, you get the chance to visit the biggest pagoda in Southeast Asia, Bai Dinh Pagoda – with many records, relax on the local boat to see the beauty of Trang An- which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. This scenic spot has a system of limestone mountains with a geological age of about 250 million years to make a hundred valleys, caves, lakes and lagoons. All relics are associated with the history of Ancient Hoa Lu. And for the end of this trip, guests can climb up to the top of Mua Cave (Dancing Cave) to admire the panoramic view and take great photo that saves the stunning nature of Tam Coc.

The tour starts at 7:30 AM from your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House and back at 19:00, including a Vietnamese buffet lunch.

  • Visiting the biggest pagoda in Southeast Asia 
  • Having buffet lunch with  local food 
  • Rowing boat trip to Trang An Nature Complex 
  • Climb up to the top of Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Tam Coc and the limestone mountains 
  • Transfer from Hanoi by Limousine with a small group
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Hanoi - Bai Dinh - Trang An - Hang Mua

07h30 – 8h00: Pick up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter to Ninh Binh
09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes
10h30: Arrive in Ninh Binh, starting your trip with a visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone – Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budha Statue…
12h30: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice… Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch
13h30: Visit Trang An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here.
15h30: Transfer to Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain (Ngoa Long) & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here
17h00: Get on the bus back to Hanoi
19h00: Arrive at your hotel. Trip ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Shuttle bus with experienced driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Free Wifi & Water on the bus
  • Buffet Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Free usage of hat & umbrella, rain-coat during the trip
  • Tax
  • Drinks for lunch
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Or anything is NOT mentioned above

Important Notes

  • The  itinerary can be changed in some cases depending on the weather conditions and will be informed by our guide.

Lunch Menu

Lunch buffet in Ninh Binh

What to bring 

  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and inserts spray
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes for biking and hiking

Children Policy 

  • Children under 4 years old: Infant seat is available, other expenses are paid by parents
  • Children from 5 to 7 years old: 75% adult rate
  • Children from 8 years old: charged as adult rate
  • The family with 2 children from 3 to 7 years old: charged as an adult rate

Shuttle bus

We’ll pick you up directly from your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel, whisking you away in style and ease. Relax in our spacious 17-seater bus, featuring comfortable seats. Stay connected throughout the journey with WiFi on the bus. 

  • Distance: 90km
  • Driving time: 2 – 2,5 hours with a short break halfway
  • Capacity: 17 passengers
  • Bottle water provided


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