Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua Cave, full day tour from Hanoi [Small group]

The full-day tour to Ninh Binh from Hanoi to visit the most beautiful landscape of Ninh Binh, including a boat trip to Tam Coc (Three caves), leisurely relaxing on a local boat admire the stunning beauty of limestone mountains and river. The tour offers you the chance to learn more about Vietnamese history on a visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital (King Dinh & King Le Temple) and enjoy cycling to traditional villages, and tasting local food.  Then climb to the peak of Mua Cave where you have a panoramic view of the river and mountains.

  • Rowing boat trip to Tam Coc (three caves) 
  • Cycling to traditional villages and Tam Coc town 
  • Having a buffet lunch with  local food 
  • Visiting Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century 
  • Climb up to the top of Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of boats on the Ngo Dong River and limestone mountains 
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  • 07h30: Pick up from hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter to Ninh Binh
  • 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 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, rivers, 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

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Limousine Bus with local driver 
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Free Wifi & Water on the bus
  • Buffet Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Cycling 
  • Entrance fee
  • 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 order of the itinerary can be changed in some cases depending on the weather or the arrangement of our guides

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

Buffet Lunch Menu 

Buffet Lunch Menu for Ninh Binh tour
Buffet Lunch Menu for Ninh Binh Tour

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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