Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave – Ninh Binh day tour from Hanoi [Small group]

The day tour to Ninh Binh – The old capital of Vietnam in the 10th century to explore Hoa Lu ancient capital, Trang An complex and Mua Cave. There are many attractions in Ninh Binh, if you want to discover the beauty of this place, this is one itinerary that you can refer to join. With this tour, you can visit Hoa Lu and learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty. Afterwards, explore the beauty of A World Heritage Site in 2014 – Trang An – by local boat trip which driven by locals. And the last attractions of this journey, invites you to Mua Cave ( Dancing Cave). In here, to admire the panoramic views of limestone mountains and Tam Coc, you must walk up about 500 stairs to reach it.

The shuttle bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House at 7:30 – 8:00 am and back to Hanoi at 19:00 pm.

  • Visiting Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century 
  • Cycling to sightsee the traditional villages
  • Having buffet lunch with  local food 
  • Rowing boat trip to Trang An ( The Ancient of Hoa Lu)
  • Climb up to the top of Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of boats on the Ngo Dong river and limestone mountains 
  • Transfer by shuttle bus between Hanoi and Ninh Binh
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Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Trang An - Mua Cave

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 a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice… Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch
13h00: 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”. You will have 2 hours on the rowing boat to enjoy stunning landscape of Trang An.
15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins – cycle around the village to discover the life of the local people.
15h45: 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
17h00: Get on the shuttle bus back to Hanoi
19h00: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Tour Inclusion
  • 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
Tour exclusion
  • 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 or the arrangement of our guides

Lunch Menu

Lunch Buffet Menu
Lunch Buffet Menu


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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