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  •  Fluent in English
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Things to do in Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave day trip (from Hanoi)

  • 9 hours in total

  • Lunch, transport included

  • Pickup at your hotel

What To Expect

  • Visiting Hoa Lu Ancient Capital of Viet Nam in 10th and 11th centuries.
  • Travel in nearly 2 hours on the boat floating lightly among the wonderful landscape of Tam Coc.
  • Bike through Tam Coc Countryside area.
  • Climb 500 steps to Mua cave, take in a magnificent view of Ninh Binh from the top of Mua cave.
  • Lunch time: Vietnamese specialties in Ninh Binh.
  • Up to 3 destinations to visit in Ninh Binh.
  • Young and excellent tour guide takes care of you.
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  • 07:40 – 08:30 AM:
    • Pick up from your hotel in the Old Quarter. Meet your local guide and head to Ninh Binh Province, the world heritage site.
  • 09:45 – 10:00 AM:
    • Arrive at Tam Coc area. Take a rowing boat from Tam Coc wharf. The boat tour is arranged by local people with their both hands and legs.
    • Visit 3 magical grottos: Hang Ca (first Grotto), Hang Hai (second Grotto), and Hang Ba (third Grotto) during this tour

  • 11:30 AM:
    • Relax with biking around Tam Coc in 30-45 minutes. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many rice fields in golden colors
  • 12:15 PM:
    • Enjoy your special lunch at a local restaurant in Tam Coc. Learn how to make Vietnamese cuisine with the locals.
  • 01:15 PM:
    • Continue exploring Hoa Lu ancient citadel, which was founded in 968 and remained capital until the early 11th century when Emperor Ly Thai To moved it to today's Hanoi.
    • Walk 300m to the temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasty.

  • 02:15 PM:
    • Arrive at the last destination, Mua cave. The cave is compared with “Great Wall of China”. Here you walk 500 steps to reach the top of Mua cave then take a look out of a splendid overview of Ninh Binh.

  • 04:00 PM: Relax and get on the minivan for returning to Ha Noi.
  • 07:00 PM: Transfer back to your hotel and conclude the tour.


  • Please bring your own essential items such as light clothes for outdoor adventures, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, etc.
  • Camera and film for photo-taking.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in the Old Quarter
  • Air-conditioned minibus
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water and Vietnamese tea
  • Vietnamese conical hat
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat trip
  • Bicycle

What's not included

  • Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
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Plan your trip

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How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximize your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What are the cancellation and refund policies?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

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