1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Hoa Lu

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

Product ID: 275797
Visit the King and King Le temple in Hoa Lu, explore the Ngoa Long mountain in Mua Cave area, and enjoy a relaxing boat trip along the Tam Coc river.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
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Live tour guide
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Pickup optional

Pickup and drop-off service is available if your hotel is located in Hanoi Old Quarter. Pickup is between 7.30 AM - 8.00 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the King Dinh and King Le temples of Hoa Lu
  • Explore the Tam Coc river on a sampan boat
  • Climb to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain
  • Bike around countryside villages
  • Transfer by limousine bus from Hanoi during the trip
Full description
Start with pickup at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Travel by limousine bus journey through the beautiful countryside until you reach Ninh Binh province. Arrive at the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The site was once the capital of the region. See the various shrines and temples such as King Dinh Temple.

After Hoa Lu, travel to Mua Cave and start a trek up to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain. Once you reach the summit enjoy a beautiful view of the valley below. After working up your appetite on the trek, enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Next, take a 1.5-hour sampan boat trip operated by a local rower. Sail gently along the Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of the Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages. See the Tam Coc Caves of "Ca", "Hai" and "Ba." After your boat trip, enjoy a cycle around the surrounding countryside and get a glimpse into the daily life of the locals. Be returned to your hotel in Hanoi at approximately 7:00 PM.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Round trip transfer
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • A buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in the description
  • Complimentary bottles of water on the bus
  • Biking on countryside roads
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages, travel insurance and tax
  • Tips for local boat rower, tour guide and personal expenses
  • Pickup and drop-off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Personal expenses and services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If you stay outside Old Quarter Area, please be ready at 20 Hang Muoi street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The tour departs daily from Hanoi's Old Quarter
• You will hike about 486 steps to reach the top of Mua caves
• The sampan boat trip in Tam Coc lasting around 1.5 hours
• If you do not want to join the biking segment of the tour you can relax in the restaurant with a cup of coffee or visit a local market
• Please note that the itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions
Customer reviews
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We had a great Guide and a great tour. The guide did a perfect job explaining the history of Vietnam kingdoms. I loved this tour.

January 19, 2020

Duc, our guide, was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and told us a lot of information to and from all of the different places. Him giving us so much history and information made the trip even that much better.

January 18, 2020

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Product ID: 275797