Day trip

Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

4.9 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: Aloha Vietnam Tour & Tour

Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, Tam Coc & Bich Dong Pagoda Tour

Activity provider: Aloha Vietnam Tour & Tour

From US$ 79.83 per person

Enjoy a day tour of the most beautiful destinations in Ninh Bình, including Hoa Lu, Mua Cave, and the Bich Dong Pagoda. Take a sampan boat ride and paddle through the beautiful countryside.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up available from hotels in Hanoi's Old Quarter area.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Pass through the capital of Hoa Lu and visit the ancient Dinh King temple
  • Climb 500 steps to the top of the Mua mountain to see spectacular views
  • Savor the bright flavors of Vietnamese food at a bungalow beside Tam Coc river
  • Feel the cool breeze as you cycle the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Enjoy a refreshing sampan boat trip on Tam Coc river and admire the landscape
Full description

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and then continue on to visit the King Dinh Temple. Next up, discover Mua Cave Cave and enjoy a mountainous overview from the top. Savor a set lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a bungalow beside Tam Coc river.

After lunch, enjoy a Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves on the beautiful river and admire the countryside landscape. Cycle through the peaceful country roads to Bich Dong Pagoda and spend some time here before you return to Hanoi.

  • Air-conditioned limousine bus
  • Round trip and transfers from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Complimentary water bottles (on the bus)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Set menu lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Boat trip on Tam Coc river
  • Bike
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Alcohol drink, tips, and personal expenses
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of Hanoi old quarter

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 67 reviews

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The tour was so much fun! There were so many interesting things we got to do in so many awesome places, but at the same time it didn't feel like we were rushing through anything. Beforehand, I was a bit worried about the intensity of climbing the 500-step staircase, but it was totally ok - anyone with average stamina can do it. Apart from all the other sights we saw, our guide Bob was also a sight of his own. Hyper energetic and very passionate about his country. He definitely added another memorable element to the trip

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January 20, 2023

The guide, Mr. Vu, was great and I learned so much about Vietnamese history. The cycling was through lovely scenery and not too tiring. Boat ride was idyllic. The tour is long and you do a lot, so make sure to get a good night sleep the night before. That being said, if you only have 1 day to see the sights, this is the tour for you.

January 16, 2023

Everything went great. They were very punctual. Mai was our tour guide and she was awesome. Told interesting things and we could rely on them. The tour is very nice and you experience a lot of impressions in a short time. We would do the temples, the boating & the bike tour all over again.

December 30, 2022

Product ID: 228715