Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike

10 to 11 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket


Escape from bustling big city in a full day

Visit Rural life & quiet places in Ninh Binh

Visit Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam under Dinh, Le and Ly Dynasty.

Enjoy local lunch at the restaurant with a lot of local foods goat meat, fried rice….

Enjoy Tam Coc boat trip to see amazing “ Halong Bay on land”

Cycling around the village to discover the life of local people.

Climbing mountain trip of Mua cave to enjoy amazing views of Tam Coc, villages, rice fields..

Making new friends from over the world

Saving time & money


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien - Phan Chu Trinh Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

We will pick up from hotels in Hanoi old quarter or Hanoi opera house in the morning

Stop At: Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh 40000 Vietnam

Visit Hoa Lu 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ninh Binh Mountain Side Homestay & Cafe, Xuân Áng Ngoại, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình, Vietnam

11h45: Have buffet lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods goat meat, fried rice….

Vegetarian foods is always available in the buffet lunch.

Continue the tour with 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of local people.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh H_i, Huy_n Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5 hours by bamboo boat. During the boat trip, you will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy field, river, water, cloud, sky and stunning cave system. All make a masterpiece which Vietnamese people called “ Halong Bay on land”

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mua Caves, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

16.00: Climbing up almost 500 steps of Mua cave area, you can reach to the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here

17h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi.

Around19h00: Get dropped off at Hotels in Hanoi

Duration: 4 hours


  • English Speaking Guide, Entrance, Boat trip & Bikes
  • A delicious local lunch
  • Bus transfers from Hanoi & returns
  • Small water in the shuttle bus transfers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
  • Entry/Admission - Ninh Binh Mountain Side Homestay & Cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
  • Entry/Admission - Mua Caves


  • Beverages & Drinks
  • Surcharge: 10USD more per person on the lunar New year holiday: Jan 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2023

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Vietnam won Covid-19. We don't need safety measures.Vietnam is one of the safest countries in the world after COVID-19. Let's travel to Vietnam!

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

January 2020

The tour itself was amazing with a well balanced itinerary. This was only made better by the tour guide who was very friendly.

May 2022

Our tour guide Alex was wonderful, he gave us lots of information on Vietnam and it was great to visit a temple with a guide to explain it to you! The restaurant lunch was tasty and very accommodating to vegetarians! (Not always easy in Vietnam!) Every activity in the day was really brilliant, i...

May 2022

Scenic tour, guide gave a good amount of history, with most of the the time for exploring. Proper shoes needed to climb the steps to the best views. Lunch could have been served with serving utensils, as it’s from family style plates. Hotel pick up & drop off very appreciated.

May 2022

What you get to see and experience in a day is phenomenal. The team are quite professional and care for each of the people on the tour. Just wish people on the tour were a bit more respectful time of others are.

April 2022

This was an awesome adventure. From the serenity of the Pagoda to the 500 steps for the amazing view. Ninh our guide was great and kept us engaged with information. Trinh our Viator host kept in touch via WhatsApp and kept us informed from the start. Great company with excellent customer serv...

December 2020

This was a nice tour of Tràng An UN World Heritage site (Ninh Bình). There was a lot of exercise (walking, stairs), but NO biking. If you want to bike, ask the tour operator. We were notified that there was no biking prior to the departure date. (1st stop) Mua Cave - a cave with two mountain p...

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