Private Tour Ninh Binh From Hanoi to Visit Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, and Hang Mua

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Availability : 2023 - 2025
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Vietnam on this full-day tour to Ninh Binh from Hanoi.

Delve deep into the country’s rich cultural heritage as you discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, marvel at its impressive temples and learn about Vietnam’s fascinating history.

Then, hop on a traditional sampan for a serene boat ride through Tam Coc, often referred to as “Halong Bay on land,” and witness the towering limestone karsts that loom over the tranquil waters.

Savor a delicious Vietnamese lunch before cycling through charming countryside to Mua Cave, where a breathtaking panorama awaits you at the top of the stairs.

With convenient pickup and drop-off from your Hanoi hotel, this tour is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of Vietnam. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure.


  • Explore the ancient capital of Vietnam and its impressive temples
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride through Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on land”
  • Cycle through the picturesque countryside and visit Mua Cave for breathtaking views
  • Savor a delicious Vietnamese lunch
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Hanoi

Departure & Return Location

Hotels in Hanoi

Departure Time

8:00 am suggested

Price Includes

for a package tour
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat ride in Tam Coc
  • Bike rental
  • Entrance fees to Hoa Lu and Mua Cave
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Bottled water

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver
  • The others are not mentioned above


  • This tour involves a moderate amount of physical activity and biking. If you cannot bike, please tell us when booking the tour. Then, we will customize this activity.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for biking and hiking.
  • Bring sunscreen, hat, and insect repellent.
  • Vegetarian options are available for lunch with advance notice.


8:00 AM: Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi, and you’ll begin your journey to the province of Ninh Binh.

10:00 AM: Your first stop is Hoa Lu ancient capital, the former political and economic center of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties. You’ll visit the temples of the two kings, Dinh and Le, and learn about their significant contributions to Vietnamese history.

11:30 AM: Next, board a traditional sampan for a leisurely boat ride through Tam Coc, also known as the “Halong Bay on land.” Admire the majestic limestone mountains, lush green rice fields, and tranquil waterways as you glide along.

1:00 PM: After the boat ride, it’s time for a delicious Vietnamese lunch. You’ll have the chance to try local specialties such as goat meat, fried rice, and spring rolls.

2:00 PM: Hop on a bike to explore the countryside and visit Mua Cave. This scenic bike ride will take you through charming villages, lush rice paddies, and peaceful streams. You’ll then climb up to the peak of Mua Cave, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

4:00 PM: After a full day of adventure, it’s time to head back to your hotel in Hanoi. Your guide will drop you off with a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty and rich history of Ninh Binh province.

More details about these destination:

Hoa Lu:
Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam during the 10th and 11th centuries, and was the political, economic and cultural center of the country during this time. The ancient capital is located in Ninh Binh province, and is home to a number of well-preserved temples and other historical structures, including the Dinh and Le temples.

Tam Coc:
Tam Coc is a popular tourist destination in Ninh Binh province, known for its scenic beauty and limestone karst formations. The area is often referred to as the “Halong Bay on land”, as it features similar limestone cliffs rising from the water. The boat ride through Tam Coc takes visitors along the Ngo Dong River, through three natural caves and past the surrounding rice paddies and limestone formations.

Hang Mua (Mua Cave):
Hang Mua is a natural cave located at the foot of a mountain in Ninh Binh province. To reach the cave, visitors must climb a steep set of stairs to the top of the mountain, where they are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The climb is challenging, but the views from the top are well worth the effort.


The map here is for reference. It can be different on the tour.

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Mia Jones

Couple Traveller

Our private tour to Ninh Binh was an amazing experience. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the sites were breathtaking. The boat ride through Tam Coc was especially memorable, with stunning views of towering limestone cliffs and tranquil waters. We also loved the bike ride through the countryside and the climb to the top of Hang Mua for panoramic views. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Vietnam.

April 8, 2023
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