Ninh Binh discover: Hoa Lu, Mua cave, Tam Coc & cycling day tour from Hanoi

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What to expect

Visit the highlights of Ninh Binh in a day trip from Hanoi. Go by comfortable limousine van to Hoa Lu ancient capital, Mua Cave viewpoint, Tam Coc boat trip and explore the area by bike.


  • Learn more about the ancient history of Vietnam at Hoa Lu.
  • Visit the best viewpoint of Ninh Binh at Mua Cave
  • Enjoy a calm boat trip in Tam Coc with beautiful rice fields and impressive mountains
  • Day trip from Hanoi by comfortable limousine van


Your guide will pick you up around 07:30 AM – 08:00 AM at your hotel in Hanoi. A comfortable limousine van will bring you in a short trip to Ninh Binh province.

Your first stop is a visit to Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel. This place was the ancient capital of Vietnam and a must-see for history buffs. Take your time to walk around and explore the complex.

Hoa Lu ancient capital in Ninh Binh

After this you will be brough to Mua Cave. This place is especially famous for the viewpoint on top. From a pagoda on top of the mountain you have epic views over the surrounding areas including the rice fields of Tam Coc.

Mua Cave viewpoint in Ninh Binh

In the afternoon you enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with great cuisine.

After lunch you take a rowing sampan boat trip in Tam Coc over the Ngo Dong river. From both sides you have amazing views of rice fields and impressive karts mountains. The boat will also go through three caves.

Tam Coc boat trip in Ninh Binh

Next you will explore the beautiful area of rice fields and karst mountains by bicycle. Biking is also a great way to see the daily life of local villagers and life on the countryside.

Around 5:00 PM the limousine bus will take you back from Ninh Binh to Hanoi and arrive around 7:30 PM back in Hanoi with a drop off at your hotel.


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  • Activity start: 7:30 AM ~ 8:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter
  • Activity end: 7:30 PM – Drop off at your hotel


  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel/ accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transfer by A/C modern bu
  • English speaking guide
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • 2 bottles of water per person on bus
  • All entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary


  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • All not indicated in the itinerary

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Good walking shoes
  • Money for own expenses
  • Protection against the sun (hat/sunscreen) or rain (raincoat) – check weather forecast.
  • Bag/suitcase with clothes and toiletries for one night stay


  • Instantly after booking you will receive a conformation. Within 3 working hours you receive a voucher by e-mail. If you did not receive your voucher check your Spam folder or notify us via email or chat.

Activity notes

  • Voucher: Keep a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company we would like to ask you not to print the voucher.
  • Itinerary: Itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and other conditions.
  • Pick up: Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.

Cancellation policy

* Local Vietnam’s refund policy applies.