Explore the beautiful Ninh Binh province in northwestern Vietnam — 100km south of Hanoi City — on this tour! See the ancient capital Hoa Lu, the three caves that make up Tam Coc, Mua Cave, and the Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex all in one day.
Join us on a trip to see some of the most popular attractions of Ninh Binh Province in northwestern Vietnam's Red River Delta! From Hanoi, you'll head about 100km south on this one-day tour to see a selection of Ninh Binh's many natural and cultural attractions, including the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the morning, our driver will pick you up at your hotel around Hanoi's Old Quarter or The Old Opera House; then, you'll head for Ninh Binh. Your first stop is the ancient royal capital of Hoa Lu, where you'll pay your respects at the Temples of King Dinh and King Le as you learn about the role that these two heroic kings played during the 10th century, You'll also see the caves that comprise Tam Coc, which literally means "three caves." Next, you'll visit Mua Cave, which is said to look like an upside-down bell. "Mua" means "dance" in Vietnamese, and the cave is said to have gotten its name because in ancient times, King Tran used to come here to watch entertainers sing and dance. Above this cave is Mua Mountain, which entails a 500-step climb to the top. Atop this mountain, you can enjoy sweeping panoramic views of Hoa Lu. After lunch, you'll visit Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex, which is rich in scenic rural landscapes. Taking a leisurely boat ride around Trang An, you'll see majestic limestone cliffs, placid waters, rice paddies, lush fields, mountains and rivers, and mysterious yet inviting caves. You'll even pass through four of these caves: Lam, Vang, Thanh Truot and Dai Caves. After the boat tour, you'll head back to Hanoi, arriving back at the Old Quarter at night.