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From Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Tam Coc Full-Day Trip

4.2 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD

From Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Mua Cave and Tam Coc Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
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Get back to nature and discover the culture and history of the local people on a day tour of the Ninh Binh province. Explore Hoa Lu, go hiking, sample a Vietnamese lunch, and enjoy a boat trip.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.


  • Admire panoramic views of Tam Coc from the Mua Caves
  • Ride in a traditional sampan boat through picturesque caves
  • Visit the former capital of Vietnam
  • Savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi for the day and spend the day in the breathtaking nature of Southern Vietnam. After getting picked up from your hotel or meeting in point in Hanoi Old Quarter, travel south to the province of Ninh Binh. Stop in the former capital of Hoa Lu and enjoy 1 hour to explore this breathtakingly beautiful ancient city. Next, hike to the top of the Mua Caves Viewpoint and enjoy panoramic views of Tam Coc before sitting down to a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, board a traditional sampan boat and enjoy a 1.5-hour boat ride on the Ngo Dong river through 3 of Tam Coc's most famous caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. Begin the journey back to Hanoi in the late afternoon, arriving back just in time for dinner

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter area
  • Return transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet/set menu lunch
  • Boat trip
  • Pickup and drop-off outside of the Old Quarter
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional beverages
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • Wheelchair users are unable to partake in water sport activities on the boat
  • It is common practice to tip the boat rowers in Tam Coc at least 2 USD
Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

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Brilliant full-day trip! The panoramic view of Tam Coc from the Mua Caves was breathtaking. However, the steep hike up the steps to reach the summit isn't for the fainthearted! The highlight of the day was the Ngo Dong river boat ride. It was a beautiful, five-star experience.

May 12, 2022

The site is worth it and it is beautiful and that is why I give two stars and not one, but this excursion has negligible services; the bus is old, full to the top, you couldn't fit in the seat, half in the back in the aisle, a three-hour journey, little air conditioning, they give you a bottle of hot water. Mixed Vietnamese-English group and justito guide. It does not warn, for example, that on the boat trip, at the end of the route there is a trap for tourists with the people who are on their boats selling drinks and snacks, and if you don't want them, they offer it for you to pay the boatman, and they charge you exorbitant prices, a real scam. That if, at the end of the trip the guide was very interested in everyone to ask us for a tip.

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July 30, 2022

I enjoyed the contents of the tour, but I had some really good memories because of the interaction with other tourists.

April 12, 2022

Product ID: 375131