Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave 1 day tour

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     >> Tour price: 990.000đ/pax

  • Depart from: Hanoi 
  • Duration: 1 day 
  • Group size: 20 pax
  • Starting time: 07:30 – 08:00 AM 
  • Pick up & Drop off: Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter 
  • Transportation: Limousine bus 

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The Hoa Lu – Trang An – Mua Cave tour is a one day tour that explores the most beautiful landscape of Ninh Binh. The tour starts from Hanoi at 07:30 am with a shuttle bus pick up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. After 2,5 hour transfer, you will arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, where you will visit the historic land and the ancient temple of King Dinh & King Le. The afternoon itinerary is leisure time on a sampan boat rowed by locals to admire the Trang An natural landscape within 2 hours then conquer the peak of mountains in Mua Cave. From this point, you get the most panoramic view of Ninh Binh.

The tour was led by an English-speaking guide from Hanoi, with a shuttle bus transfer and a buffet lunch included.

  • Explore the Hoa Lu historic capital and visit King Dinh & King Le temple 
  • Admire the stunning beauty of Trang An on a local sampan boat 
  • Conquer the peak of Mua Cave, Ngoa Long (Lying Dragon) 
  • Enjoy local buffet lunch 

>> Bus from Hanoi Old Quarter to Ninh Binh > Check schedule and rate here 


In the morning 

07h30 – 8h00: Pick up at your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter 
10h30: Arrive in Ninh Binh, Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Take a short walk to visit King Ding and King Le where you get to know about Vietnamese history under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty
11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are available

In the afternoon 

13h00: Visit Trang An natural landscape that was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”, spent 2 hours on a sampan boat to admire this natural beauty.
15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins – cycle around the village to discover the life of the local people.
15h45: Explore Mua Cave (Dancing Cave) to walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here. This could be the best photo spot for Ninh Binh.
17h00: Get on the shuttle bus back to Hanoi
19h00: Arrive at your hotel. Trip ends. 

Visiting sites in the tour

Hoa Lu

Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th century ( during a period of 42 years). Although the old Hoa Lu citadel no longer exists, there are still some relics and temples to witness this historical place.

In Hoa Lu, you will visit two temples of Kinh Dinh and King Le, which were built on the main hall of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, The two temples are close to each other, at the foot of Ma Yen mountain. In front of the temples is the Hoa Lu Square and a museum room with relics of the old palace and some ancient ceramics. These temples are symbols of the Vietnamese people’s reverence and gratitude for the country’s heroes.

Hoa Lu ancient capital area also has some pagodas such as Ngan Xuyen pagoda, Nhat Tru pagoda…

Dinh Temple in Ninh Binh

Trang An

Trang An landscape complex, the world cultural and natural heritage site is an area of 2000 hectares. The natural landscape serves you the beauty of karst mountains, mysterious caves, small rivers, dozens of historical temples, and pagodas. All the areas are linked together then you to spend a 2-hour boat tour to admire this stunning beauty.

Trang An has a similar beauty to Tam Coc but you spend more time on the boat tour to explore caves and historical relics.

Boat tour in Trang An
Boat tour in Trang An

Mua Cave (Hang Mua viewpoint)

Located in the Trang An complex, Mua Cave is a small cave at the foot of Mua Mountain, Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan, Ninh Binh. The cave itself is not that spectacular but the incredible 360-degree views from the top of the mountain make it special.

When you climb nearly 500 steps to the top you will find a Buddhist altar, and a lying stone dragon (Ngoa Long). Mua Cave serves a panoramic view of the Ngo Dong River with local boat rowing to Tam Coc. On another side of this mountain, there is a lotus field and the local villages of Ninh Binh in your eyes.

Panoramic view from Mua cave
Panoramic view from Mua cave

Inclusion & Terms


  • Shuttle bus with pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter 
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Free Wifi and water on the bus
  • Buffet Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Free usage of hat & umbrella, rain-coat during the trip
  • All entrance fees to visiting sites 


  • VAT 10%
  • Drinks
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Or anything is NOT mentioned above


  • Children from 9 or older are considered adult
  • Children from 4 to 8: 75% of the tour cost for an adult
  • Child under 4: free of charge (An additional fee is required when opting for a separate bus seat) 


  • 1 day before departure: No charge
  • No show: 100% charge

Bus for Hanoi – Ninh Binh tour

For an unforgettable and hassle-free Ninh Binh one-day tour from Hanoi, we use the limousine bus with pick up and drop off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Our 17-seater bus offers unparalleled comfort with soft seats and a spacious interior. The bus is equipped with high-speed WiFi and USB ports for your convenience.

  • Distance: 90km
  • Driving time: 2 – 2,5 hours with a short break on the halfway
  • Capacity: 10, 17, 19 passengers
  • Bottle water
Go to Ninh Binh by Limousine Bus
Go from Hanoi to Ninh Binh by Limousine Bus
Bus for Hanoi to Ninh Binh
Bus for Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Buffet Lunch

  • During the tour, you will be served a buffet lunch with most Vietnamese dishes such as roasted chicken, stir-fry goat, fried fish, and a load of salad, and vegetables.
  • Vegetarian food is also available
Buffet lunch for Ninh Binh tour
Buffet lunch for Ninh Binh tour


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Hanoi → Hoa Lu → Trang An → Mua Cave

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