Leisurely time on Sampan to visit “Tam Coc – Halong Bay on land”, going through the tunnels and explore the local daily life along the Ngo Dong river. Biking through the rice field and learn how to take care the rice. Hiking to the top of mountain in Mua cave to get the whole stunning view of Tam Coc valley.

Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Mua Cave – Tam Coc 1 Day Tour

07:30 – 08:15 am: Your tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter, then depart to Ninh Binh for the trip. Short break-time on the way for picturesque view of rural in Vietnam countryside with fertilizer green fields, local famer, water buffalo…

10:30: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with King Dinh Temple dating back to the 17th Century. Temple’s architecture look like the copy of Royal Palace in the pass. You can understand much more about Vietnamese history, traditional architecture while the time at the temple.

11:30: Arrive Mua cave which is constructed following the model of “miniature of Great Wall” in China with nearly 500 steps up to mountain peak. You will spend about one hour to do trekking up to top of mountain for overview the panoramic landscape of Tam Coc valley, rice fields, and Ninh Binh city.

12:30: Get on the bus heading to Tam Coc. Enjoy the delicious Lunch at local restaurant.

13:30: Starting the rowing boat trip to explore the beauty of Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on Land”. In one hour and half on the boat, you are visiting the Ngo Dong River with three water tunnels, viewing the rice along both side of river, taking photo of local farmer who is working and catching river food. Moving between the green high mountains, you feel as living in the quiet and far further from the modern recent live.

17:00: Get back the bus for way back to Hanoi city.

19:30: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Trip ends.

Shuttle Bus with experienced driver

English Speaking Guide

Buffet Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine

Hoa Lu ancient capital visit

Rowing Boat trip in Tam Coc

Cycling activity

Mua cave hiking

Entrance fees

Many photo hunting opportunities

Local farmer experiencing

Complimentary water in the bus

All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.

Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter not included (additional charges may apply for pick up outside of Hanoi Old Quarter); for verification please contact us

Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above

Travel insurance.

Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.


You want to extend your trip, please advise !

Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites

Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.

Keep contact with Vietnam Real Tour to get support any time.


What to bring:

Please bring the sun-cream, sun-glasses, warm clothes, shoes, camera.


Children policy:

Child under 5 year old: free charge

Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult

Child above 9 year old: full charge