Location: Ninh Binh tour
Price: From US$49/person

The names Thien Ha Cave/ Thien Ha Grotto/ Galaxy Cave/ Galaxy Grotto refer to the same tourist attraction located in Son Ha Commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province, North Vietnam. In 2007, local people found a cave with small entrance, covered by trees and tall grass in Tuong (General) Mountain which belongs to Trang An Mountains System. This mountain shapes like a guardian, who is believed to protect the Ancient Hoa Lu Citadel of Dinh and Le dynasties. Being astonished by the natural beauty of stalagmite, stalactite, and by the creation of Mother Nature, local people named it Thien Ha which means “galaxy” in English.

  

To explore Thien Ha Cave, tourists will start with a 1km boat ride on a small canal from Son Ha Commune, then continue walking on the 500m stone road leading to the Tuong Mountain to get to the gate of the cave.

 

The cave is 700m long, consisting of 200m dry cave and 500m water cave. Tourists will be visiting this cave by both on foot and on small boats rowed by local women. The 12.000 m2 interior (as big as Sung Sot/Surprising Cave in Halong Bay) homed to a group of ancient Vietnamese people. Lots of shellfishes, pottery pieces, animal bones, tortoise shells, and other traces and antiques have been found here. Thien Ha Cave, now, still homes to thousands of bats.

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Hang Mua Peak (Mua Cave) is known as the “mini-Grand Canyon” of Ninh Binh. After hiking 500 steps, from here, tourists achieve the stunning views of Tam Coc River and city’s downtown. Recently, Hang Mua Peak has been put in wishlist of many travellers when they explore Ninh Binh.

 

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Trip schedule and costs:

Option 1: Trip with car and and an English speaking tour guide

8:30AM: Get picked-up by our tour guide and driver at your hotel in Ninh Binh Center/ Tam Coc Area. If your hotel is outside these areas, surcharge may be applied.

9:30AM: Enjoy the 2 hour boat-ride from Son Ha Commune to explore Galaxy Cave, followed by an 1 hour boat ride to Tam Coc Area via Thung Nham Bird Garden.

12:30PM: Have lunch in a local restaurant in Tam Coc.

2:00PM: Cover the 500 steps in Mua Cave to get the views.

4:30PM: Trip ends at your hotel.

What to bring: Camera, hat, umbrella, sunblock, sandals/ shoes/ flip flops.

Inclusions: 

Transfer: by A/C car

We offer 2 levels of service:

Option 1. Fully inclusive (full board – see below for pricing)

Entrance fees and sight-seeing tickets

2 hour boat-ride in Thien Ha Cave, followed by 1 hour boat-ride through Thung Nham Bird Park

Lunch (food is catered for vegetarians or dietary restrictions)

Option 2. Driver only. Entrance fees, sightseeing tickets and lunch are to be paid by passengers (see below for pricing and please bring cash for payment)

01 bottle 500ml of mineral water/person/trip

Exclusions:

Other drinks and personal expenses

Tip, gratuity

PRICE:

Group size Fully-inclusive (USD/pax) Driver only (USD/pax)
From 02 to 04  64  48
From 05 and up  63  70
Only 01  100  45

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Option 2: Motorbike trip with local riders

8:30AM: Get picked-up by our local motorbike riders at your hotel in Ninh Binh Center/ Tam Coc Area. If your hotel is outside the city, surcharge may be applied. Continue with 30km local backroads to access Son Ha Commnue.

9:30AM: Enjoy the 2 hour boat-ride from Son Ha Commune to explore Galaxy Cave, followed by an 1 hour boat ride to Tam Coc Area via Thung Nham Bird Garden. Our riders will be waiting for you where the boat ride ends.

12:30PM: Have lunch in a local restaurant in Tam Coc.

2:00PM: Using backroads to access Mua Cave Site. Cover the 500 steps in Mua Cave to get the views.

4:30PM: Trip ends at your hotel.

What to bring: Camera, hat, umbrella, sunblock, sandals/ shoes/ flip flops.

Inclusions: 

Transfer: 01 motorbike-driver (and his scooter)/person/tour. If you request for 01 English speaking tour guide with his scooter as a motorbike-driver, surcharge is 35USD for the tour guide.

We offer 2 levels of service:

Option 1. Fully inclusive (full board – see below for pricing)

Entrance fees and sight-seeing tickets

2 hour boat-ride in Thien Ha Cave, followed by 1 hour boat-ride through Thung Nham Bird Park

Lunch (food is catered for vegetarians or dietary restrictions)

Option 2. Driver only. Entrance fees, sightseeing tickets and lunch are to be paid by passengers (see below for pricing and please bring cash for payment)

01 bottle 500ml of mineral water/person/trip

Exclusions:

Other drinks and personal expenses

Tip, gratuity

PRICE:

Group size Full packaged (USD/pax) Driver only (USD/pax)
From 02 to 04  49  23
From 05 and up  48  22
Only 01  55  25