Location: Ninh Binh Tour
Price: From US$17/person

Visit Ninh Binh and enjoy every single minute on the peaceful countryside roads from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc. The distance 10km between these two spots is nicely embellished with rice fields, lime-stones, waterways, local villages and their people.

Hoa Lu was the ancient capital city of Vietnam from 968 to 1009. Here, kings under Dinh and Le dynasties built the citadel surrounded by karst-mountains. After a long period being suffered from the destruction of wars and weather, what remain now are the two sacred temples of our kings and a part of the old palace.

Temples of King Dinh and Le in Hoa Lu

For decades, Tam Coc has been marked in many western guide books and travel forums as a picturesque landscape in Ninh Binh, North Vietnam. The must-do two hour rowing boat trip takes you through THREE natural caves.

Tam Coc

Thai Vi Temple is just next to Tam Coc, surrounded by beautiful rice fields. This small temple is dedicated for worshipping kings and queens under the early Tran Dynasty to honor their great contribution to the country.

Thai Vi Temple

Further down 2km from Tam Coc, Bich Dong Pagoda lies behind big trees and mountains. It is known as one of the oldest pagodas in town. Tourists will be impressed by the traditional architecture and the amazing work by the old people to build a pagoda on mountains.

Bich Dong Pagoda

Many tourists have named Mua Cave (Hang Mua) the “Mini Grand Canyon of Ninh Binh”. Achieve the 500 steps to get high and record the stunning views of the Tam Coc River and the downtown of city.

View from top of Hang Mua

Trip schedule:

8:30AM: Get picked-up by our drivers at your hotel in Ninh Binh City. If your hotel is outside the city, surcharge may be applied.

9:00AM: Visit the two temple of Kings Dinh and Le in Hoa Lu.

10:30: Enjoy the 2 hour boat-ride through water caves in Tam Coc.

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

1:30PM: Visit Thai Vi Temple.

2:30PM: Visit Bich Dong Pagoda

4:00PM: Climb the 500 steps in Mua Cave.

5:30PM: Trip ends at your hotel.

What to bring: Camera, hat, umbrella, sunblock.


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

02 hour boat-ride in Tam Coc

Lunch (food is catered for vegetarians or dietary restrictions)

01 bottle 500ml of mineral water/person/trip

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


Other drinks and personal expenses

Tip, gratuity


Group size Full-board tour (USD/person) Driver only (USD/a driver)
From 02 to 04 40 17
From 05 and up 39 16
Only 01 47 18

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