Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong Tours & Free Hanoi Food Tours

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Discovering fully beauty of Ninh Binh and taste amazing flavor of Hanoi street food in one day.

- 7:30 - 8:00: Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or the confirmed meeting point. This will be a 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh, which is about 105 km to the South of Hanoi

The landscapes and historic monuments of Ninh Binh Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie just south of Hanoi. On...
Discovering fully beauty of Ninh Binh and taste amazing flavor of Hanoi street food in one day.

- 7:30 - 8:00: Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or the confirmed meeting point. This will be a 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh, which is about 105 km to the South of Hanoi

The landscapes and historic monuments of Ninh Binh Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu then venture off-road on a boat cruise around the karst cliffs and grottoes of Tam Coc and a scenic bike ride through the countryside

- 17:00 – 18:30: Come back to Hanoi to do Hanoi street food tour with volunteer university student guide.

- 18:30 - 21:00: There’s nothing like having a friendly local guide to introduce you to a new city. Hanoi Free Local Tour blished to help travelers who are looking to gain insight and understanding of the food, culture and history of the city.

Note: + You pay for what you try (over $4): about $2,5 - $6 / person
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Stop At: Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh 40000 Vietnam

Yen Ngua Mountain provides a scenic backdrop for Hoa Lu’s two surviving temples, both spaces dominated by dark-red lacquered pillars. The first, Dinh Tien Hoang, was restored in the 17th century and is dedicated to the Dinh dynasty. At the front of the main temple building is the stone pedestal of a royal throne; inside are bronze bells and a statue of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang with his three sons. The second temple is dedicated to monarch Le Dai Hanh.

For a great perspective of the ruins, hike 20 minutes (around 1.5km) to the tomb of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang. Access is via the hill opposite the ticket office. Hoa Lu is 12km northwest of Ninh Binh; turn left 6km north of town on...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh 40000 Vietnam

Yen Ngua Mountain provides a scenic backdrop for Hoa Lu’s two surviving temples, both spaces dominated by dark-red lacquered pillars. The first, Dinh Tien Hoang, was restored in the 17th century and is dedicated to the Dinh dynasty. At the front of the main temple building is the stone pedestal of a royal throne; inside are bronze bells and a statue of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang with his three sons. The second temple is dedicated to monarch Le Dai Hanh.

For a great perspective of the ruins, hike 20 minutes (around 1.5km) to the tomb of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang. Access is via the hill opposite the ticket office. Hoa Lu is 12km northwest of Ninh Binh; turn left 6km north of town on Hwy 1. There is no public transport, but tours leave from Ninh Binh.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mua Caves, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

Down a sleepy road between rice paddies, this cave is not terribly impressive, but there are panoramic views from the peak above. A stone staircase beside the cave entrance zigzags through the karst (beware the goat droppings) and it’s almost 500 steps to a simple altar to Quan Am (the Goddess of Mercy). Look west for the Ngo Dong River winding through Tam Coc.

The climb is paved but steep in sections, so bring water and allow an hour return. Mua Cave is 5km from Ninh Binh and is a popular stop on Tam Coc tours.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bich Dong Pagoda, Ngu Nhac Son Mountains, Ninh Binh 430000 Vietnam

This charming cluster of cave temples is a couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc. The Lower Pagoda is located at the base, from which 100 steps lead to the Middle Pagoda, where there's a shorter but steep ascent to the Upper Pagoda. Inside each cave temple, looming statues peer from the haze of burning incense. Outside offers incredible countryside views.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

(Small Group) Hanoi Street Food Tours with Volunteer Guide

There’s nothing like having a friendly local guide to introduce you to a new city. Hanoi Free Local Tour blished to help travelers who are looking to gain insight and understanding of the food, culture and history of the city.
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We are a non-profit organisation by local university students, who have been living in our beloved-city, Hanoi for years. We would love to show you the best of Hanoi, including the hidden places, best foods and interesting life stories.

+ You pay for what you try (over $4): about $2,5 - $6 / person


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

We pick you up at your hotel or hostel punctually and We spend 5 minutes discussing about food allergies, vegetarian and tour's itinerary. Itinerary + We pick you up at your hotel or hostel punctually + We spend 5 minutes discussing about food allergies, vegetarian and the tour’s itinerary Discover Hanoi Street Food Special traditional foods that only locals know Tell mysterious stories about food’s recipe Introduce Vietnamese traditions and customs Bun Cha (Rice Noodle with Grilled Pork), Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches), Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancako), Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee), Bun Rieu Cua (Crab Soup Noodle), Pho (Noodle Soup), Banh Cuon (Stuffed Pancake/Steamed rolled rice pancake), Walking to visit Hanoi Opera House, St.Joseph’s Cathedral ( Optional) and Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street ( on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Duration: 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • 0.5l Bottled water on bus per person per day
  • Detail itinerary mentioned in the selected option
  • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Biking trip around the countryside area
  • Lunch (with local food - Vietnamese cuisines)
  • Entry/Admission - Mua Caves
  • Admission tour included mentioned at option tour you choose
  • Entry/Admission - Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
  • Hotel Pick-up (Old Quarter only)
  • Entry/Admission - Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
  • Entry/Admission - Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Free Hanoi Street Food Tours with Volunteer Guide
Not Included
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
  • Food and Drinks in Free Hanoi Food Tours (You only pay what you try)
  • Drinks, Gratuities, What not mentioned clearly
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up at you hotel (Old Quarter only)

7:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.