NB03: Trang An - Hoa Lu - Mua Cave

Trang An Grottoes Area is consider as a great rock locating in vast lake. It is said that, this is the place where Dinh Bo Linh trained his navy soldiers. All the scenes seem to be mingled with which create a particular and interesting space awaking a wide range of mythical imagination.









Hoa Lu is some 110km or two hours from Hanoi. Located near the town of Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defence for this kingdom against the Chinese.

The mountains and sea combined to make Hoa Lu’s picturesque landscape. Hoa Lu lays in a flat valley surrounded by the Trang An lime stone mountains, which form a natural wall protecting the old citadel. The city’s northwest is bordered by the Hoang Long River, the tributaries of which run through the capital, cooling the weather within the city and serving as convenient waterways.

Mua Cave is very impressive with small grove of trees, but the main attraction is a 500-step trek to the pagoda at the top where there’s a simple altar to Quan Am (Goddess of Mercy). Really spectacular views including Tam Coc cave (see where the tour boats go!)


8h30: Start to ride on bicycles with our local guide through countryside road with picturesque scenery to Trang An. You can make a stop on your request, everywhere our guide will help you talk with people, learn about their life & let you take memorable pictures
9h10: Take a 3 hour boat trip in Trang An
12h00: Finish a boat trip and cycle to Hoa Lu
12h30: Have lunch in a local restaurant
13h30: Visit Hoa Lu with two temples "Dinh & Le", after that hike up 200 steps to visit the King’s tomb at the top of Ma Yen mountain to see nice views
15h00: Cycle to Mua Cave and achieve 500 steps
17h00: Cycle back to the hotel. Tour ends at around 5:30pm.

What to bring
• Camera 
• Hat 
• Umbrelar 
• Sunblock      
Included in price
• Entry fees 
• Boat tickets
• Bicycles       
• Lunch
• Hotel pickup 
• guide
• Tips

Not included in price
• Travel insurance  
• Drinks
• Other personal expenses.


 Your price when:




You are 2 persons:

US$49 per person



You are 3-5 persons:

US$48 per person



You are 6-8 persons:

US$47 per person



You are 9 & up:

US$46 per person