Water activity

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel
Water activity

Hanoi: Hoa Lu, Trang An Caves, & Mua Cave Day Trip and Lunch

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel

From US$ 58 per person


Enjoy a unique rowing boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex, savor a buffet lunch, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital, explore Mua Cave, and take in stunning panoramic views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Hanoi city.
Private or small groups available


  • Climb up to Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river
  • Savor delicious local and asian foods during a buffet lunch
  • Visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital
  • Enjoy a unique boat trip to visit Tràng An
Full description

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Hanoi to Hoa Lu on this day trip to uncover the ancient temples of Dinh King and Le King. Savor local flavors with a buffet lunch and travel by boat on the Trang An river admire stunning natural scenery and visit the Trang An cave complex.

Start your tour with hotel pickup in the early morning and depart for Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of these two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At around midday, sit down for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, before you head to Trang An Wharf to take a boat trip along Trang An Stream. Visit Trang An cave complex, including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, and marvel at the scenery of mountains and rivers.  Then, head back to Trang An wharf to board the luxury limousine, and visit Mua Cave. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Finally, hop back onto the bus to return to Hanoi, arriving back in the early evening.

  • Welcome drink
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Boat trip to Trang An
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Live guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day
  • 1 traditional hat
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note, the tour itinerary and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • Customers should provide their hotel name and address in the Hoan Kiem district for pick-up arrangements
  • All passengers should provide full name, mobile phone or their email addresses, the tour operator will contact you directly after you make your reservation
  • If you are vegetarian or have any special food requirements, please advise the tour operator in advance
  • Disabled guests are unable to partake in water sports activities on the boat
  • If you do not want to join the biking segment of the tour you can relax in the restaurant with a cup of coffee or visit a local market
  • You can also finish your trip in Tam Coc or Ninh Binh
  • Wearing shorts into the temple is not allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 212 reviews

Review summary

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This was a really good trip all in. We had pretty bad weather - rain most of the day, but still enjoyed all the activities. Our guide Thanh looked after us well the whole day, and was on top of everything, gave good knowledge but also left us to enjoy the trip which is the right balance for me. Highlight is definitely the boat ride, which is spectacular, and worth the trip alone, but on a clearer day I think the hike up the mountain would also be up there.

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March 26, 2023

The operator is very responsive. Pick up was on time. Hai delivered his best as the tour guide. It’s really worth ascending Mua Caves to catch the panaromic Tam Coc views. If time allows, I would suggest one to take on both the pagoda and dragon peaks to experience both views. The buffet lunch spread is sufficient.

March 26, 2023

Alex our guide was fabulous and friendly and really knows his history. We did this tour with full on monsoon conditions so wasnt ideal, but Alex had ponchos and straw hats to help, and also lent us an umbrella. The scenery is simply stunning and despite the weather, we are glad that we did this tour.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 169474