Mua cave -Hoa Lu – Van Long Nature Reserve Tour - 1 Day

You are in Hanoi & would love to visit less – touristic places in Ninh Binh? You are interested in natural landscapes, beautiful scenery & cultural site with some leisure activities of hiking, biking & boating? You can find all in this customized Ninh Binh day tour to Mua cave, Hoa Lu ancient capital & Van Long nature reserve, flexibly designed for your best exploration of Ninh Binh’s beauty.


Ninh Binh is a top tourist destination in Northern Vietnam, famous for its pristine landscapes of mountains, waterways, natural caves…, for its historical & cultural sites, and for its mouth-watering local foods.You can easily make a day escape to explore highlighted must-see tourist attractions in Ninh Binh from Hanoi capital.In this Ninh Binh day trip, we would tailormake you a visit to the following places :

  • Mua Cave, the beautiful hiking site to conquer Ngoa Long mountain, where you can capture impressive panorama of towering limestone pillars, rice fields in Tam Coc into your eyes.
  • Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during 10th & 11th century with old-aged temples & historical values.
  • Van Long nature reserve, the untouched place in Ninh Binh of rich eco-system & awesome scenery, where is chosen as the setting location for “King: Skong island” movie in 2015.

What you can expect from this Ninh Binh day trip?

  • Enjoy stunning landscapes of mountains, caves, rice fields & waterways in Ninh Binh
  • Healthy hike to conquer Ngoa Long peak & be rewarded with beautiful pictures of your life-time memory.
  • Leisure bike thru local villages & scenic dykes to experience locals’ daily life as well as landscapes in Van Long nature reserve.
  • Relax yourselves on a rowing boat ride to admire natural life of  birds, pheasants, storks herons & possibly the delacour’s langurs – the most endangered primate in Van Long nature reserve.
  • Enrich your insight of Vietnam’s history in the 10th & 11th century on a visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital.


7h30 AM, our guide & driver pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi & depart to Ninh Binh.

9h30 A.M.Arrive in Mua cave, in the morning time of pleasant climate for a scenic hike to the peak of Ngoa Long mountain – promise many viral photos you will have here.

11h30 A.M .Enjoy an authentic lunch of delicious local dishes such as goat meat, burned rices…..

13h00 P.M. Proceed for Hoa Lu ancient capital, the heart of Vietnam in the 10th & 11th century, to visit Dinh & Le temples, which offer you a good insight of Vietnam’s history under Dinh, Le & Ly dynasties, as well as the 17th century’s architectural values reflected in those temples

14h30 P.M. Journey to Van Long nature reserve.Start a leisure bike along the local residences, then along quiet dyke roads for your great sense of peaceful countryside with the rivers & mountainscapes.

15h30 PM.Board a 1.5 hour rowing sampan with friendly locals to admire the pristine landscape of Van Long Nature Reserve in the afternoon, the right time to view the diversity of rich fauna & flora with many birds, storks, herons, pheasants flying around.If lucky enough, we may encounter the school of Delacour’s langurs playing around in mountains.

17h00 P.M.Meet our driver & drive back to Hanoi. This day trip to Mua cave, Hoa Lu & Van Long finishes at around 19h00 P.M when driver & tourguide say goodbye to your family at the doorsteps of your hotel.


Mua cave – Hoa Lu – Van Long day trip in private

No of travelers 2 paxs 3-5 paxs 6-8 paxs 9 paxs up
Price in USD/person $80 $60 $45 $40

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

The trip includes :

  • Private English speaking tourguide ( other languages if available, upon request)
  • Private car with driver following the program.
  • Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places in the program.
  • Boat ride fees to visit Van Long nature reserve.
  • Bike rental fees
  • Lunch of local Vietnamese food in a local restaurant.

The trip excludes :

  • Tips & gratitude to good service ( driver, tourguide & boat rower)
  • Drinks or berverages.
  • Personal expences
  • Optional tours

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Mua cave -Hoa Lu – Van Long Nature Reserve Tour
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