One day at Hoa Lu – Am Tien Cave – Trang An from Hanoi

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Ninh Binh province likes a hidden gem of the north of Vietnam with many amazing landscapes from mountains, caves to rice fields of farmer, peaceful small villages. Come to Ninh Binh, you not only have memorable memories but also a dozen of beautiful photos!



  • Visit the ancient Dinh King temple in the Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel
  • Enjoy the panoramic blue lake view and discover Am Tien Cave in the middle of the mountain
  • Have the Vietnamese buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • Enjoy the sampan boat trip in Trang An Landscape


Brief Itinerary:

7.30 – 8.00: Pick up guests in hotels from Hanoi Old Quarter for starting the tour.

10:20: Arrive at Hoa Lu ancient capital.

10:30: Visit the King Dinh temple, was built 3 centuries ago.

11:30: Visit Am Tien Cave and pagodas and enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of Tuyet Tinh Coc.

12:30: Have a lunch at a local restaurant.

13:30: Have three hours sampan boat trip in Trang An Eco-Tourism Landscape. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and take photos!

16:30: Leave Trang An for Hanoi.

18:45: Tour ends. Come back to your departure point in Hanoi.



There are some highlights in the north of Vietnam, one of them couldn’t miss Ninh Binh province. Recently, Ninh Binh province attracts more international visitors. If you are curious about what Ninh Binh has, join this tour, you will have opportunity to visit almost of them.

As you know, Vietnam has a long history and the capital was changed to many different places. In this tour, you will visit one destination that used to be the capital of three dynasties: Dinh, Early Le and Ly from 10th century. This destination was chosen for no reason, King saw its good position for defence. Hoa Lu is surrounded by high mountains and many trees. In the past, it was a good way to protect the country.

Then, you will visit King Ding temple near there. It faces the East, and stands in front of Ma Yen Mount, where King Dinh Tien Hoang’s tomb was located. The temple has three sections: the exterior area is the sanctum, the middle section is called Thien Huong worshipping four officials of the Dinh dynasty. In front of the shrine has a King’s bed made from monolithic stone with two lion statues in two sides. Besides that, you will see many symbols were carved delicately. Let’s discover its meanings and listen stories from tour guide to learn more about it!

The last destination that you will visit before the lunch is Am Tien Cave.

Am Tien Cave is located on the flank of mountain with rugged terrain and surrounded by mountains. The cave looks like dragon’s mouth shape so it has another name is Dragon Cave. Due to terrain, the cave almost separated from the outside world. In the past, King made order for using this place as an execution ground for punishment to crimes.

You have to climb 205 stairs to reach the cave. Along the road, you will see many trees which make a mysterious vibe for this place. From there, you will have an overall view of landscape. You also see a huge lake called Ao Giai from cave gate. Its water is quite clear so you can see algaes under the water. You are surely impressed with panorama view in front of your eyes.

This is time for lunch to fill up your energy bottle. Let’s taste the food!

The last destination you will go in the itinerary is Trang An Eco Tourism Landscape which was recognized by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage site. Its area is 2168 ha, you will be lost in fairy tale which nature is purely beautiful. You will take a sampan boat and start to explore this complex. On the way, in front of your eyes is a lot of mountains and reflect their shadows on the water river. The limestone mountains here have been formed since 250 million years and after climate and environment changes, it makes many ponds and caves. On the sampan boat, you will go through many caves. This is great opportunity to have amazing photos and save memories.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle round trip and transfers from Hanoi Old Quarter area

  • Complimentary water bottles

  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

  • Lunch

  • Boat trip in Trang An

  • English speaking tour guide


  • Beverages, tips & personal expenses


Please Note

  • Option 1: Buffet lunch + shuttle bus: price like the website

  • Option 2: Set menu + Limousine: you will pay extra fee: 10 USD (230,000 VND)/pax. If you want to upgrade this, please contact to us for this request to have payment information.

  • Rountrip transfer service is avaible in Hanoi Old Quarter area only

  • The timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather and other factors
  • This price is not applied for holidays

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