One day at Hoa Lu - Am Tien Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong from Hanoi

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Talk about Vietnam, many people always think of Ha Long Bay with small islets on emerald water, Nha Trang with long sandy beaches, Hoi An town with vintage vibes or Sapa with interesting trek, etc. Therefore, sometimes people forget to explore other destinations. Ninh Binh province might be one of them. Come to Ninh Binh, you not only have the opportunity to admire nature's beauty but also the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside as well as interact to friendly local people. You won't be disappointed to put your feet there!



  • Spend one day to discover the must-see destinations in Ninh Binh
  • Learn more about the ancient capital with interesting history
  • Lost in the amazing view of Am Tien Cave, Tuyet Tinh Coc
  • Observe the beautiful caves on bamboo boat
  • Cycle through villages and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere
  • Visit King Dinh temple and Bich Dong temple

Brief Itinerary:

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

10:20: Arrive at Hoa Lu ancient capital. Time to discover this place used to be the capital of three dynasties in Vietnam!

10:30: Visit the King Dinh temple, the only place where worships King Dinh, his blood relatives and the Dinh dynasty in Vietnam.

11:30: Discover Am Tien Cave and enjoy the stunning lake site at Tuyet Tinh Coc.

12:20: Have lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant to get the energy back.

13:30: Enjoy the Sampan boat trip through the three emerald water caves: Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba. Observe the beautiful river and countryside landscape.

15:30: Cycle on the small roads while breathing the fresh air to Bich Dong Pagoda. You will have 40 minutes to visit the ancient pagoda to learn more about it.

16:30: Leave Tam Coc for Hanoi.

18:30: Arrive at Hanoi. Tour ends with unforgettable moments!




Just about nearly 100 km from Hanoi to Ninh Binh province, you will lost in the heaven with picturesque view of many sight-seeing. Don’t worry that there is not enough places for you to discover, just consider about time you can be there! Join this tour, you will have to visit almost of must-see destinations in Ninh Binh in one day.

First of all, you will visit Hoa Lu, the capital of Dai Co Viet in 10th century. Hoa Lu was chose to become Vietnam’s capital of three dynasties: Dinh, Early Le and Ly. Hoa Lu has a good position for defense with rugged terrain of high mountains. It looks like barriers to protect the capital. You will have a better understanding about our tough but also proud historical period.

Then, you will go to King Dinh temple, where worship the first dynasty of Hoa Lu. The temple was built from 17th century with impressive architecture. You will be amazed of skilled sculpture as well as beautiful details in the temple. With the main color of the temple is dark red, you will see the respect to the King and his power at the same time. If you are person who interested in culture and specially architecture, you will wish for have more time there to explore entire the temple. The design of King Dinh temple is not simply about the architecture, it also tells a lot of historical stories and cultural features.

After having the overall point of view of Vietnamese history through Hoa Lu ancient capital and King Dinh temple, it’s time for lunch! You will have a buffet lunch in the local restaurant and take a short break.

You will start the afternoon by taking a bamboo boat. You will sit on the boat, follow to Ngo Dong river’s flow to come insight the caves and explore them. Hit on your eyes will be many stalactites in different shapes falling down to the water. The caves were formed in thousands of years by nature. On the way, you will see the beautiful landscapes of endless emerald water, feel the wind blow on your hair and the warm of shines. If you come there in harvest time, you will see the yellow-color painting with rice fields, farmers are hard-working on their fields. You even can hear the birdsong and smell of leaves, nature and the sound of river’s flow. This will be the memorable moments in your tour!

Move to the last destination of tour. You will cycle to go to Bich Dong pagoda. The pagoda has another name is Bach Ngoc Thach Son Dong, means the stone pagoda is beautiful like gem. It is located at Truong Yen mountain. It has 3 pagodas: Bottom pagoda, Middle pagoda and Top pagoda. Walking slowly around the pagodas, in peaceful and quite atmosphere, you can forget all of stress and burden in your busy life. It also has many meaningful advises about lifestyle, behavior to lead people to the good things in life.

Do you feel excited to experience all of them?


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

  • Complimentary water bottles

  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

  • Buffet lunch

  • Boat trip in Tam Coc

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Bike


  • 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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