Trang An Boat-ride & Hoa Lu Temples – Day Tour


Situated about 100 kilometers south of Hanoi capital and in the southernmost region of the Red River Delta. Ninh Binh stretches its land from the Northwest mountainous area to the delta, therefore, it is called a half mountain half plain province. Actually, there are three main types of topography in Ninh Binh: limestone mountains (Karst landscape) with breathtaking caves & grottoes; the delta formed by Red River Silt, and a coastline of 18 kilometers.

It normally takes about two and a half hours drive from Hanoi, this easy access offers travelers many tour options to Ninh Binh such as day tours, overnight tours, trekking tour, biking tour. Please take your time to read this article for Ninh Binh tour and get an idea for your travel plan.

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Experience the fascinating history of Hoa Lu and stunning landscape of the Trang An Grottoes during this day trip from Hanoi. Admire the beautiful temples of Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1009, learning about the various dynasties that once controlled its throne. Following a lunch at a local eatery head to Trang An Grottoes, an area known as the inland version of Ha Long Bay thanks to its lush scenery and towering limestone hills. Then take a peaceful rowing trip through this unique natural area before heading back to Hanoi. This Hoa Lu and Trang An day trip includes lunch, a guide, bottled water and round-trip hotel transport.

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What to Expect

We will pick you up at your hotel and our journey to Ninh Binh Province will take two hours. There, we will stop to visit Hoa Lu, the Ancient Capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. The city stood as the capital for 41 years (968 – 1009), the first 12 years of which were under the Dinh Dynasty of King Dinh Tien Hoang. Later the Le Dynasty under King Le Dai Hanh ruled for 29 years. Both King Dinh and King Le have temples dedicated to them here.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will take an amazing boat trip to visit Trang An Grottoes, which is known as Vietnam’s “Inland Halong”. With 31 valleys and 50 cross-water caves, Trang An is home to 600 different species of flora and over 200 types of fauna, many of them rare and endangered. Rowing through Trang An Grottoes is a one of a kind experience. The quiet fresh air of the highlands is broken only by the sound of birds chirping and the oars stirring the clear water. Look closely as you float to see the wild white goats grazing on the forested mountains that rise up from the water. Trang An Grottoes is truly one of the most beautiful sights in Vietnam. After the boat trip, we will return to Hanoi.

Important Information

  • Departure Point Hanoi city
  • Departure Time 8am


  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled drinking water
Hoa Lu Temple via NgocAnh 


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Additional Infomation

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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