Located in Dau Khe Ha hamlet, Ninh Xuan Commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, Mua cave is one of must-see attractions when to Ninh Binh. Hang Mua is constructed following the model of “miniature Great Wall” in China. Therefore, it is known as Miniature Great Wall in Vietnam. The name “Mua Cave” derives from a folk tale. Legend is that, when King Tran moved to Hoa Lu to establish Thai Vi temple, he often goes to the cave below the mountain to enjoy singing and dancing performance. Since then, people named the Mua Cave to recall the old legend.
Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water.
|• Buffet lunch with local specialties
• Bicycle activity
• Entrance fee & boat cruising
• Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi limousine round transfer
• English speaking guide
• Free Wifi & mineral water on the limousine
• Free usage of Vietnamese conical hat & rain-coat during the trip
• Personal expenses
• All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
• Surcharge for public holidays
HOA LU - TAM COC - MUA CAVE TOUR 1 DAY WITH LIMOUSINE BUS
07h30 – 8h00: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for the limousine transfer to Ninh Binh.
09h15: You will have a short break of 15 – 20 minutes to stretch your legs, use the facilities or have a quick snack.
10h30: The limousine arrives in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam from years 968 to 1010. Then you will visit the Temple of King Dinh and King Le to learn more about Vietnamese history under the Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasties.
11h45: You will have a buffet lunch with local specialties in the private area of our Ninh Binh Heritage restaurant. The vegetarian option is also available.
13h00: The limousine brings you to Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on the land”, where you will spend 1.5 hours on the bamboo boat to explore this area. On this excursion down the Ngo Dong River, you will pass through the beautiful paddy fields, limestone karst formation, and a stunning cave system including Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba caves for a unique experience.
14h30: It’s time to join our 45 minutes cycling activity to discover the life of the local people.
15h30: We continue to visit Mua Cave, also known as the “Great Wall of China” in Vietnam, and climb 500 steps to reach the peak of Ngoa Long Mountain, overlooking the amazing view of the city and Tam Coc below.
16h30: You then get on the limousine for the transfer back to Hanoi.
18h30 -19h00: The limousine drops you off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter