After heard a lot of interesting introduction about Ninh Binh Province we decided to take a trip there for 1 Day from Hanoi.We was looking for the Best Travel Agent in Hanoi to get more information and book this tour type. Luckily the Tam Coc Mua Cave Day Tour with Vietnam Eco Travel didn’t make us disappointed, we really love it !! You can also find more options from Tripadvisor for Day Tour in Ninh Binh. Here is link
Tam Coc Mua Cave Recommendation :
Ninh Binh is truly a Halong Bay on land of Vietnam with karst mountains, mysterious caves and lime stones especially it will be decorated by ripe rice paddies in yellow in the summer. A whole picture of the land catches anyone’s eyes at the first sight.
Well the highlights of our trip are 2 things. The first thing is exploring Mua Cave, includes nearly 500 steps to put your foot on top of Mua mountain. Mua Caves Ninh Binh is said to be the “ Great wall of China”. And the second one is being on a small boat floating over Ngo river the experience gives us a good relaxation time.
About the Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour :
It is no long to wait for being confirmed the tour, you need to give travel agent a deposit or you can pay full amount of fee. We booked the Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour 1 Day in advance it happened very thoroughly. We chose Tam Coc Mua Cave Group Tour to save cost !! Our group tour is maximum 14 peoples. If you wouldn’t do group tour, you can book Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour for private. But you need to contact direct to Vietnam Eco Travel to get best deal.
On the tour date :
In the morning, they set up to pick up at hotel then depart to Ninh Binh.
From Hanoi to Ninh Binh is away about 100 km, after 3 hours arrived in Tam Coc Area at around 10:00 am.
The tour starts by taking a ride boat through Ngo river to explore Hang Ca (First Grotto), Hang Hai (Second Grotto), Hang Ba (Third Grotto). I felt the women on her boat very strong while using her 2 legs to drive the boat ! One the river many products are sold such as water, snacks, lotus, fruits…more interesting most of rider on the boats can speak English even some of them can speak plus Chinese, Korean…
For more than 1 hour on ride boat, the next time for biking around Tam Coc area. Just from 35 minutes to 45minutes you’ll find temple, local people, river, field..on your way passing the road. This is my first time I really understand a Vietnamese local life, i was impressed on watching everything around, they are all pretty.
Ending some activities in the morning we were to the car and move to our local restaurant to Enjoy Cooking Class making delicious fried spring rollsserved with traditional cuisine in a restaurant at 11h30pm, I can’t remember the name of that restaurant but food and service tastes so good.
When it came to 1.30 pm a bus take us to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. We visited Ding king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century.
Last of the trip, they took us to visit Mua Caves Ninh Binh. Our guide explained that Mua means dancing, in Vietnamese they call it Hang Mua. The Mua Caves is not too much impressive until you are on the peak to admire the beauty of Ninh Binh below
After that, back to Restaurant for relaxing and enjoy tea or coffee before Car drive back to Hanoi. The trip ends at 6:30 pm, we had a great time in the Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour. Our guide is another gift, he was very informative about history and helpful. The Limousine is comfortable. We arrived in Hanoi at 7:15 pm. We pay the money for a right tour in Vietnam
If you wouldn’t to do this place with the group tour. And would like to explore most beauty of Mua Cave Ninh Binh by your self. There are 3 ways at-a-glance to consider which way you should use for your trip :
1 . Train to Ninh Binh, visiting Mua Cave
2. With shuttle bus to Tam Coc Mua cave Tour
3. Get to Mua Cave Ninh Binh by Motorbike, Private car
This option recommend for travellers who are young and will have lot of time in Vietnam. But some of tourists stays a few days in Viet Nam, some of them just plan a very short trip in the north. That’s why they are more concerned about day trip . Joining Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour to easily get your own experiences with local guide