NB 06: Cycling tour to Trang An - Hoa Lu - Mua Cave

Trang An Eco-tourism Complex is a potential destination in Ninh Binh. Covering an area of 1,961 hectares, Trang An belongs to the mass of Attraction Relic of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and includes three main functional subdivisions: Center area for welcoming visitors and festival organization; tourist area of Grottoes with 48 grottoes and caves together 31 large and small valleys; and hallowed cultural area of Bai Dinh Pagoda. The whole complex has 47 historical relics and nearly 100 grottoes stretching around 20km South – North.

 

Hoa Lu is the legendary ancient capital of Viet Nam. The old capital was built more than 10 centuries ago under the reign of Dinh Dynasty and Le Dynasty. It was its capital for just 41 years (968-1009). The capital then was moved to Thang Long under the Ly Dynasty (1010). With the size of 3000ha, Hoa Lu is protected by a natural wall with surrounding Trang An limestone mountains and Hoang Long river. The combination between mountains and rivers make Hoa Lu surroundings very picturesque. Hoa Lu is famous for the number of palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions that were built by different dynasties. Bao Thien Tue Palace that was plated with gold and silver is very popular with its architecture. There were also two famous temples that were built in the 11th century to dedicate King Dinh Tien Hoang and his successor Le Dai Hanh.

 

Mua Cave ( Cave of Dance ) is very impressive with small grove of trees, but the main attraction is a 500-step trek to the pagoda at the top where there`s a simple altar to Quan Âm ( Goddess of Mercy ). Really spectacular views including Tam Coc cave ( see where the tour boats go! )

This trip is very suitable for a couple with age 18 - 45 & daily departure
The best way to avoid highway # 1A is cycling tour
 

Morning:
08:30 – 09:00: Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel (upon request) to The Vancouver Hotel and start to ride on a bike to Mua cave. Though small, this place attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. From the cave, you can see all the way to Tam Coc's three grottoes. Climb 500 stone steps to the top of the mountain to enjoy a stunning view of the countryside and the wonderful Ngo Dong river.

 

10:00 – 13:00: Take a small boat along the river to discover the mysterious beauty of the Trang An cave system including Ba Giot, Dia Linh, Toi (dark) cave, Sang (bright) cave, Ao Trai and Seo cave.

 

13:00 – 14:30 : Have lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Afternoon: 

14:30 – 16:00: Cycle to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, dating from the 10th century. Marvel at the ancient architecture and the carvings on wood and stone depictiong daily life, dreams and wishes for peace and good life.

 

16:00 – 17:00: The tour ends at your hotel.

What to bring:
+ Camera
+ Umbrella
+ Sunblock
+ Hat
+ Comfortable shoes

Included in price:
+ English Speaking guide/ local guide with a lot of experiences & knowledge
+ Other languages on request
+ Bicycles 
+ Pick-up & drop-off at hotel in the city center (outside the city center, surcharge USD 8.00 ++/ per person).
+ Boat trip in a 4-person boat (shared boat)
+ All of tickets
+ Lunch (we carter vegetarians)
+ All taxes & services charge.

Not included in price:
+ Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
+ Travel insurance.
+ Drinks and other personal expenses. 
+ Tips/ Gratuities.
+ Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Important notes:
+ Child 1 - 4 years old: F.O.C ( Free of charge )
+ Child 5 - 10 years old, 75% adult price
+ Peak season surcharge 25% on Dec 24th and 31st and Lunar New Year Eve.

Price in USD for per person
 

Number in Group
(Private Group)

Price per person in US$ in party of
Valuded during 2015

1

2 – 3

4 - 6

7 - 10

11 - 15

Price

89

50

45

43

40


Other notes:
Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information.
+ In case you could not receive our automatic email-reply in some minutes, kindly send us a message
   to our backup mailbox at thevancouverhotel@gmail.com. Thank you!

Price in USD for per person
 

Number in Group

Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2 – 3

4 - 6

7 - 10

11 - 15

Price

89

50

45

43

40


Other notes:
Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information
+ In case you could not receive our automatic email-reply in some minutes, kindly send us a message
   to our backup mailbox at thevancouverhotel@gmail.com. Thank you !