Trang An Boat-ride & Hoa Lu Temples

NB01 | Day tour | Private Tour | All Year Around | Can be tailored to suite your requirements


Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was recognized by UNESCO as a mixed natural and cultural property. This day tour to Trang An and Hoa Lu ancient capital will give you a chance to get both of the values above:

Trang An is described as “a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs.

Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, but visitor can see temples built in honor of the first emperors of Vietnam.


  • Admire the spectacular beauty of the limestone outcrops on three-hour boat-ride from one valley to others through many tiny caves
  • ​Visit two 17th-century temples, modeled after their 11th-century originals
  • ​Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own route, getting insider tips from your private driver
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch with local specialties.


in the morning

You will be picked up by our tour guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi at 7.30 AM. The drive through the Red River Delta to Ninh Binh takes you about 2,5 hours. Upon arrival at Trang An boat operation station, you will get on a small sampan boat and enjoy 3 hour row on a little river which goes through many small limestone caves. This is a very interesting discovery! The scenery is spectacular as you are rowing in between the towering karst formations of this newly recognized Unesco’s heritage. After the row, your lunch is served at a local restaurant where you will enjoy a Vietnamese meal with the local specialties.

in the afternoon

Hoa Lu was chosen as the capital of the nation in the tenth century. The heart of the ancient Vietnam surrounded by steep rock mountains lasted for 41 years before it was moved to Thang Long (Today Hanoi). Visiting the area, you are not able to view the royal palaces which is described amazingly in Vietnamese history but the interesting temples which were erected by the locals many years ago. This is where the locals pay homage to the country founders. Here, you will be told an interesting story about the royal family and the fortune of Hoa Lu ancient capital. This piece of Vietnam history will surely make your day more interesting.
About 3.30 PM, you will get back on your private vehicle and make your way to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, end of service.

Tour Inclusions

  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing and boat tickets
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Bottled water on the vehicle

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

Inquire a free quote for this tour

This is a sample itinerary that has been enjoyed by many of our past travelers to the region. It can be custom-made to meet your expectation. The prices very much depend on your group size and type of accommodation. Please send us a quote request and we will get back to you with the detail.