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Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi provided by Vietnam Group Tour

Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

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The karst cliffs, historic towns, and scenic waterways of the Ninh Binh Province lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, explore by bus, boat, and bike, including a visit to the former capital of Hoa Lu, a boat cruise along the Ngo Dong River, a visit to the Tam Coc caves, and a bike ride to Bich Dong Pagoda.
  • Magnificent views of Tam Coc on a Ngo Dong River cruise
  • Cycle through the countryside to Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Hanoi
  • Great value: hotel pickup/drop-off, lunch, and all activities included
What to Expect
After pickup from your Hanoi hotel, travel by air-conditioned bus through the scenic countryside of the Red River Delta and Ninh Binh Province. The first stop of the day is Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s 10th-century capital, where you’ll have chance to admire the ancient temples and monuments dating from the Le and Dinh dynasties. After lunch at a local restaurant, set sail on a boat cruise along the Ngo Dong River, and marvel at the stunning landscapes, lined with karst rock formations, caves, and grottos. Stop at Tam Coc to discover the magnificent cave complex and then set out to explore the surrounding countryside by bike. On the leisurely bike ride, cycle along country lanes, past lush rice paddies and rural villages, and stop to visit the cave temples of Bich Dong Pagoda. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your Hanoi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hanoi, Vietnam
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Pick-up and drop-off at hotel
  • Bus transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bicycle (optional)
  • Mineral water a
  • Buffet lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
  • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
  • Pickup outside Old quarters
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • All things are not mentioned in the inclusions
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tamika C wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions
Highly recommend these guys to explore Ninh Binh. Our tour guide Son, was amazing, he spoke very well and was easy to have a laugh with. It was a more exclusive tour with the groups being capped at 7 the transport was a smaller bus and very comfortable.
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Date of experience: March 2020
arthur w wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
You get you pay for. The seats were tight in a small bus packed to the brim. Other than that the tour was fun.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Renee S wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions
The scenery was beautiful and I'm glad I got to see this place in the limited time I had. The tour guide was lovely and spoke clear English. I felt like he was just going with the motions though and that we were just another lot of tourists rather than people to connect with.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Roy wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
A fantastic day tour incorporating a tour of the old capital city followed by a bike ride and a relaxing boat journey through some breathtaking scenery. Recommended to anyone wanting a relaxing day. The tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable and spoke good English. The
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Date of experience: December 2019
Alan P wrote a review Dec 2019
New York, New York, United States59 contributions19 helpful votes
The logistics on this tour are a bit iffy. It includes hotel pickup and drop off within the Old Quarter which is great, but also means you may be the last one in either direction easily adding an hour or more to the duration. Once it got going it was somewhere between fine and
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Date of experience: December 2019
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