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

  • 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
Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi
From US$42.00
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Tour with buffet lunch
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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.
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.
Reviews (48)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice and efficient tour

Our guide Quynh was very knowledgable and efficient throughout the tour. She is friendly and always take care of us! There were about 20 of us on the bus. It was very convenient that they pick you up at your hotel. They let me know...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank ogwc2019
VietnamGroupTour, Người quản lý at Vietnam Group Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ogwc2019, It's great to hear that you have had a wonderful tour with Quynh. Sure that she will be really happy to hear that. Your nice words here help us have more motivation to become better and better. We are excited to have another...More

Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile
Mr. Man is Superman !!!

First of all hats off to our tour guide Mr. Man. He was so good and knowledgeable. Made the whole tour lot more fun. The lunch buffet was amazing. So many varieties and food was yummy. Tam Coc boat ride was surreal. The sceneries blew...More

2  Thank rajiv_san
Reviewed 2 January 2019
Picturesque landscape

We went on this tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc as a family from Hanoi. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgable about Vietnamese history. In Hoa Lu, we looked around the ancient temples. It was very fascinating. The buffet food was nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Paradise795648
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Enjoyed this day trip out of Hanoi

My husband and I enjoyed this day trip to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc -- the perfect way to escape Hanoi for a day. Our guide Jimmy was very sweet and provided a lot of historical information about the two temples we visited. The gem...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank tamipearl716
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Nice countryside landscape

My wife and I enjoyed this full day tour to the countryside, especially the boat trip at Tam Coc. We did not really enjoyed the visits to the Temples along the way. They were very rundown and lack of proper maintenance. The guide David provided...More

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9 March 2019|
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Response from Paradise795648 | Reviewed this property |
The answer is Yes. When we went on the tour, we did not ride on bikes whilst others did. We walked around and waited at a cafe until they returned.
Helen K
29 January 2019|
Response from Paradise795648 | Reviewed this property |
Cycling is optional. While evryone else is cycling, you can walk around or wait at a cafe for around 30-40minutes.