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HOA LU - TAM COC - NINH BINH SMALL GROUP TOUR MAXIMUM 9 PEOPLE A GROUP

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  • Small-group tour of Hoa Lu, with convenient round-trip transport from Hanoi hotels
  • Discover Vietnamese history at ancient temples and ride a boat to Tam Coc caves
  • Having lunch at a local family’s home means you learn about daily life
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HOA LU - TAM COC - NINH BINH SMALL GROUP TOUR MAXIMUM 9 PEOPLE A GROUP
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HOA LU - TAM COC - NINH BINH SMALL GROUP TOUR MAXIMUM 9 PEOPLE A GROUP
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Overview
Traveling on a small-group tour to Hoa Lu with a maximum of nine people means you’ll have a more personalized experience of Vietnam’s ancient capital. Ride a boat to the limestone caves in Tam Coc, bicycle alongside rice fields of Ninh Binh, and eat a traditional home-cooked meal with a local family for insight about the region. Hotel transport from Hanoi’s Old Quarter makes this a convenient day trip.
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Tour Highlights
• Experience the tour in a small group ( Maximum of 9 people)
• Enjoy a home-lunch at a local family and understand more about the Vietnamese culture through their daily activities.
• Enjoy comfortable transfer service with A/C shuttle bus for a small group.
• Widen your knowledge of the Vietnamese history by visiting the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city (from 968 to 1009).
• Discover Tam Coc – three caves or the “Halong Bay on land” on a small boat rowed by local people and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their riverway for several kilometers.
• You will have a chance to ride among rice fields and limestone mountains in about 1 hour with the unique route by bike for exploring Ninh Binh.
07.15– 07.45: Pick up from your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter and departure to Ninh Binh by comfortable transfer.
09.00: Have a short break for relaxing at a stop-over in Dong Van, Ha Nam province.
10.30: Arrive Tam Coc area. Start the journey by visiting a local family in Tam Coc. They are a traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily life and their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. Leaving the family, you will take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains for about 1 hour with an 8 km unique route.
11:30 Come back to the host family to enjoy a special lunch prepared by the home chef with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. After lunch, a break with a cup of Vietnam green tea or coffee will be served before you continue the journey of discovery Tam Coc- the “Halong Bay on land”
13.30: Visit Tam Coc by a small boat rowed by a local for about 2 hours.  Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc is the name of the limestone caves area stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of Limestone Mountains, rice paddy and the sight of some temples along the way. If traveling during harvest season, you may have chances to see the yellow rice carpet along the river banks.
15.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Vietnamese history. Hoa Lu existed as the capital of Vietnam for 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang when country named Dai Co Viet.
16.30: Leave Tam Coc and drive straight back to Hanoi.
18:30 Arrive in Hanoi, drop you back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.
Reviews (57)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
day trip to ninh binh and river ride

very well organised day trip to ninhbinh including cycling, light treck to hill top view point and boat ride through the hills. super friendly guide Tom helped us understand the area's culture and the ancien capital's castle history.More

Thank Pauline B
AmazingNinhBinh, Chủ sở hữu at Amazing Ninh Binh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pauline, Xin Chao from Amazing Ninh Binh Travels and Tours! It is so wonderful of you to give those nice words to us. Your satisfaction is an important thing that decides the success of our services. Your detailed review and real feels are really...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great time, and even better tour guide!

The scenes of Tam Coc are stunning (as is much of Vietnam). What really made the trip memorable was our tour guide Tom. He was extremely personable and funny and taught us so much about Vietnam’s culture and history. He kept us laughing and engaged...More

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AmazingNinhBinh, Chủ sở hữu at Amazing Ninh Binh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David, Warmest greetings from Amazing Ninh Binh Travels and Tours! Your great review really makes our day more special. Thank you so much for spending time sharing your feeling after the trip here on Tripadvisor with us and the other travel lovers. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic tour Ninh Binh and Tràng anh

The tour started early morning in Hanoi. Tom, our tour guide, and Jerry, our driver, took us on a 2 hour ride to Ninh Binh. The ride was smooth and Tom greeted everyone like family. He was friendly and personable! At Ninh Binh, Tom took...More

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AmazingNinhBinh, Chủ sở hữu at Amazing Ninh Binh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Xin Chao from Amazing Ninh Binh Travels and Tours, Lovely to see your great review on Tripadvisor about our service! From the bottom of our heart, we would like to thank you for taking your precious time to let us know your feeling and experience...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Exuberant guide

I don't know when I have seen a guide have as much fun as Tom did on our day tour. We booked a full day visit, just 2 of us, and he kept us entertained, educated and engaged basically from 8 AM to 6 PM....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AmazingNinhBinh, Chủ sở hữu at Amazing Ninh Binh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear Joshua C, Xin Chao from Amazing Ninh Binh Travels and Tours Thank you for your sweet words for our services of "Amazing Ninh Binh" as well as your recommendation of our company to other visitors on Tripadvisor. And, we are so glad to know...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Tom is amazing!

I have traveled to 30 countries in the past 5 years and I have never had a tour guide as amazing as Tom! He is the reason the company is called Amazing! He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, funny and energetic throughout the whole tour and really...More

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AmazingNinhBinh, Chủ sở hữu at Amazing Ninh Binh, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear JordanD1359, Warmest greeting from Amazing Ninh Binh and Tours! Thank you for your sweet words for our services of "Amazing Ninh Binh" as well as your recommendation of our company to other visitors on Tripadvisor. And, we are so glad to know that you...More

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