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Tam Coc

Open today: 07:00 - 18:00
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Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to...more
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Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came to Tam Coc, and stayed in Tam Coc for 3 nights in the hope we would be able to do the lake tour and enjoy the area. In the end, we decided not to do the tour after hearing about so many horror...More

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great river journey, except for all of the ladies in boats attempting to market your items at the end. Gets somewhat crowded occasionally because of day trippers originating from Hanoi however excellent. The mountains, the below the ground river, passing through one cave to another,...More

1  Thank Rosalynd V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into being held up for money this is the tour for you. We did this tour as part of our day trip to ninh binh. Its a shame such a nice place was ruined by the rudeness of the boat drivers. Half...More

2  Thank Adam W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery however the man who was rowing on our boat stopped just before we got back to shore and changed over to an old lady. He asked for a tip which was expected because he rowed us probably 5.5km but we had also bought...More

Thank TrailBlazer816279
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a wonderful 3 hours at Trang An, on the same kind of boats, in more beautiful settings, with more caves, and the opportunity to explore temples at the same time, we were left wondering why anyone bothered with Tam Coc? It was so much...More

1  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun excursion with lots of photo opportunities. A good food stop, and culture day. Best part for sure is the rowing through the natural waterway. And seeing the sites .

Thank george60898
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Explore the grottoes of Tam Coc and marvel at the flooded cave karst system and mountain pagodas. Climb aboard a sampan boat to reach the grottoes. Soak up the beautiful scenery from the saddle of a bike as you cycle past the lush paddy fields....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with Hieu (our guide) at Tam Coc. We may contact Vega Travel again if we ever come back to Vietnam.

3  Thank Kestoqa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely town where there are a good amount of tourists, ie, there are a few to make it interesting, but not too many to spoil the peaceful ambiance. A number of Vietnamese holiday here which is why we chose to travel here. We jumped...More

Thank RSD78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day trip from Hanoi. The drive was a couple hours away. Extra with traffic. Our tour included lunch, a boat ride on tam coc, and a bike tour of the surrounding village for only $40. The river is a pretty cool spot. Someone rows...More

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Louise F
13 September 2018|
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Response from Basvanmaren | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book tours from the hotel. The boats at tam coc are very small anyway. And when visiting the temple i recommend a guide
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27 August 2018|
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Response from vocalisa | Reviewed this property |
the harvest will be in October, so the fields are full grren now will become darker green then turn into yellow.
Justine A
20 May 2018|
Response from AndyAsia20 |
We have just visited (June) and the rice fields were very green and lush. I think there may be two crops per year but I can’t say for sure that this would be 6 months on!