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

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Enjoy a full day group tour from Hanoi to explore Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. Tam Coc are three limestone caves stretching along Ngo Dong river, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is the old citadel in Ninh Binh Province with 2 temples which built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh.
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  • 1
    Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tam Coc
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • 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
Asia Group Tour, 79 Ly Nam De, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
8:30 AM
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
  • Lunch - 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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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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Hoa Lu was a beautiful and interesting place to visit. Also a good opportunity to learn some history from Toan, the tour-guide. The boat trip in the Tam Coc river was the best part of the tour, as the beauty of the landscape is unbelievable. The cycling along the river was also
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Recommend this tour, and if you get Kimmy as a guide, you are in for a treat. His English was good, his knowledge was good, and he kept everyone entertained. The highlight of the day was definately Tam Coc and the bike ride, and then the boat trip. Transport was good and it was
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Great trip - would recommend . Toan was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour . Well organised tour .
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The starter was a stop at the temples at Hoa Lu, which were not particularly exciting if you have seen other temples/pagodas in Vietnam, although it was interesting to learn about the history The second course was a 30 minute cycle trip around Tam Coc. This was an easy ride
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Had a brilliant tour guide who was patient and had excellent English. Highlights of the tour would be the cycle ride and the boat ride, natural beauty and great photo opportunities. I did find some of the local people a bit pushy with their sales technique, but no different to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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