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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi, Including Lunch

  • Visit two key components of the Trang An UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the 1,000-year-old temples of Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital
  • Pedal through rural villages and ride a sampan boat through Tam Coc caves
Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi, Including Lunch
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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi, Including Lunch

Pressed for time? Capture the highlights of Ninh Binh in just one day on this action-packed tour from Hanoi—perfect for anyone who loves both landscapes and culture. Visit the Hoa Lu temples, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site; ride a sampan through the caves of Tam Coc; cycle through charming villages; and savor a Vietnamese buffet lunch, all under the eye of a local guide.

What to Expect

Your guide will collect you from your hotel or guesthouse in Hanoi’s Old Quarter for the climate-controlled journey to Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital. Discover two of the most classic temples, King Dinh and King Le, before you set off for Tam Coc.

Enjoy a buffet lunch by the waterfront amid the UNESCO-listed landscapes before you board your sampan boat to ride the river through karst and caves. After a short break at the wharf, hop aboard a bike for a leisurely cycle trip through some of Ninh Binh’s charming villages, before your shuttle drops you back to your accommodation.

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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Not Bad, affordable and get to see nice scenery

This is an affordable day trip out of Hanoi. Hoa Lu was mostly about temples and the guide will share about the history etc The buffet lunch was interesting. The boat ride was Tam Coc was the most interesting tho the boat handler will ask...More

Thank dawniegoh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Hoa Lu

Very fun activity! Well worth the money. Food was excellent and a lot to choose from, cycling tour was very scenic and the ride down the river was beautiful. The guide Quan  was funny and friendly. Would highly recommend!  

Thank Corina J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Trip!

If you are limited to one day in Halong Bay, this is a great option. We wanted to stay longer but our flight left early the next morning, so we selected this excursion. Our tour guide, Lily, was friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The boat staff...More

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this tour yesterday. Guide (Duc) was very good. Knew his stuff! Hoa Lu was very peaceful and scenic. Relaxing. Tam Coc lunch was nice. Trip up the river was AMAZING!!! Even though halfway through the trip, we had a thunderstorm, it was still...More

2  Thank Pete S
Reviewed 15 July 2018
Life time experience

Me,my wife and our son never forget this tour .That was our life time experience .The beautiful scenery of both side the river specially caves .When we enter the big cave which was full dark. That moment we could not explain ,but you will surprise...More

2  Thank Sabbir S
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15 August 2018|
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Response from marthaemi | Reviewed this property |
The tour that I took was about 15 people. There are private options available!
LInda M
4 August 2018|
Response from Sales V |
This tour departs from Hanoi not Halong Bay. If you love Tam Coc, you should take shuttle bus from Tuan Chau island with The Long Bus to Tam Coc (at 12:30pm. arrive at 18:00)
18 July 2018|
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Response from marthaemi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do that at the turn around point. Its a pretty small amount to buy them a soda or something. I wasn't too bothered by it because the experience was really nice, and what the heck - it was the least I could do!