We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
8:00 - 8:30 am: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. If guests stay outside of Hanoi Old Quarter, the meet-up point is Hanoi Opera House.

In the morning: Visit Hoa Lu temple and learn about Vietnamese history.

12:00 pm: Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese food and Ninh Binh traditional goat meat. The meal is provided without drinks. Drinks are ordered from and paid directly to the restaurant as in the menu. Have a short break before the trip continues.

In the afternoon: Enjoy a sampan boat trip of 1-2 hours along Ngo Dong river, a famous icon of Tam Coc and Vietnam's natural beauty to travelers from all over the world. Tam Coc also belongs to Trang An complex, a UNESCO world heritage site. Then take a bicycle ride to explore the rice fields watching farmers working. 

4:00 pm: Return to the bus to go back to Hanoi.

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Drop off at your hotel in the Old Quarter. The trip ends.

  • All entrance fees, lunch, and other fees for the above-mentioned activities are handled by the tour guide.
  • There is one short break for each way of driving between Hanoi and Ninh Binh.
  • Notice: This is a group tour, not private tour.

Locations visited
Hanoi Opera House
Old Quarter
Tam Coc
See all 4 locations
Escape the fast-pace of life in Hanoi without the hassle of hiring a motorbike on this day trip heading south through the Vietnamese countryside. A digest of thousands of years of Vietnamese history and tradition, this tour stops at Hoa Lu Temple (Vietnam's 10th and 11th century capital) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring limestone cliffs pagodas, paddy-fields and small villages.
  • Lunch included: try a traditional Ninh Binh goat meat meal
  • Cruise through rice paddies on a traditional sampan boat
  • Meet a water buffalo used to prepare ride paddies
  • It's hot outside, so stay cool on the road in an air-conditioned coach
Filter reviews
18 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Scenery!

We booked this tour through an agency and got it for $27 USD each, which was a pretty good price! It included transportation, water, buffet, How Lu and Tam Coc! It was beautiful, you can enjoy everything around it! You get to know the oldest...More

1  Thank Carolina E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Full-Day Tour with A Fun Guide

My partner and I had a wonderful time on our recent tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc with Wati Travel (booked through Klook.com). We were picked up promptly in the morning and met our awesome tour guide, Sarah. She was funny and light hearted...More

Thank Addie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent day trip from Hanoi!

We really enjoyed this day trip, in particular the sampan boats and bike ride around Tam Coc. Our guide Trang was very informative and helpful. Beautiful countryside!

Thank 171jaynee2018
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Beautiful scenery - great day trip!

We booked this tour through the tour desk at our hotel which made it so easy. We were picked up from our hotel by our brilliant and funny tourguide Kimi and ventured on the 2 hour drive initially to the temples learning about ancient Vietnamese...More

Thank Elia M
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Relaxing Countryside Trip

I'll probably start with 2 tips to ensure everyone gets a fun experience! 1.Install WhatsApp- They do email you the day before of the pick up time, but thru WhatsApp, they will give you updates when they're already on their way to pick you up....More

1  Thank Sydney D
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour with sampan boat trip and bicycle ride staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Frequently bought together
Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave...
150 Reviews
from US$43.00*
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with...
83 Reviews
from US$11.00*
Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat...
64 Reviews
from US$32.00*
Halong Bay Full-Day Trip
101 Reviews
from US$43.00*