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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day with Boating & Cycling

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USD 45.00
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Stop At: Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Ninh Binh Vietnam

Hoa Lu  Tam Coc Day Trip is like other days trip in from Hanoi. The tour starts with 8.00am – 8.30am pickup in Hanoi’s Old Quarter by our local guide and bus, followed by a 2-hour drive from Hanoi to Hoa Lu through the lush countryside to Ninh Binh. 

Upon arrival, you will visit Hoa Lu - The Ancient Capital of Vietnam, and the remaining two temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. You will learn more about the history of Vietnam dating back a thousand years, and why this area was chosen for the capital of Vietnam. Then, you will proceed to Tam Coc Caves (16km from Hoa Lu) where you will have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, Your will continue your Hoa Lu Tam Coc trip with a relaxing sampan boat in Tam Coc, famous as “Halong Bay on land”. The 90-minute boat ride offers you endless photo opportunities. On the rowing boat trip in Tam Coc, you will go through the Tam Coc Caves and pass the rice fields where you will have a chance to take the nice photos of nature and local people working on the riverside. When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling for approximately 45 minutes along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus for the return from Tam Coc to Hanoi. The full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.  Your Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip ends.

+ Hotel pick-up: Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel only in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 08.00 AM - 08.30 AM. If you are far from Hanoi Old Quarter, please get ready at Hanoi Opera House at 08.20 AM - 08.40 AM.

Duration: 5 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hanoi, Hanoi

Traveler pickup is offered
Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 08.00 AM - 08.30 AM. Please get ready at the lobby of the hotel at that time.

If you are far  from Hanoi Old Quarter, please be at Hanoi Opera House at 08.20 AM - 08.30 AM for the pick-up.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Boat trip on Tam Coc
  • Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Bicycle
  • Shuttle bus: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (Hanoi Old Quarter) with Complimentary bottled water
  • Please note that our shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 08.00 AM - 08.30 AM, so please get ready at the lobby of your hotel at that time. If you are far from Hanoi Old Quarter, please take a taxi to our meeting point - Hanoi Opera House at around 08.20 AM - 08.30 AM.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
  • Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  • Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Pick up/drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-up and drop-off: Hotels in the Old Quarter Area. Because we'll pick up many customers staying at different hotels in the Old Quarter, Hanoi so it take around 30-45 minutes to pick up all. Kindly contact us to know estimated pick up time (it depends on your hotel located).
  • Hoa Lu Tam Coc drop-off time: The tour finishes at around 18.00 to 19.00 or later depending on the traffic.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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First off it was really easy to book as we used Agoda. The pickup bus was bang on time and we had a little ride around Hanoi picking up other people. It is a long trip to the first stop but we had a comfert break on the way. The temples are stunning and the guide Huang was very
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We had been to Tam Coc tour on May 4th 2019. We were picked up from tour guide on time. Our tour guide "Quynh" was exceptional making sure all the guests requirements were met & took great care of all the visitors. Boating experience was wonderful with great experience. Our tour
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After a couple of busy days in the city, it was great to get out into the countryside again. A morning of culture in the old capital of Vietnam finding out about the first kings of the country, follow by a delicious buffet. Man was our guide (or ‘superman’ to the ladies), was
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Had a wonderful time on this full day tour to Tam Coc. Jimmy was a fun tour guide, gave us tips throughout the day and explained the history/ significance of what we were seeing.
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Today we had a great trip to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. I can’t speak highly enough of our guide Mr Man (say mun). He was informative, full of information about where we were, Vietnamese life and Culture and had a great sense of humour. Hoa Lu was really interesting and I’m
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Key Details
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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