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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Day Trip

Day trip to an ancient capital from Hanoi

Hanoi & Halong Bay 89 Booked

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Travel through Hoa Lu's scenic countryside, go on a boat cruise in Tam Coc, visit ancient temples and more, all on a day trip from Hanoi

  • Explore Vietnam's ancient capital city, Hoa Lu, on an immersive 10 hour adventure
  • Take stunning photos on the Tam Coc river voyage – a true treat for budding nature photographers
  • Discover the full diversity of Vietnamese natural landscapes as you pass through limestone karsts and stone caves
  • Visit the temples of Dinh and Le dynasties and explore ancient relics remaining from when Hoa Lu was the country’s capital
  • Enjoy convenient roundtrip hotel transfers from Hanoi and the services of an informative guide
What We Love:

Back in 968 and until 1009 (under the Dinh Dynasty), Hoa Lu was the capital city of Vietnam. And even though the title was taken by Thăng Long in 1010, the city remains a treasury of historical interest to this day. The Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Day Trip takes you on an exciting adventure through natural and cultural landmarks. After hotel pick up in Hanoi, you start off in Ninh Binh and hop on a boat in Tam Coc. Passing through caves and limestone karst formations, you get to explore Vietnam’s landscape in all its diversity. After lunch at a local restaurant, you go on to visit the temples of Dinh and Le Dynasty before heading back to Hanoi.

Activity Details

10 Hours


Min 1

Pick Up


48 Hours


  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Join in or private tour option
  • English speaking guide
  • Traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • Boat cruise
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off


  • 7:45am-8:30am hotel pick up from Hanoi
  • Depart to Ninh Binh
  • Explore Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam
  • Visit temples of Dinh and Le Dynasty
  • Head to Tam Coc for lunch at local restaurant
  • Bamboo boat ride along Hoang Long River (2 hours up and down the river)
  • Pass through three enormous caves and marvel at limestone karst formations
  • Visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle (1 hour)
  • Leave for Hanoi at 4:00pm and hotel drop off at 6:30pm

Additional Information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-9
  • Hotel pick up is only available for hotels located within the Old Quarter. If your hotel is located outside of the pick up region, local operator will advise on extra charges or meet up location

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Hanoi hotel pick up: 7:45am-8:30am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. For join in tours, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity

Reviews (7)


For the price we are playing for day trip,it was great! The biggest operator in Hanoi runs this trip (APT company). There are some issues with the bus back so we have to waited a little bit for the driver to get the bus fixed. Lunch buffet lard right across from the boat deck. Nothing fancy but it's a meal for the countryside. Drinks had to be paid extra which seems fair. The guide Mindy was kind and attentive. She tried to remember where we all came from and names. Good attitude and offer helps when needed by different guests. For frost timer, this is a good choice to start at.


Great comanion and experience. Food was pretty bad though, it was a buffet but the quality was not the best. The experience to ride the boat with locak people was awesome , saw a lot of beuautiful stones and caves. Indeed this is better than Sapa in terms of the attraction but the overall this tour is only ok.


Very beautiful and worth every penny spent on the trip!


Overall the trip is bearable as travel distance is only 1.30hr to 2hr and English-speaking tour guide is very informative and helpful. However, since it needed to cover two places , it can get a little rush at Hoa Lu and for cycling activity as well.


very, very beautiful, highly recommended for anyone visiting vietnam

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