Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Day Trip


Day trip to an ancient capital from Hanoi

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  • 10 Hrs Duration
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  • Hotel Pick Up
  • 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
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  • Jeffrey 24 Apr 2019
    nice and serene tour along the outskirts of Hanoi with great sights of local culture and beautiful landscape

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  • Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Day Trip

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Round trip transfers from Hanoi to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc
    • Rowboat (VND195,000 per person)
    • Bicycle
    • English speaking guide
    • Buffet lunch indicated on the sample menu
    • Mineral water
    • Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets (VND20,000 per person)
    • Hotel pick up and drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter (optional)
    • Insurance provided by the operator

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    • Other personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 28.50


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    Inclusive Of:

    • Round trip transfers from Hanoi to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc
    • Rowboat (VND195,000 per person)
    • Bicycle
    • English speaking guide
    • Buffet lunch indicated on the sample menu
    • Mineral water
    • Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets (VND20,000 per person)
    • Hotel pick up and drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter (optional)
    • Insurance provided by the operator

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Other personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
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What To Expect

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.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip
Visit Vietnam's ancient capital for an amazing adventure
Tam Coc Day Trip
See the amazing three caves of Tam Coc
Tam Coc tours
Enjoy stunning landscapes of Vietnamese countryside
Vietnam tours
Go on a bamboo boat ride along Hoang Long River
Vietnam nature tours
Travel to stunning river valleys in the heart of Hoa Lu
Activity Information


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  • 8:30am meet up with guide
  • 8:00am-8:30am hotel pick up from Hanoi
  • Depart for Ninh Binh
  • 10:30am Arrival at Ninh Binh
  • Explore Hoa Lu - the Ancient royal capital of Viet Nam
  • Visit temples of Dinh and Le Dynasty
  • Head to Tam Coc for buffet 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)
  • 4:00pm leave for Hanoi
  • 6:30 pm hotel drop off
Sample Buffet Menu
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Vietnamese Soup
  • French Fries
  • Fried Peanuts
  • Russian Salad
  • Fresh Vegetable Salad
  • Fried Tofu with Sauce
  • Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Fried Spring Rolls
  • Fresh Spring Rolls
  • Roasted Goat Meat
  • Stir-fried Goat Meat
  • Crispy Prawn Cakes
  • Crispy Fried Fish
  • Stir-fried Chicken
  • Stir-fried Beef
  • Stir-fried Pork
  • Steamed Pork
  • Bread
  • Fried Rice
  • Steamed Rice
  • Stir-fried Noodles
  • Fresh Fruit
Insider Tips

What To Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

What To Wear:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Customers should wear longer shorts, capris, pants, or a knee-length skirt when visiting the temple
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Children aged 0-3 are free of charge
  • Child ticket: Age 4-8
  • Kindly indicate your dietary preferences upon checkout
  • Please note that the menu is subject to seasonal changes
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on weather or traffic conditions of the day
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
  • If you will not avail the free hotel and pick up service, a meet up location is available below

Hotel Pick Up Information:

  • Time: 8:00am-8:30am
  • Location: Hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
  • Please be available at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before pick up time
  • As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route

Meet Up Information:

  • For those who are staying outside of Hanoi Old Quarter, meet up time is 8:30am
  • Location: Hanoi Opera House
  • Address: 1 Trang Tien, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi. Please check the map for assistance
  • Please be at the meet up location at leasat 15 minutes before scheduled departure

How To Get There:

  • The best way to reach the site is by private car or local taxi

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Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (736) 4.4
  • Mae 22 Apr 2019
    Kimmy was the star of this trip! He was a perfect guide! Very knowledgeable and funny. Communication before the activity was also perfect. Called us a day before to remind us of pick up time and another call an hour before pick up. Be ready for the heat of the sun! After pick up Kimmy introduces all the people in the group and where we came from. It’s important to have wonderful and fun group to enjoy the trip more. He gave us a background of Hanoi and other cities. He explained the itinerary and left us to enjoy the rest of the trip. Took 2 hours to reach first destination. There was also a 15min stop over where you can grab some foods and drinks and go to toilet. 1st stop was the temple visits. Temple visits were okay - good to know the history. The. Headed off to lunch. Then to bike trip. Kimmy went first and we all followed. Enough time to stop and take photos or just enjoy the trip. Then we headed off to boat trip. 7km long so it gets boring after some time. But enjoy the view. Kimmy informed us ahead of the unpleasant “business” that the locals do during the boat ride such as forcing you to buy their items, giving tips and people taking photos and forcing you to buy it and etc - note that you can always say NO. The bike and boat trip was fun. Amazing view! A lot of food for lunch!
  • Kin Cheng 26 Mar 2019
    A worth while day trip away from the city. Hotel pick up was earlier than prearranged. Overall, a pleasant trip with comfortable coach. Journey rather long as it took 2+ hours to reach Hoa Lu. Lunch was so so. Boat ride was cooling and relaxing. Bicycles were old, but functional. Would recommend this day trip to anyone who comes to Hanoi
  • Jolene 6 Feb 2019
    guide was friendly and shared sufficiently to get a gist of Vietnam's imperial history, yet without going into too much detail. The route is scenic, and doesn't feel too touristy yet as compared with Halong Bay. will defo recommend this as a must visit day trip option from Hanoi. But do note that the bicycles aren't in great condition, so do select your bikes carefully.
  • Wella Dawn 15 Jan 2019
    Great tour guide and nice tour all in all. We learned a lot. It was a little bit unfortunate for me (in Tam Coc) since I don't know how to ride a bike so I was left just walking around. Lunch was good, too. Definitely would recommend this tour.
  • Nancy Kyamko 7 Jan 2019
    Like the Ha Log tour that we got from Klook. The your to TAM COC was also beyond expectation. We were pick up from our hotel in Hanoi on time. Clean and big van that made our trip comfortable. The tour guide was friendly. She even went out of her way and bought our daughter pineapple. We just weren’t able to experience the bike tour around Ninh Binh because it was raining very hard after our boat ride. But overall the experience was awesome. 👍🏼👍🏼
  • Diocel Harold 7 Jan 2019
    Love the variety of activities: temple visit, cycling around town, and boating through river caves. The lunch buffet was nice too. Could still improve if the tour guide/boatmen had better, more interesting spiels about the history and features of the place.
  • Huanwen 4 Jan 2019
    hotel pickup was punctual, transportation was safe, tour guide was interactive with guests and knowledgeable about history of ancient sites, activities were as scheduled without delay, it's a great experience in Ninh Binh!
  • Mathew 27 Dec 2018
    Overall the tour wasn't perfect but very good value and well planned. The tour guide (Tam) was friendly and gave detailed information before arriving at each stop. The driver (Long) drove safely all the way. The activities were enjoyable but Hoa Loa was a bit short. The bikes weren't in good condition and the buffet lunch was so so bit better than expected. The bus seats were okay.
  • Neil Orven 21 Dec 2018
    Thi was the best part of my Vietnam trip. What made this tour great was our tour guide, Circus (i forgot his Vietnamese name). He was funny, attentive, and informative. Along the way he shared some informatiom about the country. He also taught us some Viatnamese words and introduce the Vietnamese alphabet. We learned some basic pronunciation and even had the group compete who was able to pronounce the words right. He was prepared with some visual aids. Circus gave us some good infoantion about our destinations as well as some trivia. He was never boring. I also like it that he gave us some information about the prices so we won't get scammed by vendors. Over all it was a good experience. I love the cycling activities. The buffet lunch was good with so many selections. The bamboo boat was the highlight. It was such a lovely experience. 5star. Highly recommended.
  • Philip 20 Dec 2018
    We had a really lovely day. Our tour guide Kimi was excellent. Made the trip much more enjoyable. The visit to Hoa Lu and the two Temples was interesting but a little underwhelming until you realise they relocated the stone from the ancient city to Hanoi. Tam Coc is such a beautiful area. The bike ride was ok. It was good to see the surroundings but the paddy fields were all harvested so nothing much to see. The highlight of the trip was really the boat ride. The 8km stretch was rowed by our tower using pretty much her feet. Beautiful scenery and impressing caves. So relaxing and peaceful. The limestone cliffs were very dramatic and you can see why they used it as a set for the King Kong Skull Island film. I would really recommend the trip. We were deciding between Halong Bay and Tam Coc but we were pleased we chose Tam Coc because it was 2 hrs less on a coach. It’s good value for money and Klook came up trumps again.
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