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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Lovely scenery on the tam coc boat trip. 120.000 vnd each entrance fee and 150.000 vnd for a boat. So 390.000 for two people which felt fairly expensive but you get quite a long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely scenery on the tam coc boat trip. 120.000 vnd each entrance fee and 150.000 vnd for a boat. So 390.000 for two people which felt fairly expensive but you get quite a long ride. Our lady was very nice, taking photos of us etc. we bought something from a seller along the way (including a drink for our lady... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Its is a day's tour and would need to spend almost the whole day. I went with my family and also had my small son who is just 2 years and we thoroughly enjoyed. One good information for all those who plan to go for the boating is to avoid buying things once you reached the floating market after passing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Got to Tam Coc by hiring a motorbike and driver (for $10 a day) as its too far to ride a bicycle there. The price for the boat trip 150k VND for the boat and 120k VND per person entrance fee - so if there are 2 of you works out 195k VND each. 2 people per boat at Tam... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lovely scenery if you take the boat at local 'harbour'. Ticket for boat plus cave is quite expensive for tourist, but okay. There is also a pagoda but nothing special. Overall I don't think that Tam Coc is worth the trip from Hanoi. But if you stay in Ningh Bingh you should visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The boat ride was awesome despite the rainy season. Amazed on how they can paddle the boat with both hands and sometimes with their legs. Half way the boat ride, there will be people selling food/souvenir on other boat and they will try to approach you to buy, just said no if you don't want to. Coz they are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We took a one day tour from Hanoi. It was a long trip but not as bad as the trip to Halong Bay. We did both a bike ride and the boat trip with reasonable buffet lunch in between. Far and away we enjoyed the bike ride through the rice paddies the best. At times we couldn't see another person... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The view here is amazing, we liked it even better than Halong Bay. We came here during the winter months, so the view was a little misty at points, but we feel that it only added to the whole tranquility of the place. The slightly chilly breeze was great too, because being in the boat for around an hour under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We took a boat trip to Tam Coc in March 2015. The scams seem to be more under control these days. There are sellers at the turn around point but they left us alone only after a minute or so, our rower didn't try to sell us anything and we really enjoyed the day. Our rower did however ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The nature here is beautiful! We were there in the winter, so the weather was overcast, cool, and misty/foggy. While this type of weather ruined our trip to Halong bay, it actually made Tam Coc more beautiful. It's so quiet and peaceful, and the fog just adds to the atmosphere. We spent the majority of two days biking through all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We took a day trip from Hanoi and was delighted to have done this trip. It was commercialized but hey where in the world would you see locals especially ladies pedaling boat with their legs. The whole boat ride was 1-2 hours on the river. We were there in the cooler month so it was really nice and comfortable. Scenery... More 

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