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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Small-Group Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat from...

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nice but already too commecialized

the river and scenery are great, reminding a lot of the views in Chinese Lee river and north of Thailand. The rowers, quite old ladies, are well trained and can row with their... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

the river and scenery are great, reminding a lot of the views in Chinese Lee river and north of Thailand. The rowers, quite old ladies, are well trained and can row with their feet while using their hands for texting with their smartphones. The caves are nice, but nothing to write home about. On half way, after the third cave... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Tam Coc is located in Van Lam hamlet, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, in the tourist route of Tam Coc – Bich Dong. The main facility of Tam Coc is well guarded and administratively streamlined. Being known as “Halong Bay on the rice paddies”, Tam Coc can only be reached by boats. One has to pay for the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The scenery is very beautiful. Very touristic, therefore a lot of anoying photographers and other merchants. Rowers of the boats can start asking for tip just after leaving. This is quite irritating if you are on a 1 1/2 boat trip.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Tam Coc in feb 2015 ... the lady who rowed the boat with her feet was extremely nice, as was the view, rice fields, birds, caverns, mountains, pagodas ....fantastic!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This boat trip is worth a journey from Hanoi, especially as the surrounding countryside is very interesting. The river is impressive, it winds between high limestone cliffs and the trip passes through three caves. It does take quite a long time and can be quite hot. A hat or umbrella as shelter from the sun is a good idea. The... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went as part of a 2 day private tour. Enjoyed it very much. Yes, after you go through the 3 caves, they pen you in with "vendors" selling food, drink, etc. 1 started handing food and drink to our boat paddler...I really didn't mind and paid for her stuff..as was expected. It's a hustle for sure. A setup. Then we... More 

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Hoogstraten, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited tam coc just after lunch, and there were not too many boats. We heard it can be extremely crowded in summer time. The environment is beautifull, the boat tour very relaxing but the girls that row can be very annoying, constantly begging for tips. If you can set this aside, it is a wonderful excursion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tam coc is one of the must visited place after Halong bay if you are in Hanoi, it is a really nice place with all those amazing mountains on the sides in the river. You will enjoy the view while kayaking amd going throw the caves from a view to another . You can stay there for 1 day only... More 

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blackpool, lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Tam Coc is just what I expected ... beautiful, calm & peaceful. The scenery is, in my opinion, better than Halong Bay (probably because you have Karst on both sides, enclosing you in). The boats are often rowed using feet which is great to see. However, I'd read about the sellers on Tripadvisor already & they spoiled the trip for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Tam Coc is an extremely special place. If you are staying in Hanoi and considering a day trip you should definitely choose this over Ha Long. The boat trip is a really unique experience and the caves and mountains are so picturesque you really don't know where to look.

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