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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private Tour: Ninh Binh Day Trip from Hanoi
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Lovely scenery, go late in the day for peace and quiet

We went late in the day at about 3.30 pm and had a positive experience. We saw only a handful of other boats on the 1.5 hour boat ride and the scenery was breathtaking. We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went late in the day at about 3.30 pm and had a positive experience. We saw only a handful of other boats on the 1.5 hour boat ride and the scenery was breathtaking. We went through three caves that were dark and atmospheric, the sound of insects and bird calls were all we could hear other than the oars... More 

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Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the most wonderful landscape i had the chance to see. You are on a boat, going slowly on the clear water between limestone, go through some caves and temples. It's silent, peaceful, beautiful. If you can help the workers to paddles to make your experience 100% complete. We loved it ! And I'm sure kids will love it... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The lake was really pretty (though not as spectacular as Halong Bay, it was still very serene and beautiful), and the man rowing our boat seemed nice. But as we paddled along the lake, we were accosted by photographers who insisted on taking our photo. At the turnaround point in the lake, there were people in canoes selling drinks and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A short 2 1/2 hour ride south east of Hanoi, you can enjoy the most stunning views while riding in a canoe down the Hoang Long River by traditional sampan who steer the canoes with their feet. The day we went it was drizzling but it was actually perfect because it wasn't hot or humid in the least. The mountains... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We made a day trip from Hanoi. We left at 8 and we were back at 6:30. We probably didn't go on the best time of the year, but contrary to other places we have visited in North Vietnam (Sapa, Halong Bay) we were not impressed. The pictures looked much better than reality.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The scenery here is spectacular but the boat trip is horrendously overpriced and slightly ruined by being constantly harassed for more money. The entrance fee and boat fee to start with is ridiculously high. Then there are locals on boats who harass you to buy drinks and souvenirs. We bought ourselves drinks as we'd been riding all day and were... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I think a lot of backpackers miss out on Tam Coc as they head straight for Hanoi amd Halong Bay. They're missing out! It is so peaceful to be on a row boat surrounded by lily pads and limestone formations and so magical to go through the caves! The whole area of Ninh Binh and Tam Coc was my favourite... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First of all who we are. We are a couple travelling around the world. We are visiting many places, trying services and we are writing blog about it which is very useful for other travelers! We wanted to see this attraction because it looked promising but we finally decided not try it. The reason? It is overpriced. Last year (2014)... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Different to other 2 boat trips (Trang An and Van Long) so worth the look. Rowers are amazing with their feet. We were hassled for buying at turn sound point and our rower asked for a tip and then asked for more. Worth the look but be prepared for hassles

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Legana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went on a boat trip to see the 'Halong Bay onland' What an experience, so peaceful even though there was many many other boats doing the same thing. It was fascinating watching the boat people rowing with their feet! A very interesting skill indeed. The Karsks along the watery route were quite beautiful. I was taken under 3 very... More 

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