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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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Beauty and the beast

We arrived at Tam Coc at midday on an incredibly hot Summer day. The surroundings are very beautiful and classic of Northern Vietnam country. Take a hat, sunglasses, something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Tam Coc at midday on an incredibly hot Summer day. The surroundings are very beautiful and classic of Northern Vietnam country. Take a hat, sunglasses, something soft to sit on. The boat ride is visually lovely but not very comfortable... little tin boats like sitting ducks in the sunshine! Along the ride you are approached by sales... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Tam Coc is sooo beautiful... It is known as "Halong bay on land" ..the view is So nice ... I fell in love with that place... Now I'm thinking of visiting again Tam Coc .. ^_^

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stunning scenery. There are a lot of boats but can still be quite a peaceful trip. The boats are metal so thet reflect the sun and heat right back at you which makes for a lovely, hot experience! I advise taking a sarong or towel to sit on and/or put in front of you to stop so much heat being... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a beautiful boat ride through the gum drop shaped mountains and passing by many beautiful rice fields and going through several caves, a must do in Ninh Binh!

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Haiphong, Vietnam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

In the early morning of a sunny summer day, i took small boat to start my photographic trip along the Ngô Đồng River, we were guided by the lady who row the boat to proceed through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers to some of the nicest viewpoints on the rocky limestone mountains. The boat went... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We booked a one day tam coc tour through our hotel for about USD$37. It took about two hours to get there by bus. Our first stop was to visit the first and second King of Vietnam. It was good to learn some history around that. We then went to the local restaurant for buffet lunch. After lunch we went... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went on a boat thru the rice paddy's it was beautiful and peaceful it amazed me how they would row with their feet the whole hour and 1/2 crazy... Tam coc means 3 caves which we went thru it was amazing how much cooler it is going thru those caves it was a nice relief from the intense heat...at... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tam Coc meaning 3 caves is one of the must see Northern Vietnam attractions. If go by tour, it is normally bundled together with Hoa Lu Ancient capital tour to see the temples. Tam Coc is a really beautiful boat ride about 1.5 hours long on the paddy fields among the limestone cliffs. The novelty is truly seeing the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed in a hotel close by and visited Tam Coc early in the morning before the arrival of daily tours because we read it was getting too crowded and touristic during the day. There is a ticket box and the fair is fixed: You get a ticket to visit the park and a ticket for the boat for 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It reminds of Ha Long Bay, just with out all the tourists and it's on land. You can sail in a boat and go bicycling which are so beautiful and peaceful. The nature is really amazing. Would recommend one day in Tam Coc and one day in Cuc Phuong national park, no more than that.

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