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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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boat paddler asked for tip

this place is very "touristy" with many touting along the river during boat ride. even my boat woman had something on the boat and very "pushy". actually I intended to give her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Hoogeveen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Tam Coc in Sep 2014 , it is just amazing , most people said Halong bay is best place to go but i prefer Tam Coc more , it is so nice . Will back again soon.

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

this place is very "touristy" with many touting along the river during boat ride. even my boat woman had something on the boat and very "pushy". actually I intended to give her some tip, but she appeared to be too commercialized, even asked me for tips, I decided not to give her to avoid spoiling the market.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Tam Coc is every bit as beautiful as other reviewers will tell you. But it has a problem, one that management needs to address. Our ride went well until the last 100 yards, when our (until then) friendly rower tapped me on the shoulder and asked for a tip. I then gave her the amount our hotel manager had said... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

May is the nicest time to visit Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ha Long bay on land. The rice field is green in April and beginning of May. It turns to yellow as rice plants will be ripened profusely and vigorously in the end of May. Don't miss that chance!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

very good feeling when boating trip along river and rice field to visit some tunnels cave and small pagoda

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We came here with some trepidation having read previous TA reports of intimidation and harassment. We found neither. This may be because we were there on a Tuesday and there were very few sampans on the water. Also we had the company of a Vietnamese guide. I find it hard to believe some of the tales told by previous reviewers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

You can join a day tour to Tam Coc and have to make sure you got a good sunny weather. It was raining when I was there, it was not so enjoyable with the rain and wet all the way. Before we get the the boat ride in Tam Coc, the tour package usually included a visit to Hoa Lu... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We took a boat tour on both Tam Coc and Trang An and thought Tam Coc was slightly better. You pass through more caves in Trang An but we found the scenery at Tam Coc more diverse and beautiful (we were there in April when the rice fields where in bloom). However, at one point you might run into another... More 

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Sardinia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Huge limestone rock formations jutting out of paddies, local people working on the land and amazing cave and underground river…was just an amazing scenery! I took a boat in a 2 hours trip along the river, you will see that beautiful view i said!

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Málaga, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

excellent boat ride. JUst be firm and kind with the rowers when they try to sell you their own stuff

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