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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Interesting but very touristic

Tam Coc boat trip is interesting in that the caves are great. Very nice to see the stalactites. But ever so exciting are the king fisher birds. Keep your camera's ready these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

we took this excursion with Sinh cafe. We paid 23 dollars per person to go to Tam coc. Unfortunately, the guide and the driver of the bus took us to lihn coc instead. Lihn coc is beside Tam coc. It cost 60.000 dong to visit by boat. Tam coc cost 160.000. Therefore the driver and the guide made 100.000 dongs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must see if you are in the area. I did do the boat ride, 150,000 for around 2 hours (not including the separate park entrance fee). I did not experience the hassles that others have talked about. Maybe the time of day makes a difference (I went at around 12pm, when many people were probably out to lunch).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure you go here and pay a small amount of money to get someone to paddle you through the river and caves. At the end there are people selling stuff and they can be quite demanding

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Tam Coc boat trip is interesting in that the caves are great. Very nice to see the stalactites. But ever so exciting are the king fisher birds. Keep your camera's ready these birds can easily be spotted with their blue back and orange breast. Really cool to see so many. Another interesting part of the trip were the ladies rowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'd never expected such a wonderful scenery in Vietnam. The people are nice, they are hard working and not trying to scam tourists like other places. The boat tour is a must. In my opinion, the experience is even better than getting in other popular places like halong bay due to the under development- rural feeling of the place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I loved it here the scenery was so beautiful and it was a lovely peaceful place!! We drove around the country side on bikes all day and it was one of the highlights of Vietnam for us!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Boating on the water was lovely experience. Tam Coc is known as Halong Bay on land. Similar scene but experience of going through natural caves. Tip the rower $1 per person is recommended for a two hour canoe ride.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great stop off for a day or two on the way unto Hanoi or down to Phang Nha caves.... Def worth a visit and stay at one of the amazing guesthouses or the Tam Coc backpackers.... You decide! You can here a scooter and visit all the temples and look outs by yourself, whilst looking at the amazing scenery. You... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Recommended one day trip. Consider to merge it with other places around, mostly if you are coming from Hanoi and it's about 2-2.5 bus trip. The boat trip itself is about: 2-3 Hours, the Scenery is amazing. it's Recommended to take book a trip at one of the travel agencies at Hanoi old quarter and includes also the Hoa Lu.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

The scenery is brilliant and the boat rafting is good fun. The only draw back is being forced to buy soft drinks from locals. At the end of our rafting the young lady who took us demanded a tip and didn't stop whining even after I gave her one she asked for more. A woman then put her foot on... More 

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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ninh Binh Province  >  Ninh Binh

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