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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc DELUXE Tour from Hanoi, Including BUFFET Lunch

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Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc and learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on a full-day tour. Hoa Lu is an ancient capital, and Tam Coc, which means “3 caves,” features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat.
  • Visit two key components of the Trang An UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the 1,000-year-old temples of Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital
  • Pedal through rural villages and ride a sampan boat through Tam Coc caves
  • Relax with a Vietnamese buffet lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
Your guide will collect you from your hotel or guesthouse in Hanoi’s Old Quarter for the climate-controlled journey to Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital. Discover two of the most classic temples, King Dinh and King Le, before you set off for Tam Coc.

Enjoy a buffet lunch by the waterfront amid the UNESCO-listed landscapes before you board your sampan boat to ride the river through karst and caves. After a short break at the wharf, hop aboard a bike for a leisurely cycle trip through some of Ninh Binh’s charming villages, before your shuttle drops you back to your accommodation.
7:45: Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

8:15: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province

10am: Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu

10:15am: Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le

11:30am: Arrive at Tam Coc wharf

11:45am: Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine

1pm: Sampan boat trip through the caves (90 minutes including rowman)

3pm: Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break

3:15pm: Bike around countryside villages

4pm: Shuttle leaves for Hanoi

5:30pm: Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Hua Lu tour was underwhelming. Perhaps a combination of hyped up expectation and the high heat cum high humidity weather made us feel somewhat let down. Thankfully Tam Coc came after Hua Lu in our itinerary. For our party of 3 average age 65...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GJR1120
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

The tour consists of several activities, including boating in Tam Cok, visiting historical remains, cycling, Vietnamese delicious lunch and with good tour guides!! The landscape of Tam Cok was pretty unique and spectacular! The weather was perfect at the time even though it was raining...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

We have an excellent trip guided by our guide at Ning Binh today. He takes care of our safety and necessary during boating. We also took the boat trip, which leads to spectacular views which can only be seen in this province in Vietnam. I’d...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

Hilarious guys and made our day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh a blast. Beautiful scenery, rice fields, and more! The whole time was well planned out, and the activities we did were lots of fun. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Hanoi. 

Thank Frederick E
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

We took this tour today(Apr/27). In the morning we visited the ancient capital Hoa Lu and the two temples of the first & second king. The lunch buffet is ok, after lunch we have a bike trip and a boat trip in Tam Coc. The...More

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Response from Pete S | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t do the cycling coz it chucked it down with rain. No other options were discussed.
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