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Full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour with sampan boat trip and bicycle ride

  • Lunch included: try a traditional Ninh Binh goat meat meal
  • Cruise through rice paddies on a traditional sampan boat
  • Meet a water buffalo used to prepare ride paddies
Full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour with sampan boat trip and bicycle ride
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Full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour with sampan boat trip and bicycle ride
From $50.00
Escape the fast-pace of life in Hanoi without the hassle of hiring a motorbike on this day trip heading south through the Vietnamese countryside. A digest of thousands of years of Vietnamese history and tradition, this tour stops at Hoa Lu Temple (Vietnam's 10th and 11th century capital) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring limestone cliffs pagodas, paddy-fields and small villages.
What to Expect
8:00 - 8:30 am: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. If guests stay outside of Hanoi Old Quarter, the meet-up point is Hanoi Opera House.
In the morning: Visit Hoa Lu temple and learn about Vietnamese history.
12:00 pm: Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese food and Ninh Binh traditional goat meat. The meal is provided without drinks. Drinks are ordered from and paid directly to the restaurant as in the menu. Have a short break before the trip continues.
In the afternoon: Enjoy a sampan boat trip of 1-2 hours along Ngo Dong river, a famous icon of Tam Coc and Vietnam's natural beauty to travelers from all over the world. Tam Coc also belongs to Trang An complex, a UNESCO world heritage site. Then take a bicycle ride to explore the rice fields watching farmers working. 
4:00 pm: Return to the bus to go back to Hanoi.
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Drop off at your hotel in the Old Quarter. The trip ends.
• All entrance fees, lunch, and other fees for the above-mentioned activities are handled by the tour guide.
• There is one short break for each way of driving between Hanoi and Ninh Binh.

Notice: This is a group tour, not private tour.
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well prepared guide and beautiful views

Compared to all my other tour guides in Vietnam, my guide was the most prepared! During the bus ride to and from Hanoi, the guide has something to introduce every hour, including history of hua lu (murders, marriage, war), brief introduction of Vietnamese intonation, limestone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TravelTLiang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best tour guide ever

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc is a beautiful place to visit but the best part of the tour was the guide. His name is Tom Cruise or Dam. He was extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and personable. I've been on many tours, and he made this one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dahnold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Very much enjoyed the day

Our hotel booked the tour for us, and we were picked up at our hotel on time. The tourguide, Kimi, was very friendly and funny and told us a lot of Vietnamese history while visiting 2 temples. After lunch, (food was good, the place for...More

Thank Diana9876
Reviewed September 29, 2018
Nice day out of the city

The pick up from the hotel was easy and on time. The bus was probably the best quality we had while in Vietnam. Our guide, ‘Tom Cruise’, was chatty and entertaining. He provided us with relevant information on our way there and prepared us well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tegan F
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile
Terrible tour company—book with someone else!

I’ve been traveling for two decades at this point, and I’m not being dramatic when I say this company, and put guide Tam, are the worst I’ve ever experienced. To start with, they were late picking everyone up due at least in part to the...More

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Response from Valenciavancouver | Reviewed this property |
I think you can arrive in Tam Coc and contract a boat for the trip up the river. There are a lot of rowers at the dock. I don’t know how many are hired just for groups arriving from Hanoi but there should be enough for you... More