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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day Tour: Small Group Tour & Buffet Lunch provided by Swallow Travel

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day Tour: Small Group Tour & Buffet Lunch

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day Tour: Small Group Tour & Buffet Lunch
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  • Duration: 10h
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Cancellation policy
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Available languages
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Important information
Inclusions
• English speaking tour guide • • Entrance fees & Mineral water bottles • • Buffet lunch • • Riding bicycle • • Boat trip on the river • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Ninh Binh Tours
Exclusions
• Beverages, Tips( not compulsory), and Personal Expenses • • Other things are not mentioned clearly in the packages
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Our pickup and drop off service at the hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter or some districts nearby
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
• English speaking tour guide • • Entrance fees & Mineral water bottles • • Buffet lunch • • Riding bicycle • • Boat trip on the river • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Ninh Binh Tours
Exclusions
• Beverages, Tips( not compulsory), and Personal Expenses • • Other things are not mentioned clearly in the packages
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Our pickup and drop off service at the hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter or some districts nearby
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
When you visit any temples, you should wear long pants or short under the knees and a T-shirt. It is respectful to cover your knees and your shoulders.
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Ninh Binh Tours
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    10.30-11.00: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long –present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history. 12:00: Today you will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served with Asian stype, local dishes, organic vegetable. The Duc Tuan is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overal riverside until you finish your lunch 13:30: After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colours. The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life. When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling for approximately 45 minutes along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam( about 5km for return way) (if you don't want to bike you can enjoy a cup of tea in a local restaurant or visit a local market by yourself) - Optional activities: Buffalow rides 16:00: Leave Tam Coc and go back to Hanoi.
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Luke H
Wollongong, Australia3 contributions
Day trip
Dec 2019 • Solo
Awesome guide and driver, lots of good information, lots of laughs, would definitely recommend this tour
Written December 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Luke, On behalf of Swallow Travel, I would like to say thank you for your feedback. It will help us improve our services. We do hope to have a chance to organize tour for you in the soonest future. Best regards, Swallow Travel Team.
Written April 20, 2020
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Nathan H
10 contributions
Overall very good
Nov 2019 • Solo
Overall this trip was very good, the temples were a bit under whelming at the start of the trip, while picturesque they are some what smaller then I imagined and are just small out buildings with statues of previous kings and family in them, nether the less an informative part of the trip.
Next was lunch in a local restaurant, we were the first to arrive there and when we were there many more groups arriving so we were lucky as I imagine it gets busy. That aside the food was an all you can eat buffet with fresh food served and a vast variety.
Next we did the boat trip down the river, very busy with and popular with many tourist groups how ever it wasn’t too over crowded considering. The boat last around 90 minutes between large cliffs and through low caves. The only disappointing Thing is that it wasn’t rice season so the pictures you see advertising aren’t quite accurate depending on what time of year you visit!
Lastly was the cycling for around 45 minutes. You could either stay with the group or explore the local town yourself, some bikes were very good quality but useable nether the less. You cycle along the road for around 15 minutes then you can either turn back and go back along the road of head off road on a rough cycle track which takes you a more scenic route, which I did and was worth it. The track runs along the river and between mountains and far enough away from the road so that’s it’s tranquil again, a good experience.
Maybe the best part of the trip was the guide HUY. Very honest with scenarios, for instance with people taking your photo graph doing various activities and if you pose you are then agreeing to buy or on the boat trip there are people trying to sell you snacks and drinks on boats and even if you don’t want one they’ll tell you that you should buy your personal rower something which he advised all the do it keep it and sell it on later so it’s best just to tip them, along with how much is acceptable should you wish to tip etc. HUY was also very knowledgable and answered any questions that were directed at him along the trip. As well as being extremely helpful before and after the trip by phoning me ahead to inform me how long the bus would be before pick up etc and was happy to drop me in a different location when the tour had finished and to a street that he recommended for good food!
Definitely worth the money and a worthwhile trip.
Written November 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Sir/Madam, On behalf of Swallow Travel, I would like to say thank you for your feedback. It will help us improve our services. We do hope to have a chance to organize tour for you in the soonest future. Best regards, Swallow Travel Team.
Written April 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John nguyen
6 contributions
Amazing full day tour with great tour guide
Oct 2019 • Couples
My partner and I had a wonderful time on our recent tour to Hoa Lu tam coc. We were picked up promptly in the morning and met awesome friend tour guide, Sam. She is funny and light hearted throughout the day. She made the trip memorable one. We enjoyed relaxing day at the beautiful ancient temples, feasting at Vietnamese traditional buffet, cruising along the stunning the river and cycling through the rice paddies. We would both recommend this full day trip t anyone looking for a da trip outside of Hanoi. You cant go wrong!
Written October 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
thuong0403
Dear Long, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear that you are satisfied with our service and assistance. It is our pleasure to serve you and your feedback will help us improve our services. We are looking forward to serving you again! Best Regards, Swallow Travel
Written November 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sunday
5 contributions
Best trip in the North!!!
At the beginning, I wanted to book Trang An and Mua Cave. But my dad and mom didn't wanr to hike up the cave. So I booked this one. And it was a fantastic day trip!!! The scenery is gorgeous. The services is excellent!!!! After this trip, I also booked a private Hanoi day trip with them. And Rose ( our guide) is amazing 💕 ask for Rose if you are Asian group 😂 she brought my mom to a big flower garden. My mom took millions of photos there and told me ' well done' when she was back to our hotel.
Written October 5, 2019
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thuong0403
Dear Notsolazysunday, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Swallow Travel. How wonderful to hear your enjoyed the tour wish us. We do hope to have a chance to organize tour for you in the future. Thank you very much for your recommendation and support. Best Regards, Swallow Travel Team
Written November 13, 2019
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Fiona L
9 contributions
So So.
Sep 2019
One of the less crowded and popular tourist places in Hanoi but still an unforgettable trip.

We started this tour with visiting some temples. The temples were pretty cool as our guide explained the history. ***For females, you aren't allowed to wear short skirts/shorts so you have to cover up which will be provided***

Afterwards, we went to the lunch buffet. Not my favorite and I didn't get full from it.

We then did a bicycling tour. This was probably the highlight of my tour as we biked around the island and took some neat pictures of the rice paddies.

Afterwards, we did a boat trip along the river. The boat was accompanied by one small rower. We got a 15 year old girl which made the experience bitter sweet. The first 30 minutes of the boat was fantastic and amazing, but afterwards, it got boring. The entire boat ride was almost 2 hours which was too long in my opinion.

For a day trip, this was an okay tour. The bicycle rice paddies was my favorite part. The temples were a good chance of pace. If anything, I would make the boat ride cut in half.

Regardless, I enjoyed this trip and it was a good escape and introduction to Ha Long Bay.
Written October 3, 2019
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thuong0403
Dear Fiona, On behalf of Swallow Travel, I would like to say thank you for your feedback. It will help us improve our services. We do hope to have a chance to organize tour for you in the soonest future. Best regards, Swallow Travel Team.
Written November 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dmshep66
Caistor, UK233 contributions
Fab experience
Full day out from Hanoi, with a 2 hour drive south to Minh Binh. Short 'comfort' stops en route and then a visit to 2 old temples from the first and second emperors.
Then, an air-conditioned lunch which was excellent, both in quality and variety.
Next was a 15 minute drive to collect bicycles and half an hour to cycle around fantastic scenery.
Finally, a boat ride through the limestone karst with women (mainly) rowing with their hands and feet! This was for about 1 hour 40 mins!
Very hot day, but great day out.
Written August 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
thuong0403
Dear dmshep66, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with Swallow Travel. It is our pleasure to serve you and your feedback will help us improve our services. If you require any further support or assistance, we’ll be more than happy to be of service. We do hope to have a chance to organize tour for you in the soonest future.
Written November 13, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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