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Tam Coc Tours

#671 of 1,568 Tours in Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Tam Coc tours is an Ninh Binh local travel offers trekking & cycling tours. We aim to provide our guests with unique experience and true value in travel
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Andi wrote a review Dec 2019
Seattle, Washington17 contributions12 helpful votes
We went on a bike ride through the local town, away from tourists. The mist and clouds did nothing to obscure the scenery of Tam Coc, whether we were on a bike or boat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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LivingThe Q wrote a review Dec 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado785 contributions97 helpful votes
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One of the more popular day tours from Hanoi is to go to the Ninh Binh province, especially to do the Tam Coc caves (which actually means three caves). There are a couple of styles of boats that will take you along the Ngo Dong River, but the ones where the oarsman rows with their feet are different from anything else that we’ve done. The caves themselves are quite interesting as they have been carved out by the river and they actually create tunnels that take you under the mountain by boat. The area of Ninh Binh is also known as the Halong Bay of Inner Vietnam for obvious reasons if you visit both of them as we did. The scenery is absolutely beautiful with the mountain scenery and the rice paddies. Due to the popularity of the tour, you will likely find a lot of boats on the river with you as you make your way through the three caves. In fact, we actually teased during our tour that it almost felt like we were on a ride in Disneyworld as the boats went one by one through the caves. Most tours provide you with a local, handwoven hat, which you will need to protect from the sun during the hour and half tour. The limestone caves have unique formations due to the elements that have created them and will be within arm’s reach at some points as you make your way through them. One of the caves is so long that you will virtually be in the dark as you pass through it. As the boat turns around after passing through the last cave, there will be boats with local vendors offering to sell you drinks, snacks, and other items. We saw so many amazing sights during our time in Vietnam and Tam Coc in the Ninh Binh province was certainly one of our favorites. There are a variety of choices of places that you can visit during a Ninh Binh tour, but we would highly recommend making Tam Coc one the choices that you make. Between the scenery, the caves, and the unique boats, it is well worth dealing with the potential crowds.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marlene O wrote a review Aug 2019
Baldivis, Australia40 contributions49 helpful votes
Fantastic cruise in flat bottom boats through the LOW caves and between low mountains. Very relaxing and the way theyrow with their feet is amazing. Trip down and back is approx 1-1.5 hours and well worth th3 trip by bus. If you can’t get to Halong Bay due to weather then try this. Booked through hotel and was $45 US per person and included a fantastic Vietnamese buffet lunch. All day trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Immanuel R wrote a review Apr 2019
San Francisco, California83 contributions55 helpful votes
Tam Coc is the Halong Bay equivalent for inland. It has the same majestic rock formations along a meandering river surrounded by luscious green rice fields. We went on a sampan boat tour and the views are simply amazing. To top it off, the tour included a 30mins bicycle ride along the local alleys and paddy fields against the backdrop of the rock formations. It is simply a must see and do if you're in Hanoi.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Cpt to UK wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom388 contributions65 helpful votes
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We were picked up by limousine bus which is comfortable, but not if you sit right at the back as it is bumpy. Our guide Sang (spelt wrong) was very good and patient. The 1.5 hour boat ride was beautiful as was the view from the mountain with the 500 steps. The buffet was ok and the restaurant clean. We had to help the lady row as one of the men on our boat was heavy. We had 2 pit stops at a tourist trap but atleast the toilets are clean there and you can get snacks and coffee. All in all a great trip!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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