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Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike
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Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi
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Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

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The landscapes and historic monuments of Ninh Binh Province, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu then venture off-road on a boat cruise around the karst cliffs and grottoes of Tam Coc and a scenic bike ride through the countryside. Choose from four options to suit your budget and interests.
$30.00 per adult
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JSTrip_77 wrote a review Sep 2020
Hanoi, Vietnam989 contributions425 helpful votes
We've done the caves at Trang An several times now but this was our first visit to Tam Coc. It was truly a spectacular experience. Due to COVID, they will charge a "surcharge" if you want more than two adults and two small children in a boat. (They seem to charge both Vietnamese and foreigners an extra fee. No, it makes no sense...but what can you do?) The two hour trip was lots of fun. The really sweet and kind woman paddled with her feet which I'd heard of but never seen. (This was featured on one of the seasons of the US version of The Amazing Race.) I would highly recommend this tour. But, in high season, Trang An might "feel" less crowded as it's more spread out.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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TravelinGypsey wrote a review Jun 2020
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Beautiful!!! Absolutely Gorgeous!! Pictures don’t do it justice! This place is awesome!! The sweet ladies who paddle you in the canoes are the kindest and are very hard working- please be generous to them and consider tipping! This place offers multiple options of the canoe ride you would like to take and all of them are gorgeous views! They let you out along the way as well to view and walk around the beautiful and interesting temples (there are also restrooms- if you do a long tour as well) it goes fast though as your immersed in the beauty of Ninh Binh! Highly highly recommend doing this tour- it’s a must and main thing you should seek to do while in Nihn Binh! Price is excellent and well worth the experience!! Follow @travelingypsey on Instagram for more travel tips & pictures on GoogleMaps as well! Tam Coc-Bich Dong (Picture below with info)
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Bart Och wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions8 helpful votes
Tam Coc is beautiful! I stayed in Chezbeo Valley Bungalow and it was such a wonderful place! So close to the small but lovely town centre as well as Hang Mua where you can easily spend a day!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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amanda5805 wrote a review Jun 2020
Duncan, Canada3,865 contributions212 helpful votes
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We arrived here around 2pm. It was starting to get a little grey out but was the perfect temperature for going down the river. We were told to grab lifejackets and get in line to get on a boat. It was just the 2 of us plus the rower. Which was nice now they are small. Some boats had 3-4 people in them. There was a lot of people here but the line up moved very quickly. The ride is about 2 hours and the rower rows most of the time with their feet. Pretty incredible to see. You will pass threw 3 water caves complexes Sang Cave, Toi Cave & Ba Goit Cave. The river runs along side other limestone mountains and rice fields. The tour is not a loop but has a turn around point. So you pretty much see everything twice. The way back can be a little boring and very uncomfortable. There is people along the way taking pictures if you want to purchase them later as well as boats selling food & beverages. Our boat guide didn’t say 2 words to us. After trying many time we actually assumed she couldn't speak English. Then in last 5mins she just repeated tip for me? Then when we tried to give her a $5usd tip she got mad (in English) that it wasn’t more and demanded $10usd. On the bus before we arrival we asked our Tour guide what a good tip would be he said to tip $2usd per boat. He also told us that they would give us information along the way and point things out. Our boat guide talked on her phone quite a bit and if she was not on the phone she would talk to other paddlers passing by. Other guides would allow the people on the boat to attempt paddling with either their arms or feet. So we really $5usd was generous. back on the bus others on our tour said their guide talked to them the whole time. Others on our tour were threatened at the halfway/ turn around mark that she wanted $5usd a person and she wanted it now or she was going to leave them there (they had 3 people onboard). Even with it being a little boring and uncomfortable it is worth doing. So much stunning beauty. It was such a highlight of Ninh Binh.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Christopher P wrote a review Apr 2020
Scarborough, United Kingdom260 contributions49 helpful votes
this tour even picks one up at ones hotel, and drops one off at the end. But it is the tour itself that was so good, the tour guides were telling us in good English all about where we were going and the history of the places we visited. and the rowing boat journey was great. Not only the scenery but also the fact that we had never seen people rowing boats using their feet and not their hands. WOW! We too got exercise, we borropwed cycles and cycled. The history was interesting, we had good rides and some good exercise on the bikes. I took many photos & a few videos (Of the rowers rowing with their feet)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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