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Address: Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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$87*
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Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi
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Hanoi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Tam Coc Full Day
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Private Tour: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat and Bike Day Trip from Hanoi

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Beautiful landscape

we appreciated Minh Binh more than the Halong bay as it was less touristic but even more beautiful with respect to the landscape. the tam coc boat trip is a must do and last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard bad reviews of the boat ride overcharging tourists. Hence only rented a scooter and took a left all the way in to the Bich Dong Pagoda. A lot of food options along the way in, so don't worry being hungry or if you need wifi.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure a boat trip down the river in Tam Coc is part of your trip to Vietnam. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and the ride is very relaxing. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The person who took us had the oddest way of rowing a boat I've ever seen, he rowed the whole way using... More 

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Dormagen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we appreciated Minh Binh more than the Halong bay as it was less touristic but even more beautiful with respect to the landscape. the tam coc boat trip is a must do and last around 2-2.30 hours with a price of VND 390.000 for a couple.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took a day tour from hanoi. The drive is not that long in km but with the stops is about 2 hours. The way to ninh binh is nice. The hoa lu temples are ok, after you see a few temples it is not that impressive. The rowing boat in tam coc are much nicer, landscape is like the... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in Tam Coc for three days and had an amzing time there. The people were so helpful and friendly and the village is really cute. A little sleepy, so I won't recommend it to people who like it big and loud, but I loved the laziness and the silence once I rode my bicycle out to the fields!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The scenery around Tam Coc is beautiful and well worth the visit. In my opinion it is on par with, if not better than, Ha Long Bay. Unfortunately the rowboat experience was spoiled by the persistent badgering from vendors and the even more persistent badgering from the rower of our boat to give her a tip. We are more than... More 

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Thank Esther H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the stay at Tam Coc. We hired a motorcycle and drove around. It was so relaxing. Also we took a boot surrounding the beautiful nature!! It was definitely worth it all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never experienced a more exciting boat trip as this one in a stunning landscape. Our boatswoman was a female of 51 years old rowing 3 kilometers with both her legs sometimes using the umbrella against the sunshine. You pass rock underpasses and will have much to see. GO FOR IT

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tam coc is absolutely stunning and a must-visit if you are in Ninh Binh. The only downside is all the people on boats trying to get you to buy stuff. It was particularly uncomfortable when they tried to get you to buy a drink for the lady rowing the boat, despite her already having a drink. We just politely said... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of three of us paid 195,000 dong each. It was definitely expensive, which gave us the impression that there would be a lot to see. Sure the view was lovely and very picturesque, but the photographers at the beginning and the floating food and drink vendors at the end made it a little less enjoyable. When we got... More 

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