• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Take a day trip to Ninh Binh province, a region of historical significance and outstanding natural beauty. Your knowledgeable guide describes the tombs of Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties. Enjoy a buffet lunch in Tam Coc and hop in a sampan for a ride past a World Heritage–listed landscape dotted with caves, pagodas and jagged limestone formations.


  • Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi
  • Hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit temples of the Dinh and Le dynasties at Hoa Lu
  • Ride a sampan from Tam Coc to ancient caves
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel transport included

What You Can Expect

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour from Hanoi

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Customer Reviews

Syazana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Well organised visit with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide from region itself! Enjoyed the tour immensely

Svetlana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Brilliant trip Sunny was our very knowledgeable guide. Shame the weather wasn't sunny but the rain stopped on our return boat trip at Tam Coc .Be aware as you will see from other reviews about tipping ,stand your ground with the food sellers but you might want to tip the person who rowed your boat.
The weather did not detract from the amazing scenery.

John Paul T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Thrung was amazing, very knowledgeable and nice.

Jade M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A fantastic tour, we thoroughly enjoyed it

Rocio M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Une journée magnifique à ne pas rater. Nous avons eu un excellent guide qui nous a conduit jusqu'à Hoa Lu en nous racontant des histoires du Vietnam. Ensuite nous nous sommes balladés en bateau dans le paysage extraordinaire et magique de Tam Coc. Un bon déjeuner et promenade à vélo tout près de rizières. Tam Coc est touristique, c'est certain, il faut l'accepter ainsi que des vendeuses viennent te proposer certaines choses, mais finalement, elles ne dérangent pas tant que ça. Il faut se laisser aller et profiter de la super ballade. Je vous conseil ce tour. Une journée complètement différente à ce qu'on a l'habitude de faire et voir en Occident :-


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent trip would definitely book with you again. Pick up on time, vehicle clean, guide friendly and knowledgeable and everything described as iteniary. Great day of our holiday.

Daniella d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Another highlight of our trip! The driver and guide are prompt in collecting all the tourists from their hotels and the guide in particular was very informative and friendly. We travelled in a large group but it was a comfortable though long ride from Hanoi. The landscape along the way and ruins in Hoa Lu are truly beautiful. The buffet lunch at the restaurant in Tam Coc is lovely, and a nice break from being on the bus. It was followed by a 90 minute little canoe ride along the river through a series of caves - honestly one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes we've ever seen! Be prepared for a group of women selling drinks and snacks in the river who are linked to the drivers - you will most likely be pressured into purchasing something not for yourself but for your boat paddler! They will also ask for a tip upon arrival back in the bay. From here we were invited to take a self guided bicycle trip through the streets of the city which is a must do! If you are confident enough to veer off the main road you can end up in some beautiful private spots such as cemeteries and rice fields, but even reaching the outskirts of the city from the main road will bring you to some lovely sites. Definitely highly recommend this tour for some cultural experiences and amazing landscapes!

Russell C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

I had a thoroughly enjoyable day both visiting Vietnam,s first capital and during the boat trip in the afternoon. Travel in the bus was comfortable, lunch was enjoyable and the guides were informative. In my opinion the itinerary was well suited to the locations visited and the travel time to and from.

Richard M

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Really good, informative guide, friendly and helpful.

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