• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Discover the spectacular Vietnamese countryside by bike and boat on a captivating small-group tour from Hanoi. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embark on a bike ride through beautiful back roads and verdant rice fields; visit the majestic ancient capital of Hoa Lu to see the home of the country’s first emperor; and revitalize with a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Cruise the sparkling waters of Tam Coc in a traditional wooden rowboat and capture magnificent vistas dotted with limestone karsts. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.


  • Small-group tour of the Ninh Binh countryside from Hanoi
  • Step back in time to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Cruise the waterways of Tam Coc by rowboat and admire breathtaking landscapes dotted with limestone karsts
  • Cycle along back roads and through rice fields on an easy, enjoyable bike ride
  • Enjoy a traditional local lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Vietnamese Countryside Tour by Bike and Boat from Hanoi

Step back in time

Depart from Hanoi in a spacious vehicle and relax during the scenic 2-hour drive to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Listen as your knowledgeable guide sets the historical scene of the city and directs your attention to monuments commemorating Dinh Bo Linh, Vietnam’s first emperor.

On arrival, jump onto your bike and set off on a leisurely 7.5-mile (12-km) ride through some of the region’s most luscious landscapes; meander through quaint back streets and follow the route of winding streams before breaking for a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. 

Revitalized, climb aboard a traditional wooden rowboat and begin a tranquil cruise of Tam Coc’s labyrinth of waterways. Weave your way around beautiful limestone karsts (rocky outcrops) and capture photographs of the spectacular scenery that surrounds. Pass rural local villages and gain insight into the rich culture of the region from your guide. 

When your cruise concludes, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the return journey to Hanoi.

Customer Reviews

Jeffrey K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The tour was wonderful
We enjoyed the biking and the boat ride and lunch at a private home was great

Jean-Luc F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Nice guide and a lovely tour in the Ninh Binh area. We stopped by a local family for lunch, It was great.
I'd love to have a bigger and faster bike tour.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful way to see the countryside, Tam Coc and the limestone karsts! Our guide was delightful and shared many interesting facts about his country and region. Bikes were in good condition and the lunch was overwhelming! Take an appetite! Also take bottled water with you! not many vendors there in November.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really enjoyed this trip, about an hour on a comfortable pushbike and and hour on a row boat through some stunning landscapes. Guide was very helpful and informative.

Vicki D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A great day from start to finish .. our wonderful friendly and funny guide Dong called me the night before to let me know what time he would be picking me up in the morning. His happy face greeted me as I came down the stairs and the smiles and laughter continued through the day as we rode, walked, ate, experienced and floated our way around some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen in Vietnam. No wonder Tam Coc is called Halong Bay on land .. serenely stunning. A great day with a fab guide in a beautiful part of Vietnam.

Curry Anthony B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Best tour. So much to do and see. Guide was really great.

John T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I chose this instead of a one-day Halong Bay tour, mostly to avoid the 2x4 hour bus rides. I'm so glad I did! The bike ride was incredibly scenic (some gravel roads so be sure you know what you're doing!), the home-cooked lunch was delicious, and the boat ride was spectacular! Small group perfect.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

One of the best experiences during our stay in Hanoi. Our guide Tom was great, informative, friendly and helpful. The whole experience was incredible, though the bike part was a bit rocky and tough. Would repeat it anytime !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I participate with family escaping from city noise and enjoy nature and local cuisine.
Thrilling with many silent cave (touch stalactite) and breath taking silent lake surface and amazing view from boat. During bike activity able to meet wild Goat. Tour guide Tom is friendly,professional .

DMoran United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This tour was amazing!

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