Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Tour

Trip length: 1 day Places to visit: Hanoi, Ninh Binh,


1 day
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Day tour to visit Hoa Lu, which was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 1009. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. Apart from the historical interest, the river boat trip in Tam Coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially on harvesting time the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. This is also known as Halong bay on land.

What to expect

  • Visit Hoa Lu ancient royal capital with temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times.
  • Relaxing boat trip on Tam Coc brings peaceful in mind, good photo opportunities.
  • Biking around the countryside of this natural reserve of Ninh Binh


8:00AM, pick up at your hotel and head out for Ninh Binh (2 hours driving). There is a beautiful roadside scenery on the way. Arriving in Ninh Binh city, first pay a visit to Hoa Lu – the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam, visit the two temples: Temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times.

Continue to Tam Coc and have lunch at a nice restaurant with many local delicacies. Then boarding a small sampan to visit Tam Coc which means literally “three caves” (2.5 hour boat trip). With Halong bay type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious caves, as well as countryside landscape like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really has it all. You will feel the fresh air and peaceful moments, a very good opportunities for photo lovers, freezing the special moments and scenery.

Time permits, you can also visit Bich Dong pagoda nearby and climb up the mountain to have a wonderful perspective view of the Bich Dong and Tam Coc. Return to Hanoi late afternoon.

Optional: Riding a bike through the countryside of Tam Coc, see the peaceful and daily life of local people. Or combine Tam Coc boat trip with other attraction: Hang Mua, Bai Dinh, Trang An..


GROUP TOUR price quoted in USD/person in coach tour.

Hoa Lu – Tam Coc US$38/person
Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hang Mua US$44/person

PRIVATE TOUR Prices quoted in USD/person in private group.

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 up
Hoa Lu – Tam Coc $80 $66 $51 $42
Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hang Mua $85 $72 $56 $47

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.


Tour inclusive

  • Transferring as per program, pick up and drop off at hotel
  • Entrance fees & boat trip
  • Lunch at the restaurant
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Drinks, personal expenses and other not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance,
  • Tips

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