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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour
Activities in Hanoi

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour

  • English English
  • 10 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Spend a full day discovering three of Vietnam's most spectacular sights: Hoa Lu, the country's ancient capital, and Tam Coc's stunning scenery and dramatic caves. An unforgettable tour of Ninh Binh!


Having picked you up at your hotel in Hanoi, we'll hit the road southwards towards the Ninh Binh region. During the two hour journey, we'll make a 20 minute stop so that you can hop out and buy some traditional Vietnamese souvenirs, such as lacquerware, paintings or embroidery.

Once we arrive in Hoa Lu, we'll visit the citadel, of what was once the Vietnamese capital in the 10th century. Temples, pagodas and other monuments so characteristic of the beautiful architecture of the region abound.

Towards midday, we'll make our way to Tam Coc to eat in a local restaurant. And having eaten we'll take a rowboat along the calm waters of the Ngo Dong river. Throughout the route you'll see three caves known as the 'magic grottoes': Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. And during the journey, you'll feel the historic importance of the region thanks to explications from your expert guide.

After an incredible day filled with beautiful mountain and river scenery, you'll head back to Hanoi, where you'll return to your hotel around 6 pm.

Meeting point & hotel pick up

This tour includes pick up from the hotels in the historic centre of Hanoi. If your hotel is located outside of the city centre, please come to the meeting point at 63 Hang Trong, in the Hoan Kiem area.

Important Information

In Tam Coc, there is one rice harvest per year. They sow the seeds in February and harvest in May, making these months the best time to visit the area. But the landscape is spectacular, and the visit truly worthwhile at any time of year.


Per person
English guided tour
US$ 40

English guided tour

  • Per person

    US$ 40

More Information


10 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Pick up from hotels in the centre of Hanoi.

English speaking guide.

Boat tour of Tam Coc.

Entrance fees.

Lunch and bottled water.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 7 days before (Hanoi local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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