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Activities in Hanoi

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Full-Day Tour

34 reviews | 238 travellers
Good excursion. The scenery is spectacular. Aside from taking you down the river by boat, you can ride a bike among the paddy fields. The food in the restaurant where they take you is a very varied open buffet. Besides, they take you to a temple that, although not especially interesting, does complete the day. Anyway, if you expect to take the typical photo of the entire valley that you have seen on Instagram from the top of one of the mountains, this is not your excursion (There is no panoramic view).
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Free cancellation up to 7 days before

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!

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!

Itinerary

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.

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Price

Per person
English guided tour
US$ 40

English guided tour

  • Per person

    US$ 40

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Pick up from hotels in the centre of Hanoi.

English speaking guide.

Boat tour of Tam Coc.

Entrance fees.

Lunch and bottled water.

Not included

Drinks during lunch

When to book?

You can book up until 7 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

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.
US$ 40