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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

 Hanoi, Ninh Binh
 Code: VNG12

Overview

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip is the day trip from Hanoi.  Book Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip with us -The best Vietnam operator. Doing this day trip from Hanoi to Hoa Lu Tam Coc and back to Hanoi, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient citadel in Hoa Lu, take a relaxing sampan boat in Tam Coc and experience leisurely cycling around the countryside of Vietnam. This is the highlighted tour of Vietnam Group Tours and it includes buffet lunch, transportation and guide, boat trip in Tam Coc, cycling trip around Tam Coc Village, and hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. 

Hoa Lu Tam Coc is one of the best day trips from Hanoi which you will learn more about the history and discover the beauty of Halong Bay on the mainland.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip Highlights

  •   Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip is the best option to learn the Vietnam history and discover the dry Halong Bay.
  •   Visit Hoa Lu - The ancient capital of Vietnam.
  •   Take an exciting sampan boat ride in the Tam Coc grottoes.
  •   Cycle along country lanes.
  •   Have a chance to interact with local people.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip Summary

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 Activities: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital with 2 temples of Dinh and Le, enjoy the boat trip in Tam Coc and cycle around the villages in Tam Coc

Hoa Lu  Tam Coc Day Trip is like other days trip in from Hanoi. The tour starts with 8.00am – 8.30am pickup in Hanoi’s Old Quarter by our local guide and bus, followed by a 2-hour drive from Hanoi to Hoa Lu through the lush countryside to Ninh Binh. 

Upon arrival, you will visit Hoa Lu - The Ancient Capital of Vietnam, and the remaining two temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. You will learn more about the history of Vietnam dating back a thousand years, and why this area was chosen for the capital of Vietnam. Then, you will proceed to Tam Coc Caves (16km from Hoa Lu) where you will have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, Your will continue your Hoa Lu Tam Coc trip with a relaxing sampan boat in Tam Coc, famous as “Halong Bay on land”. The 90-minute boat ride offers you endless photo opportunities. On the rowing boat trip in Tam Coc, you will go through the Tam Coc Caves and pass the rice fields where you will have a chance to take the nice photos of nature and local people working on the riverside. When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling for approximately 45 minutes along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus for the return from Tam Coc to Hanoi. The full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.  Your Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip ends.

When you are in Hanoi you may want to visit Halong Bay Day Trip or Halong Bay Overnight Cruise. Please click on the links below.

Halong Bay Day Trip

Halong Bay Overnight Cruises

Bai Tu Long Overnight Cruises

Lan Ha Bay Overnight Cruises

 Meals:  Lunch

 Notes: 
To have the best advice and deal from us, please submit the tour for more information.

Dinh Temple - Hoa Lu

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi (L)

 Activities: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital with 2 temples of Dinh and Le, enjoy the boat trip in Tam Coc and cycle around the villages in Tam Coc

Hoa Lu  Tam Coc Day Trip is like other days trip in from Hanoi. The tour starts with 8.00am – 8.30am pickup in Hanoi’s Old Quarter by our local guide and bus, followed by a 2-hour drive from Hanoi to Hoa Lu through the lush countryside to Ninh Binh. 

Upon arrival, you will visit Hoa Lu - The Ancient Capital of Vietnam, and the remaining two temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. You will learn more about the history of Vietnam dating back a thousand years, and why this area was chosen for the capital of Vietnam. Then, you will proceed to Tam Coc Caves (16km from Hoa Lu) where you will have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, Your will continue your Hoa Lu Tam Coc trip with a relaxing sampan boat in Tam Coc, famous as “Halong Bay on land”. The 90-minute boat ride offers you endless photo opportunities. On the rowing boat trip in Tam Coc, you will go through the Tam Coc Caves and pass the rice fields where you will have a chance to take the nice photos of nature and local people working on the riverside. When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling for approximately 45 minutes along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus for the return from Tam Coc to Hanoi. The full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.  Your Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip ends.

When you are in Hanoi you may want to visit Halong Bay Day Trip or Halong Bay Overnight Cruise. Please click on the links below.

Halong Bay Day Trip

Halong Bay Overnight Cruises

Bai Tu Long Overnight Cruises

Lan Ha Bay Overnight Cruises

 Meals:  Lunch

 Notes: 
To have the best advice and deal from us, please submit the tour for more information.

Dinh Temple - Hoa Lu

Trip Notes

Clothes: You can see the weather forecast one day in advance to know what clothes you should bring with you. A pair of shoes will be good for cycling in Tam Coc.  

Meals: The buffet lunch will be served on a local restaurant with different kinds of food so it meets most of the clients' request for the food.

Pick-up and drop-off: From the Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc drop-off time: The tour finishes at around 18.00 to 19.00 or later depending on the traffic.

Inclusions

  •   Professional English Speaking Guide
  •   Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets in Ninh Binh
  •   Boat trip on Tam Coc
  •   Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  •   Shuttle bus: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (Hanoi Old Quarter) with Complimentary bottled water
  •   Bicycle. 

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Tips for guide and driver
  •   Pick up/drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  •   All other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Accommodation

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Reviews

10

Herman S

"Wonderful 1 day to Hoa Lu Tam Coc from Hanoi"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Mr Man was our guide for this fantastic tour of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. The scenery was some of the best I’ve seen in the country, not only on the boat tour and the cycling tour, but also on the road on the way there. Vietnam is truly a beautiful place! Mr Man was a really good tour guide, he had the perfect balance of useful information and jokes. He made us laugh but also explained the history the places that we went with a good knowledge. My absolute favourite trip in Vietnam so far, it was nothing short of perfect!

10

Frank C

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 Day - Wonderful scenery and nice tour guide"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We got back yesterday from a trip to Ninh Binh with Incredible Asia Journeys and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. The scenery was so amazing, even on the way to Tam Coc and Hoa Lu from Hanoi, but the best was along the river where we did the boat trip. The meal was delicious and we got very lucky with the weather! Man was our tour guide for this trip and he did an absolutely amazing job. Incredibly friendly and helpful for the whole trip. He gave us a great rundown of the history around Hoa Lu citadel. He was friendly and informative for the whole time and he has such a great sense of humour. I highly recommend this tour!

10

Alberto D

"Tam coc day trip, so nice!"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Absolutely awesome tour and quite possibly my favourite in the whole country. The price is very good but I know that it changes depending on from where you are booking. Peter knew a lot about the places that we went to and you could really tell that he was enjoying telling us in the information. His English was basically perfect and he really took the time to tell us all about the day and make sure we know what was happening at every step of the day.The boat trip was definitely my favourite part. It was so peaceful on the water and we saw a lot of cool stuff along the way. Food was great and the bike tour showed us some of the best views I’ve seen around Vietnam (except maybe Sapa!)I would totally recommend this tour for anyone coming to Vietnam!

10

Joel_Os11

United Kingdom

"Tam Coc Hoa Lu Day Trip- Awesome row experience"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We just had an awesome daytrip from Hanoi to Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. The temple where the kings used to live was great and our guide explained everything about the history if the place. For me, the highlight was definitely the boat ride down the water, which is a little bit long but also very interesting when you consider the power that the local old ladies re using when they row with their legs!. Food was very good both in terms of quantity and quality, and I left full and satisfied back to Hanoi.Jimmy was a great tour guide throughout the whole trip, very informative and helpful, and he put more than a couple of smiles on the faces of the passengers. Great job!

10

Mari B

"Hoa lu tam coc day trip with Jimmy"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

My whole family with my two very excitable kids loved this trip. The king temple visit was very serene and peaceful. The boat ride was great, we floating next to the huge mountains on the sides of the river and through the caves as well. My children wanted me to take lots of photos of the ladies rowing their boats with their feet, they never see anything like this! We really loved riding bike, which was the favourite activity of my kids. We rode by the rice fields and near to a pagoda and we had a nice lunch in a restaurant. I will certainly recommend this tour to everyone.

10

Chithra V

"Tam Coc day trip with Duckie"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Me and my husband had an amazing time in Tam Coc and Hoa Lu because of our guide, Duckie. He is always understanding of the passengers needs and very funny throughout the tour. He told us a lot about the different cultures around Vietnam and explained about the ancient capital while we were there. He made sure everything was on time and that the boat trip and the cycling went smoothly. We had lunch in a big buffet place and then went back to Hanoi on the bus. I only have good things to say to my friends about Tam Coc and Duckie and Incredible Asia Journeys!

10

Malik Aviram V

"Good day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc and good value for money"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

I booked this tour of Ninh Binh through my hotel after I saw it in a brochure. Everything about the tour was run on time and with a very professional manner throughout. Mr Hoang was our guide and was very helpful, funny and insightful about the places that we went to. On the matter of heading to Ninh Binh, I think it would be best to go on a cloudy day so you don’t have to deal with much sun, because the ride is a long one and there is no protection except for the small caves. I didn’t get the gold rice paddies that I saw in the brochure because it wasn’t harvest time, but it was still very scenic and I have no regrets at all about going. Well worth the money.

10

Madhu S

"A memorable day trip to Tam Coc and Hoa Lu!"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

This place is called "Halong Bay on land" and it most definitely lived up to its name! Peter picked us up from our hotel at about 8.30 and was so friendly and warm throughout. He and the driver were very punctual and organised, which is sometimes a shock in a country as relaxed as Vietnam! The whole way through the tour, our historian Peter gave us so much information about the old capital of Vietnam and guided us through Tam Coc too. We loved the boat ride and the food, and if you go with this company, you should be very lucky to get Peter as your guide!

10

Nicole T

"Hoa Lu-Tam Coc Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

This tour is absolutely amazing! We had a very interesting a funny guide in Tien. We were collected from the hotel a little bit after when they said, but it didn’t affect the trip at all. The food was fine and the transportation was good and comfortable. I feel like the boat trip was maybe a little bit long, but it’s a secure boat so you could even attempt a nap if you wanted to! The trail for the cycling tour is a little bit rough but the scenery makes up for it, it’s incredible! I travelled solo for this trip but met lots of nice people throughout the day and it was totally worth every penny I paid. Definitely recommending this trip to everyone!

10

mhharvey

Canada

"Ninh Binh Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We spent a great day to Tam Coc Hoa Lu with very well organized, thoughtful, charming and delightful Kai ( our tour guide). His English was very good so it was easy to understand. The day tour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh was a whole day getting back into Hanoi no earlier than 6.30 PM. We drove past a variety of farming area and industrial area along the way. It was very beautiful and our driver was great with Vietnam traffic. We first visit Hoa Lu - the first capital of Vietnam and we had a buffet lunch. There was a good range of dishes but it could have been warmer. Then, we had a great time for 1 hour and 3 minutes being rowed along the river in Tam Coc through the caves with delightful scenery and we finished the Ninh Binh day trip with about 45 minutes bike ride around the Tam Coc Village and beautiful rice fields. It was great for cycling in this beautiful area ( Dry Halong Bay). Thank Kai for a great trip and i recommend this to anyone who wants to do day trips from Hanoi.

10

NurCholis

Indonesia

"Tam coc day trip - halong bay on land"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

I went on the 1 day tour of hoa lu and tam coc from Hanoi, which was a very special and the most amazing one. Mr. Tien is the tour guide for our trip and he was so kind to all of the guests who all have different needs. He give us so much information about the Vietnam history and about how to deal with the locals who sell stuff to tourists. We had lots of food for choice at the lunch and a really good time on the boat trip with the lady who rows us with her feet. The day is perfect. I think the trip is my favouite in Vietnam thanks to Mr. Tien and his company. I highly recommend joining a day trip to hoa lu with incredible asia journeys.

10

Jeff B

"A day trip to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

What a fantastic way to see these two wonders! We were very well looked after by our driver Cuong and our guide Tien. Tien’s English was very good and he explained simply and clearly about the history of Vietnam in their ancient capital of Hoa Lu. The food we had for lunch afterwards was some of the best I’ve had in the country. The boat cruise in Tam Coc was the biggest highlight for me and my wife. This area is called the inland Halong Bay because it has the same sorts of mountains around and you row through very peacefully. We had a short cycle tour of Tam Coc afterwards to see its other attractions, most of which were rice paddies, big mountains and a couple of nice looking pagodas that we just glance at from the roadside Big thanks to Tien and Cuong for such a great day!

10

Dez92

Singapore

"Hoa Lu and Tam Coc full day trip with Incredible Asia Journeys: Truly your money's worth"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We were so happy that we booked this tour through our hotel reception. Everything was very well run right from the first start with this tour. We had a friendly and informative guide called Tien, who we spoke to a lot during the tour to get his views on things around there.We stopped for about 20 minutes at a rest stop on the way. It was pretty unnecessary as the drive from Hanoi to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc is very short, but I understand that’s how people make their living here. We arrived at Hoa Lu and went to have a look at the temples. Tien gave us an interesting but fairly long introduction to the history of Hoa Lu, you could definitely feel his passion for it but he might want to make it a little shorter next time! The temple wasn’t all that interesting in the end. Some people had to borrow a sarong to cover their legs as we passed through the temple. If we had known that these were available then we definitely wouldn’t have come wearing long pants as it was crazy hot!We sat down for our buffet lunch once we got to Tam Coc. Being the first ones there, we got first dibs which was great. We tried the local speciality of goat meat which I surprisingly liked a lot! All of the rest of the food was pretty good but the goat was easily the best. Drinks are an extra cost if you need any of these.We spent just over half an hour in the restaurant and went straight to the Tam Coc boat trip afterwards. We got into the boat and were rowed by a local lady for about 1 and a half hours overall, a really amazing sight of limestone rocks and long caves. Also, this was the location for the filming of Kong Skull Island, so I have to give extra points for that!! We had an elderly lady rowing us with just her legs, which I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world. It did sadden me a little bit that she still had to work at her age, but she genuinely seemed to have a good time talking to other ladies rowing boats and was smiling quite a lot, so maybe it’s better for her than staying at home. Elderly Vietnamese people seem to be much happier being active than lying in bed at home! I have to admire them for that, though me and my boyfriend felt like we should really be the ones rowing the boat for her, though I doubt she’d let us :PWe saw so much on the way in terms of life. Piglets, ducks, bats, goats and cranes were all along the way. The sun was blaring down on us throughout the whole trip, aside from the short breaks we had through the caves. I felt like the trip could have been half the length and we still would have seen everything we needed to, but I can’t complain much as is it was a very relaxing experience.After tipping the rowing lady generously, we joined in the cycling tour around Tam Coc. This was my boyfriend’s favourite part as we got to explore at our own pace, using our own effort. We had a quick stop at a beautiful pagoda on a lily pad lake and then had a look around on our own before rejoining the rest of the group back on the cycle path. Tam Coc is a truly beautiful place and it felt so natural to be cycling around the rice paddies with the mountains in the background. It was the late afternoon when we got back to the bus and drove back for 2 hours to Hanoi. The rush hour traffic was not as bad as I was expecting and the scenery on the way back was even more beautiful than the start owing to a fantastic sunset over the rice fields. I spent a lot of the ride back thinking about how good the trip was and how I would explain it to my friends, family and Tripadvisor!Overall it was a fantastic trip and I highly recommend it. Well done to Incredible Asia Journeys and specifically to Tien and our driver for a wonderfully run trip. I will definitely be recommending the Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip to all of my friends!

10

Lance V

"One day hoa lu tam coc adventure from Hanoi"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

What a great time we had visiting Tam Coc and Hoa Lu with Tien, our amazing guide! Tien was so very well organized and knowledgeable about the stuff that was saw. Our driver was safe and pleasant, and the bus on the way there and back was very comfortable, giving us no reason for complaint at all. Our buffet lunch once we got to Tam Coc was very tasty. We visited Hoa Lu first and then headed off to the boat tour in Tam Coc. You cannot miss the scenery if you get weather like we did, but remember to bring plenty of sunscreens and maybe a big hat.

10

Paige E

"Beautiful full day to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Me and my mom booked through Incredible Asia Journeys to go to Ninh Binh for the day and we can’t fault the tour or the company in the slightest! Our day was absolutely incredible and we feel very lucky to have gotten the tour guide that we did! His name was Tien and he was SO lovely in helping us with everything, always smiling and cracking jokes that had me and my mom in hysterics, We saw the old capital of Vietnam and we went on the boat ride at Tam Coc. Lunch was amazing and we had an unforgettable bike ride through the green rice paddies. I feel like I saw and learned about so much on this day trip from Hanoi, and considering the price for the whole day, I will most definitely be using Incredible Asia for my future travels in Vietnam!

10

JJ L

"Tam Coc 1 day Adventure"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We have to start by thanking Tien for an incredible day, he knows so much about Vietnamese history and he really brought it to life for us as we visited Hoa Lu village. The river tour was unbelievable, definitely one of my favourite activities that I have done in the country and I am itching to go back and do it again. We had lunch afterwards which was a great selection of Vietnamese and Western dishes. Mo, our driver, was always smiling and showed us some amazing parts of Ninh Binh. Cycling past the rice paddies is yet another highlight and I really couldn’t recommend this tour any more than I do now. A**** for Incredible Asia Journeys and their fantastically-run tour!

10

Oliver N

"Tam Coc & Hoa Lu Day trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

An amazing tour with an amazing guide. We began from Hanoi early in the morning and we had a very nice shuttle bus for our transport, highly comfortable and with an effective AC, which was great because it was a very hot day. The first stop was amazing and we learnt a lot about the ancient history of the Vietnamese royal family. Then we were rowed (via feet!) on the bamboo boat in Tam Coc before we cycled in the village. Try to do this tour in good weather as a lot of it is outside. We had great weather but I think the tour would be amazing even in the rain as the views of the fields of rice and the mountains are just incredible. The level of English from the tour guides is much better than I expected and I understood everything that they said. They were very clear about the itinerary as well as the history and current times of the places we visited. I hope to be back and if I do make it, I will ask for Tien to be my guide again as he is absolutely the BEST. I fully recommend this tour to everyone.

10

Yoonhuu

South Korea

"Great Hoa Lu 1 day trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We have a really nice day in Hoa Lu from Hanoi. We leave on time and get a nice tour guide who name is Jimmy. He is so friendly tour guide who explained everything very well and we really enjoy to be around him. The boat trip takes 1 and 1 half hour, the weather was quite hot and we should take an umbrella. I love the cycling on the bike even though it was hot and a little bit hard work sometimes! It was a really great memory that I will have in Ninh Binh on the day trip from Hanoi city. Hopefully, we can come back for the next time and get Jimmy again!

10

Linda Taylor

Australia

"Victor (Thang) and our Hoa Lu Tam Coc day tour"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We had a great day tour with Victor (Thang), who visited with us to two temples and told us so much history about Hoa Lu village and the kings and queens that lived there. The local paddle us on the river, which was very relaxing, and we spoke to her about her life (Thang helped!). The boat trip was maybe a bit long, but it’s good to see all of the caves and the mountains. My favourite part was cycling next to rice paddies with Victor and he pointed out lots of things for us to see. This brought back lots of memories for me as a child, so it was very pleasant. Thank you, Victor and his company for making this trip special, we are definitely recommending this tour to friends and family in the future!

10

Arvind T

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Everything advertised about this tour and the company was correct. There were no unpleasant surprises or extra costs for thing and the process of booking from emailing the agents was very simple. The bus that picked us up was perfectly on time and the bus was pretty comfortable for the ways there and back. Tan is a fantastic tour guide and really pleasant to be with. He is so funny and organised, but very relaxed at the same time. I would highly recommend this tour commpany to anyone who asks about going to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a day trip from Hanoi.

10

Friendly_Cashel

Philippines

"Hoa Lu and Tam Coc day tour from Hanoi - Wonderful time"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

This was a really great trip for anyone looking to come to Hanoi. We went to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc and did cycling around the village with Tien (Peter) as our guide. Peter was incredibly friendly and he made the trip much more special for everyone who was on it. His input really topped off a memorable experience of Ninh Binh. The boat tour was in perfect weather and showed us the amazing landscape of Vietnam from the water. We had a very comfortable bus to take us from Hanoi to Tam Coc, and also the same on the way back. Thank you to Tien and the driver for the well-organised trip and the great company. Big thanks.

10

Hiro A

"Hoa lu tam coc day trip Guider Peter"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We had a wonderful Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi. Peter was our guide and he was an amazing guide. His English was very good and we really like how he took the time introduce us only about this destination(  Old Captial of Vietnam in Ninh Binh history and architecture) but also about Vietnam culture and people. He was a friendly guide i have ever met in our trips in Hanoi. Tam Coc was a beautiful place to visit and it will be a good option for your day trips in from Hanoi. The lunch was very good in a buffet restaurant and the bicycle around this area was amazing with beautiful scenery. I am my friends were so happy with this Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi and we hope to visit again in near future and other trips with this company. We highly recommend this day tour to anyone who is in Hanoi and wants a day trip out of Hanoi. Peter will be your guide for this tour.

10

Imen R

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

i and my sister spent a day tour to Hoa Lu Tam Coc ( Ninh Binh Day Trip) and it was really excellent. The Tam Coc boat trip and cycling through rice fields an excellent experience for us and the scenery was amazing. our tour guide Peter and Incredible Asia Journey agency were very professional. Peter was very good English and he gave us a lot of information about Vietnam history and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital so we learnt a lot from him. Everything was very good in  organization. All was done as planned with our guide. The buffet lunch was with a lof of options to choose. i really recommend this Ninh Binh day tour for anyone who visit Hanoi. Thank you Peter and Incredible Asia Journeys for a great trip in Hoa Lu Tam Coc!

10

Kathleya Vita

Malaysia

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

The tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc really lived up to its name. It was a wonderful experience to see the Halong Bay on Land, made more wonderful by our lovely and very happy tour guide, Happy Hoang! He has so much knowledge about Vietnamese culture and is always pleased to answer any questions that people have with a big smile on his face! He made us feel very comfortable and welcomed on the bus and while we were walking around Hoa Lu. The boat trip was great and the cycling was a lot of fun! I’ll be sure to rebook with them when I’m back!The Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip lived by its name. I had an incredible experience seeing the Halong Bay on Land with the help of our very accomodating and friendly tour guide, Happy Hoang! He is indeed always smiling and ready to share interesting details of Vietnamese culture. I’ll book again with them when I get back :)i recommend this tour company for anyone wants day trips from Hanoi.

10

JinLongTrvls

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip - Very enjoyable day"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We had a very enjoyable day to Hoa Lu Tam Coc from the busy city of Hanoi. The day trip from Hanoi was great with a very comfortable bus ride through the countryside of North Vietnam. That was a group tour but everything was very good. We had very good bus ride, very good buffet lunch in a local restaurant near Hoa Lu and we enjoyed the biking in Tam Coc so much. The boat trip in Tam Coc was amazing with our local sampan boat rower and beautiful scenery. Duckie was our tour guide and he was knowledgeable and informative giving us a lot of information about Vietnam and Hoa Lu. His English was also easy to understand. The bus ride for this group tour to Ninh Binh also gave us time to meet and make friends with many people around the world and it was even more enjoyable compared to a private tour which only guide and driver i have done before. i would recommend this enjoyable Ninh Binh day tour to anyone who visits Hanoi. Thanks for a nice day out of the busy city.

10

Mun Meng T

"Tam coc day tour in ninh binh"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Our ninh binh day tour in tam coc was guide by Ducky and we really had an amazing time there. There was much breaktaking scenery and the place felt very relaxing.Firstly, we want to say thanks to Ducky for being a great guide on the history of tam coc and the things to see there. He told us about two temples history and the first and second kings in Vietnam. He always wanted to help us with photos all the time and warned us about the scams.It was so nice to cycle around ninh binh village with the mountains in the back. There was a boat ride along tam coc river which was a great experience. Our Hanoi day trip was a wonderful day and I fully recommend to everyone!

10

Ong C

"Tam Coc Vietnam one day tour with Minh"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Our tour guide Minh was very professional and gave us a lot of great advice about the area we were in. This tour was not originally in my plan because Tam Coc is quite a hidden place but I enjoyed it a lot. The views that we saw on the boat and by bike were stunning and it was overall a very relaxing time in Ninh Binh. Thank you to Minh and I recommend anyone to consider the Tam Coc day trip from Hanoi.

10

EllHar94

Australia

"Great Ninh Binh Day Tour"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

The short day tour we did of Ninh Binh Province was great fun. We had a really good guide called Tien, who was fun, informative and very helpful with anything we needed. I loved the tour of the temples and the rowing boat cruise down the river. It was quite a structured tour and I’m not sure it’s for anyone trying to get off the beaten track (like the small-group trekking tours in Sapa do), but nevertheless it is a solid tour for people who want to see Hanoi’s outer regions.

10

Katie M

"Wonderful Ninh Binh Day Trip from Hanoi"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Rose was our tour guide for the one day trip to Tam Coc and she was fantastic! She had so much information about the places we were going and she answered all the questions we asked her. We had a great time learning about the temples with her and then headed to Tam Coc where we had a great lunch and a really cool boat ride down the river. Cycling through the rice fields was also very cool and overall we really enjoyed ourselves! I’d definitely recommend Incredible Asia Journeys for this tour!

10

Jack C

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Tour"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We follow a day trip to Tam Coc day trip from Hanoi. Tour is really good for the timing, itinerary and arranging the tour guide for us. Especially the tour guide is very nice and responsible people. We didn’t see the green rice or the yellow rice on the boat ride because we choose the wrong month to go, which was a bit disappoint. I still had nice lunch and our tour guide (sugar) provides bicycles to ride around Tam Coc for enjoyable view. We saw some rice and small village. I enjoyed so much.

10

PuckyPuck78

Germany

"Hanoi to Ninh Binh day Tour"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Hi, I did the Ninh Binh province tour from Hanoi which was quite good. I liked the boat trip and going on the river with the local women who can row with their feet! The bike ride was a bit short but it’s okay because I always cycle at home a lot. I liked the buffet food but the restaurant was quite touristy with long tables and lots of people.Peter was our tour guide and he was so helpful, he answered our questions very patiently. I recommend the Hoa Lu Tam Coc day tour for everyone! Thanks Incredible Asia Journeys for a great day tour from Hanoi.

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Kim

South Korea

"Package Tour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, Vietnam"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Our guide was so nice and really perfect for our Ninh Binh day tour from Hanoi. He explained the so much about Vietnam heritage at hoa lu old capital and showed us the temples there. In my opinion, the cycle program and the boat riding were very impressive and best part of hoa lu tam coc tour. We cycle by the rice in tam coc and saw lots of interesting things. To be on the river was so nice and a wonderful experience. If I can register to do this day tour from Hanoi again I will do.

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Hsin

Singapore

"Hoa Lu and Tam Coc day trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Me and my wife booked onto the Hanoi to Ninh Binh day trip and were blown away by the ancient temples of Hoa Lu. We walked around for about 45 minutes to see the old capital and its two temples inside. Then we went to Tam Coc and admired the fantastic landscape around Ninh Binh province. We had a huge lunch and jumped into a boat which was rowed down Tam Coc river by a very talented local!Just want to say a big thanks to Man, our wonderful tourguide who was very entertaining and friendly throughout. Thanks for making the trip a pleasant one!

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Golder B

"Tam Coc - Hoa Lu 1 day with Man"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Just arrived back at my hotel after my Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour. It was a great day and we have to give special thanks to our amazing tour guide Man. He was always so friendly and helpful. Hoa Lu is a beautiful place where the old capital used to be and Tam Coc has such lovely countryside and a river that goes through the middle. Very historic and very scenic, I highly recommend! 

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Adrew

"Ninh Binh day trip with Jimmy"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are very scenic places to visit. I really enjoyed the temples around both areas and the ride in a local boat on the Tam Coc river was such a good experience. Our buffet lunch was very nice and I enjoyed the scenery from the road as we cycled along the rice fields.Our tour guide, Jimmy, was excellent and very interesting. He made sure we were comfortable the whole day.Thank you very much for a great day tour to Hoa Lu Tam Coc.

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Choong

"Great Hanoi to Ninh Binh Day Trip with Jimmy!"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Our Ninh Binh day trip was amazing thanks to our guide (Jimmy). He was so helpful and happy for the whole time. I highly recommend to come to Ninh Binh, we would like to return!There is lots of beautiful countryside to see on the hoa lu tam coc tour. It is perfect backdrop of paddy fields and mountains with some rivers by the side. Our favourite part was to cycle on the road between all the rice fields.Highly recommend the tour for anyone looking for a short day tour from Hanoi.

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Meikdyyr

"Ninh Binh 1 Day trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

I had a lovely day in Ninh Binh visiting Tam Coc and Hoa Lu. The Tam Coc Tour is awesome and definitely worth taking. i met many people from different countries as we shared the bus in the group tour but it has a lot of fun. The landscapes were awesome and our guide Sugar was very friendly and informative. He gave us very detailed knowledge about the Dinh, Le Temples and Vietnam history/ excellent guide. Incredible Asia Journeys provided a good buffet lunch so I could choose what i want and all other people are very happy with the food. The tour followed by the rowboat in Tam Coc visiting the caves and enjoying the boat ride. The paddlers were very friendly and skillful. Sometimes he practised rowing boat by feet. :) which was amazing to us. End of the Tam Coc Tour we had about 1 hour for cycling around that area where we could see more about the village and the life of the people in that village and the landscape, rice fields there. i want to recommend this company and Sugar to anyone visiting Hanoi and wants to do a day trip from Hanoi.

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hsin s

"Hoa Lu and Tam Coc with Man"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

My wife and i had a great  Ninh Binh day trip visiting Ancient temples in Hoa Lu and Tam Coc boat ride to admire the landscape in Ninh Binh with Mr. Man ( our guide).Great day thank to our perfect guide Man. He was friendly, attentive, helpful and the best guide for us. Ninh Binh is also a beautiful place with a lot of limestone mountain and river. That is called Halong Bay on land and it is true. The boat ride in Tam Coc was amazing through 3 caves on the small boat rowing by a local man. A big thank to you Incredible Asia Journeys and Man for a great day trip from Hanoi and i will recommend you to my friends and family members and anyone want to visit Vietnam!

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Choong J

"Amazing Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip with guide jimmy"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

The Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi is amazing, our guide ( Jimmy) was our amazing guide, very cheerful and helpful man. He was knowledgeable about Vietnam history and culture. We had great fun with him for whole day. The Ninh Binh day trip visiting Hoa Lu and Tam Coc was very nice trip and it is perfect backstop for Vietnam countryside. The river surrounded by the paddy fields was beautiful. We also like the lunch and the bicycle ride in Tam Coc. The local people in Binh Binh was very nice and helpful including our boatman and other people surroundings. Highly recommended this company and Jimmy for the day trip from Hanoi and i will come back again. They are so professional and well organized. i recommend this trip to anyone looking for a day journey from Hanoi. This day trip to Hoa Lu Tam Coc price is very reasonable because that is a group tour so everyone can join in easily.

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Matthew B

"Tam Coc day trip with Sugar"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip was an amazing day with Incredible Asia Journeys and guide Sugar. Sugar always took care of us and he was knowledgeable about history, architecture, culture and people. His speaking English was very easy to understand and we enjoy the trip very much. A short bus ride from Hanoi to Ninh Binh was about 2 hour and we had a lot of fun with other people on the bus because that is the Ninh Binh group tour. We visit 2 old temples to learn more about Vietnam history 1000 years ago and the life of royal family. Sugar told us a lot of stories about 2 kings there so we understand more about history of Vietnam. The buffet was huge and there were a lot of dishes to choose, you will pay for drinks except 2 bottles of water on bus. Then you will move to Tam Coc for the boat ride. That was very nice area with river and limestone mountain. We had very good time with the local rowing boat, she showed us a lot of nice places and we saw some goats climbing the mountain. We only did not like some ladies selling things around at the end of the caves. We had very nice time biking around the village before getting back to bus for Hanoi. This Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi was very organized and Sugar was definitely a great tour guide. i really recommend this company and Sugar for anyone visiting Hanoi, Vietnam. Thank Sugar and Incredible Asia for a great day trip.

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Kong T

"Hoa lu tam coc day trip and Manh"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

The day tour from Hanoi to Ninh Binh was very well organized. Our Ninh Binh day trip including a boat tour through Tam Co and bike ride through rice fields and country village was very adventurous. We had a good buffet lunch with many choices for normal tourists and vegetarians. Our guide spoken English very well and he has a good sense of humor so the trip was with so much fun with him. Manh is such friendly guy so if you do this and have any question do not hesitate to ask him.  i definitely recommend booking the Ninh Binh day trip with Incredible Asia Journeys as the tour is  professional and fun. With this group your you will meet great people along the way and you will have a fun time making friends and exploring with others. Thanks for an enjoyable trip in Ninh Binh. Hope to use your services again!

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Donna D

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We had a great day trip to Ninh Binh for visiting Hoa Lu Tam Coc. Our guide was Mr. Minh, he was very excellent. Minh answered all our all our questions and provided lots of infos about Hoa Lu Ancient Capital of Vietnam. He told us about King Dinh Bo Linh ( the first King there) and story or legend about the King. it was very interesting information for us. He also has a great sense of humor and his passion for Vietnam country and its culture. This day tour provided a good balance of information, activitiy and scenery with a boat ride on the river for visiting caves ( 3 caves), a visit to temple and a bicycle ride through a village and rice fields. Everything was great. We were dropped off at our hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter around 06.30 PM. This tour is one of the best day trips in Hanoi for you so i recommend this tour and this company for anyone visiting Hanoi, Vietnam. Thank Minh and Incredible Asia Journeys.

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Bill

"Trip in Ninh Binh, One Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Our tour guide Rose showed us around Hoa Lu Tam Coc in Ninh Binh today. We visited Hoa Lu with Dinh and Le Temples, had a buffet lunch in a local restaurant near Hoa Lu where Rose Lee explained to us a lot of information about Vietnam and this Old capital ( 1000 years ago). She told us many storties about the Kings and Old Capital. It was very informative and interesting to know that. Rose speak English very well. Then, we had a boat ride in Tam Coc with very nice scenery river and caves. The Tam Coc Hoa Lu day trip ends with bicycling to see the tAm Coc rice fields. The weather was good with the sun. i had a lot of nice photos in my camera and my phone also. This day trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi was one day and it was wonderful overall.  I will visit again when i come to Hanoi in near future. Thank Rose and Incredible Asia Journeys for a great time in Ninh Binh.

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belfastjc

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip - great day out"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

It has been a while since my trip to Hoa Lu Tam Coc but I want to give it a review. We had a great day out with Incredible Asia Journeys and Rose Lee. She was infectious humour. She was very informative all along way and in all destinations (Hoa Lu old capital with Dinh and Le Temples, Tam Coc) we visited. The lunch was marvelous and the boat trip in Tam Coc was a wonderful trip. Topped off by a cycle around the Tam Coc Village and the beautiful paddy fields. I def advise  you to take this trip if you are in Hanoi. If you use Incredible Aisa Journeys for your day tour to Hoa Lu Tam Coc you might be lucky to get Rose on your day tour.Thank Rose Lee and driver for a great day trip from Hanoi for us. You made our holiday memorable.

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Valeria C

"Ninh Binh Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip with Incredible Journeys was great. We had a beautiful day to Ninh Binh 1 day. Our tour guide was Peter and Minh was our driver. Our 1 day tour to Ninh Binh was special, Peter gave us all tourist infos about Hanoi, Ninh Binh, and Vietnam. The boat ride in Tam Coc was spectacular with beautiful limestone mountain, river and cave. We had a great time for the cycling around Tam Coc harbor and village also.I would recommend this Ninh Binh day trip to anyone who visits Vietnam and wants a day trip from Hanoi. I want to thank our guide Peter and driver Minh for a safe drive in crazy traffic in Vietnam. visit Hanoi and Incredible Asia Journeys will be a good option for your Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip. I will come again for the other tours because there are many things to visit in Vietnam.

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cw530404

Taiwan

"Ninh Binh Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Really enjoy Binh Binh Day Trip with Jimmy and Incredible Asia jouneys. it was a beautiful day with our guide Jimmy to Ninh Binh for 1 day. We had all day with fund and Jimmy gave us very clear and detailed information about Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu Tam Coc and Vietnam. The boat trip in Tam Coc was very nice and we liked the cycling trip very much as we could see the real local life - not touristic area. Will join it next time when i visit Hanoi and Vietnam again. i recommend you to do this Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip for your vacation in Hanoi. Thank Jimmy again for a great time.

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Twyla G

United States

"Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip - Great Tour"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

We had a great time  for Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip with Incredible Asia Journeys and Ducky. Ducky was our great tour guide for the day while visting Dinh, Le Temples and Tam Coc boat tour and bike ride through rice fields. Our guide gave us a lot of information and he was very good at English so it was easy to understand. The lunch was a buffet at a local restaurant had many options for us. We are vegetarians so it was good for us!The bike ride was a favorite for us however, i wish it could have been longer as i like biking. We only did not like much when the boat paddler tried to get us to buy many things from the ladies around and he was not very happy with the trip from us which was more than the guide had recommended. The tipping for their hard work was no problem for me but no one likes pushy. However, the boat ride was great with very nice scenery. i and my friends really enjoy that and we recommend this day tour from Hanoi for anyone who visits Hanoi.

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Nguyen Hoan

Vietnam

"beautiful Hoa Lu Tam Coc with Thang"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Tam Coc was very wonderful scenery i have ever seen. The lunch was buffet lunch which i did not like so much because i expect special local food for this tour but the riding was great for me. Our guide was Thang and he was an excellent tour guide for this Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 day. Thang was very humourous, friendly and gentle. We really enjoy the boat trip and we are looking for another interesting trip like this day trip from Hanoi in the near future. This Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 day tour is one of the best tours you should do among many day trips from Hanoi. Thang and Incredible Asia Journey is a good option for you.

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Joel_Os11

United Kingdom

"Tam Coc - Awesome row experience"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Had a great day trip to Hoa Lu Tam Coc with IAJ. The temple was interesting the lunch buffet was great (both in quantity and a pretty decent quality). Highlight of this Hoa Lu Tam coc day trip definitely was the rowing experience. It's a long row and you can only be amazed at the strength and dexterity of the locals who take you - especially as they also row with their legs!Big thanks to our tour guide Jimmy for taking us on this experience and being extremely helpful throughout !

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Tshewang G

Singapore

"Nice Hoa Lu Tam Coc trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Much enjoyed one day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh to see Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10 and 11th century and Tam Coc - boat trip on river to see three water caves among beautiful and natural mountains. Tour was well-organised by the host, Tan Nguyen who took care us all time and gave lots of local information about his country. Thank you for all and highly recommended!

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kspoh

Malaysia

"Great trip with Mr Man for Hao Lu Tam Coc Day Trip"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

An amazing trip to Hoalu & Tam Coc 1 Day. Thanks to Mr. Man our tourist guide. We enjoy every moment of our tour with him. The tour is really worthwhile & we will come again, this time with our family & friends.

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Deepak G

India

"Tam Coc Trip in Ninh Binh Province"

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

Loved the trip. Started with Kings Old place then Lunch followed by biking. But end was amazing... 1.5 hrs on manual boat. We passed 3 caves. Awesome Experience. Highly recommended for 1 day Trip while you are at Hanoi. Peter Guide was very helpful :)

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Halong Bay Day Trip and Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip are the English speaking tours so our guides speak English. Some of our guides can speak French or other languages but it is not for sure that your guide on your trip will speak other languages. So if you have any special request for other languages please contact us or your agents and there may be a surcharge for that.

Yes, if you have a special request of food you can let us know in advance so we can arrange the food better for you.