Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip

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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.

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  • 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.


Dinh Temple - Hoa Lu

Dinh Temple - Hoa Lu

 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 CocDay 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

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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!


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!


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!



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!


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.


  •   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. 


  •   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.
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