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Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

  • Magnificent views of Tam Coc on a Ngo Dong River cruise
  • Cycle through the countryside to Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Hanoi
Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi
From US$42,00
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Tour with biking, buffet lunch
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The karst cliffs, historic towns, and scenic waterways of the Ninh Binh Province lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, explore by bus, boat, and bike, including a visit to the former capital of Hoa Lu, a boat cruise along the Ngo Dong River, a visit to the Tam Coc caves, and a bike ride to Bich Dong Pagoda.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Hanoi hotel, travel by air-conditioned bus through the scenic countryside of the Red River Delta and Ninh Binh Province. The first stop of the day is Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s 10th-century capital, where you’ll have chance to admire the ancient temples and monuments dating from the Le and Dinh dynasties.

After lunch at a local restaurant, set sail on a boat cruise along the Ngo Dong River, and marvel at the stunning landscapes, lined with karst rock formations, caves, and grottos. Stop at Tam Coc to discover the magnificent cave complex and then set out to explore the surrounding countryside by bike. On the leisurely bike ride, cycle along country lanes, past lush rice paddies and rural villages, and stop to visit the cave temples of Bich Dong Pagoda.

Your tour ends with drop-off back at your Hanoi hotel.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Relaxing day tour

Well planned day tour. Good time management for each activity and allows you to explore yourself. The part i like the most was cycling between the rice fields.

1  Thank tai c
Reviewed 31 March 2018
Overcrowded bus and rocky bicycle ride

Pros-good scenery and nice lunch. Cons-tiny minivan way overcrowded and very small seats. The bicycle ride over rocks and potholes was a terrible experience and several people fell on the rocks. It was like riding thru a construction site. Would not recommend.r

Thank jing x
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile
Great day in the countryside

This trip was a unique way to get out of the city and see the countryside. At the first stop we opted to climb the mountain at Hoa Lu instead of touring. The boat ride was a little long but beautiful landscape. And the bike...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We did a one day trip with this Agency to Tam Coc and it was very nice. Our tour guide Tom steered us through day with passion and a lot of humor. We definitely felt to be in good hands and could enjoy the day...More

2  Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile
Great boat trip

We had a great day out. It was only a couple of hours from Hanoi, with a little break half way. On arrival we had the option of seeing the temples or climbing to the top of a mountain...we opted for the mountain climb. Due...More

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FreeTour V, Manager at Vietnam Group Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your nice words. We are so happy hearing that you enjoyed a wonderful time with us. Hope to serve you more in the near future!

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