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From Hanoi: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

4.2 / 5

29 reviews

From Hanoi: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

From £35.52 per person

Learn about the history of Vietnam as you explore the ancient city of Hoa Lu. Explore the karst landscape of Tam Coc by boat and bike.

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Duration 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pickup at hotels located in Hanoi Center
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Discover the city of Hoa Lu, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam
  • Embark on a cruise to Tam Coc-Bich Dong
  • Cycle in the beautiful Vietnam countryside
  • Enjoy a small-group tour with an experienced tour guide
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00 AM. Meet your tour guide and travel by coach to Hoa Lu, a journey of approximately 2.5 hours with a short break. Explore the historic capital of Vietnam and visit the famous ancient temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties. After some time exploring the city, arrive at Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30 PM. After lunch, take a boat trip to Tam Coc-Bich Dong, which is part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many water caves carved through the limestone. Afterwards, your tour guide will escort you on a cycling adventure on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc. This 5 kilometer cycle will take approximately 1-hour. After a cycle in the picturesque Vietnamese countryside, drive back to Hanoi and return to your hotel at approximately 6:30 PM.
  • Return transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Hoan Kiem (Old Quarter) district of Hanoi only
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • 0.5 liter of bottled water per person
  • Biking tour to Bich Dong pagoda
  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • English-speaking guide
  • Additional drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking
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4.2 /5

based on 29 reviews

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the tour was excellent, the boat trip was particularly incredible. Nghia was an excellent guide, he spoke English very well and was extremely helpful, responsible and friendly. Some reviews comment on not having much time but that is the nature of a one day trip that is 100km out of a busy city. Definitely worth it if you have day to spare :)

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7 March 2020

This trip was the best idea! It’s a great option to see a lot in one day and we had so much fun thanks to our amazing guide Nghia- thank you so much. The scenery was breath-taking and doing the boat tour and bike ride through the rocks was amazing. The food was very nice, too. I can only recommend this trip to everyone- even if you don’t feel comfortable with biking, there’s always another option for you. The pick-up and drop-off at my hostel worked very well, too.

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6 February 2020

I have a few day free in Hanoi, not sure which places should I go. I booked a short day trip to Ninh Binh at last minutes and didn’t have a high expectation. But I was surprised when arriving. It’s such a beautiful place. Truly stunning scenery ! One of the most amazing experiences I have ever had, and I've had a lot. I would call doing a day trip involving being picked up from the hotel, visiting a temple, then having buffet lunch and going on a sampan boat ride with that incredible scenery a MUST on one's bucket list, definitely one of my top three best experiences EVER, world-wide. THEN, you bike ride through even more stunning scenery of rice paddies, etc. Tour well-organized. Bus pick-up in time, tour guide is very friendly and informative. Good lunch, comfy bus. Cheap price! Worth every penny!

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16 November 2019

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