Enjoy an eco and bike tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi on this maverlous day trip.
What to Expect
Glide past rice fields dotted by limestone karsts on a boat ride at Tam Coc. This full-day itinerary includes a tour of Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam located in the Ninh Binh province. Hear insightful commentary from a guide about the country’s royal past on a visit to the 10th-century temples of the Le and Dinh dynasties. Follow up with a bike excursion along village roads and witness local life up close. Upgrade to a private tour with your own personal guide and transport vehicle.
Explore Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, located 70 miles (120 kilometers) from Hanoi. Following a hotel pick-up from the Old Quarter of Hanoi, relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey southeast.
Upon arrival, see the 2 main temples of the former royal city, including the main temple to Emperor Dinh and the temple to Emperor Le in the foothills of the Den Mountain. Explore the historic sites of the Outer Citadel, separated from the Inner Citadel by the limestone mountains.
Continue to Tam Coc for lunch at around at 12:30. After sampling some delicious Vietnamese cuisine, cruise the Hoang Long River by traditional sampan. Pass the curious karst mountains carpeted in lush vegetation, and paddle into hidden caves to see geological formations.
Next, cycle along quiet roads through small villages and rice fields to see the rocky outcrops of Tam Coc - Bich Dong. The gentle bike ride lasts for about 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers).
After a little time to relax at a local restaurant, you will be driven back to Hanoi. Arrive your hotel at 08 PM.
The private option is just for the people in your party (minimum of 2 passengers).
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trip
- Entrance fees
- Bicycle rental
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses