Full-Day Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi
What to Expect
Your tour starts when your guide and driver pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Relax as you leave by coach on a 2.5 hour drive to Hoa Lu where you'll see the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Hoa Lu is a supreme destination in the Ninh Binh province, and renowned as an ancient capital featuring the royal palace grounds of the Le and Dinh dynasties. Visit the 10th-century temples, then ride a boat down the Ngo Dong River to explore the limestone caves of Tam Coc. You can also include a countryside bike tour to Bich Dong Pagoda.
Next, head from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for a buffet lunch around midday.
Thereafter, you'll enjoy a relaxed boat trip on Ngo Dong River to see more of Tam Coc and the beauty of its karst formations, as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.
Another great option is to cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc -Bich Dong (around 5 km). Your driver and guide will then take you back to Hanoi and drop you off at your hotel early evening.
- Pick-up and drop off at hotel
- Bus transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking tour guide
- Bicycle (optional)
- Entrance fees for boat cruise
- Mineral water
- Buffet lunch
What's Not Included
- Pick-up outside old quarters
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tipping/ Gratuities
- Everything not mentioned in the inclusions