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Duration: 1 Day

Starting Time:: 07.40am - 08.05am


Pick Up Service: Hotel in Old Quarter Center

Easy Cancellation: Free Cancellation within 24 Hours

Price: $38.00



If you ever visit the north of Viet Nam, make sure you make time and go for a one day trip to Ninh Binh. The enchanting scenery, history and an idyllic countryside will take your breath away.

If you want to see the beautiful Tam Coc rice fields surrounding Ngo river, you need to visit Tam Coc Tour at the end of May or at the beginning of June. See our itinerary for Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip as below to plan your trip in Ninh Binh now.

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Note: The itinerary can be pick up from Ninh Binh ( at 09.40am) – Perfect for all group sizes. Please contact us to get more information


  • Get a meaningful day in a famous place, only 2 hours/way from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
  • Learn about interesting culture and history through visiting Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
  • Immerse yourself on stunning landscape with natural limestone formations in Tam Coc
  • Experience Tam Coc River Tour by Bamboo Boat in 2 hours
  • Cycling to explore pretty villages
  • Try local dishes in Ninh Binh with Buffet Lunch
  • Go with a excellent guide and quality service in general
  • 7: 30-08: 00: Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. We take you to Ninh Binh province which is far from Hanoi city about 100 km.
  • 10h15: The first destination in this trip is visiting Hoa Lu ancient capital. This is the first capital of Vietnam.

Come to visit Hoa Lu District, you will learn about why the capital was moved to Hanoi nowadays. You are impressed on an outstanding architecture when entering temples of King Dinh and King Le, the first and second emperors of ancient Vietnam, built in the 17 century. Try to feel ancient atmospheres in Hoa Lu ancient capital.

  • 11:30:  Arrive in Tam Coc near Tam Coc wharf after visiting Hoa Lu
  • 11:45: Time for lunch, you are served with traditional Vietnamese food in a local restaurant. Relax in 20 minutes.
  • 13h00:  At Tam Coc wharf, you get on a rowing Tam Coc River Tour with maximum 4 people on a boat to discover the beauty of Tam Coc – Bich Dong. Within 1.5 hours on the boat, local boat riders will orderly take you to visit three Tam Coc caves: Hang Ca (the first grotto), Hang Hai (the second grotto) and Hang Ba (the third grotto).
  • 15:40: Cycling around idyllic village to explore around sceneries, you can also cycle to Thai Vi temple near Tam Coc wharf. This experience will take your breath away.
  • 16:45: Come back to our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
  • 18:50: End your memorable day with Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip in Ninh Binh. Say goodbye

If you are interesting hiking and looking for a best place to over view of Tam Coc area, You can book Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Group Tour


  • Full transfers by Model Limousine Bus
  • Boat trip on Tam Coc river
  • Biking at countryside area
  • Entrance fee ticket
  • Lunch with Special Foods
  • English speaking guide
  • A small mineral water on bus


Accommodation, Visa arrangement, Drinks, Travel insurance, Personal expenses.


  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • After boat trip on the river, the boat rower always expect the guests tip about 1$ or 2$.

What should to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunblock cream & sunglasses
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Do not wear shorts when visiting temple

See All : Ninh Binh Tours

Payment policy

  • The Price is exclusive of additional fees of bank or gateway fee.
  • Promotion is valid up to 15 July 2023
  • Promotion is subject to availability upon booking confirmation

Cancellation policy

Cancellations become effective only once the Hanoi Explore Travel Sales Office receives notification of cancellation in writing. The cancellation policy shall be applied the following:

  • Cancel 24 hours prior to arrival date, a 100% refund
  • No show, 100% charge
  • Booking modification at least 1 day prior to arrival date, no charge
  • In case of bad weather if Hanoi Explore Travel cancel your booking, 100% refund will be made
  • As a solo traveler, can I join a group tour?

    Of course, yes. You are welcome to join us on this tour. Since this is a group tour, you don’t need to worry about it.

  • Will I get picked up from our hotel?

    Definitely! Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. However, if you are staying outside the Old Quarter, you should contact the tour operator to determine the most suitable meeting point

  • Can I join this tour if I don't know how to cycle? And what can I do while the others go cycling?

    Don’t worry. You can take this tour even if you don’t want to go cycling. While the others are engaged in this activity, you could opt to rest at the restaurant or go for a walk and shoot pictures. Then, continue your trip with the next destination once they return to the restaurant.

  • Hang Mua is said to have a stunning high mountain from which I can admire one of the most beautiful parts of Tam Coc, isn't it?

    That’s correct. The most beautiful aspect of Tam Coc and the serene village landscape can be seen from the summit of Hang Mua. Furthermore, Hang Mua’s summit is also a great location for photographing, making your climbing effort worthy.

  • Can I still take this tour if I don’t want to climb?

    You can still participate in the tour as normal. Nonetheless, we recommend that you join the trip with the two destinations listed below to meet your needs:

  • While sitting on a boat tour, do I need to wear a life jacket?

    Definitely, yes. Do it to ensure safety for yourselves.

  • Can I row the boat by myself?

    Of course not. You simply sit on the boat for the whole tour to take in the majestic scenery while the ferryman is in charge of securely rowing the boat. Nonetheless, each boat is equipped with a few little oars so that anyone who wants to attempt rowing a boat can do so.

  • Is it true that some ferrymen in Tam Coc frequently request tips?

    It’s true in some cases, but not in all. Although giving them a tip is not required, it would be appreciated if everyone did so after the boat tour. All of the ferrymen are farmers who are dedicated to work, but their incomes are unstable because they depend on the tourism season. Therefore, after the boat tour, giving them a small tip (1-2 USD) if you are pleased with the trip also makes them happy.

  • Can we join the group tour if we travel with young children?

    Yes, of course. The group tour is appropriate for all ages. You can reserve an additional seat for your children’s comfort while moving. Moreover, we also offer a Ninh Binh private tour for those who want to spend private time together, customize your tour according to your preferences, and are able to afford a higher tour price.

  • Let’s take a look at some of their reviews on Tripadvisor:

    Mr Ricardo S: Hoa Lu- Tam coc – Mua cave

    Excelente excursão! A guia foi fantástica e sempre disponível e simpática. Até tivemos direito a um “mini-concerto” dado por ela. Conhecedora de todos os temas abordados durante a tour.

    Ms. sheaxianl: Hoa Lu ancient capital- Tam Coc - Mua cave with local guide Thao

    Thao was our guide for our trip. She is extremely professional and caring and even provided us with many information and tips which enabled us to enjoy our trip in Ninh Binh. We cycled around the village of Ninh Binh, explored Tam Coc and Hoa Lu capital and climb to Mua cave very nice under her guide. We would definitely recommend this tour company Hanoi explore travel to every one would like to visit Ninh Binh

    Roam824294: Tam coc Trip

    Tour du lịch Muy buen, el wire fue muy cuidadoso en nuestro khayecto, Lisa nuestra guía turística tiene todo el conocimiento de estos lugares Históricos la comida deliciosa típica vietnamita. Recomiendo este đến lượt!

    borisd168: Khám phá Ninh Bình thú vị

    Journée bien complète qui nous a permis de voir les points essentiels aux alentours. Temples, ballade en bateau (possibilité de pagayer pour les plus vigoureux), vélo et en apothéose le couché de soleil surplombant les gorges.

    See more Amazing pictures on our Hoa Lu Tam Coc Tour made by our customer

    5 /5
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    Reviewed by 11 users

      • 10 months ago

      Great Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip from Hanoi

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      Our tour guide Happy was unreal – spent hours telling us about the history of the places we went, giving us local information and continuously checking if everyone was present, comfortable and having fun!
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      • 11 months ago

      Highly recommend this trip!

      I was picked up at the hotel very timely. The whole trip was amazing. The tour guide is very communicative and friendly. We were served a lunch buffet (it was ok). Definitely recommend to book this trip.

      • 11 months ago

      Wonderful day trip in Ninh Binh!

      We spent a great day in Ninh Binh with others who came from other countries & especially guide – Hang – She has got a great knowledge about the historical and geographical facts and the Vietnamese culture! Everyone was happy with wonderful trip.

      • 11 months ago

      Great day trip to tam coc

      Fun day sightseeing around Ninh Binh and our guide, was quite informative. We all liked the boat ride around Tam Coc. Limousine bus was very comfortable. This is a good way to fit in seeing various sights in northern Vietnam in a short period, we definitely recommend.

      • 11 months ago

      Great tour!

      We decided to book this trip after checking the very good reviews & we’re not disappointed. The whole day from start to finish was really funny & smiles. The boat was relaxed, The tour guide was excellent! Highly recommend!

      • 11 months ago

      Overall experience.

      A highlight not to be missed. Our guide Hoiang was informative and enthusiastic. The boat trip in Tam Coc amid the huge rock formations and through the caves was breathtaking.
      The buffet lunch was quite ordinary with lots of variety but nothing very tasty or unusual. However that is a small quibble when compared to the overall experience.

      • 11 months ago

      Great Tour

      Pickup at hotel was good, tourguide was really nice and had perfect English.
      Activities were well organized and were great! Especially the boat tour.
      Also price of tour is well justified.Would recommend everbody

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