Day trip

Ninh Binh Tour: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

4.2 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
Day trip

Ninh Binh Tour: Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Boat Tour

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
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Joining Ninh Binh full day tour to learn about the history of Vietnam as you explore the ancient city of Hoa Lu. Explore the karst landscape of Tam Coc - Ninh Binh by boat and bike

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Duration 11 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up and drop-off at hotels located in the Old Quarter area of Hoan Kiem district. If your hotel is not in pick up area please come to the meeting point at 9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội at 7:00 AM.


  • Discover the city of Hoa Lu, one of the ancient capitals of Vietnam
  • Embark on a cruise to Tam Coc - 3 water caves
  • Savor a great Vietnamese lunch
  • Enjoy a small-group tour with an experienced tour guide
Full description
7h30 start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi before departing to Ninh Binh province. 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 Dinh and Le 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. Joining biking though rice paddies to the countryside area during 45 minutes. Afterwards, 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
  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • English-speaking guide
  • Additional drinks, Biking activities (optional)
  • If you want to visit Hang Mua cave please book on tour and pay admission fee (cost extra 100,000vnd/adult)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking
  • If you want to visit Hang Mua cave (or Mua Cave) please book on tour and pay admission fee (cost extra 100,000vnd/adult from 5 years old). Mua Cave high point with hiking activities (500 steps) This option might not be available on tour if you do not advise us before departure time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 39 reviews

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A wonderful daytrip from Hanoi, with comfortable transportation, a friendly and informative guide, Mat, and amazing nature views, both at Mua cave (the climb really *is* worth it and not as hard as it might sound) and during the boat ride. Absolutely breath-taking views!

March 28, 2023

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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March 7, 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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February 6, 2020

Product ID: 296145