Day trip

From Hanoi: Tam Coc and Hoa Lu Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From Hanoi: Tam Coc and Hoa Lu Full-Day Trip with Boat Ride

Activity provider: Hoi An Express

From US$ 96 per person

Leave the bustle of Hanoi behind, and head to Vietnam's idyllic Ninh Binh province on this full-day tour. Take a river cruise and see why this region is known as Vietnam's 'Inland Halong Bay'. Then visit Hoa Lu to explore the country's imperial history.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Hai Ba Trung District
Private or small groups available


  • Visit Vietnam's so-called "inland Ha Long Bay", in the Ninh Binh province
  • Take a boat trip through some of the country's most beautiful scenery
  • Discover the history and remnants of Vietnam's ancient imperial capital, Hoa Lu
Full description
Start your day with an early 08:00 pick-up at your hotel before taking the 2-hour ride south from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh Province, known to many travelers as Vietnam’s 'Inland Halong Bay'. Once there, hop into a local boat for a 2-hour cruise along the Tam Coc stream. Take a moment to soak up the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river, surrounded by lush rice paddies and towering limestone mountain ranges. After the boat ride, enjoy an authentic local lunch served at a riverside restaurant. Then take a short trip along the peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, the city that was once Vietnam’s ancient capital 11 centuries ago. Explore 2 of Hoa Lu's remarkable temples, dedicated to the emperors King Dinh and King Le. After exploring this historic region, you'll head back to Hanoi and be dropped off back at your hotel. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation in a new air-conditioned minivan and by boat
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Travel insurance
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Maximum 1 child accompanied 1 adult, the 2nd child will pay the adult price
  • Please provide the local partner with the following information: Name and nationality of each participant (for insurance registration), dietary requirements, information about any medical conditions
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Excellent tour guide and driver

Very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful guide. Picked up at Hotel in brand new car with air conditioning. Brought directly to Hoa lua. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge throughout. Had a Vietnamese lunch which was plenty. Then an excellent boat trip on river at Tam Coc. This I think is a must do trip if you are staying in Hanoi. All tourist sites are very busy though

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October 8, 2019

Product ID: 36497