Hoa Lu -  Tam Coc Tour

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Tour

Ninh Binh is one must-see destination that nobody can miss in the journey to beautiful S-shaped country. AZ Local Trip highly offer tourists Hoa Lu Tam Coc Tour - a tremendous chance to explore the ancient beauty of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and stunning scenery in Tam Coc. The highlight of this tour will be your 1.5 hours boat tour along Ngo Dong River through flooded caves and karst system.


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  • Understanding of Vietnamese history through Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

  • Visit the temples of Dinh and Le dynasties and explore ancient relics remaining from when Hoa Lu was the country’s capital

  • Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Tam Coc - “Halong Bay on land” with unforgettable boat ride on Ngo Dong romantic river

  • Discover the full diversity of Vietnamese natural landscapes as you pass through limestone karsts and stone caves

  • Unique biking route passing through villages, rice fields and karst mountains

Package Options

Adult(s) (>11 (100.00% - $28.00))

Child (5-10 (75.00 % - $21.00))

Infant (1-4 (0.00 % - $0.00))


  • - Group size 40 - 45 pax
    - Share shuttle bus
    - Budget buffet lunch

  • - Group size 25 - 28 pax
    - Shared car
    - Standard buffet lunch

  • - Group size 15 - 18

    - Share limouisne 

    -Superior set menu lunch 

  • - Group size 7-9 pax
    - Limousine car for small group
    - Deluxe set menu lunch

Your Itinerary
  • Introduction

  • Start Pick-up

    Welcome tourists coming to Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Tour!

    8.00-8.30 am: Tour guide from AZ Local Trip will pick up you and your group from your hotel or at the confirmed meeting point in Hanoi Old Quarter. This will be an 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh, which is about 105km to the South of Hanoi.

    On the road reaching Ninh Binh, you pass by a stop-over in Dong Van, Ha Nam Province for relaxation. 

  • Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

    10.30-11.00 a.m: The first destination of our Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Tour is Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, known as the ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties. This offers tourists a chance to come back many significant milestone of Vietnam’s meaningful history.

    Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is proudly acknowledged as a special cultural and historical relic complex in the Northern area of Vietnam. Its original purpose is to serve as a military stronghold of three feudal dynasties: Dinh, Early Le and Ly dynasty.

    Compared to “Great Wall of China”, this place takes its pride in its unique architecture and its historical and cultural values appealing thousand flocks of tourists every year. Many tourists, including elders and young people come here to check in the ancient walls filled with green moss.

  • King Dinh & King Le Temples

    Surrounded by high limestone mountains and earthen walls, King Dinh and Le Temples boast their spectacular charm in the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Complex. On the road coming back to the unique spiritual life, tourists seem to lost in the ancient atmosphere of Vietnam feudal period.

    Constructed in the 17th century, these temples are nowadays to worship King Dinh Tien Hoang of Dinh Dynasty and King Le Dai Hanh of Le Dynasty, the iconic heroes making a great contribution to the construction and preservation of the country. Moreover, tourists can listen to intriguing stories about Vietnam history from the elderly locals.

    12:00 pm: Go to the restaurant and you will be welcomed with a warm lunch filled with lots of specialties featuring the yin-yang balance of Asian culture.

  • Riding A Boat To Explore Tam Coc

    1:30 pm: Arrive at Tam Coc. Based on the experience of most local, tourists will not have the perfect memory in Tam Coc without taking a sampan with locals here. Friendly locals will pick up you and we start a 1.5 hour ride along Ngo Dong River. They are all licensed rowers and follow safety rules. 

    Floating along the Ngo Dong river, tourists can hear the whisper of the wild winds, enjoying the peace and tranquility of this countryside. Tam Coc is literally known as ‘three caves” in Vietnam. Visiting Tam Coc, tourists can explore the mysterious caves including Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba. Majestic limestone cliffs, mysterious caves, rural scenery with peaceful river, rice fields - Tam Coc seems to possess all.

  • Cycling Along The Roads Of Tam Coc

    After spending time in Tam Coc, if you want to explore more the charm of this mountainous area, take a 5-kilometer bike, wandering along the rural routes of Tam Coc. Unlike busy Hanoi, Ninh Binh Province is a countryside place that is considered one of the most authentic regions of Vietnam.

    During the bike riding, immerse yourself in the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of Tam Coc- Bich Dong. Tourists will be overwhelmed with the ripen rice paddy fields during the harvest season and limestone mountains. Don’t forget to bring your camera for beautiful photos.

  • Hanoi Return

    4:00 pm: Our driver will take you back to Hanoi .

    6:30 pm: On arrival in Hanoi, we will drop you back to your hotel. Hope you have a memorable Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Tour with AZ Local Trip.

What to Expect


  • Pickup and drop off in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Transportation with airconditioned between Hanoi and Hoa Lu/Tam Coc (Round-trip)
  • English-speaking tour guide during the trip
  • All entrance tickets and fees to sites indicated in the itinerary
  • Complimentary bottles of water on the bus
  • Lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • Biking


  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Pickup and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Personal expenses and those not clearly mentioned as included


  • Free cancellation within 24 hours

Most recent 18 Reviews

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  • J
    5.0 - Excellent

    Written on Nov 26, 2018

    Had an absolutely amazing time. Our tour guide was a few minutes late but he did say this was because we were the last ones and we were a big group. What I like best was that he was upfront with what to expect i.e. locals will be selling you this and that and he advised us not to entertain them. However if we wanted to buy something or give tips, he told us the appropriate amounts. Tour was really great. Loved the boat ride the most.

  • R
    5.0 - Excellent

    Written on Nov 16, 2018

    "Tam Coc Vietnam A most beautiful and tranquil Vietnamese village about two hours drive from Hanoi. An ideal location of biking, trekking and taking a boat ride midst the magnificent Limestone hillocks/islands...have a taste of Vietnamese rural life, fishing villages and duck farms...get good protection against the sun, Vietnamese straw hats can be ideal, sold on the site..."

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