Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc


Tour Code: HN-03


Full day: Excursion to Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc

Pick up from hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter and head to Ninh Binh with comfortable A/C car Have a short break time and relax at a stopping point in Dong Van – Ha Nam province. Enjoy the fresh air at the middle of the giant rice fields.

Arrive in Tam Coc. Start our full day excursion by a small boat rowing by a local for about 2 hours. The reason Tam Coc is called Halong Bay on land is because this area consists of many limestone mountains with many different shape. Cruising through Ngo Dong river, you will have chance to take a lot of beautiful pictures with peaceful scenery of mountains, rice fields and temples all along the way. If you go on harvest season, you will have chance to see the golden rice carpet along the river banks.

After a wonderful adventure, you will head back to the main land to have lunch prepared by Vietnamese professional chef. The delicious cuisines are made from traditional, organic ingredients, obey strictly the Yin Yang balance of Asian culture. After lunch, you will have free time to do some optional activities like fishing, visiting local people, etc. (Depend on the itinerary on that day) Have free time to hop on a bicycle and go around beautiful villages, enjoy fresh air in the rural area and discover huge limestone mountains, etc.

Arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – The ancient capital city of Vietnam one thousands year ago. With the guide’s description, you will understand more about Vietnamese history which not popular to the world, but still very interesting and worth knowing. Leave Ninh Binh and go back to Hanoi, Drop you off at you address in Hanoi Old Quarter. Tour finish at about 18:00pm.

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation: N/A



For Vietnamese people, throughout the ages, the landscape of Ninh Binh, with its dramatic mountains, mysterious caves, and sacred spaces, has provided a vision of beauty and a metaphor for the Vietnamese culture.  It is a place of inspiration where natural history and cultural history are inseparable. A place where culture encounters the wonder, mystery, and magnificence of the natural world and is transformed by it.

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1 day

Small group

Departure: Daily departure from Hanoi

Daily departure from Hanoi

Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure

Suitable: Family with children, Active traveler, Solo traveler


  • Enjoy a home-lunch at a local family and understand more about the Vietnamese culture through their daily activities.
  • Widen your knowledge of the Vietnamese history by visiting the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city.
  • Discover Tam Coc – three caves or the “Halong Bay on land” on a small boat rowed by local people and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their river way for several kilometers.

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off by modern air-conditioned bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bicycle
  • Entrance fees and boat cruising
  • Mineral water and wet tissue.
  • Meals (as specified in the itinerary)

Price Excludes

  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • All things are not mentioned in the inclusions

Price Excludes

  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • All things are not mentioned in the inclusions

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days prior: 10% of total rates.
  • From 4 to 7 days prior: 50% of total rates.
  • Less than 3 days prior: 100% of total rates.
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates


Important Information


1 Lunch