Day trip

From Hanoi: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc with Buffet lunch & Cycling

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel
Day trip

From Hanoi: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc with Buffet lunch & Cycling

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

From US$ 39 per person


Explore the Ancient Citadel of Hoa Lu, have decent lunch, enjoy a bamboo row boat tour to admire the karst rock formations of Tam Coc. Explore peaceful villages with cycling trip.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pickup is available if your hotel is located around Hoan Kiem lake. Pickup time is between 7:30 AM and 8:15 AM. Please be ready during that time at your hotel lobby.


  • Discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Visit the King Dinh temple
  • Explore caves on a sampan boat
  • Cycling around peaceful countryside villages
  • Enjoy a decent lunch of local cuisines
Full description

Depart Hanoi in the early morning and head to Ninh Binh province where you’ll visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu where you will visit the temples of King Dinh.

Around midday, enjoy a tasty traditional lunch of local cuisine in a restaurant. Have lunch with local cuisine in a restaurant.

After lunch, head to Tam Coc wharf to board the sampan boat. Explore various caves and admire the scenery of countryside landscapes.

Upon arrival back at the wharf, embark on a short cycling trip around countryside villages. If you don't want to cycle, you can enjoy a cup of tea in a local restaurant or visit a local market. Afterward, return by bus to Hanoi.

  • Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Round-trip transfer Hanoi and Hoa Lu/Tam Coc
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • Complimentary bottles of water on the bus
  • Lunch with special local cuisines
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Bike for cycling
  • Beverages, travel insurance, VAT 8%
  • Tips for guide, boat rower (50,000vnd/person recommended)
  • Note: Surcharge for traditional Tet holiday in vietnam from January 20 - January 25, 2023: 250.000vnd/person. You will pay this amount of money to our tour guide on the tour.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour departs daily from Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • If you do not want to join the biking segment of the tour you can relax in the restaurant with a cup of coffee or visit a local market
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 575 reviews

Review summary

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Overall experience was great. Tour guide and driver took care of us well. Tam Coc river wasn’t like how I imagined because it is best view in May (so I’ll be back for that during May). Changed the cycling to mua cave instead which was a game changer. The steps maybe steep but the view worth every step.

March 25, 2023

The tour was great! One if the highlights of my trip to Vietnam. It was a super rainy day. The whole boat ride that lasted for 1,5h it was pouring rain. But for me it actually made the experience even more unique and fun. We also did the biking tour in rain. The buffet lunch had a lot if options and was very tasty. Only minus is that the tour guide didn't speak that good of an English. So pretty much the whole group had problem understanding what he was saying. Great value for the money!

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March 25, 2023

Overall, the trip was great! We were picked up earlier than stipulated and the itinerary was very well planned. The guide was patient and looked out for everyone. The scenery was also beautiful and my family greatly enjoyed the sampan boat ride as well as cycling.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 27339