Full-Day Small Group Eco and Biking Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi
What to Expect
Enjoy this eco day trip to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi and a day of exploring both stunning nature as well as ancient history, with temples from the 10th century, a sampan trip and cycle along rice-paddy fields. Stay close with the locals!
Once you have been picked up from your hotel in Hanoi, get ready for a great day of adventure. Head first to Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, located around 70 miles or 120 kilometers away, a 2.5-hour ride from Hanoi. Once there, you will see the 2 main temples of the former royal city, including the main temple of Emperor Dinh and a temple of Emperor Le - hidden in the foothill of the Den Mountain. You will then explore the historic sites of the Outer Citadel, separated from the Inner Citadel by limestone mountains. You will then continue to The beautiful village of Tam Coc for lunch at around at 12:30pm. After sampling some delicious Vietnamese cuisine, you will cruise the Hoang Long River on board of the traditional sampan. Pass the curious karst mountains carpeted in lush vegetation, and paddle into hidden caves to see geological formations.
Next, you will cycle along quiet roads through small villages and rice fields to see the rocky outcrops of Tam Coc, Bich Dong. The gentle bike ride lasts for about 1 hour, covering a distance of approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers). When you get back to the restaurant, take a drink to refresh after your bike ride. You will then be taken back to Hanoi about 19:30.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- English-speaking guide
- Boat trip
- Entrance fees
- Lunch of local cuisine
- Bicycle rental for 1 hour
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses