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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc boat cruise & biking private day tour

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Tour Details

This Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour is a combination of ancient Vietnam history and beautiful nature. Enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Ngo Dong River along quiet roads past paddy fields and small villages, explore the country side by bicycle and discover ancient temples.

Departure & Return Location

Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi

Start Time

8:00 am

  • Pick-up and transfer by private car
  • A bottle of water/person on the bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Bike
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Beverages
What to bring
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Umbrella (in summer)
  • Jacket (in winter)


  • Visit the two remaining old temples in Hoa Lu
  • Enjoy a beautiful biking trip through the countryside of Ninh Binh
  • Three-hour scenic boat trip along beautiful canals with caves and rice fields
  • Private car and English speaking tour guide


1.Pick up from hotel

At 8:00 am you get picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Hoa Lu in the province of Ninh Binh. You will arrive here around 10:30 am.

2.Explore Hoa Lu

In Hoa Lu you visit to the two remaining old temples of the Dinh and Le king. Hoa Lu is the ancient capital of Vietnam from the year of 968 to 1010. Here you can learn about the history of Vietnam’s foundation and the Great Viet after being liberated from thousands of years of Chinese domination.

3.Biking through country side

Next you can enjoy a beautiful biking trip through the countryside of Ninh Binh. You can do an easy pace over your 10 km bike ride, what takes about 1.5 hours. You will cycle along countryside paths towards Tam Coc; the three tunnel grottoes.


At Tam Coc you will stop to enjoy lunch.

5.Tam Coc boat trip

After lunch you take a three-hour boat trip meandering along the beautiful canals (two people per boat) and through the three tunnel grottoes called “Tam Coc”. Take pleasure in the landscape of the green rice fields of Tam Coc between mountains and rain forest of the National Special Preservation zone.

7.Back to Hanoi

After your boat trip you will get on your private car for the drive back to your hotel in Hanoi.