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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc boat cruise from Hanoi

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Tour Details

Just 100 km south of Hanoi you find Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. This combination tour will give you a truly unforgettable experience. Explore Tam Coc by rowing along a peaceful Boi river with amazing green paddy fields around you and learn about the ancient Vietnam history at Hoa Lu.

Departure & Return Location

Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi

Start Time

7:45 am – 8.30 am

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


  • Learn about the history of Vietnam at Hoa Lu
  • Enjoy a boat ride at Tam Coc, one of the most beautiful areas of Vietnam
  • Have a buffet lunch at a local restaurant


7:45 am - 8.30 amPick up

Your tour guide and driver pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi. You drive for 2.5 hours to your first stop of the day.

10:30 amHoa Lu

Visiting two temples at Hoa Lu (Dinh and Le Dynasty). Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam from 986 to 1009. Take your time to wander around and learn about the ancient history of Vietnam.

12:00 pmLunch

Back to the bus for a 10 km ride to Tam Coc. At arrival, around 12:30 pm, you have buffet lunch.

1:30 pmTam Coc boat ride

After lunch you get on the boat at Tam Coc port. You will pass through 3 caves hang Ca, hang Hai, and Hang Ba. Tam Coc means three caves, it is often referred to Ha Long bay on land. It is an absolutely beautiful place and one of the highlights in Vietnam.

3.30 pmTam Coc Port

Back to Tam Coc Port where you get on the bus back to Hanoi.

6.00 pmBack in Hanoi

You arrive back in Hanoi around 6:00 pm, where you will be dropped off at your hotel