Day trip

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

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

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

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

From US$ 40 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)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 570 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.

September 19, 2022

The tour was well organized and the transportation was comfortable. Especially the boat tour in Tam Coc is very touristy. You can hardly take a photo without tourists in the background. Despite the very heavy rain, it was still a worthwhile experience. However, I had imagined the temple complex to be larger and more worth seeing. All in all, this day tour is recommended.

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March 6, 2020

A fantastic experience especially the Tam Coc river, what a natural experience, the most powerful experience in Northern Vietnam. (More beautiful than Ha Long) has not been to SaPa! The bike ride was the least enjoyable, as my bike barely worked and there were only rice fields in central Ninh Bình.

February 27, 2020

Product ID: 27339