Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Tour with Ngo Dong River Boat Ride

Day Trips & Excursions in Vietnam

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Enjoy a cultural journey through the Ninh Binh region of Vietnam on a full-day tour from Hanoi. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital, and learn historical facts. Stop for a local lunch of goat meat, then ride a boat to visit the 3 limestone caves of Tam Coc.
Take a full-day trip from Hanoi and travel through the Ninh Binh region, visiting Hoa Lu and Ta Coc.Your first stop will be in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Learn about its founding and tenure as the capital. Visit the 2 temples built on the ground of the old royal palace, and find out more about feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.Continue to Tam Coc, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Your meal will include goat meat, which is the area specialty. Then board a boat to Tam Coc, known as the Ha Long Bay on land. See these 3 limestone caves on the Ngo Dong River, and take in the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddies, and temples. After visiting Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba, you will begin your trip back to Hanoi.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hanoi Old Quarter hotels only)
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Boat trip on the Ngo Dong River
  • English-speaking guide (other languages on request)
  • Biking from Tam Coc to Bich Dong
  • Entry/Admission - Bich Dong Pagoda

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Pick-up and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Led by a local guide