Ninh Binh and Hoa Lu Acient Citadel with Optional Biking

Day Trips & Excursions in Tam Coc

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Ninh Binh is now the best choice for worldwide travelers because its sceniclanscape and selected to be one of the three destinations selected for Holywood King Kong Skull Island shooting. In one-day tour package includes dozens of must-see sites. Ninh Binh now draws more and more attention to its tourism activities. The day tour includes religious worship, boating, history, excavation learning and an optional cycling choice for those who loves biking.
7:30am – 8:30am: Pick up by our tour guide and private transporation. Then depart for Ninh Binh province. Half way, you take a short break of 20 minutes for refreshments and shopping. You will have an opportunity to experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, and embroideries. Arrive in Ninh Binh around 10:30am. Stop at Hoa Lu ancient citadel built in the 10th century. Then visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le with unique architecture in the old time. After that, you will be off to visit the excavation area beside Le Dai Hanh temple. Here you can witness the vestiges of Royal Palaces dating back to the10th Century. Then back to the bus and go to Tam Coc. Optional biking: Those who love to experience real images of Vietnam countryside can take a 40 minute cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda around 5 km (2 ways) along country lanes with the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling tour at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. 2:00pm: You will board the sampan boat (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves (Hang Ca – First Cave, Hang Hai – Second Cave, Hang Ba – Third Cave) to get strange feelings. You also have chance to visit film studio of King Kong Skull Island  then Boat returns to the dock for driving back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 6:00 – 6:30pm.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as mentioned in the prg
  • Transfer with private A/C vehicle
  • Sight-seeing with experienced English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip at Tam Coc – Ninh Binh.
  • Bike hire
  • Lunch at local restaurant

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge 20USD/group for other language


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included