Private Non-Touristy Day Trip: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

Day Trips & Excursions in Vietnam
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Tour description

Step outside of the bustling city of Hanoi & embark into the tranquil wonderlands of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Take the non-touristy route to relax, unwind and enjoy a private 9 hours experience of authentic Vietnam.

Step outside Hanoi and experience a taste of authentic Vietnam! On this private day trip you can learn about northern Vietnamese history and enjoy its rural life all in one day. Admire the beauty of Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, followed by Tam Coc, the home to some of the country’s most impressive river landscapes.  Admire two ancient temples built for the Dinh and Le dynasties and uncover this ancient era of Vietnamese history together with your private host. Stroll to the temple where King Le Dai Hanh is worshipped and admire the spectacular scenery, ruins and tombs that have survived.  Tam Coc awaits, and after a short drive, get ready to ride a bike! Cycle through peaceful and lush greenery among quiet roads, rural villages, rivers, and rice fields Say hi to the occasional goat and make your way to a local family home for a traditional garden lunch. Treat yourself to a cold beer if you like and see how a traditional family lives day to day life.  Hop on your bike and continue your rural adventure by discovering the landscape of karst formations and impressive caves. Bike through the scenic landscape of the well kept UNESCO park and hear all about its history from your private guide. Top off your private tour with a relaxing boat ride on a slow-moving river! After all, the most spectacular scenery of Tam Coc is best enjoyed by boat. As a local lady paddles with her feet, you can marvel at bright green rice fields extend right down to the edge of the river, limestone cliffs, and watch hundreds of birds by the riverside. You can even hear sounds that you may never have heard before!  This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, a delicious local meal & countless breathtaking views!

What's included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Pick up and drop of at the hotel
  • Lunch
  • Bike

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified