Discover the rice fields and limestone karst mountains of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu on a 9-hour tour from Hanoi. Explore the ancient capital of Vietnam, and the temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties. Cycle along village roads to experience local life up close.
Phat Diem Cathedral is a unique architecture in Vietnam. The architecture of Phat Diem church is a cross between the local and Western styles. Although a church, it was built in traditional Vietnamese temple architecture. It was built of stone and wood in 24 years.
Thung Nang boat-ride is a less-tourist boat rowing tour in between the rocky outcrops. The 90-minutes sampan boat ride is totally the highlight of the day. Then, enjoy a lovely bicycling tour on village's road to rice fields and visit a small stone temple, which is located in a stunning valley, on the ground of rice paddy and walled by karst formations...
Tam Coc is located about 90 kilometers south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province (home of the Tran dynasty) and 7 kilometres to the West of the city of Ninh Binh.
The Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong) is in fact a vast complex of pagodas and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountain. From the middle of the second lunar month to the end of the third lunar month, it is the site of a very popular religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims.
A newly discovered boat-ride place for visitors to the land of karsts. Thung Nham waterway takes you about 2-hour sampan boat-ride through three caves and in between beautiful limestone mountain ranges.
Not only it is the nature reserve, Van Long wetland is a place with attractive landscape of limestone mountains. Van Long is known as “the bay without wave” because when going on a boat, visitors will see a flat surface like a big mirror. Watercolor painting is reflected by the strong sculpt of limestone. The morning sampan boat ride and the afternoon bicycling tour will totally offer you a memorable time.
This day tour starts with two-hour sampan boat-ride in Tam Coc after your morning drive from Hanoi. The boat ride offers us a great time to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of rice field and karst formations. The afternoon trek in Hang Mua area will let you have a close look at the daily life of the locals and their agriculture. We trek on rural back roads with beautiful scenery of lotus ponds, rice field and villages. If it is not on a hot day, the hike to the summit of Mt. Ngoa Long will offer you a wonderful 360-degree view over the karsts.
Tam Coc is located in Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex which was recognized by UNESCO as a mixed natural and cultural property. Tam Coc is one of the most favorite spots in Ninh Binh thanks to its towering outcrops sweeping up from serene rice paddies.
The excursion starts with ninety-minute sampan boat-ride in Van Long Nature Reserve after your morning drive from Hanoi. The boat ride offers us a great time to enjoy the beath-taking scenery.