Hoa Lu & Tam Coc: Full-Day Tour with Biking & Sampan Boat


On this full-day tour, you will have a chance to visit the ancient citadel in Hoa Lu, row a boat in Tam Coc and enjoy leisurely cycling around the Vietnamese countryside.

>>Tam Coc Boat-ride & Hang Mua Trek


  • Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital with King Dinh Temple and King Le Temple
  • Explore caves on a sampan boat
  • Cycle on countryside roads around local villages

Full description

Enjoy this chance to visit Hoa Lu, a supreme destination in the Ninh Binh province, renowned as an ancient capital featuring the royal palace grounds of the Le and Dinh dynasties. Enjoy a boat trip down the Ngo Dong River, explore the limestone caves of Tam Coc and cycle to Bich Dong before returning to Hanoi. A Vietnamese buffet is included.
Hoa Lu & Tam Coc: Full-Day Tour with Biking & Sampan Boat via Indochina Travel Packages

Detailed Itinerary

08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, then depart for NinhBinh city towards to the South of Hanoi, the journey takes about 2 hours (100 km)

10:30: Arrive in Hoa Lu, the ancient capital, and visit the remaining two temples dedicated to King Ding and King Le

11:30: Return to the bus and travel to Tam Coc grottoes (16km from Hoa Lu)

12:00: Arrive Tam Coc wharf 

12:15: Have a lavish buffet lunch at a local restaurant

13:30: Take an exciting sampan boat ride in Tam Coc grottoes (Ha Long Bay on land) (90 minutes)

15:30: Cycle along a country lane and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields, discovering the real countryside of Vietnam

16:30: Get on the shuttle bus and travel back Hanoi

18:30: Arrive in Hanoi, drop off at your hotel in The Old Quarter

Hoa Lu & Tam Coc: Full-Day Tour with Biking & Sampan Boat via Ninh Binh Backpackers Hostel

What’s included

  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Round-trip transport between Hanoi and Hoa Lu/Tam Coc
  • Entrance tickets to sites indicated in the description
  • Bottles of water on the bus
  • Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Biking

What’s not included

  • Beverages, tips & personal expenses
  • Pick-up and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Know before you go

Please bring sunglasses, suncream, a camera and film, shoes and short trousers for cycling

At a glance

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Live Guide: Vietnamese, English

Pick-up service

  • Any hotels in the Old Quarter
  • Easy Cancellation
  • Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

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