Hoa Lu- Tam Coc – one day trip

If you have a short time, the trip Hoa Lu Tam Coc will be perfected for you. In addition, this trip helps you to save time and allocates time reasonably. Besides, you must not spend too much money on traveling.

Firstly, just about 2 hours of driving, you will have chances to visit the first capital of Vietnam, which was built in 10th Century, containing now just a relic dedicated the Dinh King who lived at that time.

After that, you will have the lunch and take a boat ride to visit Tam Coc. Along with, you will have chances to admire its beautiful river trip with stunning landscape and kart mountain. Additionally, going through the cave with fresh air will make you feel cool and relaxing. Therefore, let’s Ninh Binh Hidden Charm show you the gem of Vietnam, you will get the great and memorable trip.

Itinerary :

Hoa Lu – Tam Coc one day  tour

07.15– 07.45: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel, travel agent or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter and departure to Ninh Binh by comfortable transfer.

09.00: Have a short break for relaxing at a halfway point to stretch your legs in Dong Van, Ha Nam province.

10.30: When arriving Tam Coc area, we will start the journey by visiting a local family in Tam Coc. Especially, they are traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Apart from, you will get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily life as well as their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. Moreover, you will take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains for about 1 hour with an 8 km unique route after leaving the family.

11:30 We come back to the host family to enjoy a special lunch prepared by the home chef. It expresses the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. After lunch, a break with a cup of Vietnam green tea or coffee will be served before you continue the journey of discovery Tam Coc- the “Halong Bay on land”

13.30: Visiting Tam Coc by a small boat rowed by a local for about 2 hours, we get the chance to admire its beauty known as “Halong Bay on land”. Tam Coc is the name of the limestone caves area stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of Limestone Mountains, rice paddy and the sight of some temples along the way. Especially, if traveling during harvest season, you may have chances to see the yellow rice carpet along the river banks.

15.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Vietnamese history. Hoa Lu existed as the capital of Vietnam for 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang when country named Dai Co Viet.

16.30: we will leave Tam Coc and drive straight back to Hanoi.

18:30 Finally, we arrive in Hanoi, drop you back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter. And the trip ends.

The package cost : $79 / Pax / Small group with 9 pax Max

Private tour : $135/ pax ( 2-4 pax )

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Hat
  • Camera and film


  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up & drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter area
  • Meal (Vietnamese family lunch)
  • All sightseeing and boat fees
  • All air-conditioned transport as mentioned in tour
  • 03 bottle of water per person (02 on the bus, 01 for cycling time)
  • Cycling


  • Pick up & drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter area (10 USD fees for a group)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping for tour guide/driver
  • Other optional activities or tours
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

Noticeably, should you choose to cancel a booking, Ninh Binh Hidden Charm must be notified by email. The cancellation fee will be applied under the following conditions:

  • More than 7 days before departure: FOC
  • From 2 to 6 days before departure: 50% of the payment charged
  • From 48 hours before the tour starts: 100% of the payment charged
  • Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in 100% of the payment charged.

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