Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip - 1 Day

Do you have a thirst for a day break for beautiful & peaceful countryside? You love to be surrounded with stunning backgrounds of gorgeous mountains & rice fields? Ninh Binh, the land of picturesque landscapes will be right for your day escape to visit two of the top highlighted landmarks in Ninh Binh : Hoa Lu ancient capital & Tam Coc rice fields….


Being likened as “Halong bay on land”, Ninh Binh has become a must-see place for any travellers doing trips to Northern Vietnam thanks to its magnificient landscapes of mountains, waterways, tropical forests, grottos…; interesting travel activities of boating, hiking, homestaying, biking…; and easy location to reach from Hanoi capital. In this Ninh Binh day trip, we would love to customize you a visit to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1009 with its well-preserved architectures. Apart from the historical interest, the river boat ride in Tam Coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially on growing time of water rice, together with limestone pillars, river & caves -making beautiful background for long-lasting viral pictures…

What can you expect from this Hoa Lu – Tam Coc day trip?

  • Enjoy scenic landscapes of majestic limestone pillars, waterways, rice fields & natural grottoes in Ninh Binh.
  • Relaxing boat ride in Tam Coc brings you the peace in mind & countless photo opportunities.
  • Leisure cycling tour to feel the authentic countryside in Tam Coc area.
  • Visit Hoa Lu ancient royal capital with temples of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times & get to know Vietnamese history in the 10th & 11th centuries.


8:00AM, pick up at your hotel and head out for Ninh Binh (2 hours driving). There is a beautiful roadside scenery on the way. Arriving in Ninh Binh city, first pay a visit to Hoa Lu – the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam, visit the two temples: Temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times.

Continue to Tam Coc and have lunch at a fine restaurant of typical local dishes : burned rice, goat meat…..

Then boarding a small rowing sampan to visit Tam Coc which means literally “three caves” (2 hour boat trip). With Halong bay type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious caves, as well as countryside landscape like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really has it all. You will feel the fresh air and peaceful moments, a very good opportunities for photo lovers, freezing the special moments and scenery.

Continue a leisure bike ride around Tam Coc area for more shots of landscapes with stops to visit local temples.

Around 15h30-16h00 PM, meet driver for a return back to Hanoi.

18h30 PM, the trip finishes when driver drops you back to the doorsteps of your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter.



GROUP TOUR price quoted in USD/person in coach tour.

Standard tour US$35/person
Luxury tour (Smaller group)  with Mua cave US$50/person

PRIVATE TOUR Prices quoted in USD/person in private group.

No of travelers 2 paxs 3-5 paxs 6-8 paxs 9 paxs up
Price in USD/person $76 $60 $46 $38

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

The trip includes :

  • Transferring as per program, pick up and drop off at hotel
  • Entrance fees & boat trip
  • Lunch at the restaurant
  • English speaking guide
  • Bike rental fees

The trip excludes :

  • Drinks, personal expenses and other not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance,
  • Tips to tourguide, boat rower & driver


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Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip
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