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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi
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Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (225 reviews)
“halong bay” (118 reviews)
“boat ride” (169 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh 400000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour of the park I really enjoyed the tour. Lots of history and beautiful landscape. The primate monkey rehabilitation center was the highlight.

Thank travelermanPhoenix
Reviewed 4 days ago

By faaaaar more beautiful and not so crowded then Ha Long Bay. Explore the whole area with a rented motorcycle. You do not need to make the very expensive boat trip.

Thank julian E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a nice romantic day out here, wasn't too expensive and was really pretty. Bought the tower a drink too as it was quite hot

Thank Georgina G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice city/village. Friendly people and lots of things to do and great nature. I especially enjoyed driving around by bicycle. Tourism is upcoming which could be regcocnized by the construction sides.

Thank sybdek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've read mixed reviews so here's the deal: The cost is 120k pp and 150k for the boat so 270k for 1 person, 390k for 2 in the same boat etc. It says no more than 2 foreigners per boat but I saw 4 in...More

Thank TeeForsta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great river trip, except for all the ladies in boats trying to sell you things at the end. Gets a bit crowded at times due to day trippers coming from Hanoi but still superb. The mountains, the underground river, passing from one cave to one...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took to the water at about 4.45pm and had a wonderful trip through the caves and along the river. The sun was going down so at times we were in complete shade which was good as it wasn't too hot. As it was late...More

Thank lockettorres
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our time here staying at Tam Coc Mountainview Homestay , overlooking the rice paddies and Limestone Mountains. We thoroughly enjoyed hiring a bike and exploring the countryside. Thrilled we made tbe decision to stay in Tam Coc rather than Ninh Binh as although...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You should climb to the Mua Cave! The view is super fantastic! And you have to buy the ticket to visit this Cave is 100k

Thank công c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed twice at Tam Coc Gardens and explored the area around Tam Coc-- river, caves, pagodas, rice fields, mountains, lovely paths for biking and walking. highly recommended. very relaxing, and just two hours from Hanoi.

Thank jenabaintheworld
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6 September 2017|
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Response from Elton H | Reviewed this property |
No bats! No worries!
Vidya S
20 August 2017|
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Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
The answer from Candy C seems reasonable. I think Halong Bay is awesome and should be a definite stop on your trip. I would suggest a Tour guide in Hanoi to get in as much as possible. Classy Travel provided a guide by... More
sandy k
10 February 2017|
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Response from joshnguyen24 | Reviewed this property |
for some hotels you can search for your reference can be: Tam Coc Ecolodge (which is located near Bich Dong Pagoda - 1 km far from Tam Coc - View is good); The others is nice but further out such as Ninh Binh Legend hotel... More