Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Cycling 1 Day Tour

Duration: 1 Day
Transport: Bus
Tour code: VRT36
About 2 hours and half driving, you will be at the ancient Hoa Lu capital of Vietnam in 10th century. Hoa Lu was the capital as well as the economic, political and cultural center of Dai Co Viet, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 A.D. Visiting Hoa Lu, you will not only have a fun and exciting time, but can learn more about culture and history as well. Heading to Tam Coc known as “ Halong Bay on land ” and discover the nature by rowing boat. Then, you have the leisurely time to see the peaceful countryside by cycling time.


Pick up from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc and Return

All entrance tickets to sites indicated in Itinerary

Rowing boat trip in Tam Coc

Cycling time in Tam Coc

Photo hunting time

Complimentary bottles of water on bus

Buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine

English speaking tour guide during the trip

Taxes & Service Charge


Beverages, Insurance.

Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter ( Please contact!)

Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above


Visting Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th Century

Rowing boat trip to visit Tam Coc - "Halong Bay on land", through the rice fields to see the local farmer's daily life.

Cycling to local village to explore the simple lives, house and discover the local habit, custom.

8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.

Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside.

Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you.

Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat.

After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong river. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful  and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “ Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam.

After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country.

16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point.

18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Trip ends.


Who should participate? - This tour is suited for every travelers, children as well.

Price structure: - Price quote is based on per person basic



Children policy:

Child under 5 year old: free charge

Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult

Child above 9 year old: full charge

Depart every day from Hanoi

Itinerary is subject to change upon weather conditions

Doctor and Pharmacy are not available

Warm clothes from October to March

What to bring:

Please bring the sun-cream, sun-glasses, long clothes covering the knees while visiting the temple and pagoda.

Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella.

Warm clothes from October to March!