Anna Booking Office > Ninh Binh > Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Full day

from $ 35 /per person

 Excellent 9.2 | 4 reviews

Hoa Lu was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 1009. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. Apart from the historical interest, the river trip in Tam Coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. This also known as Halong bay on land.

DEPARTURE : Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi


  • Enjoy a home-lunch at a local family and understand more about the Vietnamese culture through their daily activities.
  • Widen your knowledge of the Vietnamese history by visiting the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city.
  • Discover Tam Coc – three caves or the “Halong Bay on land” on a small boat rowed by local people and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their river way for several kilometers.

07.15– 07.45 Pick up from your hotel 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 stop-over in Dong Van, Ha Nam province.

10.30 Arrive Tam Coc area. Start the journey by visiting a local family in Tam Coc. They are a traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily life and their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. Leaving the family, 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.

11:30 Come back to the host family to enjoy a special lunch prepared by the home chef with 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 Visit Tam Coc by a small boat rowed by a local for about 2 hours. 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. 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 Leave Tam Coc and drive straight back to Hanoi.

18:30 Arrive in Hanoi, drop you back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off by modern air-conditioned bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bicycle
  • Entrance fees and boat cruising
  • Mineral water and wet tissue.
  • Meals (as specified in the itinerary)

Price Excludes

  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • All things are not mentioned in the inclusions

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days prior: 10% of total rates.
  • From 4 to 7 days prior: 50% of total rates.
  • Less than 3 days prior: 100% of total rates.
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.

Children Policy

  • Child under 4 year old: FREE of charge, limit 1 child/ booking
  • Child from 4 - 11 year old: 75% charge
  • Child from 11 year & above: 100% adult rate

Excellent 9.2 Based on 4 reviews



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Tam Coc is very scenic and beautiful place. The tour guide is very friendly and informative. The force selling of products on the majority of the boats might effect the image of Tam Coc tour



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Our tour agency arranged our trip to Bai Dinh-Trang An with Daily Vietnam Tour and it was amazing! Our tour guide, Thinh was very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat ride along the river was incredible and we enjoyed it even more than the cruise in Halong Bay


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Via Anna’s Booking een dagtrip naar Tam Coc gemaakt. Het was zoals altijd prima geregeld. Touroperater was Fangipani en de gids Quan was super. Hij wist veel te vertellen en achtergrond geschiedenis van plekken en gebruiken. Een aanrader als je een dag de drukte van Hanoi wilt ontvluchten





We came across Anna Booking Office as we were looking for a laundry service in Hanoi, and not only was our laundry cleaned and returned all in the one day - dropped off by 9am picked up 8pm (a fantastic efficient service), we also ended up booking a day trip to Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. The staff in Anna Booking Office - especially Phương and Max, were very helpful and friendly; my husband and I felt very comfortable straight away. Phương went above and beyond to even return our credit card when we accidentally left it in the shop after booking the day trip - very trustworthy, thank you Phương :) The booking process was very easy and the day trip happened with no problems at all. If you’re looking to get out of Hanoi for the day we found a trip to the Ninh Binh area to be well worth it - the scenery is stunning!!

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