Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (boat tour & cycling) full day tour (Small group)

The Hoa Lu – Tam Coc full-day tour with limousine bus transfer from Hanoi is a popular tour to explore Ninh Binh. Within 1 day you will visit the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, and admire the beauty of the so-called “Halong Bay on land” by rowing a boat on the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc (three caves). If you travel to Ninh Binh during the harvesting season, that would be the best photography opportunity.

Another interesting experience of the tour is cycling in the countryside village of Ninh Binh, where you could relax by biking and enjoy local life.

The tour starts at 7:30 AM from your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter and back at 18:30, including a Vietnamese buffet lunch.

  • Rowing boat trip to Tam Coc (three caves) 
  • Cycling to traditional villages and Tam Coc town 
  • Having buffet lunch with  local food 
  • Visiting Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century 
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  • 07h30: Pick up from your hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, meet the tour guide and depart for Ninh Binh
  • 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes
  • 10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the 10th century under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty
  • 11h45: Have buffet lunch in the restaurant with local foods:  goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice …(Vegetarian foods are available in the buffet lunch)


  • 13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour bamboo boat. You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, rivers, water, cloud, sky, and the stunning beauty of three caves.
  • 15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins – cycle around the village to discover the life of the local people.
  • 16h00: Get on the shuttle bus back to Hanoi
  • 18h00: Arrive at your hotels in Hanoi. Trip ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Limousine Bus with local driver 
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Free Wifi & Water on the bus
  • Buffet Lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Cycling
  • Entrance fee
  • Free usage of hat & umbrella, rain-coat during the trip
  • Tax
  • Drinks for lunch
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Or anything is NOT mentioned above

Important Notes

The order of the itinerary can be changed in some cases depending on the weather or the arrangement of our guides

What to bring 

  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and inserts spray
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes for biking and hiking

Children Policy 

  • Children under 4 years old: Infant seat is available, other expenses are paid by parents
  • Children from 5 to 7 years old: 75% adult rate
  • Children from 8 years old: charged as adult rate
  • The family with 2 children from 3 to 7 years old: charged as an adult rate


Buffet Lunch Menu

Buffet Lunch Menu for Ninh Binh tour
Buffet Lunch Menu for Ninh Binh tour


Shuttle bus

We’ll pick you up directly from your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel, whisking you away in style and ease. Relax in our spacious 17-seater bus, featuring comfortable seats. Stay connected throughout the journey with WiFi on the bus. 

  • Distance: 90km
  • Driving time: 2 – 2,5 hours with a short break halfway
  • Capacity: 17 passengers
  • Bottle water provided


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