Learn about northern Vietnamese history and rural life on a full-day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi. See the Hoa Lu temples in the ancient capital of Vietnam, then go to Tam Coc for a sampan ride on a slow-moving river with a landscape of karst formations and caves. Finish up with a bike ride through rural villages. Includes buffet lunch, transportation and guide, all activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Your hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter
8:15 A.M Daily
After early morning pickup in Hanoi, head to Ninh Binh province, a scenic drive that takes about one hour. Start by visiting the ancient capital’s Hoa Lu temples, built for the Dinh and Le dynasties. Then go to Tam Coc wharf where you enjoy a buffet lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Next, step into your sampan boat and relax as your guide rows you to the caves, a ride of 90 minutes. When you return to the dock, take a short break before hopping on the provided bicycle for a leisurely 45-minute ride through picturesque rural villages to Bich Dong. In the late afternoon, return to the city where your tour ends with drop-off at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
7:45: Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
8:15: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province
10am: Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
10:15: Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le
11:30: Arrive at Tam Coc wharf
11:45: Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
13:00: Sampan boat trip through the caves (90 minutes including rowman)
15:00: Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break
15:15: Bike around countryside villages
16:00: Shuttle leaves for Hanoi
15:30: Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter