Hoa Lu to Tam Coc Bich Dong Pagoda - Hanoi Tour to Ninh Binh Province

For those who want to experience all the beauty and serenity that Vietnam has to offer, this one-day tour is the ideal choice. The first stop is at Hoa Lu, an ancient city filled with historical relics from the Dinh Dynasty. Following this is a boat trip down the Ngo Dong River to Tam Coc, giving you the chance to admire the scenery and take some unforgettable photos. After this is a bicycle ride to Bich Dong, where you can explore the breathtaking architecture and temples that lie nestled in at the foot of mountains. This tour gives you the chance to be right in the thick of the gorgeous Vietnamese countryside – what could be better than that?
  • Departure: Hanoi
  • Type:
  • Duration: Approximately 11 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 7:45
  • Meeting point: Your hotel lobby
  • Take a day at Tam Coc and Hoa Lu
  • See ancient cities
  • Explore caves on rowboats
  • Cycle through a welcoming village
  • Absorb the peaceful scenery of rice paddies
  • Marvel at natural karst formations
Tour Options
Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.A round trip complementary pick up service is available for hotel in Old Quarter. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion. And additional surcharge might be applied to pay on spot to a driver.
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.Any reservations during Tet Holiday in Vietnam 15-20 Feb 2018 might not be confirmed due to local conditions.
What to bring : sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes  and short trousers for biking.Any guests with dietary preferences, please provide us with those in "Special request" filed when the booking is being made.
  • Vehicle
  • Driver
  • Gas
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Guide (English)
  • Bicycling
  • Boat riding
  • Bottle of water
  • Other expense
  • Tips

What are some unique things to do in Hanoi? Tour the Vietnamese countryside at Hoa Lu and mountain caves at Tam Coc Bich Dong

This one-day tour of Tam Coc and Hoa Lu is the perfect way to experience Vietnam, especially if it’s your first time here. Leaving Hanoi early in the morning, the tour heads first to Hoa Lu, in the Ninh Binh province. This ancient city used to be the capital of Vietnam back in the Dinh Dynasty, and features the temple remnants and palaces of the royal families from 10th-century Vietnam. After you finish exploring, the next stop is Tam Coc, which means ‘three caves.’ Tam Coc is a place of tranquillity and peace, surrounded by rice paddies and beautiful natural landscapes. Here, you'll hop aboard sampan boats and cruise down the Ngo Dong River. You'll be able to marvel at the karst formations in the rocks and row into the many caves that have been carved into the limestone cliffs. Here, you have the opportunity to take some amazing photos. A couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc lies Bich Dong, and this is the final stop on the tour. But you won't get there by boat—this part of the tour is done by bicycle, so make sure you bring some comfy shoes.Cycling gives you the chance to see more of the amazing scenery, such as villages, rice fields, and rocky outcrops. Once you arrive at Bich Dong you're treated to even more incredible sights.Bich Dong is a historic relic of the Ninh Binh province. It’s become a popular tourist attraction due to the incredible Oriental architecture of the pagodas, a gorgeous group of cave temples, set against the backdrop of rugged mountain ranges and Vietnam’s picturesque countryside. A Vietnamese buffet lunch is included in the tour, and after your day of rowing and cycling, it'll be a delicious addition to a great day out.
Travel Reviews
flag/chn.svgQiang dongyu
Untouched nature worth to explore"Tam Coc is such a fantastic place. Love being taken on a rowboat into caves there. Very wonderful experience."
flag/chn.svgQiang dongyu