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Full-Day Guided Tour of Hoa Lu & Tam Coc from Hanoi with Lunch

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  • Transfers included
  • Hotel pickup

On a guided tour with round-trip transfers from Hanoi, explore Hoa Lu, savor Vietnamese cuisine, and enjoy a sampan ride through 3 caves in Tam Coc.


  • Visit the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu, and its 10th-century temples of the Dinh and Early Le dynasties on this full-day guided tour.

  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transfers from Hanoi with an English-speaking guide and savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch in Tam Coc.

  • Cruise along the Hoang Long River in a traditional sampan boat, soaking in the views of expansive rice fields and towering mountains.

  • Marvel at nature's artistry at Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba, the Three Caves of Tam Coc and learn about the limestone karst from your guide.

  • Fun Fact: The structure of the temples is in the shape of the Chinese character , which means nation, symbolizing the wish for eternal peace in the country.


  • 10-hr guided tour of Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

  • English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Hanoi

  • Lunch

  • Sampan boat ride

  • Entry to attractions


  • Cycling (available at an extra cost)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Discover Ancient Majesty: From Hanoi to Hoa Lu

Embark on a day-long escapade with convenient transfers from the bustling Hanoi to the serene Ninh Binh province, a land resplendent with verdant rice fields and towering limestone peaks. Led by an expert English-speaking guide, your day begins with a visit to Hoa Lu, the erstwhile capital of Vietnam during the 10th century. Meander through the remnants of dynastic grandeur, embodied in the unique architecture of 2 beautiful temples dedicated to the powerful kings Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh. While in Hoa Lu, marvel at the terrestrial counterpart of Halong Bay – karst formations emerging from the ground instead of water, offering an extraordinary natural spectacle.

Savor & Sail: Vietnamese Lunch & Sampan Boat Ride

Savor a slice of Vietnamese culture over a traditional lunch at Tam Coc. Post lunch, you'll be in for an extraordinary adventure – a customary sampan boat ride along the serene Hoang Long River. Set sail on a small wooden boat along the river, flanked by mountains and lush rice fields. Glide through a network of caves – Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba – named intriguingly in the order of their discovery. Each has its unique allure, with Hang Ca, the longest one, stretching a remarkable 127m. As you traverse through its length, delight in the play of natural daylight mingling with the artificial lighting system, casting an otherworldly glow within the cave.


  • 7:45am to 8:30pm: Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Ninh Binh province

  • Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh Temples

  • 12:30pm: Tam Coc for lunch

  • Hoang Long River Cruise

  • Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba caves sightseeing

  • 6:30pm: Return to Hanoi

Important Information

  • Bring along your hat, raincoat, and personal medication.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • While booking, please provide your name and address of your hotel.

  • This is applicable to all hotels in the Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

Meeting point (For Hotels not in the pickup zone)

  • Meet your guide at Hanoi Opera House at 8.00 am.

  • Address: 1 Tràng Tiền, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Đối Diện 6C Phan Chu Trinh. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #02, #04, and more to get you there.

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