Day trip

From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel

From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel

From US$ 48 per person

Join a unique rowing boat trip to visit three caves, have a Vietnamese lunch and bike to traditional villages. Visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital, Mua Cave, and enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and Ngo Dong River.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Be picked up from one of the listed pick-up points in Hanoi.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a unique boat trip to visit Tam Coc
  • Visit traditional villages and Tam Coc town
  • Tuck into lunch with Vietnamese cuisine
  • Visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital
  • Climb up to the top of Mua Cave to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river
Full description

Travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, explore ancient temples, and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch.

Start your tour early with pickup at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. Hop into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam.

Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant.

Continue to Tam Coc and take the sampan go (traditional river boat) along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle, and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. In the evening, return Ha Noi.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Boat trip to Tam Coc
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Live guide
  • Lunch
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person
  • 1 traditional hat
  • Biking visit to villages and Tam Coc town
  • Bike rental
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note, the itineraries and schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather and operating conditions
  • Customers should provide their hotel name and address in the Hoan Kiem district for pick-up arrangements
  • All passengers should provide mobile phone or email address to the tour operator. The company will contact you directly after you make your reservation
  • If you are vegetarian or have any special food requirements, please advise the local operator in advance
  • Disabled guests are unable to partake in water sport activities on the boat
  • If you do not want to join the biking segment of the tour you can relax in the restaurant with a cup of coffee or visit a local market
  • You can also finish your trip in Tam Coc or Ninh Binh
  • Please note, wearing shorts into the temple is not allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 790 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I booked this like 8 hours before the trip not knowing what to expect! I was solo and had an amazing time, but was not expecting a hell of a hike at the end. So bring comfortable shoes and some water because the hike at the end is a HIKE and both of the sights at the top are worth it!

December 2, 2022

Frenky was a very nice guide, he was always making joke and created a nice atmosphere. Also, Tam coc is amazing and we really enjoyed the trip. But, the problem was the lady who took us on her boat during the trip to Mua cave (boat n.29) even thought our guide informed us that the tip is 40D per person, this lady not only told us to pay for her food, but also stop the boat untill we gave her 100D each. She refuses to bring us back untill she received the money. i don't care about money, but me and my friend felt treated unfairly.

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November 29, 2022

The tour is very nice! I think the selection of activities is very timely and the guide explained to us not only historical but also interesting things. The buffet very correct. For my taste, the only drawback is that I think you have very little time to enjoy the places.

November 28, 2022

Product ID: 169432