Ninh Binh experience: Hoa Lu, Tam Coc boat trip & biking day tour from Hanoi

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What to expect

Learn more about the ancient history at Hoa Lu and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Tam Coc by boat trip and biking, in this day trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi.


  • Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam
  • Explore the rice fields and caves on a sampan boat through Tam Coc
  • Discover the countryside of Ninh Binh by bike


Your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Hanoi between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. A modern bus will bring you 120 km through a nice landscape to Ninh Binh.

Your first visit is Hoa Lu. This complex used to be the ancient capital of Vietnam, dating back to the 11th century. Take time to explore this complex of ancient buildings and temples hidden between the high mountains and jungle.

Hoa Lu ancient capital in Ninh Binh

After your visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital you can enjoy a lunch buffet at a local restaurant.

After lunch you go to Tam Coc. Here you will take a rowing sampan trip over the Ngo Dong river with beautiful rice fields and karst mountains on either side and through three caves.

Tam Coc boat trip in Ninh Binh

Next it is time to explore the flat countryside of Ninh Binh by bike. Cycle around to make pictures of the rice fields, cows and buffalo’s.

biking in Ninh Binh

Around 4:00 PM your shuttle van will bring you back to your hotel in Hanoi, were you will around around 6:30 PM.


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  • Activity start: 8:00 AM ~ 8:30 AM – Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter
  • Activity end: 6:30 PM – Drop off at your hotel


  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel/ accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transfer by A/C modern bu
  • English speaking guide
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • 2 bottles of water per person on bus
  • All entrance fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary


  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • All not indicated in the itinerary

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Good walking shoes
  • Money for own expenses
  • Protection against the sun (hat/sunscreen) or rain (raincoat) – check weather forecast.
  • Bag/suitcase with clothes and toiletries for one night stay


  • Instantly after booking you will receive a conformation. Within 3 working hours you receive a voucher by e-mail. If you did not receive your voucher check your Spam folder or notify us via email or chat.

Activity notes

  • Voucher: Keep a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company we would like to ask you not to print the voucher.
  • Itinerary: Itinerary is approximate and dependent on weather and other conditions.
  • Pick up: Please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure. As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick up route.

Cancellation policy

* Local Vietnam’s refund policy applies.