Hoa Lu Tam Coc full day with biking


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Vietnamese (fluent)

Legendary Day Trip

Hoa Lu: the remains are the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city ( from 968 to 1009)
Tam Coc: means three caves - considered as Halong Bay on land, sitting on a boat rowed by local lady in Hoang Long river and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their river way for several kilometers
Mua cave (dancing cave) is near Tam Coc (about 3. 5km from Tam Coc). About more than 500 steps to climbing up the mountain, Mua cave is one of the most beautiful places to view in Ninh Binh. Travellers can see the city far from the standing in front of Tam Coc in back and the limestone mountain.


08:00: Get picked-up at your hotel
08:30: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province
10:00: 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: 1. 5-hour Sampan boat trip through the caves and countryside landscape
15:00: Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break
15:15: Bike around countryside villages. On the way, we visit "dancing cave", the one you normally miss in classic tour. The cave is a perfect location to enjoy the spectacular landscape of Ninh Binh
(If biking is not your favourite activity, you will be escorted by car to see local market and dancing cave)
16:00: Private car leaves for Hanoi
18:30: Arrive at your hotel

What to bring:
Sun cream
Long clothes are advised to visit temples

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel

End location: At your hotel

Duration: 10 hours


Private car, walking, boat and biking

What’s Included

Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
A private car with air condition
Professional English-speaking tour guide
All entrance tickets to sites indicated in the description
Complimentary bottles of water
Boat fee through "Tam Coc" caves
Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
Biking from Tam Coc to Bich Dong

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300000 VND - Drinks and personal expenses

What’s Extra

Drinks and personal expenses


I am not a driver. I can arrange a private car and experienced driver for you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Rose recommended this tour. The Bai Dinh pagoda is beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. The Trang An tour is very nice and the tour in the boat with the mountains and caves is a must do.
Fred Van Gulden

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