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Itinerary
After pickup from your Hanoi hotel, travel by air-conditioned bus through the scenic countryside of the Red River Delta and Ninh Binh Province. The first stop of the day is Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s 10th-century capital, where you’ll have chance to admire the ancient temples and monuments dating from the Le and Dinh dynasties.

After lunch at a local restaurant, set sail on a boat cruise along the Ngo Dong River, and marvel at the stunning landscapes, lined with karst rock formations, caves, and grottos. Stop at Tam Coc to discover the magnificent cave complex and then set out to explore the surrounding countryside by bike. On the leisurely bike ride, cycle along country lanes, past lush rice paddies and rural villages, and stop to visit the cave temples of Bich Dong Pagoda.

Your tour ends with drop-off back at your Hanoi hotel.
Locations visited
Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
Vietnam Group Tour
Overview
The karst cliffs, historic towns, and scenic waterways of the Ninh Binh Province lie just south of Hanoi. On this tour, explore by bus, boat, and bike, including a visit to the former capital of Hoa Lu, a boat cruise along the Ngo Dong River, a visit to the Tam Coc caves, and a bike ride to Bich Dong Pagoda.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of Tam Coc on a Ngo Dong River cruise
  • Cycle through the countryside to Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Hanoi
  • Great value: hotel pickup/drop-off, lunch, and all activities included
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great time but not quite the description

Booked through TripAdvisor. I was a little confused when I was picked up by Wati Travel for the trip as it was booked with Vietnam Group Travel. Had a great tour guide named Long. Very knowledgeable and understandable English. We were told that our trip...More

Thank purplepalmtree9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
A must do tour!

We went yesterday on this tour and it was fantastic! We had Minh as our guide who was cheerful, knowledgeable, and clear about the itinerary. The boat tour and cycling trip in Tam Coc made us feel like we were in a post card! Beautiful...More

Thank Divya R
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Relaxing day tour

Well planned day tour. Good time management for each activity and allows you to explore yourself. The part i like the most was cycling between the rice fields.

2  Thank tai c
Reviewed 1 April 2018
Overcrowded bus and rocky bicycle ride

Pros-good scenery and nice lunch. Cons-tiny minivan way overcrowded and very small seats. The bicycle ride over rocks and potholes was a terrible experience and several people fell on the rocks. It was like riding thru a construction site. Would not recommend.r

3  Thank jing x
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile
Great day in the countryside

This trip was a unique way to get out of the city and see the countryside. At the first stop we opted to climb the mountain at Hoa Lu instead of touring. The boat ride was a little long but beautiful landscape. And the bike...More

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Wayne B
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Hi i booked full day tour to halong bay full day but it should be full day tour to hoa lu and tam coc
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