Ninh Binh,  Vietnam

Hoa Lu – Tam Coc: An amazing day trip from Hanoi

If you have only one day trip from Hanoi and want to the see the beautiful scenarios of rural Vietnam and experience, learn about the history of the ancient capital of Vietnam, yet learning about Vietnam agriculture then heading to Hoa Lu Tam Coc.

Will recommend this day trip to anyone going to Hanoi, dont miss this.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc

Back in 968 and until 1009 (under the Dinh Dynasty), Hoa Lu was the capital city of Vietnam. And even though the title was taken by Thăng Long in 1010, the city remains a treasury of historical interest to this day. The Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip takes you on an exciting adventure through natural and cultural landmarks. After hotel pick up in Hanoi, you start off in Ninh Binh and hop on a boat in Tam Coc. Passing through caves and limestone karst formations, you get to explore Vietnam’s landscape in all its diversity. After lunch at a local restaurant, you go on to visit the temples of Dinh and Le Dynasty before heading back to Hanoi.

Best time to visit Hoa Lu Tam Coc


Hoa Lu Tam Coc Itinerary:

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hoang Long River – Bike around villages – Hanoi
8:30 meet up with guide
10:30am Arrival at Ninh Binh
Explore Hoa Lu – the Ancient royal capital of Viet Nam
Visit temples of Dinh and Le Dynasty
Head to Tam Coc for buffet lunch at local restaurant
Bamboo boat ride along Hoang Long River (2 hours up and down the river)
Pass through three enormous caves and marvel at limestone karst formations
Visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle (1 hour)
4:00 PM Leave for Hanoi
6:30 PM Hotel drop off


Important note before you go

  1. What To Bring:

    • Sunscreen
    • Sun hat

    2. What To Wear:

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Customers should wear longer shorts, capris, pants, or a knee-length skirt when visiting the temple

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