Day trip

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

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel
Day trip

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.

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


  • 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.

  • 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)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • 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

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4.5 /5

based on 972 reviews

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Really good itinerary, the sites we saw were beautiful. The rowing boat trip was a wonderful experience, be warned though that there is a point where you can buy drinks/snacks and the ladies on those boats force you to buy multiple drinks and snacks for your rower. The hike was hard in the humidity, very sweaty by the end of it but well worth the views at the top! The only downside was the bus was quite uncomfortable for the long drive, kind of like a school bus and every seat was full (even the back row) so you couldn't stretch out and relax - my boyfriend is quite tall so the bus was too tight for him. They also ask for tips after the boat ride and at the end for the guide and the driver so make sure you have extra cash on you.

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March 31, 2023

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Rosie was so friendly and knowledgeable! She honestly made the tour what it was. It’s quite touristy but once you’re riding your bike through rice fields and get out on your boat you don’t notice anyone else! It’s a long day so prepare yourself and make sure you rest up the night before! Climbing the steps up to the dragon statue is not for the faint of heart but the view makes it worth it!

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March 31, 2023

Excellent tour; guide was very friendly and always aware of all the group. Food was great. The tour is very well planned, to allow you to return at a good time while getting to know several places. The canoe ride was a bit long (1.5 hours), but overall great experience.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 169432