Day trip

Hoa Lư and Tam Cốc with Bike Ride and Family Visit

Activity provider: Journey Vietnam
Day trip

Hoa Lư and Tam Cốc with Bike Ride and Family Visit

Activity provider: Journey Vietnam

From US$ 99 per person


Explore the first capital of Vietnam at Hoa Lư and meet a local family to chat about their everyday life and enjoy a traditional home cooked meal. Marvel at the limestone caves of Tam Cốc by boat and end the day with a bike ride amongst the rice paddies.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Explore the ancient citadel of Hoa Lư
  • Enjoy a home cooked meal with a local family
  • Row to the limestone caves of Tam Cốc
  • Ride a bike past the typical rice fields and mountains
Full description
Depart Hanoi and travel to the ancient city of Hoa Lư, capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. Explore the remains of the Citadel and learn more about the Đinh Dynasty and its ruler Đinh Tiên Hoàng. Next, meet a local family in Tam Cốc and hear about their daily activities and traditional embroidery. Enjoy a special lunch of local food prepared by the hostess, such as soup, chicken with lemongrass, fried fish, and steamed rice. Then, experience life on the water as a local rows you by boat to the impressive limestone caves that stretch along the Ngô Đồng River. See some of the local temples amongst the karst mountains and paddy fields, where the rice can turn the fields yellow during the harvest. Ride a bike among the rice fields and mountains of Ninh Binh Province for about an hour before returning to Hanoi.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Meal (Vietnamese lunch)
  • All sightseeing and boat fees
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 bottles of water per person
  • Bike rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the guide/driver
  • Optional activities or tours outside of the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and your camera
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization

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It is very beautiful place and the local family is super friendly. The food there is fantastic. Overall the day is in a big hurry, which is not good. The boat trip goes back and forth the same part of the river. It could be organised so that some tours go to the other end, the others to the other. Rowers would have new customers to both directions and it would save time to keep the other activities feeling more like leisure time.

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April 13, 2018

gute Organisation und Guide, ein lohnendes Reiseziel

Die Reise war sehr gut organisiert. Der Reiseführer perfekt, sachkundig, sehr gut englisch. sauberer und neuer Minibus, das Essen sehr gut und reichhaltig. Bootsfahrt und Radtour zur besten Zufriedenheit. Jederzeit zu empfehlen

March 10, 2018


Product ID: 115210