Day trip

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

Activity provider: Asian Discovery Travel

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)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun 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

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 778 reviews

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Such a good tour. I usually am not a fan of tours, but this one was fairly small (11 people) and majority of it allowed you to explore on your own and do activities with your own partner/family/friend/etc. I really loved our tour guide as well. Kind/friendly and funny. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Pretty much every location was beautiful. The food was below average, but that’s okay.

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November 23, 2022

Great day trip from Hanoi.I was picked up at my hotel in the morning. The drive took 2,5 h with one stop at a gift shop/snack place. we the visited the ancient capital and moved on to our bike ride. that was very enjoyable riding through the landscape (30 min). Lunch was a buffet, with good variety and was very tasty. the boat ride through tan coc was great.tbe scenery is absolutely amazing. the last activity was the climb up to Mua cava. it is exhausting but the views from the top are absolutely worth it. If want to climb up to the dragon, I would recommend proper trekking shoes. Our guide, Hung, was very energetic and fun.

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November 22, 2022

Take this was awesome. The temple tour was interesting, the bike ride was so fun even if the bikes were small (for us). Then the boat ride at the Caves was outstanding.....such beautiful nature. The foot rowers were so skilled and strong. The passage through the 3 caves was a marvel of foot rowing ability. Beware the paparazzi and the snack sellers....they want your money but of if you want a pic or a snack...they are persistent. And the hike to the temple was good...if you did it. We stayed down and walked around the lily pond. Our guide Hi was very funny and gave us lots of good info about all the sites. Our driver was excellent and it was a good ride....about 2 hours each way. Well worth doing this tour. Ps the weather was perfect, 28c slightly overcast and a light breeze.

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November 21, 2022

Product ID: 169432