Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Tour From Hanoi

Ancient capital of Hoa Lư, witnessed the crowd of King Dinh Tien Hoang (924-979), a hero who settled Twelve Warlords. Dinh Bo Linh was from Hoa Lu village. When he was a boy, he often used reed wool to hold field maneuver with other shepherds and practiced martial arts. Now King Dinh Tien Hoang Square is being built in the city in memorial of him, becoming a stunning tourist attraction.

Tam Cốc-Bích Động, with a numerous other caves made up a spectacular region for boat touring and cave exploring.

>>5-Day Halong Bay Cruise & Ninh Binh Tour w/ Hoa Lu & Tam Coc


  • Explore Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
  • Cruise on Sampan boats through caves and explore the countryside landscape
  • Bike on a country road around the village

Is this tour for me?

Experience: Nature

Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Tour From Hanoi via Tam Coc hostels


Hoa Lu is some 110km or 2.5 hours bus from Hanoi. Located near the Ninh Binh city, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defense for this kingdom against the invaders.

Not much of this ancient kingdom is left standing. There are two 17th century temples, modeled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu. They are the Dinh Tien Hoang Temple (King Dinh temple) and Le Hoan Temple (King Le Temple).

Detail itinerary:

08:00am Picking up from hotel/stay
08:30am Starting drive to Ninh Binh Province
10:00am Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
10:15am Visiting King Dinh and King Le’s temples.
11:30am Arriving in Tam Coc Wharf.
11:45am Having buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
1:00pm Getting on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape
3:00pm Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
3:15pm Biking on country road around village
4:00pm Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
6:30pm Saying goodbye to you at your hotel/stay.

Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Tour From Hanoi via Tam Coc Backpackers Hostel

Package Includes

  • Hotel transfer from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in Itinerary
  • Complementary bottles of water on bus
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine
  • English Speaking Tour guide during the trip

Package Excludes

  • Biking
  • Beverages
  • Tax
  • Insurance
  • Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses

What to bring

  • Sun glasses, Sun cream
  • Camera and film
  • Pair of Shoes and short trousers for biking around country road.
Notes: This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator’s name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

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