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Hoa Lu Ancient capital & Tam Coc Boat ride day trip provided by Vietnam Creative Travel

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Hoa Lu Ancient capital & Tam Coc Boat ride day trip

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The first capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu is an area brimming with historical and cultural importance. It is also an area of outstanding natural beauty, unspoilt by modern day developments. Hoa Lu & Tam Coc are often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land, and it is clear to see why. The natural limestone peaks jut out of the land creating a rugged landscape which fades into the horizon.
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    Tam Coc
    Stop: 11 hours - Admission included
    You will be collected between 08:00 and 08:30 from your hotel in Hanoi old quarter area and transfer 2.5 hrs by coach to Hoa Lu, watching the scenery change from high rises to sprawling agricultural lands and craggy mountains. You will visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous, ancient temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties. You will then board the bus and travel to Tam Coc where you will have lunch at around 12:30. After lunch, you will take a boat trip to Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karts formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, you can cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops from Tam Coc to Bich Dong (around 5 km). After exploring the area by bicycle you can rest on the drive back to Hanoi. You will be drop off at your hotel around at 18:30 - 19:00
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Important Information
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • A/C transfers with pick up & drop off at your accommodation in Hanoi
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Buffet lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lindsay M wrote a review Mar. 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Our tour guide was incredible. We learned so much about the culture, traditions, and rituals of Vietnam. I can’t wait to share all that I learned with my family back home. Transition from each activity was flawless. Each planned
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Date of experience: March 2020
Rye Drummond wrote a review Sep. 2019
8 contributions
The trip was excellent. Considering the price I paid for a last minute booking on Viator. I sent them a WhatsApp message to confirm my booking and pickup location and received a prompt reply. The ride from old quarter is very long 2-3hours dependant on day and/or traffic. If
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Date of experience: September 2019
dados87 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Barcelona, Spain11 contributions6 helpful votes
Awesome landscape after climbing the little mountain. Relaxing boat trip and funny the bicycle ride.
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Robert C wrote a review Jul. 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good value. guides very friendly and explained the history behind everything very well. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Ashley wrote a review Jul. 2019
5 contributions
The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the day. The journey to and from the locations was comfortable in a bus with decent air conditioning. The lunch included in the middle of the day was very good value for money as it was a buffet style meal with lots of
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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