- Discover the ancient capital of Vietnam
- Tour one of Vietnam’s most spectacular natural settings
Tam Coc village in the Ninh Binh province, a short drive from Hanoi, is often referred to as Halong Bay on land, for the majestic limestone karsts that jut out of the rice paddies all around, making for a spectacular backdrop. Tour this stunning area with a professional guide on an unmissable Hanoi day-trip around the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh). A camera is essential because even when it’s misty, and perhaps especially when it’s misty, the cliffs of Tam Coc are incredibly striking - you’ll tour them in the classic fashion of course, by rowing boat.
The trip begins with visits to the temples dedicated to the first kings of Vietnam, ascending the mountain for majestic views of Ninh Binh. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant, before embarking on the 2.5 hour rowing boat trip to explore the three flooded caves of Tam Coc, threading your way gently between the karsts. Gently sailing through this atmospheric landscape is an unforgettable experience and sure to be a major highlight of your stay in Hanoi.