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Over a thousand years ago, the stretch of sleepy countryside around Hoa Lu (Hoa Lư) in northerly Ninh Binh province was a lot livelier as the site of the country’s former capital. Reportedly chosen by the Dinh dynasty (AD 968-80) to ensure enough distance between it and its northerly neighbor China, today much of the capital’s former splendor—fortress walls, temples, shrines and more—have been lost to time.

Still, visitors can explore two surviving temples built to honor emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh and the dynasties they represent; the latter includes a small museum housing some artifacts excavated from an old earthen city wall. The Dinh Tien Hoang temple, perhaps the more impressive of the two, got a facelift in the 17th century. Just outside you’ll find the pedestal from his throne, and inside a statue of the emperor depicted with his three sons. A short walk away, some vestiges of the old palace’s foundation, unearthed by the Vietnamese Archaeology Institute in 1998, remain.

To truly soak in the full expanse of the just-over-a-square-mile complex, take the 20-minute walk up Ma Yen mountain via the path near the Hoa Lu ticket booth, it leads to the tombs of the temple’s two namesake emperors and overlooks the region.

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Guided Day Tour of Mua Caves Ninh Binh Hoa Lu and Hanoi

Guided Day Tour of Mua Caves Ninh Binh Hoa Lu and Hanoi

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See some of the natural wonders of Vietnam’s scenic Ninh Binh Province without blowing out your tight travel schedule with this day-trip from Hanoi. Drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh in a luxurious limousine bus – no cramped seats and stuffy conditions for this long drive. Discover the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, cycle around local villages and sail down the Tam Coc valley, taking in vibrant rice terraces and towering mountains along the way.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$51.29
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Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike

Ninh Binh Full-Day Tour from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc & Mua Cave Via Boat & Bike

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Escape the bustling confines of Hanoi city, and breath the fresh air on this full-day rural Vietnam tour. With a local lunch of goat meat, fried rice and local fruits onboard, you’ll be fueled for an afternoon of action, taking in the scenery by both bamboo boat and mountain bike. See local villagers going about their daily lives as you come to appreciate a quieter slice of Vietnamese culture.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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$51.93
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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc - Mua Cave DELUXE Tour from Hanoi Including Lunch

Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc - Mua Cave DELUXE Tour from Hanoi Including Lunch

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Learn about northern Vietnamese history and rural life on a full-day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi. See the Hoa Lu temples in the ancient capital of Vietnam, then go to Tam Coc for a sampan ride on a slow-moving river with a landscape of karst formations and caves. Finish up with a bike ride through rural villages. Includes buffet lunch, transportation and guide, all activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day DELUXE Tour Including BUFFET LUNCH & River Boat Ride

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day DELUXE Tour Including BUFFET LUNCH & River Boat Ride

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Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a full-day tour from Hanoi that explores Vietnam's imperial history and spectacular scenery. See two beautiful temples on the grounds of a former palace, pause for lunch, then cruise to a series of three limestone caves on the Ngo Dong River. Pass soaring limestone mountains and rice paddies at the edge of the river, and take in great views on the scenic trip back to Hanoi. This full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour includes all transport, entrance fees, activities, and lunch.
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  • 1 day
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$45.00
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Deluxe Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group - Cruising, Biking,Hiking, Limousine

Deluxe Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group - Cruising, Biking,Hiking, Limousine

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Highlight of Mua Cave Hoa Lu Trang An Tour ✔️ Take a chance of knowing about Trang An Ecotourism Complex, a world heritage site ✔️ Trying many Trang An Boat Tour more than 2 hours ✔️ Other interesting activities are biking, Vietnamese food, enjoying traditional tea ✔️ Comfortable Limousine tourist car, excellent guide and quality service in general ✔️ Climbing almost 500 steps to the top of Mua cave ✔️ Hoa Lu ancient capital, a treasure of culture, architecture and history of original land of Viet Nam
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  • 12 hours
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$54.00
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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 1 Day Group Tour

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 1 Day Group Tour

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Take a tour through some of Vietnam's natural beauty and learn fascinating history on this day trip from Hanoi. Travel to Hoa Lu, the country's first capital, then meet a local family for a home-cooked meal. You'll also take a boat ride through limestone caves in Tam Coc and enjoy a bike ride amidst mountains and rice paddies. A small-group size plus hotel pickup and drop-off add extra appeal. This is an ideal day trip for travelers who want to fit many interesting experiences into a single day, and to escape urban Hanoi for a few hours.
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  • 10 hours
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$31.61
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Full-Day Biking and Eco-Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

Full-Day Biking and Eco-Tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Hanoi

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Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a full-day tour from Hanoi, and explore the countryside by wooden boat and bicycle. You’ll tour Hoa Lu’s imperial temples, cruise the Hoang Long River, paddle into riverside caves, and pedal down quiet, country roads, all in a karst landscape that’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 10-hour tour includes all transport, activities, and lunch at a local restaurant in Tam Coc, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Hanoi.
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  • 10 hours
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$33.00
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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi (Small Group Tour)

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi (Small Group Tour)

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Just 110 km and 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi center, you have a chance to enjoy landscape in one of the most famous tourist province in the north of Vietnam. Most of backpacker chooses Ninhbinh as a stop-over for the trip through Vietnam. Among plenty of tourist sites such: Tam Coc - Halong bay on land, Cuc Phuong National Park, Van long Floating Chanel, Trang An Eco... Hoalu - Tam Coc is perfect combination for a day trip to learn about a dark period when Vietnam was conquested by Northern Invader. Hoalu is a sacred land with two temple worshiping those kings in 10 century who gave great contribution for the nation. Next, let's take a boat trip along the Ngo Dong river to enjoy landscape in Tam Coc. You will know why it's named Halong Bay on Land
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  • 12 hours
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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day Small Group Tour: BUFFET LUNCH, Boat Ride, Biking

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day Small Group Tour: BUFFET LUNCH, Boat Ride, Biking

Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc on a full-day tour from Hanoi that explores Vietnam's imperial history and spectacular scenery. You'll see two beautiful temples on the grounds of a former palace, pause for lunch, then cruise to a series of three limestone caves on the Ngo Dong River. - Pass soaring limestone mountains and rice paddies at the edge of the river, and take in great views on the scenic trip back to Hanoi. - This full-day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc tour includes all transport, entrance fees, activities, and lunch.
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  • 11 hours
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$45.00
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Hoa Lu Temple -Trang An - Mua Cave /Bich Dong Daily Tour/Private Tours

Hoa Lu Temple -Trang An - Mua Cave /Bich Dong Daily Tour/Private Tours

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Skip the crowded tour buses and cruises that you find on many large-group tours. Instead, really escape the press of the city on this small-group tour from Hanoi to the scenic landmarks of Ninh Binh Province. Step into ancient Vietnam and walk around the historic capital of Hoa Lu; climb to the top of the Mua Cave mountain and take in the gorgeous Tam Coc scenery; and spend the afternoon cruising around the grottoes and streams of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Trang An Scenic Complex.
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  • 12 hours
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$300.00
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Deluxe and Small Group Tour in Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave with Limousine Transfer

Deluxe and Small Group Tour in Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave with Limousine Transfer

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Explore the caves along the Ngo Dong River on this small-group tour from Hanoi. The itinerary includes a sampan (wooden boat) ride along the river, biking around Tam Coc, and a visit to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Plus, climb almost 500 stone steps to the peak of Lying Dragon Mountain for expansive views.
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  • 12 hours
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$54.00
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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc: Boat Trip and Bicycle Ride

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc: Boat Trip and Bicycle Ride

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Escape the fast-pace of life in Hanoi without the hassle of hiring a motorbike on this day trip heading south through the Vietnamese countryside. A digest of thousands of years of Vietnamese history and tradition, this tour stops at Hoa Lu Temple (Vietnam's 10th- and 11th-century capital) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring limestone cliffs pagodas, paddy fields, and small villages which you can bike around.
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  • 10 hours
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Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc DELUXE Tour from Hanoi, Including BUFFET Lunch

Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc DELUXE Tour from Hanoi, Including BUFFET Lunch

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The UNESCO-listed landscapes of Trang An are located at the mouth of the Red River Delta, less than two hours’ drive from Hanoi. On this tour, explore the Buddhist temples of Bai Dinh Pagoda in the morning, then enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, set sail on a scenic cruise around Trang An, admiring the magnificent karst cliffs and natural caves.
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  • 10 hours
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Deluxe Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group: Boat Trip, Biking, Hiking,Limousine

Deluxe Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group: Boat Trip, Biking, Hiking,Limousine

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Escape from the hustle of Hanoi city for a day, on this convenient day trip out into the countryside. Nature lovers will especially enjoy this tour. You can go for a bike ride, paddle a boat, take a hike, and visit several spectacular underground caves. This is an easy way to fit many different sites into a single day trip while also stretching your legs and not spending all day in a vehicle.
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  • 12 hours
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$55.00
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Luxury Hoa Lu Temples - Mua Cave - Tam Coc Boating - Cycling

Luxury Hoa Lu Temples - Mua Cave - Tam Coc Boating - Cycling

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Luxury shuttle bus trip by LIMOUSINE CAR Visiting the Top Check-in Place for panonamic view of Tam Coc Explore caves on a sampan boat in Tam Coc
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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$49.00
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Unique Mua Cave & Tam Coc: Full Day Tour w/ Trekking, Biking, Boat Tour, Cooking

Unique Mua Cave & Tam Coc: Full Day Tour w/ Trekking, Biking, Boat Tour, Cooking

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Active travelers who want to fit a lot of adventure into a single day will love this trip to Mua Cave and beautiful Tam Coc. There, you can enjoy hiking, biking, touring by boat, and fishing, as well as learning about Vietnamese food by taking a cooking class. This tour is ideal for groups of friends traveling together, as the range of activities will entertain everyone.
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  • 12 hours
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$110.00
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5 Days 4 Nights Hanoi - Halong Bay - Peaceful Halong Bay Cruise, one of 7 world Wonders

5 Days 4 Nights Hanoi - Halong Bay - Peaceful Halong Bay Cruise, one of 7 world Wonders

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Exploring Vietnam start a full day in Hanoi City. Driving to Halong Bay to enjoy the charming Halong on Luxury shared Cruise. Trying the Fresh Seafood on Cruise. Taking part in traditional water puppet show in Hanoi and street food. Visiting Hoa Lu - Tam Coc with yellow paddies of field, sailing on crystal water stream and enjoy the marvelous of Vietnam kart caves
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  • 5 days
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Deluxe & Small Group Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Full Day Tour - Limousine Transfer

Deluxe & Small Group Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Cave Full Day Tour - Limousine Transfer

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Enjoy a fun and relaxing day out in the countryside within easy reach of Hanoi. Visit caves and temples, paddle on a river, bike through the countryside, and learn about the history of one of Vietnam’s old capitals. Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour. This is an ideal day trip for travelers who want to fit many interesting experiences into a single day, and to escape urban Hanoi for a few hours.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group & Deluxe - Biking, Buffet Lunch, Hiking

Hoa Lu Trang An Mua Cave Small Group & Deluxe - Biking, Buffet Lunch, Hiking

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Trang An Grottoes area pairs history with natural beauty to spectacular effect. A tour is the easiest way to see the scattered sights and this small-group guided adventure hits all the highlights. Cycle through the rice fields; enjoy a buffet lunch of Ninh Bin specialties; ride a boat through three Tam Coc grottoes; explore Mua Caves; and stroll the 1,000-year-old Hoa Lu temples.
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  • 12 hours
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$54.00
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Ninh Binh 2 days,1 night from Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong

Ninh Binh 2 days,1 night from Hanoi: Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Cuc Phuong

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Day 01: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mua cave ( L/D) 9h00: Visit Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century 10h00: Visit Mua cave 14h00: Take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc 16h30: Check-in hotel/ bungalow & relax 19h00: Dinner time and free time (you can join party, fishing or play in the pool) Day 02: Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong national park - Hanoi (B/L) 08h30: Having breakfast and be ready for Cuc Phuong National Park. 09h30: We will firstly visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats. 12h00: Have lunch in the restaurant with the local foods. Continue taking a short trek into the National Park for sightseeing and learn more of fauna and flora in this oldest forest of Vietnam. Back to the Park Centre visit the “Cave of Early Man”. 16h00: Take the Limousine Bus back to Ha Noi.
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  • 2 days
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$155.77
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Ninh Binh Day Tour: Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day Tour + Biking, Boating, Sightseeing

Ninh Binh Day Tour: Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full Day Tour + Biking, Boating, Sightseeing

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Visit Hoa Lu, the historic capital of Vietnam, and the popular Tam Coc area on this all-day tour from Hanoi. In Hoa Lu, see ancient temples before heading out on a boat ride around Tam Coc, exploring the caves carved into the limestone. Following that, cycle along quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers, and rocky outcrops.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.00
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City Escape: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Private Day Trip

City Escape: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Private Day Trip

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The UNESCO-listed landscapes of Tam Coc and the ancient Vietnamese capital of Hoa Lu are two of the most visited attractions in Ninh Binh Province. This private tour allows you to escape the crowds and explore more of the local area. Cycle around the Hoa Lu temples, rice plantations, and rural villages; enjoy lunch with a local family; and relax on a private sampan cruise around Tam Coc.
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  • 9 hours
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$147.18
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Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 Day From Hanoi

Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 Day From Hanoi

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Get out of Hanoi for the day and enjoy the natural and historic treasures of Hoa Lu. Tour the remains of the ancient kingdom and learn about the important history of the area. Outdoor enthusiasts will love riding a sampan boat along the Ngo Dong River, and cycling around Tam Coc. Be amazed by the natural caves at Tam Coc, and also enjoy a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Ninh Binh Full Day Trip: Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Cycling, Boat Trip, Buffet Lunch...

Ninh Binh Full Day Trip: Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Cycling, Boat Trip, Buffet Lunch...

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Take a tour through some of Vietnam's natural beauty and learn fascinating history on this day trip from Hanoi. Travel to Hoa Lu, the country's first capital, then meet a local family for a home-cooked meal. You'll also take a boat ride through limestone caves in Tam Coc and enjoy a bike ride amidst mountains and rice paddies. A small-group size plus hotel pickup and drop-off add extra appeal.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.50
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$39.50
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Should I book Hoa Lu tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hoa Lu can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hoa Lu 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hoa Lu costs USD 8.21. Guided Hoa Lu tours start around USD 8.21 per person.
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