This cooking class is the best way to learn about Vietnamese cuisine. Our menus include some of the most popular and genuinely Vietnamese dishes.
Highlights of this experience:
- Vietnam rich history and breathtaking scenery
- Villages, rice fields, amongst the limestone karsts and scenery bicycle ride
- Row boat ride through caves system
- Local family traditional lunch
Magical land of Ninh Binh Province.
Step outside of the bustling city of Hanoi and embark into the tranquil wonderlands of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc.
This beautiful land is known as the ancient capital city of VietNam with an unbelievable limestone cave system, serene landscape and an inspiring scenery also referred to as “Halong Bay on Land”. Venture off-road on a boat ride around the karst cliffs and grottoes of Tam Coc and a scenic bike ride through the countryside
Come join us for an unforgettable experience!
Duration: 10 hours
Time: 07:00 – 17:00
Group Size: 2 – 12 people
Meeting Place: Pick-up from your hotel in the old quarter
Private/Customized Tour: Available Upon Request
Vegetarian option: Available upon request
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, pick-up and drop-off by minibus from your hotel in Old Town, all drinks and snacks, and lunch ordered by your guide.
Exclusions: Gratuities/tips for your guide and other personal expenses
Tour Dates: Daily and Year Round (except for Vietnamese lunar new year holiday 10th Feb 2021 – 18th Feb 2021)
Good to Know: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring sunblock and a hat. Not recommended for travelers with back or foot problems
Get A Taste Of Authentic Vietnam
Step outside Hanoi and experience a taste of authentic Vietnam! On this private day trip, you can learn about northern Vietnamese history and enjoy its rural life all in one day. Admire the beauty of Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, followed by Tam Coc, home to some of the country’s most impressive river landscapes.
Visit Ancient Temples
Explore two ancient temples built for the Dinh and Le dynasties and uncover this ancient era of Vietnamese history together with your private host. Stroll to the temple where King Le Dai Hanh is worshipped and admire the spectacular scenery, ruins and tombs that have survived.
Bike Through Tam Coc
Tam Coc awaits, and after a short drive, get ready to ride a bike! Cycle through peaceful and lush greenery among quiet roads, rural villages, rivers and rice fields. Say hi to the occasional goat and make your way to a local family home for a traditional garden lunch. Treat yourself to a cold beer if you like and see how a traditional family lives from day to day.
Cycle Through A Unesco Park
Hop on your bike and continue your rural adventure by discovering the landscape of karst formations and impressive caves. Bike through the scenic landscape of the well-kept UNESCO park and hear all about its history from your private guide.
Float Down The River
Top off your private tour with a relaxing boat ride on a slow-moving river! After all, the most spectacular scenery of Tam Coc is best enjoyed by boat. As a local lady paddles the boat with her feet, you will have the chance to marvel at bright green rice fields that extend down to the edge of the river, limestone cliffs, and hundreds of birds by the riverside. You can even hear sounds that you may never have heard before!
Let us Customize your day out to Ninh Binh
This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, a delicious local meal and countless breathtaking views. We can bring you to see more amazing places for this big day out of Hanoi. Just let us know and we can take you there.