Step outside of the bustling city of Hanoi and embark into the tranquil wonderlands of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Take the non-touristy route to relax, unwind and enjoy a private experience featuring authentic Vietnam.
DurationThe tour lasts approximately 10 hours. Due to the traffic in Hanoi, we can only give approximate end times.
Departure Times7:00am, 7:30am
Meeting PlacePick up from your hotel in Old Town
Price$85 USD per passenger
SeasonWe operate all year round. Except Vietnamese New Year which runs from 23rd Jan to 29th Jan 2020.
InclusionsEnglish-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.
Not IncludedGratuities/tips for your guide and other personal expenses
What to BringWear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring sunblock and a hat.
Group SizeMaximum of 8 and a minimum of 2
Participation RequirementsNot recommended for travelers with back or foot problems
Tour StaffOne tour guide and one bus driver
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 Cater to Your Interests
This truly local experience is full of interesting stories, a delicious local meal and countless breathtaking views. The best thing is that everything can be 100% personalized: just get in touch with your favorite local guide!