City Escape: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Private Day Trip

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From $171.49

17 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: vietnam, vietnam

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is not a typical day trip; this is YOUR day trip!

Step outside of Hanoi and go to Hoa Lu Tam Coc for a fuller, more extensive experience by exploring the beauty of the region. Sit back and admire the views as you travel through beautiful scenery typical of the region. Make stops along the way to visit classic spots like Dinh Le temples, Tam Coc, and Vai Gioi Cave, and of course, let’s not forget about the hidden gems your host has in store for you. They can’t wait to share some of their unique stories and let you connect with their culture in an enjoyable and inspiring way. So get ready and enjoy the ride!

Withlocals City Escape Private Day Trip™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

What's Included

A/C Car

CO2 Neutral: all tours carbon emissions are offset

Guest pick-up & drop off

Local guide

Private tour

Tickets for Park & Vai Gioi Cave entrance included

Transportation (bike)

What's Not Included

Tickets for temple entrance and temple lake on guests expenses (optional)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
After a scenic drive step out and visit Dinh Le Temple, home to the country’s first imperial dynasty that still has some original remains after 600 years and numerous wars

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tuyet Tinh Coc
Just down from that see the small differences in the Le Dai Banh temple where another (less popular) king once lived.

Discover an immensely idyllic temple widely unvisited by travellers that looks over a peaceful lake

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Tam Coc
The driver will take you to the neighbouring area of Tam Coc. Here you will rent out a bicycle and cycle into the nature

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Thung Nham Bird Park
After a beautiful ride through limestone rocks, stop off at a local ladies house to enjoy a local lunch in her gardens amongst her chickens and family

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vai Gioi Cave
With a belly full it’s time to cycle onwards. Take a pit stop and climb up on of the famous rocks to get a look inside for some beautiful caves. Cycle to a beautiful park that is filled with amazing nature and a huge natural lake

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Hanoi Sep 2022
LIONEL_H, 26-09-2022
Hung was really friendly and knowledgable about the area he took us to. The places were so beautiful. We went to some caves, temples, and even cycled through different areas. The view while we were cycling was spectacular and peaceful at the same time.
Tam Coc and Mua Cave
AllenWong, 29-11-2020
I'm very honored to have Loan Copper as my tour guide for 4 days. She did a good job in preparing a travel itinerary. I enjoyed the beautiful scenery and took many beautiful photos. The first 2 days, we were at Mua Cave and Tam Coc river enjoying the magnificent landscape and caves. The 3rd day we were at Halong Bay, cruising and visiting Thien Cung & Sung Sot caves. She also brought me to eat local delicious noodles, seafood and sprinf rolls. I also able to taste local fruits (lychee, peach, prunes and baby guava). I'm pleased with her service; she is attentive to meet our travel in Hanoi. I would engage her again when I travel to Hanoi.
Great Tour
333Stephan, 29-11-2020
I enjoyed this 1-day tour with Loan a lot. She is the perfect host and really passionate about the area and the people living there. I learned a lot about vietnam and the vietnamese culture. We saw a lot of different things but still the atmosphere was relaxed and she tried to avoid the areas which are too crowded by tourists. "
Fantastic day
Lulusita22, 24-03-2020
Brian is an excellent and funny guide. We had a fantastic day out, The food was really tasty.
The itinerary Brian made for us was incredible totally off beaten track.
We enjoyed a lot. I highly recommend it
Awesome private day tour with Loan!
JP d, 04-02-2020
My wife and I booked a day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc this past January. We had a fantastic day with our guide Loan, who picked us on time at our hotel in Hanoi. The combination of activities was just the perfect balance between visiting the Hoa Lu ancient capital, a tasty lunch in a small local restaurant, a nice bicycle ride on the peaceful roads around Tam Coc, a visit to the 'Mermaid Cave' (where we were practically alone) and finally a very quiet, non-touristy, peaceful small boat ride in the Thung Nam bird sanctuary. This is exactly what we were hoping for, away from the tourists crowds, and Withlocals delivered! Loan knew exactly the pace we wanted, and shared her valuable knowledge with us. She was a great companion for the day, and accommodated dropping us off at our hotel in Tam Coc, where we spent 2 more days. Highly recommended!

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