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Tam Coc

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Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to...more
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Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
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All reviews the river halong bay boat ride rice fields buy something day trip buy drinks halfway point beautiful scenery buffet lunch half way her feet ngo dong river limestone caves an umbrella boat lady small boat
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not ready for prime time but ok if you're in to the hostel and homestay thing. Trang An is a better boat trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A9712BVmikeh
Reviewed 3 days ago

There were two factors that made the visit to Tam Coc a little disappointing. The first was the smog that was persistent through the entire visit to Hanoi and the second was that the rice paddies were not yet sprouting (which is just timing). This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaseinthewild
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The scenery and tour down the river were amazing and well worth doing. Just be warned that at the end there is a little floating market where you are expected to buy drinks. Once brought you will find the prices have been inflated 1000% so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Lisa6974
Reviewed 5 days ago

I must admit I was slightly dreading this experience for all the bad I’d heard about the Tam Coc sampan ride and the scammers and hawkers, but we were fortunate to survive unscathed! As soon as the sun came out, we dashed down to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kbrc78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since it is lunar new year, we were told that Sapa valley tour was not available. So instead we went for this Hua Lu and Tam Coc day trip. Hua Lu tour was mainly to visit 2 temples and was nothing to scream about but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HsuDR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the day trip and travel. Very scenic boat ride but marred by the somewhat aggressive haggling for selling of photos and food/drinks/souvenirs along the way.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Caravaline
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Tam Coc, visited in a large family group the end of December. It was cold! This will not be most travelers' issue, but they are really not prepared for it and restaurants didn't have doors much less heat. We went straight from Halong...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaryB3thS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was included in our day trip (booked from lily's travel agency - RECOMMENDED!) and it was so beautiful! The day we were going, it was quite cloudy so the view was just wonderful and not "magical". About 1.5h a local woman row our both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a boat for the canal/cave tour thing down the road from The Temple of the Cave, roughly west of Tam Coc. We paid 200,000 dong / $8 for a boat for 3 people. The lady whom we paid for the service kept reminding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank mfescue
Reviewed 1 week ago

the boat ride here was very relaxing and cool. did not see many tourists and enjoyed the ride a lot. the landscape was super cool and the boat ride was not at all expensive. the scenery along the river/canal was super nice. the lady boat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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11 November 2018|
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Response from mimimanioc_1987 | Reviewed this property |
No lunch included. The tip belongs to you. I think Trang An is better. But if you travel from May to June Tam Coc is amazing with yellow rice fields around.
Alice K
16 October 2018|
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Response from mimimanioc_1987 | Reviewed this property |
No, the boat tour takes at least 2hours so you can’t visit at 5p.m.I think boat is the only access to the sight.You can rent a Homestay by the river there if you want.
Louise F
13 September 2018|
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Response from Basvanmaren | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book tours from the hotel. The boats at tam coc are very small anyway. And when visiting the temple i recommend a guide
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