Tam Coc & Cuc Phuong National Park Tour

NB09 | Day tour | Private Tour | All Year Around | Can be tailored to suite your requirements


Tam Coc is a beautiful natural setting in Ninh Binh province. It is well-known as the Inland Halong Bay or between-rice-paddies Halong Bay. It is located about 100 kilometers south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province. Tam Coc which means 3 caves, is a zone of Vietnam that meanders between rice paddies, bathed by the Ngo Dong River punctuated by karstic rock formations and limestone caves...

Located on 2 limestone mountain ranges, the landscape of Cuc Phuong contains a wonderfully rich ecosystem. Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.


  • Admiring the stunning scenery of limestone outcrops and visit limestone caves in Tam Coc on a sampan boat ride 
  • Viewing the typical daily life of Vietnamese rustics while taking an easy bicycling tour to villages, rice paddy fields... 
  • Watching the colorful langur monkeys at the biggest national park of Vietnam. 
  • Enjoying the soft trek in Cuc Phuong National Park and view the diversity of tropical flora system.


DAY 1: HANOI - TAM COC (Boat & Bike Rides)

7:30 a.m. Get picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and take 2,5 hour drive through the fertile land of the Red River Delta, you will arrive at Tam Coc boat operation place in Ninh Binh. On arrival, take 2-hour sampan boat ride on a small river and through 3 tunnel-like caves. (This area is considered as “Inland Halong Bay” featured with karst formations.) Get dropped off at Thanh station and take an easy walk to visit Thai Vi temple & continue on the walk through rice fields back to the center . 12:30 p.m. A Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant. Afternoon 1.5-hour bicycle ride along the back roads through beautiful scenery of towering karsts on the ground of ponds, rice paddies and rural villages. (On the bike, we will have as many stops as you want to take photographs.) Visit Bich Dong Pagoda, an important religious place for the locals in the region. 4:00 p.m. Check in your hotel and relax for the remainder of the day. ​

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner


 Have breakfast at the accommodation 7:30 a.m. Get transferred to Cuc Phuong National Park. The drive takes about 1.5 hours away. On arrival, after get the permit, continue on driving 30 more minutes inside the forest to Bong Sub-center. Embark on 3-hour trek on a small trail into the dense forest, enjoying the rain forest atmosphere & admiring the diversity of the tropical flora system with some some ancient trees. Drive back to the park's headquarter. 13:30 Having a set menu lunch at the park's restaurant. Followed by a visit to the Endangered Primate Rescue Center where you'll have a chance to watch some different species of Vietnam's rare langurs, learn about the center's rescue program. Thence on with the Turtle Conservation Center, this is another flagship for efforts to protect tortoise and freshwater turtles in Vietnam. 15:30 Start driving back to Hanoi. End the trip at the door of your hotel. ​

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

***NOTE: There are options for soft/shorter trek & long/harder one on Day 2. Please feel free to let us know then we are flexible to arrange the suitable one for you. The trip timing is just approximate

Tour Inclusions

  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing and boat tickets
  • Bicycles
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Government taxes and service charge

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

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This is a sample itinerary that has been enjoyed by many of our past travelers to the region. It can be custom-made to meet your expectation. The prices very much depend on your group size and type of accommodation. Please send us a quote request and we will get back to you with the detail.