NB02 | Day tour | Private Tour | All Year Around | Can be tailored to suite your requirements


This day tour starts with two-hour sampan boat-ride in Tam Coc after your morning drive from Hanoi. The boat ride offers us a great time to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of rice field and karst formations. The afternoon trek in Hang Mua area will let you have a close look at the daily life of the locals and their agriculture. We trek on rural back roads with beautiful scenery of lotus ponds, rice field and villages. If it is not on a hot day, the hike to the summit of Mt. Ngoa Long will offer you a wonderful 360-degree view over the karsts.


  • Admire the stunning scenery of limestone outcrops and visit limestone caves in Tam Coc on a sampan boat ride

  • ​View the typical daily life of Vietnamese rustics while taking an scenic trek on green fields and under the shades of sheer mountains

  • ​Enjoy tasty Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant with the area's specialties


in the morning

Depart from Hanoi at 7:30 AM, we drive southward to Ninh Binh province. After getting out of the busy streets of the city, the smooth drive on National Highway No1 through the farm land will offer you a good start of the day with the views of the countryside: rice fields, villages...
About 10.00 AM, we will arrive at Tam Coc boat operation place where you will get on a sampan-boat for 2-hour ride along a scenic river. The local rower is gently rowing us in between towering limestone mountains and through three caves. There are a lot of beautiful stalactites of different shapes hanging down from the ceiling. The landscape is so dramatic that it has been considered as "Inland Halong Bay". After that, we will get transferred to a restaurant for your lunch with local specialties.

in the afternoon

After lunch and rest, walk on back roads to enjoy the landscape of mountains, farms and villages. End the day with 500 steps up to the summit of Ngoa Long Mountain in Hang Mua . From the top, you are able to enjoy the stunning 360-degree view over the karsts. After that, get back down for the return drive to Hanoi. End the tour at the door of your hotel.

important notes

Notes: The 500-step trek to the summit is not recommended in the hot day for seniors and not for hypertensive travelers. The alternative could be a cycling tour to the surroundings. The tour is flexible, you just let your private guide know your level of fitness or what you would prefer to do regarding to the distance of the trek..

Tour Inclusions

  • Private air-conditioned transportation 
  • Private English speaking tour guide 
  • Boat ride in Tam Coc
  • Sightseeing and boat tickets 
  • Vietnamese lunch 
  • Bottled water on the vehicle 

Tour Exclusions

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

Inquire a free quote for this tour

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. Please send us a quote request and we will get back to you with the detail.