Explore an astonishing natural setting of limestone caves and karst rock formations at Tam Coc. The geologic compound was created by the erosive powers of the Ngo Dong River, which many villagers use to irrigate their crops. Go on a sampan tour on the scenic river to photograph the surrounding natural marvels and get acquainted with the local way of life. Besides passing next to strangely shaped caves and vegetation-covered rock formations, you can also visit nearby pagodas and monuments. Before you visit Ninh Binh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Tours To Tam Coc
Full-Day Hoa Lu and Tam Coc DELUXE Tour from Hanoi, Including BUFFET Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 10 hours
Tam Coc Reviews
It’s beautiful. Surrounded by mountains, not too busy, easy to get to places (by scooter or bike). If you’re staying in Ninh Binh, would recommend staying here instead :) more »
We really enjoyed our boat trip along the river. There are amazing views of the mountains and rice fields, and we saw kingfishers, egrets, storks and mountain goats. There were half a dozen boats..... more »
Tam Coc is stunningly beautiful and fun, but quite busy. I did not experience the attempts to sell product others report, but we were a small group of Europeans & Americans traveling with two local friends, so maybe that had something to do with it. Would I go back - Yes. Would I take others - definitely yes!
This area is considered the inland ha long bay. The scenery is really wonderful. We went in December and the rice paddies were just ponds at that point but it was still nice. Suggest coming with a guided tour if you’re coking from Hanoi. Plenty to see and do for a day.
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