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Day Trip From Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (Ninh Binh)

14 Jul 2012  
5.0 of 5 stars based on 15 votes

Sometimes known as "Ha Long Bay on land," Tam Coc is a 3-hour bus ride from Hanoi. Book a spot on a canoe -- paddled by locals who occasionally use their feet to steer, and are sure to try to sell you some handmade goods on the trip back. The rock formations surrounding the Hoang Long River are beautiful, and the small village area is picturesque.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Ninh Binh, Halong Bay
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Business travellers , Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Budget travellers , Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
    Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province

    Sometimes known as "Ha Long Bay on land," Tam Coc is a 3-hour bus ride from Hanoi. Book a spot on a canoe -- paddled by locals who occasionally use their feet to steer, and are sure to try to sell you some handmade goods on the trip back. The rock formations surrounding the Hoang Long River are beautiful, and the small village area is picturesque

  • 2. Halong Bay
    Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province

    Ha Long Bay is located in the northeast corner of Viet Nam, 165 km from Ha Noi. In the Province of Quang Ninh. Ha Long Bay covers an area of 1,553 km2 with 1,969 islands, of which 90% are limestone islands. To the west and north west, Ha Long Bay stretches from Yen Hung district in Ha Long city to Cam Pha town in Van Don district; to the south-east and in the south, Ha Long Bay borders the western shore of Tonkin Gulf; to the southwest the Bay borders Cat Ba island (Hai Phong province).In 1962, Ha Long Bay was recognized as a vestige and beauty spot of national significances by Ministry of Culture and Information of Viet Nam and was also recognized as a world national heritage site twice by UNESCO organization. The first time, in 1994 for the exceptional and universal value of the landscape and the second time in 2000 for the special value of geology and geomorphology.Ha Long Bay’s center area was regognized as a world heritage area by UNESCO and covers an area of 434 sq. Km, including 775 islands, of which 411 are named. It is bound by Dau Go island( in the west), Dau Be island (in the south) and Cong Tay island(in the east).A buffer zone lies around the World Heritage Area, the width is about 5 - 7 km from the protection line to the sea , on moving scale of 1-2 km.

  • 3. Bai Tu Long Bay
    Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province

    Occupying three-quarters of the Halong Bay area, Bai Tu Long Bay is one of the three triangular peaks of the World Natural Heritage.Bai Tu Long Bay is different from the rest of the World Natural Heritage. In Halong Bay over four hundred boats bring thousands of tourists each day so hundreds of tourists converge on the same place at the same time. At Sung Sot Cave you are likely to encounter 6 or 7 other groups of tourists in the chamber making it difficult to hear your tour guide’s talk about the geological value of the cave and how it was formed. Contrastingly Bai Tu Long Bay will charm you with its wild beauty with stone mountains, caves, long sandy beach, corals, forests, mangrove forests and lovely fishing village – and few tourists.It is rare to find a place on Halong Bay that is as packed full of aesthetic beauty, biodiversity, and culture as Bai Tu Long Bay – an outdoor museum where more than 340 millions years of history is stored and conserved with places such as: Da Xep Park, Ang Cong Dam, Thien Canh Son Cave, Quan Lan Island, and Vung Vieng fishing village…JSC Indochina Junk is proud to be the first and only company to have luxury boats that take tourists to the Bai Tu Long Bay area with many packages to choose from – kayaking; discovering the geology, geomorphologic and biodiversity value of the bay; fishing trips; talking with people in fishing villages; coral diving; and cycling on islands.Board our junks to explore the most beautiful routes in Halong Bay

  • 4. Trang An Grottoes Visit
    Trang An Grottoes, Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province

  • 5. Hanoi Day Tours
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  • 6. Sung Sot Cave
    Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province

    Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay.Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks.Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes

  • 7. Dau Go Cave (Cave of Wonders)
    Dau Go Cave, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province

  • 8. Dong Thien Cung
    Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province