Tam Coc Boat Tour

The Tam Coc Boat Tour is one of the most popular activities in Ninh Binh, offering breathtaking views of limestone karsts, lush rice paddies, and serene waterways. Here’s a detailed guide to help you plan your tour:

1. Tam Coc Boat Tour Overview


Location: Tam Coc, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Tour Type: Rowboat tour, typically paddled by local women using traditional rowing techniques

Tam Coc Ninh Binh
Tam Coc Boat Trip Ninh Binh Bike Tour


2.Tour Highlights


Hang Ca Cave: The first and largest cave, approximately 127 meters long, with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
Hang Hai Cave: The second cave, around 60 meters long, featuring stunning rock formations.
Hang Ba Cave: The smallest cave at 45 meters long, offering a more intimate experience with the natural surroundings.
Rice Paddies: Depending on the season, you’ll row past vibrant green or golden rice fields.
Limestone Karsts: The tour provides close-up views of the dramatic limestone mountains that rise sharply from the water.


3.Booking and Prices


Ticket Price: Approximately 150,000 – 200,000 VND per person (prices may vary, so it’s best to check locally).
Boat Rental Fee: Around 120,000 VND per boat (each boat can typically accommodate 2-4 passengers).


4.How to Get There


From Ninh Binh City: Tam Coc is about 7 km from Ninh Binh City. You can take a taxi, rent a bicycle, or motorbike to reach the Tam Coc boat dock.
From Hanoi: It’s roughly 100 km south of Hanoi. You can take a bus, train, or private car to Ninh Binh City and then proceed to Tam Coc.

Tam Coc Ninh Binh
Late afternoon in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Bike Tour


5.Best Time to Visit


Spring (February to April): Pleasant weather and lush green landscapes.
Summer (May to August): Rice fields are at their greenest, transitioning to golden hues by late June.
Autumn (September to November): Cooler temperatures and less crowded.
Winter (December to January): Cooler temperatures with fewer tourists.


6.Tips for the Tour


Wear Comfortable Clothing: Light, breathable clothes and a hat for sun protection.
Bring Water and Snacks: There are limited facilities along the route.
Photography: The scenery is stunning, so bring a camera or smartphone.
Respect Local Customs: Be polite and respectful to the rowers. It’s customary to tip them at the end of the tour.


7.Nearby Attractions


Bich Dong Pagoda: A short bike ride from Tam Coc, this ancient pagoda offers beautiful views and a serene atmosphere.
Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex: Another popular boat tour option with a similar karst landscape and additional historical sites.

Bich Dong Pagoda Ninh Binh
Bich Dong pagoda Ninh Binh Bike Tour


Enjoy your boat tour in Tam Coc! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. For more information about Ninh Binh, please feel free to contact us.

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