Tam Coc Countryside Cycling and Boat Tour

Highlights => Take in the magnificent karst mountain landscapes during a 2-hour boat ride in Tam Coc => Visit Thai Vi Temple and the beautifully located Bich Dong Pagoda, hidden in a mountainside => Enjoy off the beaten track cycling with your local knowl... View more
Destinations: Van Lam Village, Bich Dong Pagoda, Thai Vi temple, Hang Mua Cave
Duration: 1 Day
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Itinerary Details:

At 8.30 in morning your guide will meet you at the reception of your accommodation. We take the bikes to head for Van Lam village, the village is famed for embroidery and stitching skilled famer-artist and moreover this is where rivers run through three caves (also called Ha long bay inland) is considered as the best second stunning karst limestone mountain panorama after Ha Long bay in Quang Ninh province. We take a leisurely boat ride for around 2 hours through this stunning area before we continue by bike along the river to our next stop, Bich Dong Pagoda.

Bich Dong means Peal Cave and if you’re lucky on the way we can see a group of monkeys hanging on the green limestone mountains around here or mountain goats playing in the fields. A visit to Bich Dong Pagoda makes you feel free and relax as Buddhism spiritual was founded here hundred years ago.

At around 12.30 a lovely lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

After lunch we continuing biking through the countryside and arrive at Thai Vi Temple, located in a big valley of Van Lam hamlet, Ninh Hai Commune. The temple was built to worship 4 kings of the Tran Dynasty and Queen Thuan Thien. It’s hidden in a limestone mountain in the middle of the river, with its unique architecture, entirely out of stone.

We continue our trip towards Hang Mua (Mua Cave Mountain), visit the secret hospital that Vietnamese used in the days of thunder (Vietnam War) inside the cave before we challenge ourselves with 500 steps to the top of the mountain. The reward is there with breathtaking views of the valley and River below. This place is also called the “Rooftop of Ninh Binh”.

At around 4pm we finish the trip at your accommodation where the further day and evening will be at your own interpretation.

Itinerary times may vary a little due to unforeseen circumstances or weather conditions.

What’s included?

  •        Bicycles, boat ride
  •        Local lunch
  •        All entrance fees
  •        English speaking guide

What’s excluded?

  •        Other beverages, taxes or service charges 
  •        Personal expenses 
  •        All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above 
  •        Travel insurance 

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking voucher from us
  • Cash for personal expense
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Wide brimmed hat or umbrella
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses

Dietary or special food requests

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

What do I need to know?

During the period November to March it is advisable to pack rainwear and some warm clothing, your camera and lots of batteries.

During the period April to November it is advisable to a pack light rainwear.

Furthermore bring your camera and lots of batteries. A wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and other sun protection are advisable.

A daypack to bring on your tour is a good idea.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one.
Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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