Tam Coc Vietnam – The most beautiful and easy to visit from Hanoi

Tam Coc Vietnam overview

Tam Coc Vietnam is often known as romantic and peaceful sceneries, which are very charming and amorous. If you’re nature lovers and already in Hanoi, it’s a pity to miss this beautiful “Halong Bay on land”.

Tam Coc Vietnam literally means “Three grottoes” located in Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh province. Once upon a time this place was full up with flapping sea waves, passing many centuries the waves eroded into the cliffs created different shapes of karst landscapes. The only way to visit Tam Coc by waterway which normally takes about 3 hours.

Tam Coc Bich Dong Ninh Binh Viet Nam

Below is everything you want to know if you’re planning your trip to Tam Coc Ninh Binh Vietnam. All about the weather, local tips & famous attractions!

Tam Coc Vietnam Weather

You can visit Tam Coc Vietnam, near by Hoa lu Ancient Capital in one day. To save time, it’s better to depart in the early morning to enjoy the cool fresh atmosphere as well as have a complete trip because the distance from the center of Hanoi is only 110 kilometers. Therefore, you only need to bring some simple stuffs such a thin coat when sitting on the boat floating across caves. The cool weather along with steams will bring a sense of cool fresh feelings. You can also bring an umbrella when taking a boat on the river.

Besides, the best thing that you should do is to wear a sneaker, which is very convenient for travelling and sightseeing. Remember to bring some snacks to eat when you are hungry.

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When to visit Tam Coc Ninh Binh

In all seasons in one year you totally can plan your time to explore Tam Coc cave and Tam Coc river. But the prettiest period of time is in the spring from January to April in Viet Nam, this time will be preferred because of the comfortable weather and fresh air.
Another Best Time to Visit Tam Coc is from May to July when all Tam Coc rice fields are in harvest season. The beauty of Tam Coc now looks like a young lady’s long, soft, bright and yellow hair. The other is the harvest time of wet rice ranging from September to October.
Besides enjoying the view full of the yellow color of ripe rice fields in Tam Coc Bich Dong Complex, tourists can also seek a chance to watch the fabulous forest of lotus in here.

Tam Coc Ninh Binh lotus season

Best time to visit Tam Coc Ninh Binh Vietnam

It can be said that lotus and waterlily are omnipresent in every part of Ninh Binh, especially in Tam Coc Grotto. Floating along the stream to Tam Coc Ninh Binh Vietnam, tourists seem to turn back the significant history of Le Dynasty.
Best time to visit Tam Coc Vietnam to watch lotus is June, in which the perfume of lotus flowers pervades the surrounding air. For lovers of flower, it’s the best time to enjoy the flavor of lotus and involve in the natural beauty of this mountainous regions.

How to get to Tam Coc Ninh Binh

How to get to Tam Coc from Hanoi

By Shuttle bus

It gets easier for you to buy a bus ticket from Travel Agency in Hanoi or get one from your hotel. If you just use the shuttle bus to transfer to Ninh Binh then spending 1 day or few days you can buy 1 way tick or 2 ways tickets. In case you book a day trip Mua Caves Tour the price includes transportation

>>> Hoa Lu Tam Coc Mua Caves Tour is a tremendous chance to explore the ancient beauty of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and stunning scenery in Tam Coc, Hiking to peak of Mua Cave Ninh Binh

Hanoi to Tam Coc by local bus

Some visitors are interested in experiencing as a local to save their cost for transportation a bit. So it is possible for you to catch a bus from Ha Noi to Ninh Binh province. You can go to Giap Bat bus station and find many bus companies with route to Ninh Binh.
But, they will not drop you off in Tam Coc directly but stop at Ninh Binh bus station. From there you should take a cab to go to Tam Coc with the cost is not much expensive than motorbike. This way is not highly recommended for you because it’s complicated or you may receive poor service from public transportation.

Hanoi to Tam Coc by train

Everyday there are some train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh station. The earliest one usually starts at 6:00 am. One day in advance you should buy your train ticket at Ha Noi station.

From Hanoi, there are trains, namely SE1( 19:30) reaching Ninh Binh at 21:46, SE3 (22h00) – Ninh Binh (0:10), SE5 (9. 00) – Ninh Binh (11.21), SE7 (6:00) arriving in Ninh Binh at 8: 22 and SE19 (20:05)- Ninh Binh at 23:00.

Ninh Binh railway station, how to get to Tam Coc Vietnam from Hanoi

How to get to Tam Coc from Halong Bay

Private transportation

If you are looking a answer for question : How to get from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh. It’s to easy. After finishing your trip in Ha Long bay or Bai Tu Long bay with cruises you want to go ahead to Ninh Binh. Hiring a private car from Halong to Ninh Binh if your group is big is a good choice with reasonable price. The cost roundly 100USD/Car/Way.

Sharing minivan

Another way is sharing minivan with other people. You can buy your tickets or book your private car with some Travel Agency or hotels. Or you can book Shuttle Bus from Halong to Ninh Binh. This is tourist bus, not local bus, so you no worry about quality of bus. It runs from Halong at 12.00am from Halong City and from Tuan Chau Harbor. The cost roundy from 12 USD/Pax/Way. It’s reasonable price for traveler who travel alone or a couple. If you don’t know how to contact to them, you can drop your comment or send us an email or what’s up : +84 93336-3386 any time 24/7. We make sure will help you to get best deal for you or contact our travel consultant of Cozy Vietnam Travel

Public transportation

Another way is Local bus From Halong City to Ninh Binh Province. You can by the ticket at Halong bus station. They have 2 times : 06.00am and 12.00am. The cost from 120.000VND. But this will take longer time than Tourist buses, because they stop many time to get more customer. When you are in Ninh Binh, take a taxi to Tam Coc wharf directly. It takes about 20 minutes from center to Tam Coc.

Best things to do in Tam Coc

Tam Coc boat ride

Tam Coc means “three caves” including Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave. All of Tam Coc caves are created by Ngo Dong river through mountains.

This 2-hour boat ride which runs through Ngo Dong river will take you through caves, rice fields, and unique karst rocks. You will feel like you’re in a movie scene cruising down a natural kingdom like this.

The single most fascinating thing about the boats in Tam Coc is the women that row the wooden paddles. They use their feet to ride the boats. This is a special technique that takes months to master. Hoa Lu Tam Coc Tour is a tremendous chance to explore the ancient beauty of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and stunning scenery in Tam Coc.

  • Ca Cave: This is the largest cave in Tam Coc caves Vietnam with the depth of more than 20 meters and the length of 127 meters.
  • Hai Cave: It is a small cave with the half-length of Ca Cave- about 60 kilometers. It is about 1 kilometer from Ca Cave from the basin of Ngo Dong river.
  • Ba Cave: This is the smallest cave with about 50 meters long, however, it is considered the most beautiful cave in Tam Coc caves. In this cave, you can enjoy the mysterious beauty like a rocky arch which the Mother of Nature carefully carves with the sophisticated features to create a unique and wonderful charm for Ba cave.

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Tam Coc cycling to Mua Caves

If you are staying in Tam Coc area, you can rent a bike in a hotel or restaurant for $ 5 to discover more about Bich Dong Pagoda and Thung Nham bird garden or Mua Caves – The best view point in this area!

Depart from Tam Coc center, you will see a quiet a quiet atmosphere, the beautiful scene of a grassland, mountains, local villages and rice fields along the road. The long distance of this road is about 10 km.

Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda

Visiting Bich Dong Pagoda is another favorite things to do in Ninh BinhBich Dong Pagoda is a beautiful ancient temple built in the 15th century. Not a usual pagoda, Bich Dong consists of 3 separate layered pagodas which are Ha, Trung and Thuong Pagoda on different levels and you have to climb up the hillside to explore each of them. Climbing up to each pagoda may be tiring but when you reach the top, the views are well worth it.

thuong pagoda at Tam Coc Bich Dong Ninh Binh

Thuong Pagoda at the top of hillside of Bich Dong Pagoda ( Chùa Bích Động )

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Peaceful main entrance of Bich Dong Pagoda Ninh Binh ( Chùa Bích Động)

Tam Coc homestay

Tam Coc Rice Fields Resort Ninh Binh

Tam Coc Rice Fields Resort

» Airport transfer, Air conditioning
» Free Wifi in all rooms and public areas
» Currency exchange, concierge
» Fishing, garden, table tennis
» Coffee shop, restaurant, family room
» Bicycle rental, car park
» Laundry service, smoking area

Tam Coc Garden Resort Ninh Binh

Tam Coc Garden Resort

» Airport transfer, Air conditioning
» Free Wifi in all rooms and public areas
» Currency exchange, daily housekeeping
» Poolside bar, room service
» Coffee shop, restaurant

Tam Coc Bungalow

Tam Coc Bungalow

» Airport transfer, Air conditioning
» Free Wifi in all rooms and public areas
» Currency exchange, daily housekeeping
» Boating, garden, tours
» Fishing, ticket service, security [24-hour]
» Bar, BBQ facilities, free breakfast
» Daily housekeeping, laundry service

Tam Coc Homestay

Tam Coc Homestay

» Airport transfer, Air conditioning
» Free Wifi in public areas
» Garden, ticket service, tours
» Restaurant, room service [24-hour]
» Laundry service, family room
» Pets allowed, security service [24-hour]
» Airport transfer, taxi service

Tam Coc Mountain View Homestay

Tam Coc Mountain View Homestay

» Air conditioning, balcony/terrace
» Bicycle Rental (additional charge)
» Restaurant with dining menu
» Shared Lounge/TV Area
» Airport Shuttle (additional charge)
» Currency exchange, 24-Hour front desk

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