Rowing boats at Tam Coc Ninh Binh
Rowing boats at Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Tour to Ho Citadel & Tam Coc 2 Days

Visited places: Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Ecotourism, Family, History, Old village/Culture, Bucolic countryside, Off the beaten track

Straying off the well trodden path to visit the hidden gem of the Vietnamese architecture in Thanh Hoa and the fresh beauty of Ninh Binh.

The trip length is 2 days, 1 night. The pace of travel is easy and the accommodation is basic.

On the first day, our 3-hour journey brings us southward to the peaceful countryside of Thanh Hoa Province. Arriving at Vinh Loc, we visit the worshiping house of the Trinh Lords who ruled northern Vietnam from the 16th to the 18th century. Then, proceed to Ho Citadel where we have time to learn about the history of the citadel as well as that of Vietnam at the time. After lunch break, we travel back to Ninh Binh and arrive in mid afternoon. You have the remainder of the day relaxing in the captivating countryside of Ninh Binh at Tam Coc.

On the second day, have the morning strolling around Tam Coc and take part in the ordinary life of this backwater. Then, have a 2-hour boat trip amid the mesmerizing natural beauty of Tam Coc. We have time for lunch break after the boat trip before the road trip back to Hanoi.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Hanoi – Ho Family Citadel – Tam Coc (no included meals)
Day2    Visit Tam Coc and Hoa Lu/Ninh Binh – Ha Noi (B)

Ninh Binh Family-run hotel;

What's included
English speaking guide;
Private car for transport as per itinerary;
Double-shared room as per itinerary;
Boat trip in Tam Coc as per itinerary;
Meals per itinerary: B=Breakfast;
Admission fees and permits per itinerary;

What's not included
Travel insurance;
Drinks and personal expenses;
Others not clearly mentioned as included per itinerary;

Trip photos


Trinh Lords Worshiping HouseTrinh Lords Worshiping House



Ho CitadelHo Citadel



Buffalo riders at Ho CitadelBuffalo riders at Ho Citadel



Life at Ho CitadelLife at Ho Citadel



Tam CocTam Coc