Sampan rowing class

Once arrived at Ninh Binh, the travellers are often impressed by not only the majestic beauty of “Terrestrial Halong Bay”, but also its friendly local sampan rowers.

If you wonder how they manage to use their feet to row these traditional boats through the narrow caves, let us help you discover it.

The local inhabitants, with their traditional sampans and their oars swaying under the shade of the eucalyptus, will always be ready to welcome you.

Book now

Place: Linh Coc Pier (about 300m from Tam Coc Garden).

Instructor: Local villagers


  • Sampan.
  • Oars.
  • Life jacket.


Option 1: Learning the rowing techniques with two hour session

  • Walk to Linh Coc Pier.
  • Wear your life jacket before descending into the sampan.
  • Discover the techniques of rowing movement under the instruction of the local people.
  • Practice rowing

Option 2: Learning rowing techniques and discover enchanting beauty inside Thung Nham valley with three hour session

  • Walk to Linh Coc Pier.
  • Wear your life jacket before descending into the sampan.
  • Learn the basic techniques and practice rowing in one hour.
  • Together with local sampan rowers, sailing to Buddha cave through the reeds and karst mountains. During the visit, chance to practice the acquired techniques.

Recommend for you

Picnic in nature

For the love of food, friends, family & fresh air.


Local dance performances and Folk games

Fruitful results from our sustainable tourism project


Picnic on boat

A romantic picnic for two in a traditional sampan boat while visiting Tam Coc's magical...


Traditional Embroidery Class

According to local legend, embroidery was practiced by...


Bamboo Basket Weaving Class

The bamboo trees are always considered to be friends of...



Fishing is a very popular sport and entertainment in the world...


Kite making class

In Vietnam, the kite is not only a folk game for children during...


Floral lanterns making class

Releasing floral and coloured lanterns has become a tradition...



Escape to the wilderness to relax and have fun around a campfire with your loved ones!


BBQ Party

Because happiness is a BBQ with dear friends!


Traditional calligraphy class

Introduced to Vietnam by Chinese calligraphers centuries ago...


Sunset Tea set

Making artisan tea is a long journey, from selecting the right soil...


Cooking Class 1

Concoct your own dishes in the kitchenette


Sunset Pool Party

Are you planning on escaping the scorching summer sun with a perfect pool party retreat...


Cooking Class 2

Harvest fresh vegetables in the garden to make healthy food


Cooking class 3

Gather fresh ingredients from the local market to make tasty dishes


Floral biscuits making class

Having an organic garden is a great excuse to bake something a little more special


“Bỏng” making class (Vietnamese pop-corn)

“Bỏng” is a special snack for children of the countryside regions in Vietnam


Harvesting lotus and brewing lotus tea

Traditionally made by skillful Vietnamese women with agile hands, lotus tea is associated with beauty


Making Chung cake Class

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Vietnamese gather with their family members, decorate their house and prepare for special traditional dishes.


Candied Coconut Ribbons making Class

Mut Tet (Tet candied) is not a food to serve in a meal during Tet holiday, but more like a snack to welcome guests in this special period


Gardening class

Organic gardening is a traditional, healthy style of farming known to most Vietnamese people for centuries.