Hoa Lu and Tam Coc information:
These famous sites are located in Ninh Binh province, 95km south of Hanoi. Tam Coc’s karst mountains resemble the topography at Halong Bay. Biggest difference is that Tam Coc is situated on land and contains rice paddies around...
Hoa Lu and Tam Coc information:
These famous sites are located in Ninh Binh province, 95km south of Hanoi. Tam Coc’s karst mountains resemble the topography at Halong Bay. Biggest difference is that Tam Coc is situated on land and contains rice paddies around. The area supports farmers with stray goats on the karsts hillsides and fishermen. Their two sanctuaries are built in the 17th century at Hoa Lu. They are dedicated to the Dinh and early Le dynasty in the 10th and 11th centuries. The sites attraction consists of a stone pedestal of a royal throne, bronze bells and a statue of the Emperors.
This day tour will take you to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. We’ll explore the countryside and learn about the history of two royal dynasties while visiting two temples. We continue our way to the Tam Coc river where you will take a ride on a bamboo boat (sampan) along the Ngo Dong river which gently winds it’s way through breathtaking karst hill scenery. With the boats we pass through three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba). There will be plenty of time for you to relax, breath in the fresh air and be charmed by the warmth of the locals. You’ll be sure to leave with a day of unforgettable memories. This tour is friendly and safe for families with children and we guarantee 100% satisfaction!
Destinations: Hanoi, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Tam Coc River
Duration: 1 Day
8:00 Pick up at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi.
8.30 Depart from Hanoi on the way to Ninh Binh Province (on the way there will be a stop of about 20 minutes).
10:00 Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
10.15 Visit the temples of the two kings of the Dinh and Le dynasties.
11.40 Arriving at Tam Coc Wharf at around lunch time.
12:00 Great lunch at a local restaurant over looking the Ngo Dong river. You’ll have the chance to enjoy Ninh Binh’s specialty of goat meat and elderberry.
13:00 Board the sampan boats, rowed by locals as you gently make your way along the Ngo Dong river. Take in the breathtaking scenery of karst hills, villages and seasonal rice fields while passing through three caves, Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba.
15:00 Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15:15 Enjoy a cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong along the countryside rivers and paddy fields.
16:00 Getting on the shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.
18.30 We say goodbye to you at your hotel in the old quarter, Hanoi. Trip ends.
Pick up from your hotel in the old quarter, Hanoi
Transfer by A/C modern bus
English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
Buffet lunch, Vietnamese cuisine
2 small bottles of water per person
All entree fees, biking trip
All indicated in our itinerary
All other (alcoholic) beverages and travel insurance
Tips and personal expenses
All not indicated in our itinerary
What do I need to bring?
Booking Invoice from us
Valid Passport with valid visa
Cash for personal expense
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 March to November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
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