So we recommend you to visit Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, where is located in Ninh Binh Province about 100 kilometers southeast in Hanoi to learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on HOA LU – TAM COC TOUR 1 DAY
Just 110 km and 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi center. Most of backpacker chooses Ninh Binh as a stop-over for the trip through Vietnam. Hoa Lu is an ancient capital, and Tam Coc, which features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat. Hoa Lu – Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots where is wonderful for photohunters and also known as Ha Long Bay on land.
Hoa Lu was the capital city of Vietnam under the reign of Dinh Dynasty and Le Dynasty between 968 and 1009. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam.
The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone moutains. The capital at Hoa Lu covered an area of 300ha. It included defensive earthen walls, temples, shrines, palaces and was protected by a natural wall and Hoang Long River.
Tam Coc, whose literal translation is “the 3 caves”, named by the 3 caves that are enconden in the interior of the rock formations in the area which crosses the Ngo Dong River. These caves, whose names are :Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Chateau have been formed by erosion of the rio on the rocks.
1, On Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Tour 1 Day, you can:
– Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
– Visit the King Dinh and King Le temples
– Explore caves on a sampan boat
– Bike around countryside village
2, About Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Tour 1 Day itinerary:
+ Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
+ Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province
+ Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
+ Visit King Le and King Dinh’s temples
+ Arrive at Tam Coc
+ Have buffet lunch in restaurant
+ Sampan boat trip through the caves
+ Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break
+ Bike around countryside villages
+ Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi
+ Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
CYCLING RIDE (optional):
Those who love to explore real countryside images can proceed a 40 minute cycling ride along country lane, experiencing the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and the most second beautiful pagoda of Viet Nam – Bich Dong, after Perfume Pagoda.
The Lower Pagoda is located at the foot of the outcrop, from which it’s a climb of about 100 steps to the Middle Pagoda.
You should be sure to bring sunglasses, sun cream, your camera and films. You’ll also need shoes and short trousers for the cycling part of the tour.
– Pick-ups and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above.
– Complimentary bottles of water on the bus
– All meals in tour
– All entrance tickets to sites indicates in the description
– English-speaking guide
– Biking from Tam Coc to Bich Dong
– Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle
– Entry fees for all visits
– Personal Expenses and Gratuties
– Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Please note that you will be sitting in a bamboo sampan boat for around 90 minutes, with a local rower, on the visit to Tam Coc Cave.
Beside, we will set the highest standard in every service in Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Tour 1 Day to ensure that you will have a wonderful and memorable trip:
– Private transfer
– A small rowing boats call “sampan” with capacity for 4 person
– A very good buffet lunch in 4-star restaurant
– An amazing and friendly tour guide