Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Trip From Hanoi

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Just 100 km down to the south of Hanoi, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam from 986 to 1009. Tam Coc means three caves and it is often referred as Halong bay on land. Combining Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, you will have a truly unforgettable experience by rowing along a peaceful Boi river with green paddy fields on the banks and learn more about Vietnam history.

>>5-Day Sapa & Ninh Binh Tour W/ Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

Highlights

  • Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, King Dinh and King Le temples.
  • Learn more about Vietnam history.
  • Row along a peaceful Boi river and admire the stunning scenery.
Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Trip From Hanoi via Will Fly for Food

Itinerary

Just 100 km down to the south of Hanoi, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam from 986 to 1009. Tam Coc means three caves and it is often referred as Halong bay on land. Tam Cốc, literally “three caves”, consists of three natural caves — Hang Cả, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba — on the Ngô Đồng River. Tourists are taken in small boats along the river from the village of Van Lam, through rice fields and limestone karsts, through the caves, and back. Local women serve as guides and attempt to sell embroidered goods to their passengers.
 
Hoa Lư was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam. The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi. Together with Phát Diệm Cathedral, Tam Cốc-Bích Động, Bái Đính Temple, Tràng An, and Cúc Phương, Hoa Lư is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ninh Bình Province.
 
Combining Hoa Lu and Tam Coc, you will have a truly unforgettable experience by rowing along a peaceful Boi river with green paddy fields on the banks and learn more about Vietnam history. The capital at Hoa Lư covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. 

07:45-08:30am: Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive for 2.5 hours.
10:30am: Visit Hoalu 2 Temples (Dinh and Le Dynasty).
12:00am: Take the Bus to Tam Coc — 10km.
12:30pm: Have buffet lunch at Tam Coc Restaurant.
01:30pm: Get on the boat in Tam Coc port. Pass through 3 caves — Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba.
03:30pm: Back to Tam Coc Port and get on the bus back to Hanoi.
06.00pm: Arrive in Hanoi and the tour ends.

Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Trip From Hanoi via Will Fly for Food

Package Includes

  • Pick-up and transfer by A/C modern bus
  • A bottle of water/person on the bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary
  • Meals such as lunch
  • Bike

Package Excludes

  • Beverages, tax and personal expenses
  • Others not clearly mentioned above

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