Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water.
HOA LU AND TAM COC 1 DAY
07:45 We pick you up at the hotel (located within the Hanoi Old Quarter only) or at TheSinhTourist Hanoi. 08:30 Departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc. There is beautiful roadside scenery on the way.10:30 After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu, the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. 12:10 You’ll have buffet lunch at a nice restaurant before boarding a small boat to visit Tam Coc, meaning literally, “Three Caves”. With Ha Long type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious yet inviting caves, as well as countryside sights, like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really has it all.17:00 Depart for Hanoi and arrive back in Hanoi at around 19:00 - 20:00.Inclusive of Transportation with air conditioner, English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees and bicycle.Exclusive of Drinks, insurance, visas, personal expenses, tips & gratuities.What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the season; A hat and sunscreen; Comfortable clothing and footwear for walking; Sense of fun and adventure.