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Discover Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. Witness the unique architecture of Dinh and Le Dynasties’ Temples. Nearby Tam Coc (Three Caves) is often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land.” Admire a breathtaking landscape of green fields and limestone caves when boarding a sampan for tranquil boat ride. Visit local villages and view scenic countryside by bicycle.
Temples of Dinh and Le Dynasties
Limestone karsts of Tam Coc
Cycling to Bich Dong Pagoda
Amazing scenery of lush paddy fields
Peaceful sightseeing boat trip
Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and we head to Ninh Binh province which is blessed with natural beauty, cultural sights
Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Viet Nam. The ancient capital of Hoa Lu was located in a flat valley between small but steep limestone mountains that created virtually impenetrable barriers to human traffic. Even today, many of the mountains are accessible only to the mountain goats that roam the area.The ancient capital at Hoa Lu consists of two separate enclosures, the Inner Citadel which lies to the West and the Outer Citadel which lies to the East, and which includes most of the sites visited by tourists. The two citadels are separated by a limestone mountain.
The next stop is Temples of two dynasties of Định and Lê, Lê Đại Hành Temple and vestiges of Royal Palaces.Home to the country’s first two imperial dynasties, the temples were built in honor of the Dinh and Early Le families.After that, we will go back to the bus and drive to Tam Coc. You can cycle along country lane from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda (40 minutes for 5km cycling 2 ways) to experience the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling ride at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch in restaurant.
After lunch time, get the sampan boats in Tam Coc and pass through three caves "Hang Ca - First Cave, Hang Hai -Second Cave, Hang Ba - Third Cave".These caves have been formed by erosion of the rio on the rocks, this is to say that the caves have no ground, but that the own River runs through the interior of the caves.
Boat will returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi. Return to your hotel in Hanoi.Tour ends. Our guide will say goodbye and see you again!
ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
8.00 – 08.30: Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
10.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Viet Nam,
11.00: Temples of two dynasties of Dinh and Le, Le Dai Hanh Temple and vestiges of Royal Palaces.
12.00: Drive to Tam Coc
14.00: Board the sampan boats in Tam Coc
15.00: Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi
18.00: Return to your hotel in Hanoi.Tour ends
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Departure: Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Return point: Returning to the departure point.
You can experience this activity in a private way at Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Full Day Private Tour
For other day trips and activities in Ninh Binh, please see more at Explore Hoa Lu - Trang An Full-Day From Hanoi or Trang An Ecotourism Complex - Bai Dinh Pagoda Full Day
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi Old Quarter;
Transfer by air-conditioned bus;
Professional English speaking guide;
All entrance fees.
Tips, personal expenses and others not mentioned in the package.
35.70 (per person)