Hoa Lu Ancient Capital & Tam Coc Boat Trip One Day

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Transport: Private Car/Train/Boat
  • Pick up and drop off: Hotel / Your place
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from$32/per person

The one of the most popular day trips from Hanoi. A full-day tour to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc brings you great value with highlight attractions of the Northern Vietnam. The ancient capital of Hoa Lu is the first capital of Vietnam in the tenth century. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace. Tam Coc means three caves, the outstanding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass of Halong Bay. When the boat goes along the river and comes into three caves, tourists will feel pure atmosphere with special smell of fresh rivers water and cool air from karst mountains.

Highlights

  • Widen your knowledge of the Vietnamese history by visiting the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city.
  • Discover Tam Coc – three caves or the “Halong Bay on land” on a small boat rowed by local people
  • Enjoy special Vietnamese buffet lunch in local restaurant with local food

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8:00 – 8:30: Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city
10.30-11.00: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long –present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12:00: Today you will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served with Asian stype, local dishes, organic vegetable. The Duc Tuan is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overal riverside until you finish your lunch
13:30: After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colours. The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.
When you return to the dock, take a short break before cycling along country lanes to enjoy the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields and discover the real countryside of Vietnam (if you don’t want to bike you can enjoy a cup of tea in a local restaurant by yourself)
16:00: Leave Tam Coc and go back to Hanoi.
18:30: Arrival Hanoi. Drop you off at your hotel.

Includes:

  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • Transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel
  • Boat trip on Ngo Dong River rowing by local people
  • English Speaking Tour guide
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned
  • All taxes & services charge.

Excludes:

  • Airfare, visa arrangements, international travel insurance
  • Beverages, tips (not compulsory), and other personal expenses
  • All other services NOT clearly mentioned in inclusions.

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