Hoa Lu - Tam Coc

Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most beautiful landscapes of Ninh Binh province, just 120 kms to the southeast of Hanoi. Hoa Lu was the ancient Royal capital during the Dinh and Pre-Le dynasties which lasted for 41 years (from 969-1009). In comparison with Hoa Lu’s cultural significance, Tam Coc is considered as “Ha Long Bay” in land because its location and formation. Sitting on boat cruising through Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba with the scenic beauty of huge rocks standing along river and scattered green rice fields. You feel the tranquility, peace and all above, the nature combines with life of locals to form a poetic romantic painting of the countryside.

Price: USD 36
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Itinerary:

08:00 Picking up from hotel/stay.

08:30 Starting drive to Ninh Binh Province

10:00 Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

10:15 Visiting King Dinh and King Le temples

11:30 Arriving in Tam Coc Wharf.

11:45 Having buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine. Special dish of Ninh BInh province is goat meat - this dish will be served in lunch. 

13:00 Getting on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape

15:00 Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.

15:15 Biking on country road around village

16:00 Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi

18:30 Saying goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

Tour price: 46 USD 

(Included Buffet lunch and bicycle - Deluxe option) 

Tour inclusive: 

Pick up from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc and Return

All entrance tickets to sites indicated in Itinerary

Complementary bottles of water on bus

Buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine

English Speaking Tour  guide during the trip

Tour exclusive: 

Biking (costs 3 USD/1 bike/ 45 minutes) BUT offered FREE from now to 30 June, 2017

Beverages, Tax, Insurance.

Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter

Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above

What to bring:

Sun glasses, Sun cream

Camera and film

Pair of Shoes and short trousers for biking around country road.

Seating on bamboo boat in 1.5 hours with local rower to visit Tam Coc Cave.

More about Hoa Lu Ancient Capital:

Hoa Lu is some 110km or 2.5 hours bus from Hanoi. Located near the Ninh Binh city, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defence for this kingdom against the invaders.

There are two temples improved in 17th century - King Dinh Tien Hoang's temple and King Le Hoan's temple. King Dinh Tien Hoang is people who built Dinh dynasty while King Le Hoan built Hau Le  dynasty.

 


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