Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Tour (From Hanoi)
>> Tour price: 950.000đ/pax
- Depart from: Hanoi
- Duration: 1 day
- Group size: 20 pax
- Starting time: 07:30 – 08:00 AM
- Pick up & Drop off: Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
- Transportation: Limousine bus
>> Booking: Call or WhatsApp: +84.789.455.888
The day tour to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc (Ninh Binh) offers you the highlight of cultural relics and natural landscape of Ninh Binh. Departing in the early morning from Hanoi, heading to Ninh Binh, you will learn more about history, culture and local life of Northern countryside. Visit Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, take a short walk to Kinh Dinh and Kinh Le temple while Tam Coc (3 caves) features natural karst formation and caves on sampan boats by locals.
- Visit ancient capital Hoa Lu (10th and 11th century)
- Visit King Dinh and Le temples.
- Enjoy the Vietnamese buffet lunch
- Cycle to the local villages and countryside of Ninh Binh.
- Take a sampan boat trip in Tam Coc, limestone karsts, caves and rice fields on the river.
7.30 – 8.00: Shuttle bus pick up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, heading to Ninh Binh with a short break on the halfway.
10:15 Arrive at Hoa Lu ancient capital, visit the Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, the last remaining structures from the 10th-century capital, learn about the history and cultural life of Vietnam.
12:00 Have buffet lunch at a local restaurant
13:30 Take a sampan boat trip in Tam Coc, passing through three enormous caves on the Ngo Dong river (named: Hang Ca, Hang Hai & Hang Ba) and the limestone karst formation on the water. In the harvest season, there would be amazing rice fields on the banks of the river (in the harvest season)
Optional: Cycling through the rice fields and local villages nearby
16:00 Leave Tam Coc and get on the shuttle bus back to Hanoi
18:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Tour ends.
Visiting sites in the tour
Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th century ( during a period of 42 years). Although the old Hoa Lu citadel no longer exists, there are still some relics and temples to witness this historical place.
In Hoa Lu, you will visit two temples of Kinh Dinh and King Le, which were built on the main hall of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, The two temples are close to each other, at the foot of Ma Yen mountain. In front of the temples is the Hoa Lu square and a museum room with relics of the old palace and some ancient ceramics. These temples are symbols of the Vietnamese people’s reverence and gratitude for the country’s heroes.
Hoa Lu ancient capital area also has some pagodas such as Ngan Xuyen pagoda, Nhat Tru pagoda…
Tam Coc means “Three Caves” named Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba. All of these 3 caves are above the water of Ngo Dong river. Exploring Tam Coc, you will spend 2-hour boat tour from Van Lam pier rowing through these 3 caves, admiring the unique karst rocks and rice fields in the harvesting season (May & June).
Hoa Lu temples are okay but Tam Coc is really nice. The scenery is gorgeous with the round trip boat ride. It was a long boat ride under the hot sun (about 1.5 hours) but it was worth it. We could go through the cave and see the stalagmites. A memorable experience. We skipped the bike riding as we couldn’t bear the heat.
Relaxing and beautiful boat ride in Ninh Binh
Relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery all around you. This 2-hour boat ride is just amazing, passing through Grottoes, rice paddies and rocks covered in vegetation. The ride is smooth with only the sounds of the oars hitting the water gently. There was a water market at one end and we were advised not to buy anything. Also at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip. Several rowers hassled people that the tip was not enough, stick to what you want, it is voluntary.
Physically demanding yet spiritually uplifting. Once you lay eyes on those beautiful sceneries, all those aches will vanish into thin air. Don’t you dare leave Vietnam without cycling and rowing in Hoa Lu Tam Coc, Ninh Binh.
It’s a MUST VISIT!
A fantastic day tour incorporating a tour of the old capital city followed by a bike ride and a relaxing boat journey through some breathtaking scenery. Recommended to anyone wanting a relaxing day.
The tour guide was interesting and knowledgeable and spoke good English. The coach trip from Hanoi was interesting in the Hanoi traffic!
Lunch was a buffet that catered for all types of meals
Bao gồm và điều khoản
- Buffet lunch with Vietnamese food.
- Shuttle bus with pick-up and drop-off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Boat trip on Ngo Dong River rowing by local people
- Bicycle ride
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- All taxes & services charge.
- Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
- Personal expenses
- Tipping/ Gratuities
WHAT TO BRING
- Long sleeve clothes
- Hat or umbrella
- Sun cream