About the Tour
Hoa Lu & Tam Coc is one of the most popular day tour starting from Hanoi. Its a combination of sightseeing excursion trip and historical visit. 125 km away from Hanoi, Hoa Lu & Tam Coc are located in Ninh Binh province where you can see the most typical rural scenery in Vietnam. Tour starts and concludes in Hanoi.
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Departing from Hanoi at 8.00 am from your hotel, after 2 hours driving, we arrive Ninh Binh Province. Our first visit is the former capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu, visit two 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 of Dai Viet. Proceed to Tam Coc for lunch. Tam Coc known as “Halong Bay on Land” boasting breathtaking scenery, “Tam Coc” means three caves. After lunch we get on small rowing boats, the boat trip to all three caves takes about two hours.
Continue visiting Bich Dong Grotto (emerald-like grotto), around 2km from Tam Coc by car, climb a little bit till you get to the top of the Upper pagoda and your eyes catch the overall panorama of the paddy fields between Truong Yen Mountain. The king conferred on Bich Dong the title “The Second Most Beautiful Grotto in Vietnam”. A scene of the popular French movie “Indochine” had been completed here in 1991. Get back to Hanoi late in the afternoon. Tour ends.
- Tour guide (English or French speaking)
- Boat trip in Tam Coc
- Entrance fees
- Lunch as program
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, Tips…