Hoa Lu, 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between AD 968 and AD 980. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the countless years and can still be visited today. Apart from the historical aspects, the area is also one of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. It is true that this area is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land. The tour includes being rowed along the Boi River, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience, passing between towering limestone peaks.
08h00: Leave Hanoi Capital for Ninh Binh, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way. About 10h00 arrive Hoa Lu, visit the the two temples of King Dinh and King Le in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long riverto visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way, you also have chance to see the paddy field if you visit Tam Coc in April or September.
15h30: Back to the Harbour for the bus transfer to Hanoi.
17h45: Arrive in Hanoi, end of the tour.
• Car/Van in tour.
• English speaking guide.
• Mineral water on the car.
• Insurance in all days tour.
• All meal at restaurant.
• Entrance fee.
• All airfares, transfers, hotels & visa arrangements.
• All services not clearly included.
• Tip for driver and guide.
• 10% VAT tax.
Other Notes: Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date for all passengers.