EHG Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Tour Full Day

Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Tour Full Day
Price from: USD $49.00
Our tour brings you to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc famed for its limestone outcrops and beautiful caves.

Hoa Lu – the remains are 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 ( from 968 to 1009). Tam Coc – means three caves – considered as Halong Bay on land, sitting on a boat rowed by local lady in Hoang Long river

Tour Features



Just a 2 hour drive from Hanoi, Ninh Binh is surrounded by a stunning landscape of lush green paddy fields and striking limestone outcrops and is a must if you plan to see the best of Northern Vietnam.

Our tour brings you to Hoa Lu (the old citadel from 968 to 1009) and Tam Coc (regarded as Ha Long Bay on land) famed for its limestone outcrops and beautiful caves.

  • 08:00 Depart the hotel and drive for a few hours to Hoa Lu.
  • 10:30 Arrive Hoa Lu the ancient capital of Vietnam.  In 968 a local warlord Dinh Bo Linh declared himself King and was known as King Dinh Tien Hoang. Hoa Lu became the capital, political, economic and cultural center for the next 41 years (968 – 1009) of Dai Co Viet which was how Vietnam was called at that time. 12 years of these were under the Dinh dynasty.  And 29 years later under the Le dynasty of King Le Dai Hanh.  In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu thus became the former old citadel. There are now two temples built on the grounds 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 learn more about the feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
  • 12:00 Depart Hoa Lu for Tam Coc.
  • Enjoy lunch in Tam Coc at a local restaurant (please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian or have special dietary requirements) – goat meat dishes is the local specialty.
  • Take a 5 minute walk to the boat station and then enjoy a lovely 2 hour boat trip to visit Tam Coc. Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc has three limestone caves stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip will take you on a relaxing journey along the river with stunning views of the limestone mountains, rice paddies and temple sites from Hang Ca (first cave) to Hang Hai (second cave) and Hang Ba (third cave).
  • Depart Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arriving back in Hanoi 16:30 after an unforgettable day.

Included:

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transfers by air conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel.
  • Boat trip on Ngo Dong River rowed by the local people
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Taxes & services charge.

Excluded: 

  • Beverages and other meals do not included in the program.
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/Gratuities if any
  • Additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control.
 Notes:
  • Our hotels set the highest standard in every service from accommodation, transfers, boat, food & beverage AND tour guide to ensure that you will have a memorable trip.
Number in Group Valid in 2018
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20
Price 155 88 72 60 55 49



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