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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 01 Day trip

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).

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Operation : Daily departure
Duration : 1 day
Tour route : Hanoi – Hoa Lu- Tam Coc - Hanoi

Hoa Lu, the first Vietnam Capital under the Dinh and Le Dynasties from 10th century between 968 and 1009 AD located arounf 100km to The South of Hanoi city Tam Coc, the outstanding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is oftan said to surpass of Halong Bay It is a certain true that Hoa Lu & Tam Coc is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land.




This trip  discovering Hoa Lu - the first capital of Vietnam, sightseeing the peaceful countryside of Vietnam. Discovering dry Halong bay (Tam Coc) with legs rowing boat a long the rice paddies and through water caves.

8.00-8.30 am: Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city

10.30-11.00 am: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground 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 know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.


12:00 pm : Today you will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served with Asian stype, local dishes, organic vegetable. The Duc Tuan is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overal riverside until you finish your lunch


1:30 pm : After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestone on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colours

The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.

Optional activities: Riding bicycles

4:00 pm : Leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 6:30pm. Finish unforgettable full day trip at your hotel in Hanoi!

Trip Cost included:
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel by air-conditioned bus.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Lunch
- Entrance fee
- Biking

Trip Cost excluded
- Beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above.
- VAT.


Group tour Price
 Deluxe Tour:
- Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel by air-conditioned bus.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Lunch
- Entrance fee
- Biking
 Luxury Tour:
- Comfortable chauffeured-driven limousine ride - maxium the guest can stay in the bus around 08 guests. 
- Visit 3 destinations is: Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Trang An 
- Rowed-boat ride around Tam Coc
- All entrance fees for sightseeing indicated in the tour
- Super delicious lunch with Vietnamese fusion cuisine
- Afternoon tea, seasonal fruit juice, and 2 bottles of mineral water
- Bike and helmet
- Meeting the indigenous people at their house
- English-speaking guide during the trip

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