Hoa Lu Tam Coc – Hanoi Daily Tour

HANOI DAILY TOURS

Hoa Lu Tam Coc – Hanoi Day Tour: Daily departure tours from Hanoi. Enjoy Hoa Lu- Tam Coc one day tour with biking. Great choice to discover Vietnam history and landscapes. Group joining tour to get away from the crowded city.

The Overview:

    Hoa Lu Ancient Capital of Vietnam:

    Hoa Lu ancient capital was the first capital of feudal state of Vietnam, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu Distric, Ninh Binh Province. It is far 100 kilometre from Hanoi to the south. Since 968, Dinh Bo Linh throne in Hoa Lu, the Hoa Lu Capital has existed 41years (968-1009) in which 12 years is dynasty of Dinh and the next 29 years is dynasty of Le. Over thousands of years ago, Hoa Lu is magnificent capital. The mountains surrounded the capital as the painted veil, Hoang Long River is meander and Nho Quan, Gia Vien field has many deep trenches that are advantageous for military.

    Dinh Temple was built on the background of the ancient palaces with “Ngo Mon”, lotus lake, Gia Mountain, flower garden… There has “Long Sang” made by monolithic stone is very beautiful. Next is the place that worships people who established the nation. The inner place, there has statue of Dinh Tien Hoang and his son. The carved images in stone, wood are dragon, clouds, fairies, flowers… They are sophisticatedly decorated.

    Le Temple is far about 500 meters from Dinh Temple. Le Temple has small scale but there has three areas: Bai Duong, worship of Pham Cu Luong- people helped Le Hoan throne, the main area: in the middle: Le Dai Hanh, on the right: Le Ngoa Trieu and on the left: Duong Van Nga. Le temple still retains many vestiges of ancient architecture with sophisticated decoration. Here, people found background of ancient palace and some ancient ceramics. They were kept at room on the left of the temple. Hoa Lu relic has some beautiful temple such as: Ngan Xuyen, Nhat Tru… which attracts a number of tourists to visit. Coming to Hoa Lu, tourist will have opportunity to sight the architecture, the majestic beauty of the whole relic.

    Tam Coc – Halong bay on Land:

    It’s hard not to be won over by the mystical, watery beauty of the Tam Coc “three caves” region, which is effectively a miniature landlocked version of Ha Long Bay. The film Indochine helped to put it on the tourist map, and both good and bad have come of its burgeoning popularity – access roads have been improved, though some of the canal banks themselves have been lined with concrete. In addition, Tam Coc has become relentlessly commercial, with many travellers having a wonderful day spoiled by hard-sell antics at the end of their trip.

    Despite the over-zealous – occasionally aggressive – peddling of embroideries and soft drinks by the rowers, the two-hour sampan-ride is a definite highlight, meandering through dumpling-shaped karst hills in a flooded landscape where river and rice paddy merge serenely into one; keep an eye open for mountain goats high on the cliffs, and bright, darting kingfishers.

    Journey’s end is Tam Coc, three long, dark tunnel-caves (Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi) eroded through the limestone hills with barely sufficient clearance for the sampan after heavy rains. On the way back, you can ask to stop at Thai Vi Temple, a short walk from the river. Dating from the thirteenth century and dedicated to the founder of the Tran Dynasty, it’s a peaceful, atmospheric spot.

HOA LU TAM COC TRIP – HANOI DAILY TOUR.

A Full Day Trip to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc. Meals =Lunch.

07:45 Picking up from hotel/stay.

08:15 Starting drive to Ninh Binh Province.

10:00 Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

10:15 Visiting King Dinh and King Le’s temples.

11:30 Arriving in Tam Coc Wharf.

11:45 Having buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.

13:00 Getting on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape.

15:00 Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.

15:15 Biking to Bich Dong on country road.

16:00 Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.

18:30 Saying goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Transfer from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay and Return by A/C bus.
  • All entrance tickets to sites indicated in Itinerary.
  • Complementary bottles of water on bus.
  • Buffet Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
  • English Speaking Tour Guide during the trip.
  • Boat row in Tam Coc.
  • All taxes and service charge.
  • FREE payment fee by credit cards online.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Private car (upon request).
  • Additional drinks.
  • VAT tax.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.
  • Bike cycle for biking from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc. (Costs 3 USD/1 bike/ 45 minutes)
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel outside of Hanoi Old Quarter.

FULL DAY HOA LU TAM COC TOUR RATES, JOINT TOUR: USD 39 per person.

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC.
  • Children from 4 to 9 years old: are charged 75% of the adult rate.
  • Children from 9 and over: are charged at the adult rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • 07 days prior to departure date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 03 – 06 days prior to departure date : 30 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 03 days prior to departure date : 100% of total room charge.

What to Bring:

  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong or small US dollar notes for personal expenses.
  • Sunblock.
  • Bim hat.
  • Sport shoes.
  • Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March].
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service.
  • Travel light, as you can please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel.