Day tour from $ 49 | all included + 2 hour boat ride + lunch + bicycle ride + farming exprience + transfer
Discover breathtaking Hoa Lu Tam Coc, these famous sites are located in Ninh Binh province, 95km south of Hanoi. Tam Coc’s karst mountains resemble the topography at Halong Bay. The biggest difference is that Tam Coc is situated on land and contains rice paddies around. The area supports farmers with stray goats on the karsts hillsides and fishermen.
Their two sanctuaries are built in the 17th century at Hoa Lu. They are dedicated to the Dinh and early Le dynasty in the 10th and 11th centuries. The sites attraction consists of a stone pedestal of a royal throne, bronze bells and a statue of the Emperors.
After a great buffet lunch, take in the beauty of the towering karst formations in Tam Coc on the Ngô Đồng River as you wind along their bases and are rowed into one of the many caves carved from the limestone. Followed up with amazing biking trip through the countryside and rice paddy fields.
This is great day tour for young & old.
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* Surcharge for Lunar New Year departure date: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th FEB 2019 = VND 200.000/person.
This day tour will take you to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. We’ll explore the countryside and learn about the history of two royal dynasties while visiting two temples. We continue our way to the Tam Coc river where you will take a ride on a bamboo boat (sampan) along the Ngo Dong river which gently winds it’s way through breathtaking karst hill scenery.
With the boats we pass through three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba). There will be plenty of time for you to relax, breath in the fresh air and be charmed by the warmth of the locals. You’ll be sure to leave with a day of unforgettable memories. This tour is friendly and safe for
families with children and we guarantee 100% satisfaction!
|07:45||Pick-up at Friends Travel booking office, 62 Hang Buom, old quarter, Hanoi|
|08:30||Depart from Hanoi on the way to Ninh Binh Province by comfortable Limousine DCar van. Duration of 2 hours transferring, our tour guide will give you the information of Vietnam such as history, culture, people… Especially, we will have a mini-game show to teach you how to say and write some Vietnamese simple words such as Xin Chào, Tạm Biệt, Tôi yêu Ninh Bình…on the conical hat which we will give you as a little souvenir and you can wear it during all the trip.|
|10:00||Arriving Tam Coc. We will prepare for a boat trip to visit the beautiful Tam Coc, it takes 1.30 hours rowing along Ngo Dong river through the three mysterious caves while enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice.|
|11:30||We will get on Thanh pier for a short walk to visit Thai Vi Temple which is one of the well-known temples in Ninh Binh and Vietnam. Continuing 10 minutes walking along the valley with rice fields, rivers and lotus ponds for Tam Coc Nature Lodge, where we will spend the interesting time for relaxing having set menu lunch - Vietnamese food|
|13:30||You have a chance to be a fisherman and learn how to catch the fish in the pond or river.|
|14:00||We ride a bike to Thung Nang where we ride along the river among of the rice field, lotus ponds, and Limestone Mountains. Then continue to ride a bike to discover Dan Khe Trong village where the real picture of the rural countryside in the north of Vietnam.|
|15:00||Get in Limousine Bus, drive to visit Hoa Lu Ancient citadel which was built in the 10th century, we will visit the two temples where dedicated to King Dinh and King Le|
|16:00||Leave Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh province and head back to Hanoi Capital.|
|18:30||Saying goodbye to you at Friends Travel office at 2 Hang Buom, old quarter, Hanoi. Trip ends.|
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- Helpful, friendly English speaking guide.
- All entrance fees
- Lunch – Vietnamese Cuisine at Tam Coc Nature Eco Lodge
- Good Bike & gears to visit Thung Nang&Dan Khe Trong village area.
- Rowing boat to visit Tam Coc with the life jacket
- New-Luxurious-comfortable Limousine Bus with Free high-speed WIFI, Battery chargers, Mini Bar with carefully chosen experienced drivers
- Commentary 02 bottles of mineral water on Bus & Tissue
- One conical hat as a souvenir
- Demonstration of teaching to learn how to write, speak Vietnamese, and catch fish
- All activities indicated in our itinerary
- Beverages and travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- All not indicated in our itinerary
What do I need to bring?
- Booking or Service Ticket confirmation from us
- Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)
What do I need to know?
During the period November to March it is advisable to pack rainwear and warm clothing, your camera and lots of batteries.
During the period April to November it is advisable to a pack light rainwear. Furthermore bring your camera and lots of batteries. A wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and other sun protection is advisable.
How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft overnight bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage or at our booking office.....
Friends Travel is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!