Day tour from $ 39 | all included + 2 hour boat ride + buffet lunch + bicycle ride + 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. 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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- Hà Noi
- Ninh Bình
- Tam Cốc
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 (on the way there will be a stop of about 20 minutes).|
|10:00||Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.|
|10:15||Visiting the temples of the two kings of the Dinh and Le dynasties.|
|11:40||Arriving at Tam Coc Wharf at around lunch time.|
|12:00||Great lunch at a local restaurant over looking the Ngo Dong river. You’ll have the chance to enjoy Ninh Binh’s specialty of goat meat and elderberry.|
|13:00||Board the sampan boats, rowed by locals as you gently make your way along the Ngo Dong river. Take in the breathtaking scenery of karst hills, villages and seasonal rice fields while passing through three caves, Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba.|
|15:00||Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.|
|15:15||Enjoy a cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong along the countryside rivers and paddy fields.|
|16:00||Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.|
|18:30||Saying goodbye to you at Friends Travel office at 2 Hang Buom, old quarter, Hanoi. Trip ends.|
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- Pick up from our office at 2 Hang Buom
- Transfer by A/C modern bus
- English speaking guide for the duration of the trip
- Buffet lunch, Vietnamese cuisine
- 2 small bottles of water per person
- All entree fees, biking trip
- All 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!