A DAY IN HOA LU ANCIENT CAPITAL & HALONG BAY ON EARTH
Located in Ninh Binh Province, Tam Coc – Bich Dong is one of the most pistoresques spots of all the North of Vietnam. Taking rowing boat ride along the peaceful three grottoes, you will be mesmerized by the untouched beauty of the very famous “Halong Bay in the ricefields”
Depart from Hanoi in the morning at 8:00 for this 2 and half-hour drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rural areas along the way. Visit Hoa Lu Citadel, a site of 10th-century capital of an ancient Kingdom of Vietnam called Dai Co Viet. There are two 17th century temples, modelled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu, Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Hoan Temples, dedicated to the Emperor of Dinh Dynasty.
After visiting Hoa Lu, our tourguide will take you to a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant.You can stop wherever you wish to admire or take pictures of the rice paddies, villages and the beautiful landscape.
After lunch you will board your private boat rowed by the local people. This boat ride usually lasts 2 – 2 and half-hour which takes you on the serene Ngo Dong River, through sugarloaf hills and along the rice fields. You will witness local fisherfolk, village life and of course the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for. It is highly recommended to take a bike tour, as you will get a chance to see real villages and amazing rural landscape (approxiamately one hour).
Note: Please be aware that at the end of the boat ride, you are expected to tip the boatman and some women on other boats will try to sell handcraft items. We advise that you refer to your tourguide if such situations make you uncomfortable.
Trang An (surcharged will be applied) – Optional (***)
Visit Trang An on the late afternoon of the one-day tour to Ninh Binh Province. This is an amazing, very peaceful and tranquil. This boat ride will take you to a 15-minutes to pass through the darkness, the only interruptions here are the sound of the occasional bird sings and the paddles upon the crystal clear river.
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This package includes:
Transportation in air-conditionned vehicle from Hanoi
Tourguide (on requested languages: English, French, Russian, Korean, etc...)
Lunch in local Restaurant
Entrance fees for mentioned sites, boat fees
This package does not include:
Other meals and personal expenses (shopping, drinks, coffee, etc...)
Other services (visa, telephone calls...)
Tips & gratuities
Extra VIP services: better quality Restaurants