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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ancient capital ( 1 day tour)

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Departure Point: Hanoi - Vietnam

Trip code: LXDN001

Duration: Private Tours

Learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on a full-day Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. Hoa Lu is an ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties which dates back to the 11th century, and Tam Coc, which means “3 caves,” features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat.


  • Explore the 10th and 11th century capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties
  • Visit Tam Coc which is well known as "Halong Bay on land" by boat
  • Savor the flavors of rural Vietnamese food

Trip Inclusions

    • Cycling
    • Pick-up from hotel/ accommodation in the Hanoi Old Quarter 
    • Transfer by A/C modern bus, 
    • English speaking guide during the trip
    • Lunch with Vietnamese dishes 
    • 2 bottles of water per person on bus, cool handkerchief and water after cycling 
    • All entrance fees indicated in our itinerary

Trip Exclusions

    • Beverages & travel insurance 
    • Tips for tour guide and personal expences 
    • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi 
    • All not indicated in our itinerary

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    Day - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ancient capital ( 1 day tour) (L)

    07:45 - 08:30 - Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 100km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape. Stop over for a rest on the way.

    10:30 - Arrive Hoa Lu, once ancient capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Having been eroded over the millennia, the dilapidated ruins have nearly been absorbed by the spectacular scenery creating a mystical atmosphere that will besure to titillate your imagination, visit King Temples. 12:00 – Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant, a great place to savor the intense flavours of Vietnamese food before driving to Tam Coc for a stunning boat trip. 

    13:00 – Board the sampan boats, owned by locals, gently sailing along Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of Karst hills, rice fields, and quaint villages, and passing “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”. 

    15:00 - Leisurely cycling on country road around village. 

    16:00 - Get on shuttle bus to return to Hanoi. 

    18:30 - Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends

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    Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ancient capital ( 1 day tour)

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    Highlight: Tam Coc - Bich Dong (Vietnamese: Tam Cốc - Bích Động) is a popular tourist destination near the city of Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam.
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