HOA LU ANCIENT CAPITAL – TAM COC BOAT TOUR

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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip to Ninh Binh from Hanoi, departure every day from hotel lobby in Hanoi Old quarter. You must have heard about Tam Coc,  well-known as  Halong Bay on land, curious as you are, there is no reason to hesitate to join in the amazing full day tour discovering Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh and Tam Coc which gives you a great opportunity to pay a visit to the very first capital city of Vietnam. Joining in this tour, you will definitely have unforgettable experiences, take many beautiful photos and know more about the northern Vietnam’s culture and history.

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip highlights:

  • Visit the Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam and learn about Vietnam’s history in 10th century
  • Explore the famous limestone karsts on a small wooden sampan boat along Ngo Dong River with unique rice fields like golden silk around you.
  • Cycling around remote villages learn more about local life of Vietnamese who living in the countryside.

One day trip Starts / Ends from: Hanoi / Halong Bay / Cat Ba Island / Ninh Binh / Pu Luong

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip itinerary in details:

7:30 to 8:00 AM – The Cozy Vietnam Travel ‘s tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel’s lobby in Old Quarter or meeting point (Hanoi Opera House) to depart to Ninh Binh city and admire the stunning sceneries of the countryside on the way.

09:15 AM – Have a short break in the middle of the way for 20 minutes using washing room or have a cup of coffee.

10.30-11.00 AM – You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To move the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day is Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.

12:30 AM – Have set menu lunch in a local restaurant with a lot of local food like: goat meat, fried rice, vegetarian food is always available…

Afternoon activities

13:30 PM – After having lunch, you will take on a bamboo boat – which is rowed by the local people through Ngo Dong River to explore Tam Coc (three huge caves) on the way.

Here, you will join in a 1.5-hour trip to go through three huge caves and observe the local fisher folk, village life along the river and, explore the breathtaking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is really well-known for.

3:00 PM – Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break

Optional Activities:

3:15 PM – Cycling trip take around 30 – 40 minutes around countryside remote villages (if you don’t want to bike you can enjoy a cup of tea in a local restaurant or visit a local market nearby)

4:15 PM – Our comfortable bus leaves for Hanoi

Around 6:30 PM – Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

  • Comfortable bus with A/C
  • A bottle of mineral water per person / per way
  • Prepared safety life jackets of our company
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Tea & traditional cake at the end of the trip
  • Lunch
  • Wi-Fi on bus
  • Cycling activity
  • Entrance fees
  • 1,5 hour rowing bamboo boat trip
  • Insurance on tour

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Vietnam Visa
  • The price is NOT included online payment transaction fee.

  • Camera
  • Sunblock cream & sunglasses or insect repellent
  • Umbrella or raincoat in rainy season
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • DO NOT WEAR SHORTS or long dresses when visit solemn temple or pagoda.

Cancelation policies:

  • The price is NOT included online payment transaction fee.
  • Promotion is subject to availability upon confirmation
  • If you cancel a trip after making a booking you will lose some or all of the money you have paid for the trip. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip :
  1. 3 days or more prior to departure, we will refund 100% of your money.
  2. 2 days prior to departure, we will refund 50% of total money you already paid
  3. 1 day prior to departure, we will refund 0% of total money you already paid.
  4. If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services.
  • We can change date of your tour for you, if you send us an email to reconfirm at least 1 day before
  • We will Refund 100% if weather is bad and can not join the tour.

Children Policy :

  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Children under 2 years old are complementary.
  • Children from 5 to 8 years of age are charged 75%,
  • Children from 9 years of age as adult.

Please contact Cozy Vietnam Travel Tour Experts to get the best offer by clicking "INQUIRE THIS TOUR" at the end of every tour you wish to join.

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Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip highlights:

  • Visit the Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam and learn about Vietnam’s history in 10th century
  • Explore the famous limestone karsts on a small wooden sampan boat along Ngo Dong River with unique rice fields like golden silk around you.
  • Cycling around remote villages learn more about local life of Vietnamese who living in the countryside.

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