Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc and learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on a full-day tour. Hoa Lu is an ancient capital, and Tam Coc, which means “3 caves,” features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat.
8:30 am: Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Take a bus to 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). 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.
After lunch, you will continue to nearby Tam Coc (Three Caves in Vietnamese). Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc are three limestone caves stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddy and the site of some temples along the way from Hang Ca (first cave) to Hang Hai (second cave) and Hang Ba (third cave).
Leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Finish your unforgettable full day trip in Hanoi!
Tour price includes:
English- speaking guide
Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
Tips for tour guide, driver
Expenditure of a personal nature, tips such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfer, etc