8.30: We pick you up at your hotel and depart for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the rural areas on the way.
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple. Find out about their rein in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of these two Kings in the Chinese Wars. Then we go on to Tam Coc (10 km away from Hoa Lu), and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on a bamboo boat – rowed by local people – in the Hoang Long river and visit Tam Coc (three caves) along the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.
If you like to go biking, you will have a chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by cycling about one hour (from the Restaurant).
16.00: We take the car and return to Ha Noi.
18.30: We arrive Ha Noi and the tour ends at your hotel.