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Hoa Lư and Tam Cốc with Bike Ride and Family Visit

Product ID: 115210
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Explore the first capital of Vietnam at Hoa Lư and meet a local family to chat about their everyday life and enjoy a traditional home cooked meal. Marvel at the limestone caves of Tam Cốc by boat and end the day with a bike ride amongst the rice paddies.
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Pickup from hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

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  • Explore the ancient citadel of Hoa Lư
  • Enjoy a home cooked meal with a local family
  • Row to the limestone caves of Tam Cốc
  • Ride a bike past the typical rice fields and mountains
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Depart Hanoi and travel to the ancient city of Hoa Lư, capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. Explore the remains of the Citadel and learn more about the Đinh Dynasty and its ruler Đinh Tiên Hoàng. Next, meet a local family in Tam Cốc and hear about their daily activities and traditional embroidery.

Enjoy a special lunch of local food prepared by the hostess, such as soup, chicken with lemongrass, fried fish, and steamed rice. Then, experience life on the water as a local rows you by boat to the impressive limestone caves that stretch along the Ngô Đồng River.

See some of the local temples amongst the karst mountains and paddy fields, where the rice can turn the fields yellow during the harvest. Ride a bike among the rice fields and mountains of Ninh Binh Province for about an hour before returning to Hanoi.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Meal (Vietnamese lunch)
  • All sightseeing and boat fees
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 bottles of water per person
  • Bike rental
What’s Not Included
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for the guide/driver
  • Optional activities or tours outside of the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
• Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and your camera
• Wear comfortable shoes and clothes

From £62.35 per person

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Product ID: 115210