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Hoa Lu and Tam Coc 1-Day Tour

Product ID: 174045
Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Sail on a traditional sampan to visit the three different caves and ride a bicycle to visit traditional villages and Tam Coc town.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

At your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Take a traditional sampan boat to visit three different caves
  • Go on a bike tour around Tam Coc
  • Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM. The drive to Hoa Lu takes approximately 2.5 hours. When you arrive, your English-speaking tour guide will show you around Hoa Lu. It was the capital of Vietnam between the 10th and 11th centuries. The area is full of rice fields broken by picturesque limestone mountains. The capital at Hoa Lu covered an area of 300 hectares (3 kilometers squared) and included both the inner and outer citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples, and shrines and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. You can see the temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga. 

Return to the bus and go to a local restaurant in Tam Coc for a buffet lunch. After lunch, go to Tam Coc wharf to board a sampan and enjoy rowing through three famous caves in Tam Coc; Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. They have a lot of beautiful stalactites and stalactites of different colors. Next, go to Tam Coc and ride a bicycle around the town and traditional villages. You will also have free time to explore Tam Coc on foot. At 4:30 PM, return to your bus for the journey to your accommodation, where you will arrive between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Boat Trip to Tam Coc
  • Entrance fees
  • Bike rental
  • Buffet lunch
  • Vietnamese tea break
  • Two bottles of 0.5 L mineral water
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Please note that the tour is subject to change without notice due to weather and operating conditions
• Unfortunately, those with physical disabilities are unable to partake in the water sports activities on the boat
• Please advise us of the name and address of your accommodation the Hoan Kiem district for pick-up arrangements
• If your accommodation is outside of the Hanoi Old Quarter you will need to be at Asian Discovery Travel, 4 Cau Go Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi City at 7:30 AM
• Please advise us of the full name and contact details or each participant
• Please advise us of any dietary requirements
• You can finish your trip in Tam Coc or Ninh Binh
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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January 12, 2020

Cycling was the best part of this trip. Though we enjoyed every other activity as well, but the heat was too much.

March 4, 2019

Dommage que la météo ne soit pas avec nous

February 12, 2020

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Product ID: 174045