Duration: 1 Day
Highlights: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong
It is always worthwhile to take a day trip to Hanoi’s surroundings for refreshment away from the city noise. Ninh Binh is an outstanding destination that has many attractions and stunning landscapes. First, journey back to the 10th century and visit ancient capital Hoa Lu.
Pick you up at your hotel at 08:00 AM. After 2 hours driving, we arrive in Hoa Lu. Start visiting the former capital of Vietnam, two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le
, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu as the capital city of Dai Viet. Proceed to Tam Coc
for lunch (no meat). Afternoon:
We spend 2 hours on small rowing boats, discover beautiful Tam Coc. Tam Coc is known as "Halong Bay on land" boasting breathtaking scenery, “Tam Coc” means three caves.
Continue driving 2km to Bich Dong Grotto
(emerald-like grotto). Standing on the top of Upper pagoda, your eyes will catch the overall panorama of paddy fields between Truong Yen Mountain. The king conferred the title “Vietnam’s second nicest grotto” on Bich Dong. A scene of the popular French movie "Indochine" had been completed here in 1991. Get back to Hanoi late afternoon. Tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi
- Local English speaking tour guide, other languages are available on request
- Private & Modern Transportation: (Car or mini Van)
- Private boat trip in Tam Coc
- All entrance fees
- Lunch at a local restaurant (Buffet Lunch)
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, Tips…