Tour route: Hanoi – Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel – Tam Coc (Three Caves)
Duration: Full Day
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour type: Culture, shopping, Sightseeing, boat rowing
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

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At 8 AM, our guide will arrive at the hotel and we drive to Ninh Binh province, which is 110 KM away from Hanoi. On arrival, we will visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel where our guide will explain the history and significance of the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le. We will wander around the temple surrounded by lush garden, rice fields and picturesque limestone mountain before get back to our car and transfer to a local restaurant for lunch.

Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel

Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel

In the afternoon, we will take 2-hour boat rowing along the Ngo Dong River, passing through deepwater rice to see Tam Coc (Three Caves). Our pleasant rowing takes us to scenic landscape set in Karst limestone, that’s why Tam Coc is called ‘Halong Bay in land’.

Boat trip along Ngo Dong River

Boat trip along Ngo Dong River

Our boat can contain 2 – 3 people and skilfully managed by a local people, normally woman, most of them are from Van Lam, the nearby famous embroidery village, no surprise if they try to offer you to buy some embroidery pillow cases or table cloths. Take it easy if you want to buy and try your bargain skill with a smile, everything will work well! In the mid-afternoon, we will return to Hanoi and arrive at around 6 PM at our hotel. Trip ends.

Tam Coc - Halong Bay on Land

Tam Coc – Halong Bay on Land

Children policy

  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge for tour, 10% charge for flight ticket
  • From 2 – under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour
  • From 5 – under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour
  • From 12 years old: Charged as adult

What’s included?

  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch as in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • Boat rowing as in the itinerary

What’s excluded?

  • Pre and post accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Vietnam
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges