Hoa Lu & Tam Coc 1 Day

Hoa Lu & Tam Coc
Highlights: The visit to Ancient Capital of Vietnam, two temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in the 10th century and a 3-hour sampan ride along peaceful Ngo Dong river


A Full Day to Explore Vietnam's Ancient Capital & Rural Life and Scenic Sampan Ride

After breakfast, a two hour road trip through picturesque countryside and agricultural land will take you to Hoa Lu. On arrival, your uide will lead you through this ancient complex which formed the capital city of Vietnam under both the Dinh and Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. King Dinh Tien Hoang chose this mountain location as the water systems fed from the mountains were perfect for both agriculture and defense. Enjoy the sight of palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions built by different dynasties and visit the Dinh and Le Temples, the two remaining architectures of Hoa Lu.

In the afternoon, take a three hour sampan ride along the waterways of Tam Coc. Known locally as the ‘Halong Bay of the land,’ this winding river way is dotted with gorgeous limestone karsts with  endless photo opportunities. You will also visit Bich Dong Pagoda comprising three pagodas located at different levels on a green mountain and the setting of the French film ‘Indochine’. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Meals: Lunch

Prices & Inclusions

Price is from~US$ 53 per person
Prices Include:
- Transfers by a private vehicle with experienced driver
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
- 01 lunch at a good Vietnamese restaurant
- 3-hour sampan ride along Ngo Dong River

Prices Exclude:
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs