Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Trip

Hoa Lu, situated 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh and Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. Hoa Lu was the first capital of Vietnam since 10th century. The area is also one of outstanding beauty natural with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. It is true that Hoa Lu & Tam Coc is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on...

hoa lu tam coc day trip

Tour Highlights:
- Visit Hoa Lu Old Citadel with Dinh Temple and Le Temple
- Rowing boat trip in Tam Coc (Three caves)

Tour Route: Hanoi - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hanoi
Tour Duration: Day trip
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Tour Level: Easy
Group Size: Private Tour Only
Commencement date: Upon request
Customize tours: This can be extending further to explore next beauty destinations

We leave Hanoi at 08.00 and head south for the two hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
We then move on to Tam Coc for a three hour boat trip along the Boi River. This area is rightly often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land due to the similar topography. We return back to Hanoi at 6pm.

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh Vietnam
Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh Vietnam

What’s included?

  • Round trip private A/C Transportation
  • Local speaking English tour guide/ others language upon request
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
  • A bottle of water/person

What's Excluded?

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
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