DAY 1: Ha Noi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (L/D)
8 - 8.20 am: Our tourist bus pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi old quarter departure for Hoa Lu. It’s take more or less 2,5 hours from Ha Noi to Hoa Lu.
10h30 You will arrive Hoa Lu. Our english speaking tour guide will show you to visit Hoa Lu. Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam between 10th and 11th century. The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, the capital at Hoa Lu covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including 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. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga.
11h50:Get on the bus go to the local restaurant in Tam Coc for buffet lunch.
13h30:Go to Tam Coc wharf, get on a private sampan for enjoying rowing through three famous caves in Tam Coc (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba). They have a lot of beautiful Stalactites and stalactites with different calorful. After finish visiting Tam Coc. You have an opportunity to ride bicycle around Tam Coc town and Villages.
15h30: Get on tourist bus go to the hotel in Tam Coc.
16h00 – 18h00: Check in hotel in Tam Coc. Free time to relax or visit Tam Coc.
18h30: Dinner is service at the local restaurant. Free time to relax. Sleep at your hotel in Tam Coc.
DAY 2: Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park (B/L)
8h00: Breakfast is service at your hotel, then free time take a walk to go visit local market in Tam Coc town.
8h30: Breakfast is service at the hotel. Then checking out your hotel, put your luggages at keeping room.
9h30 – 10h00: Our guide and our driver will pick you up at your hotel for Cuc Phuong National Park is located in Ninh Binh province . This is Vietnam’s most famous park. Upon arrival, you will visit the the Endangered Primates Rescued Centre, where the rare primates of Vietnam are reared and rescued. Having seen the primates, you can then start your trek through the dense, grass jungle valleys. You will stop to have a picnic lunch at the giant ancient tree with its 45-metre height and 1.5 meter diameter. You will then enjoy the beauty of the forest, fauna and wildlife.
15h30: Get on our tourist bus back to Tam Coc. Get back your luggages, free time to relax.
16h00 – 16h30: Get on your tourist bus back to Ha Noi.
18h30 - 19h00: Drop you off your hotel in Ha Noi old quarter.
End the tour!
Daily Organized by Vietnam Travel Top.
What to bring:
- Sun glasses, Sun cream
- Camera and film
- Pair of Shoes and short trousers for biking around country road.
- Seating on bamboo boat in 1.5 hours with local rower to visit Tam Coc Cave.
More about Hoa Lu Ancient Capital:
Hoa Lu is some 110km or 2.5 hours bus from Hanoi. Located near the Ninh Binh city, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defence for this kingdom against the invaders.
Not much of this ancient kingdom is left standing. There are two 17th century temples, modelled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu. They are the Dinh Tien Hoang Temple (King Dinh temple) and Le Hoan Temple (King Le Temple).
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