HoaHoa Lu, 100 km
south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between
AD 968 and AD 980. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the countless
years and can still be visited today. Apart from the historical aspects, the
area is also one of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose
splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. It is true that this area
is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land. The tour includes being rowed
along the Boi River, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience, passing
between towering limestone peaks.
AM: 8:00 leave Hanoi by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of
Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and The Dinh Dynasties. Bus
transfer or cycle for an hour on picturesque quiet roads through villages, rice
fields, rivers and rocky outcrops to Tam Coc (12km) for lunch.
PM: Boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the
beauty of the karts formations as you pass along their base and row into one of
the many caves carved through the limestone. Drive back to Hanoi. Drop off at
your Hotel around 6:00 PM
Inclusive: Transportation, Entrance fees, English Speaking Guide, Boat
trip and Buffet Lunch
Exclusive: Personal expenses, drinks. Tips and gratuities, Insurance
Extra US$ 5.00/person for cycling in Hoa Lu - Tam Coc.