Tam Coc as known as the "Halong Bay of the Rice Paddies".
An amazing sight...Giant limestone karst formations jutting out of the rice paddies that surround the Ngo Dong River.
A Stones throw away is Hoa lu, the relic of the ancient capital Hoa Lu. The remains of the temples are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in the 10th century.
Cuc Phuong National Park is located in the Ninh Binh Province around one hour journey from Tam Coc.
(08:00-8.30) pickup and transfer to 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, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi (1 ½ Hours journey)
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 but visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga,
Transfer to Tam Coc for lunch and get on a private sampan for a ride through three natural caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.
After the relaxing sampan ride you will have a chance to check into the hotel.
Dinner is served between 19:00-20:00
After dinner enjoy some free time for rest and relaxation.
After breakfast, transfer to the the Cuc Phuong National Park making a stop along the way to visit the Cave of Ancient Men. Continue to to the center of the park where we will do some hiking approx 6km into the rain forest. Trekking in the park, you can see the diversity of fauna and flora in the well preserved park. We will end the trek by visiting a tree over 1000 years old.
Short transfer back to Tam Coc and wait for the transfer back to Hanoi.
All these above rates included:
· Pick-up and transfer by A/C modern bus Hanoi – Hoalu Tamcoc - Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi
· Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary.
· English speaking guide.
· Meals -1 x Breakfast ,2 x Lunch , 1 Dinner
All these above rates not included:
· Travel insurance.
· All beverages
· Personal expenses.
· Tips for guide and driver.