Hoa Lu – Tam Coc 1 day


Ninh Bình is located 91 km from Hanoi and has both rail and road transport links. Express rail connections with Hanoi in the north and Thanh Hoa and Vinh in the south. Buses from Hanoi’s South Bus Station stop by Ninh Binh; the bus routes parallel and com

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Nearly one thousand years ago, this place  used to be the Capital of Grand Viet ruled by Dinh and Le Dynasty. In spite of many feudal and historical conflicts, Hoa Lu still preserved its heritages with many temples and pagodas. Your one-day tour will be filled with many legends. Additionally, one thing that makes this tour the most exciting is the boat trip through winding stream to visit Tam Coc (Three caves) – Regarded as “inland Halong bay”.

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Hoa Lư was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam. The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi. Together with Phát Diệm Cathedral, Tam Cốc-Bích Động, Bái Đính Temple, Tràng An, and Cúc Phương, Hoa Lư is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ninh Bình Province.

The capital at Hoa Lư 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 Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Lê Đại Hành, their sons, and Queen Dương Vân Nga, who was married first to Đinh Tiên Hoàng and then to Lê Đại Hành. The tomb of Đinh Tiên Hoàng is located on nearby Mã Yên mountain, while the tomb of Lê Đại Hành lies at the foot of the mountain.

Tam Cốc-Bích Động is a popular tourist destination in north Vietnam and part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in Ninh Binh province, near the village of Tam Cốc. The closest city is Ninh Binh. It consists of two distinct attractions: Tam Cốc, a flooded cave karst system; and Bích Động, a series of mountain pagodas.

  • Duration1 day     
  • Trip codeNB02     
  • Trip styleStandard


Tam Coc – Bich Dong Tourist Site and Hoa Lu Citadel.


Hoa Lu – Tam Coc 1 day via Hanoi Explore travel

AM: Pick you up at hotel at 7h30 – 8h00 and take 2 hours and a half road trip to Hoa Lu temple, the ancient citadel of Vietnam in 10th century. Enjoy the trek to the King Ding’s tomb on a terraced hillside and gaze down at the ancient capital in the beautiful Truong Yen valley below. Have lunch at restaurant in Tam Coc. Board sampans at Tam Coc to ferry down the Boi river. The small boat goes through 3 cavernous limestone tunnels, offering a cool break and astounding view of the cave structure.

At 15h30 return Tam Coc and take minibus back Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 18h00. Tour finishes.

Option 1: Buffet lunch containing about 40 Asia and European dishes

Option 2: Buffet lunch + Go for biking

Note: The itinerary above may be changed at the time of booking

Services Included

  • Tour guide (English or French speaking)
  • Modern Transportation: (Car or mini Van)
  • Boat trip in Tam Coc
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch as program

Services Excluded

  • Drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses, Tips….

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