HOA LU – TAM COC – CUC PHUONG (2 DAYS 1 NIGHT)

  • DAY 1: HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC (L/D)

    7.30 – 8.30 Tour guide pick you up at the hotel then depart for ancient of Hoa Lu (90km south of Hanoi).

    11.00 Visit temples dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang (923 – 979) and Le Dai Hanh (941 -1005). Tour guide give you an introduction of Vietnam history in 10th century.

    12.00 Continue bus driver to Tam Coc for lunch. On the way take picture of villages and stunning landscapes.

    13.30 Board on sampans to visit Tam Coc (Three caves). The boat trip through enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields leave you a good memory.

    15.30 Finishing 2 hours on sampans, check in hotel. Relax in hotel after long day of activity. Free bicycle to explore Tam Coc Area by yourself.

    17.00 Dinner at your hotel and stay overnight in Tam Coc.

    DAY 2: TAM COC – CUC PHUONG – HANOI (B/L)

    7.00 Enjoy morning tea/coffee then have breakfast at your hotel restaurant.

    7.40 Depart for Cuc Phuong National Park, photographing spectacular views through countryside road.

    9.20 Visit Endangered Primate Rescue Centre which is home to species like Golden – headed Langur, Tonkin Snub-nosed Langur and Black Crested Gibbon…

    10.30 Experience thrilling moments when exploring Cave of Pre – historic Man dates back 7000 years old.

    11.30 Enjoy a local style Vietnamese lunch at the National Park Headquarters.

    12.30 Spend hours trekking through jungle, you witness a giant tree of thousands years old named Cho Chi.

    14.30 Get a bus transfer back to Tam Coc and join the other group back to Hanoi.

    18.00 Arrive back in Hanoi. Tour ends.

Hoa Lu is the legendary ancient capital of Vietnam. The old capital was built more than 10 centuries ago under the reign of Dinh Dynasty and Le Dynasty. It was its capital for just 41 years (968-1009). The capital then was moved to Thang Long under the Ly Dynasty (1010). With the size of 3000ha, Hoa Lu is protected by a natural wall with surrounding Trang An limestone mountains and Hoang Long river. The combination between mountains and rivers make Hoa Lu surroundings very picturesque. Hoa Lu is famous for the number of palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions that were built by different dynasties. Bao Thien Tue Palace that was plated with gold and silver is very popular with its architecture. There were also two famous temples that were built in the 11th century to dedicate King Dinh Tien Hoang and his successor Le Dai Hanh.

Tam Coc is known to travelers as Vietnam`s Halong Bay without water. Halong Bay on the rice paddies (a striking resemblance to Guilin and Yangshuo in China). Tam Coc has huge rock formation jutting out of rice fields. Tam Coc means “three caves”.

Cuc Phuong National Park is located 100km south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province. The park is conveniently located on the route to several tourist attractions, including Bich Dong Pagoda, Hoa Lu, and Sam Son Beach. It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam. Cuc Phuong National Park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning “silver cloud”, with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna.

All rates are US Dollar per person.

Group Size 2 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 10 10+
Price 200 160 140 120

TOUR INCLUSION

+ Pick-up from hotel/ accommodation in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
+ Transfer by A/C modern bus, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cuc Phuong.
+ English speaking guide during the trip.
+ A lavish buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes.
+ 2 bottles of water per person on bus.
+ All entrance fees indicated in our itinerary.
+ 01 night stay at Tam Coc Bungalow (twin/double room)
+ Meals as mentioned.
+ Bicycle in Tam Coc.

TOUR EXCLUSION

– Beverages, travel insurance & tax.
– Tips for tour guide and personal expenses.
– Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi.
– All not indicated in our itinerary.

Children rates:

> Free of charge for children under 5 years

> 70% rate of adult for children (5-9 years)

> From 10 years is adult’s rate

Notes:

* Special request (diet or vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date.

* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.