7:00AM :Our experienced driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi. Departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way
9:30AM:After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. Though the temples are not entirely maintained, some precious antiques are still to be found here such as the whole-stone dragon thrones and lacquered statues of the kings and other members of their royal families.
After that, we go to Tam Cocfeatures karst formations and caves youll explore by boat. We continue our tour with a visit toTam Cocwith a twelve-kilometre bicycle ride from Hoa Lu along a country lane with green paddy fields. From the wharf we row a sampan along theNgo Dong riverto reach the Tam Coc Grotto, which consists of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba caves. While drifting along you may spot mischievous monkeys and herds of goat. The river trip presents amazing photo opportunities, especially when locals come to harvest the water rice planted along the river. Among the three caves, Hang Ca is the longest and considered the most picturesque. This grotto is adorned with beautiful sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. The second stop-over on our waterway journey, Hang Hai, lays 1 kilometre away with Hang Ba located very nearby.
11.30AMOn the outskirts of Tam Coc, we stop for lunch in a local restaurant.
13.00PMAfter lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - being transferred toThung Nhamand get on small rowing boats to travel along the canals and admire the natural beauty of limestone peaks.
Get on land and walk about 300m to visitThien Ha Cave. The cave is 700m in length. Stalactites inside show up a fanciful space. This cave used to be buried in deep muds and has recently be discovered. You can row the boat by hands to exploreThien Ha caveand enjoy natural scenery, mysterious caves and mountain.
16.00PM:Getting back to the pier inThung Nhamwhere driver is waiting and transfers you back to Hanoi.We take the car come back Ha Noi.
18.30:We arrive Ha Noi and finish the tour.