The first capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu is an area brimming with historical and cultural importance. It is also an area of outstanding natural beauty, unspoilt by modern day developments. Hoa Lu & Tam Coc are often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land, and it is clear to see why. The natural limestone peaks jut out of the land creating a rugged landscape which fades into the horizon.
Tour code: BB 81E
Departure date: Everyday
Destination: Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Duration: 1 day
You will be collected between 08:00 and 08:30 from your hotel in Hanoi. You will travel approximately 2.5 hrs by coach to Hoa Lu, watching the scenery change from high rises to sprawling agricultural lands and craggy mountains. You will visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous, ancient temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties. You will then board the bus and travel to Tam Coc where you will have lunch at around 12:30.
After lunch, you will take a boat trip to Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, you can cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops from Tam Coc to Bich Dong (around 5 km). After exploring the area by bicycle you can rest on the drive back to Hanoi. You will be ped off at your hotel around at 18:00.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- No breakfast
- 1 lunch
- No dinner
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
Tour price includes
+ A/C transfers
+ Entrance fees
+ Local speaking guide
+ Boat trip
Tour price excludes
+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses
What to take
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Have a good journey!