Overview

HOA LU- TAM COC

About 2 hours and half driving, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Viet Nam from 986 to 1009. Tam coc means three caves, it is often referred Ha Long bay on land. Combining between Hoa Lu and Tam coc , You will have a truly unforgettable experience by rowing along a peaceful Ngo Dong river with green paddy field on the banks and knowledge about apart of Viet Nam history.

CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK

Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia’s rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.

The ancient forest harbours over 2234 vascular and non-vascular plants, 122 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 135 species of mammals, including the Clouded Leopard, Delacour’s Langur, Owston’s Civet and Asian Black Bear. There are also an incredible 336 documented bird species. Visitors in April and May should be blessed with the chance to see literally thousands of vibrant butterflies.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi- Hoa Lu- Tam Coc (L,D)

7.45– 08.30 Pick up from your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter and departure to Ninh Binh by comfortable transfer. On the halfway stop for short break about 20 minutes.

11.00 Arrive in Hoa Lu, visit two temples of King Dinh and King Le in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of these two Kings in Chinese Wars. After visiting Hoa Lu, the bus will transfer you to Tam Coc and have lunch at the restaurant.

13.30 Board the sampan boats in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves “Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba – Third cave” to get a strange feeling.

15.15 Boat returns to Tam Coc pier. And then we have 45 minutes for cycling around village.

16.15 Go to the hotel , check in and free time.

18.00 Have dinner in the restaurant.

Day 2: Cuc Phuong- Ha Noi (B,L)

7.00 Have breakfast with Vietnamese local food and check out the room.
7.45 Depart to Cuc Phuong National Park. Cuc Phương National Park is one of the most popular nature tourist destinations in Vietnam.
8.30 Arrive National park visit Endangered Primate Rescue Center. The primate center was established in 1993 with the help of the Frankfurt Zoological Society and has grown to 100 animals in 30 cages, 4 houses, two semi-wild enclosures.
11.30 Have lunch in Local restaurant. After lunch, depart to the Park Centre, on the way visit the Cave of Early Man ( had over 7000 year), then you’ll start on a long trek through the forest to learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the park. You’ll also make stops at Cho Chi tree thousand year.
15.15 Car pick up and transfer back to Hanoi. Finish tour.
18.30 Arrive to Hanoi. Tour ends.

1 Day 1: Ha Noi- Hoa Lu- Tam Coc (L,D)

1 Day 2: Cuc Phuong- Ha Noi (B,L)

Rate

Note

Trip Included:

 

Pick up and drop off by modern air-conditioned bus
English speaking tour guide
Bicycle
Entrance fees and boat cruising
Meals as: lunch

 

Trip Excluded:

Beverages, tax and personal expenses
Others not clearly mentioned above

 

Children Policy:

 

Children under 6 years old is free of charge and according to availability
From 6 and above will be charged as adult (100% tour price)

 

Note:

 

The itinerary can be changed due to weather and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian,..) should be sent before your departure date.