Around 8am car and guide will pick you up from your Hotel ( Old Quarter Only) or alternatively our office at 90B Nguyen Huu Huan , Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. We will start our journey to Hoa Lu the ancient capital. Arriving at 10.30am we will tour the old city and see what is still standing. There are 2 main temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to understand more about the Vietnamese history and its feudal dynasty periods. After our history tour we will stop for a local Vietnamese lunch and enjoy local specialties.
In the afternoon we take a 2 hour boat trip to visit Tam Coc, which is known as “Halong Bay on land”. Tam Coc is made up of three limestone caves stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice, peaceful trip with stunning scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddy fields and we have ancient temples to view along the way. We then transfer to bikes to cycle to Bich Dong, a pagoda beside Nga Nhac, this is an easy ride along countryside roads.