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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Small Group Tour Lunch at Local Family Sport Bike for Cycling

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    What to Expect
    Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Tour 

    Tour Highlights
    • Experience the tour in a small group ( Maximum of 15 people)
    • Enjoy a home-lunch at a local family and understand more about the Vietnamese culture through their daily activities.
    • Enjoy comfortable transfer service with A/C shuttle bus for a small group.
    • Widen your knowledge of the Vietnamese history by visiting the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century.
    • Discover Tam Coc – three caves or the “Halong Bay on land” on a small boat rowed by local people and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their riverway for several kilometers.
    • You will have a chance to ride among rice fields and limestone mountains in about 1 hour with the unique route by bike for exploring Ninh Binh.Itinerary

    07.15– 07.45: Pick up from your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter and departure to Ninh Binh by comfortable transfer.

    09.00: Have a short break for relaxing at a stop-over in Dong Van, Ha Nam province.

    10.30: Arrive Tam Coc area. Start the journey by visiting a local family in Tam Coc. They are a traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily life and their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. Leaving the family, you will take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains for about 1 hour with an 8 km unique route.

    11:30 Come back to the host family to enjoy a special lunch prepared by the home chef with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. After lunch, a break with a cup of Vietnam green tea or coffee will be served before you continue the journey of discovery Tam Coc- the “Halong Bay on land”

    13.30: Visit Tam Coc by a small boat rowed by a local for about 2 hours.  Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc is the name of the limestone caves area stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of Limestone Mountains, rice paddy and the sight of some temples along the way. If traveling during harvest season, you may have chances to see the yellow rice carpet along the river banks.

    15.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Vietnamese history. Hoa Lu existed as the capital of Vietnam for 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang when country named Dai Co Viet.

    16.30: Leave Tam Coc and drive straight back to Hanoi.

    18:30 Arrive in Hanoi, drop you back to your hotel or private address in Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick up at hotel in Hanoi Old quarter area only 
    For other location please get in front of Hanoi Opera house
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Hanoi Old quater area
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Beverages
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses and those not clearly mentioned as included
    • Pick-up and drop off outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals included
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

    Our trip to Ngo Dong River to experience the 3 limestone caves in Tam Coc was interesting, and to end our adventure, we had lunch at a humble vietnamese family home, hosted by mr Khuyen & his shy, but friendly wife & daughter .. We...More

    Thank Susan188
    VietnamJourney, Chủ sở hữu at Journey Vietnam - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

    Xin Chao from Journey Vietnam, Lovely to see your great review on Tripadvisor about our service! From the bottom of our heart, we would like to thank you for taking your precious time to let us know your feeling and experience after the trip. We...More

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