After pickup from hotels in Hanoi, we will drive to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam, where we will visit Le Dai Hanh Temple and the Royal Palace. After that, we will drive to Tam Coc. Once here, we can bicycle along a country lane to reach the Bich Dong Pagoda. Then, we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in a local restaurant. Then, we will take a boat tour that passes through three local caves. Finally, we will return to Hanoi to end the tour.
Start time: Approx. 7:45am - 8:45am (Depending on hotel pick up)
Hoa Lu, Vietnam
This district was the capital of the Vietnamese kingdom before 1010 CE. Because of this, there are many beautiful, ancient palaces and pagodas that astound visitors. The area is also full of beautiful rice paddy fields.
Le Dai Hanh Temple
This ancient temple in Hoa Lu, the old capital of the Vietnamese kingdom, was named for Emperor Le Dai Hanh and is a bastion of the country's history.
Hoa Lu was once the ancient capital of Vietnam. Visitors can still see the royal citadel where the emperors lived and explore its grounds.
Tam Coc, Vietnam
This village and region in Vietnam is known as the "inland Ha Long Bay." There are many waterways to explore the three caves which give the area its name.
Bich Dong Pagodas
This waterfront pagodas are treasures from ancient Vietnamese culture. A boat trip along Tam Coc's waterways is the perfect way to see them!
Hanoi is Vietnam's capital and second largest city by population. The city mostly lies on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is about 1,720 km (1,070 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and 105 km (65 mi) west of Haiphong.
Ending time: Approx. 6:00pm
Lunch: Included (Vietnamese Buffet Lunch)