Just 68 miles (110 km) and 2.5 hours driving from Hanoi center, you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes in one of the most storied provinces in the north of Vietnam. Many backpackers choose Ninh Binh as a stop-over for their trip through Vietnam.
8:00 - 8:30: Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter Area and leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historical capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of the Le and Dinh Dynasties. Our bus will then transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for buffet lunch around at 12:30pm.After lunch, take a boat trip to visit Tam Coc which well-known as "Halong Bay on Land" 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 cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Drive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30pm