Hoa Lu is the ancient capital with a tourist destination which will bring you to cultures and history of Vietnam capitals. The area is also one of out standing beauty with natural limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Halong Bay. Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are regarded as the Halong Bays on land due to its unique geological formations.
Between 8am - 8:30am your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. You will then travel Hoa Lu which is a 2.5 hour drive. You will appreciate the length of the drive when you arrive at the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and Dinh Dynasties. After lunch, you will be taken by boat to visit Tam Coc and see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base you will row into one of many caves carved through the limestone. You will cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc and also in Bich Dong. Your driver will go to Hanoi and drop you off at your hotel around at 6pm.