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Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi provided by Vietnam OZ Holiday

Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi

Ninh Binh and Ancient Hoa Lu Temples Tour from Hanoi
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Duration:
10h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit the wonderful area of Ninh Binh Province and see the early Vietnamese capital city in Hoa Lu with its famous temples. This one day tour gives you stunning natural scenery during a relaxing sampan boat ride along romantic riverside.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Tam Coc means three caves and is the start of our journey in the Ninh Binh Province, it is a two hour drive from Hanoi to the South. On our arrival we take a cruise along the Ngo Dong river for several kilometers to visit the 3 caves. The limestone mountains here can remind you of Vietnams more famous Halong Bay or it has also been compared to Guilin in China. The caves have been created by wind and water from a legend time, while the sea had occupied this area. The tide-mark is still on the rocks about 2m above the water, and on the higher mountain walls the erosion have carved some strange shapes that are now filled of green grass, which can delicious food for the local goats. If you are lucky, sometimes you can also see mischievous monkeys. The river trip is a fantastic journey and gives a real insight into local life. Enjoy watching the local farmers harvesting their paddy fields along the river, or when they transplant seedlings for the next crop. We then move on to Hoa Lu the ancient capital, which is not far from Tam Coc. Here the remains of the temples are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city. From time to time, archaeologists have excavated buried parts of this citadel and found rusty weapons and ceramics. The temples are said to be built on the old foundation of their original palaces in 11-12th centuries and restored in 17th century. Though the temples are not maintained entirely some precious antiques are well preserved, like the whole-stone dragon thrones, wooden bas-reliefs and lacquered statues of King Dinh, Kinh Le and Queen Duong Van Nga. We then take a couple of hours bike ride in the countryside and discover regional villages. As our ride comes to an end we head back to Hanoi arriving around 6.30pm. Your day will be filled with beautiful Vietnam memories and the whole day is a photographer dream with lush green valleys, limestone mountains, ancient temples and the opportunity to look into the lives of the local people.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Tam Coc means three caves and is the start of our journey in the Ninh Binh Province, it is a two hour drive from Hanoi to the South. On our arrival we take a cruise along the Ngo Dong river for several kilometers to visit the 3 caves. The limestone mountains here can remind you of Vietnams more famous Halong Bay or it has also been compared to Guilin in China. The caves have been created by wind and water from a legend time, while the sea had occupied this area. The tide-mark is still on the rocks about 2m above the water, and on the higher mountain walls the erosion have carved some strange shapes that are now filled of green grass, which can delicious food for the local goats. If you are lucky, sometimes you can also see mischievous monkeys. The river trip is a fantastic journey and gives a real insight into local life. Enjoy watching the local farmers harvesting their paddy fields along the river, or when they transplant seedlings for the next crop. We then move on to Hoa Lu the ancient capital, which is not far from Tam Coc. Here the remains of the temples are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city. From time to time, archaeologists have excavated buried parts of this citadel and found rusty weapons and ceramics. The temples are said to be built on the old foundation of their original palaces in 11-12th centuries and restored in 17th century. Though the temples are not maintained entirely some precious antiques are well preserved, like the whole-stone dragon thrones, wooden bas-reliefs and lacquered statues of King Dinh, Kinh Le and Queen Duong Van Nga. We then take a couple of hours bike ride in the countryside and discover regional villages. As our ride comes to an end we head back to Hanoi arriving around 6.30pm. Your day will be filled with beautiful Vietnam memories and the whole day is a photographer dream with lush green valleys, limestone mountains, ancient temples and the opportunity to look into the lives of the local people.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 9576P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your hotel in Hanoi city centre Address: Flexible Directions: Flexible Dates: Daily Return point: Your hotel in Hanoi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your hotel in Hanoi city centre Address: Flexible Directions: Flexible Dates: Daily Return point: Your hotel in Hanoi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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Sep 2018 • Friends
Such an amazing day we had! Our guide, Tony, was so knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour and should be given an award for ‘Best Guide’, or at least a pay rise! Seriously, nothing was too much trouble and he made sure we had the best day. Our driver was also excellent. I felt quite safe in that insane traffic! The sampan cruise at Tam Coc was so interesting, with photo opportunities galore. If it’s hot and sunny a sun umbrella is a must and also a cushion or some kind of padding for comfort. A hard seat gets really hard after an hour or so!! The Temples were intriguing and our lunch was incredible! Absolutely delicious. Oh, and we rode on a bullock cart through a delightful rural village and through the rice paddies. This was a great tour, and I highly recommend it.
Written 21 October 2018
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