8h00: Our guide picks you up at the hotel, then depart for Ninh Binh (2 hours driving).
Once arriving in Ninh Binh city, visit Hoa Lu – the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam by two temples: Temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times.
Continue the way to Tam Coc and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then boarding a small sampan to visit Tam Coc which means literally “three caves” (2 hours boat trip). With this Halong bay on land, views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious caves, as well as countryside landscape like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really has it all.
If the time permits, you can also take a bike ride and visit Bich Dong pagoda nearby and climb up the mountain to have a wonderful perspective view of the Bich Dong and Tam Coc. Return to Hanoi late afternoon.
Optional: Riding a bike through the countryside to Tam Coc (4km)