Hoa Lu Ancient Capital was chosen as the first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet's political, economic and cultural center with the name of Kings Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Dai Hanh and Ly Thai To in 10th century. This beautiful region is surrounded up by karst mountains that rise up from rice paddy fields and alternative with Vietnamese villages along the base of the mountains all create an imposing and charming landscape.  

Tour Route: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hanoi
Duration: One day
Departure date: Any time you wish
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Tour type: Private tour
Tour code: THDT 01

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We leave Hanoi at 08.00 and head south for the two hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first one dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty, Le Dai Hanh (Also known as Le Hoan) . Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

We then move on to Tam Coc for a two hours boat trip along the Boi River. This area is rightly often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land due to the similar topography. We return back to Hanoi at about 6pm.

Boating in Tam Coc

Boating trip in Tam Coc

What’s Included?

  • Private pick-up & drop -off services
  • Private transportation
  • Private sampan boat trip
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Lunch as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • A bottle of water/person

What’s Excluded?

  • Pre & Post accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Trip price: Please enquire for availabilities & the most update price