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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Vietnam is blessed with scenery of outstanding beauty and it is not hard to be totally won over when traveling around, particularly when promises of the mystical, watery beauty of the Tam Coc “The Three Caves” region ignite your interest. Effectively, it is a miniature landlocked version of UNESCO’s Ha Long Bay with three long, dark tunnel caves (called Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi) form the end of the line after being formed by erosion. Customers in search for a natural wow factor are certain to get a high when paddling by sampran along the limestone rocks and cliffs. Your English speaking guide and dedicated driver welcome you at your booked accommodation in downtown Hanoi for a leisurely drive in the direction of Ninh Binh. Along the way, moments of traditional Vietnamese life pass the revue, and with your guide eagerly explaining the ins and outs of his / her beloved Vietnam. After approximately 110 kilometers – with samples of the most beautiful landscapes of the Red River Delta passing you by just before reaching Ninh Binh- it is time to exchange the car seat for a more aquatic-based touring. Continue on a sampan and explore the stunning beauty of Tam Coc or 'The Three Caves'. This majestic site is also known as 'Dry Ha Long Bay' or 'Ha Long Bay on land' for its resemblance to the famous Ha Long bay with its huge rock formations jutting out of the rice paddies. Enjoy the beauty of imposing limestone structures lying in the midst of rice fields as you move along the Ngo Dong River and through the caves. After lunch at a local restaurant you will visit the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu, where the impressive temples of the Vietnamese royal dynasties of Dinh and Le are waiting to be explored. Little remains of the once impressive citadel of Hoa Lu, built when the city was the nation's capital. Now Hoa Lu and the surrounding province of Ninh Binh are more commonly known for their unusual landscape. The three-level Bich Dong pagoda built in the 15th century will offer you some fascinating views of the surroundings. The energetic may undertake the climb of some 200 steps for a rewarding view, and exploration of the temples of Dinh Tien Hoang and Dai Hanh. In the late afternoon, we drive the 110 kilometers back to Hanoi and your home far away from home – your hotel room in the Vietnamese capital.
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hanoi
A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
Sampran trip at Tam Coc
All applicable taxes and service charges
Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations, otherwise supplementary charges will be applied
Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum age is 13 years old
This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Hanoi city centre. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the capital, harbour and the Hanoi International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour.
Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.
Your booked Hanoi Hotel (conditions apply)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.