Halong Bay-on-land and the Citadel

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Halong Bay-on-land and the Citadel



per person

Visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc – known as Halong Bay on Land and learn more about the northern Vietnamese countryside, history, and culture on a full-day tour. Learn details here.

A short drive from Hanoi to Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh province), the ancient capital of Vietnam with many attractions for visit. Take a view of the city from the top of the mountain here after visiting the two temples of the first Kings of Vietnam, you will easily understand why Hoa Lu can capture the hearts of those who visit. Don’t miss the rowing boat trip to visit Tam Coc (three caves) because your experience in this province will be impossible to put into words and even harder to capture in pictures – you just have to experience it!

  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready for the tour at 8:15 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 5:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Include
    Private land transfer
  • Not Included
    Shuttle bus transfer
    Travel Insurance
    Domestic & International flight (if any)
    Vietnam visa arrangement
    Tips and Gratuities
    Personal expenses
    English speaking tour guide
    Meal(s) as indicated
    Entry Fees (if any)

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:15 and depart for Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hoa Lu, we will start to visit the two temples of the two first kings of Vietnam, and then climb up to the mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the ancient capital.

After that, we will move to Tam Coc Area - usually called "Halong Bay on Land" and stop for lunch at a local restaurant before taking a 2.5-hour rowing boat trip along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc (Three Caves) - one of Vietnam's most spectacular sights with vast limestone cliffs rising out of the rice paddies. The great combination of nature and culture will give you more memorable moments in your photos before we get back to the pier and drive back to Hanoi.
Trip ends in Hanoi at around 17:30.