This 1 day tour from Hanoi, you will visit Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam, you will visit two temples 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 of Dai Viet. The highlight of this 1 day excursion is Trang An Eco-tourism complex. Trang An is visited by rowing a boat and a complete trip takes 3 hours. During the journey through Trang An, you will travel through 12 caves and 3 temples and the scenery of the nature of Trang An is just unreal.
Indochina Explore Travel tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00AM for departure. Upon arrival, we visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
After lunch, take an amazing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth. After the boat trip, we drive back to Hanoi. Tour ends at your hotel at around 18:30.
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- Local English speaking tour guide; other languages are available on request
- Private transportation with A/C from/to your hotel in Hanoi
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Private boat trip rowing on river to discover 7 tunnel caves in Trang An.
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- All taxes & services charge.
- Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses & tips
- Others not mentioned in the tour program