In Ninh Binh province, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital (in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District now) was chosen as the first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet ’s political, economic and cultural centre with the name of Kings Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Dai Hanh and Ly Thai To in 10th century. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (Hanoi now), opening a new era for Vietnamese people.
Ninh Binh owns beautiful Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Dich Long, Hoa Son, Tien caves, Van Trinh Grotto and other special landscapes
AM: 7h45 Bus Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh – 2 hours on bus), enjoying the rural scenery along the road. Stop to Visit Hoa Lu old citadel with Ding & Le king temple. Keep going to Tam Coc. Lunch in a restaurant.
13:00 PM take a rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottoes – for 2.5 hourss). Boat trip back to harbour at 15:30 PM. Bus return to Hanoi. Arrive at 18:00 PM. Ends tour.