The capital of Hoa Lu covers an area of 300 ha (3km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples, and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century still remain.
Trang An ecotourism site is considered the “Halong Bay on the land“. From the distance, visitors have the opportunity to perceive the white flowers of the reeds in the foothills. While enjoying fresh air and mountain scenery, visitors are made to be lost in a magical world. And The Day Tour Hoa Lu & Trang An bring you boating, history, excavation learning and an optional cycling choice for those who love biking.
07.30 – 08.30 am: Tour guide will pick you up at suggested places and depart for Ninh Binh province (120 km South of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes en-route to free your legs.
11.20 am: On arrival at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, stop at a place to get your bikes and start a wonderful biking tour. Visit temples dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang (923-979) and Le Dai Hanh (941-1005). The tour guide gives you an introduction to Vietnam history in 10thcentury.
12.20 pm: Continue cycling around the villages, take pictures of typical rural villages and the stunning landscapes of Vietnam.
12.40 pm: Have lunch in a restaurant which serves some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel…
13.30 pm: Car transfer to Trang An. You will be amazed by the neglected area while having a boat trip through cave chains: Sang cave, Toi cave, Ba Giot cave, Sinh cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “Halong Bay on the land”.
18.00 pm: Arrival in Hanoi. Tour ends.
– Full transfers by A/C car
– Boat trip
– Entrance fees
– English speaking tour guide
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Special request (diet or vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date
– The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions