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    Duration: 1 days

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Spend your time to join discovery Hanoi Thien Ha Cave Hoa Lu Tam Coc One day an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical significance. On this trip to northern Ninh Binh province, see the tombs and ruins of Hoa Lu, a former ancient capital. Then head to Tam Coc, a river landscape dotted with caves, pagodas and jagged limestone formations. Some call it the Halong Bay on land. Located in Ninh Binh province 100 km southeast of Hanoi, Hoa Lu and Tam Coc are two of the most picturesque spots in all of the north. For 41 years, from 968 to 1009 CE, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Nearby Tam Coc is often referred to as “Ha Long among the rice paddies.” Visitors are conveyed by rowboat along the peaceful Tam Coc stream past green fields and the feet of mountains into the mouths of caves, where they encounter new surprises, like stalactites and stalagmites that shimmer like gemstones just inches from the water. Thien Ha cave is located in Son Ha commune (Nho Quan district), in the heart of General mountain (also called General mountain cavern) at the height of 200m. It is 700m long with two area: 200m dry cave an 500m water cave. They are connected by a large corridor. The dry cave is 2,5 – 3m large, 3 – 6m high with plenty of beautiful stalactites, leading to the southern side of the mountain. The foundation of the cave is 40m large. The natural light from the top, which opens the eyes of people with the stalactites colors. Under the natural hand, there are many shapes and figures of stalactites which inspire the curiosity of the visitors. Visiting to the water grotto, travelers would float on the underneath river which is named Galaxy which appears with curling line under thousands of sparkling stalactites which suddenly on the right above curl of the cave ceiling. There are also many stalactites under various shapes, which need to be named. In the peaceful place, visitors would feel the sound of the oar striking clearly, the sound of water drop and thousands of bats inside the grotto. According to the scientists, stalactite system of the cave is new and still forming. Thien Ha cave is the new destination for Ninh Binh tours in Vietnam.

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7:00AM : Our experienced driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi. Departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way
9:30AM: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. Though the temples are not entirely maintained, some precious antiques are still to be found here such as the whole-stone dragon thrones and lacquered statues of the kings and other members of their royal families.

After that, we go to Tam Coc features karst formations and caves you’ll explore by boat.  We continue our tour with a visit to Tam Coc with a twelve-kilometre bicycle ride from Hoa Lu along a country lane with green paddy fields. From the wharf we row a sampan along the Ngo Dong river to reach the Tam Coc Grotto, which consists of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba caves. While drifting along you may spot mischievous monkeys and herds of goat. The river trip presents amazing photo opportunities, especially when locals come to harvest the water rice planted along the river. Among the three caves, Hang Ca is the longest and considered the most picturesque. This grotto is adorned with beautiful sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. The second stop-over on our waterway journey, Hang Hai, lays 1 kilometre away with Hang Ba located very nearby.

11.30AM On the outskirts of Tam Coc, we stop for lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon:

13.00PM After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - being transferred to Thung Nham and get on small rowing boats to travel along the canals and admire the natural beauty of limestone peaks.
Get on land and walk about 300m to visit Thien Ha Cave. The cave is 700m in length. Stalactites inside show up a fanciful space. This cave used to be buried in deep muds and has recently be discovered. You can row the boat by hands to explore Thien Ha cave and enjoy natural scenery, mysterious caves and mountain.
16.00PM: Getting back to the pier in Thung Nham where driver is waiting and transfers you back to Hanoi.We take the car come back Ha Noi.
18.30: We arrive Ha Noi and finish the tour.

What's Included:

- Round-trip transfer with private car
- English speaking guide
- Meals as mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available
- Boat trip and entrance fees, sightseeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program

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- International flight tickets and airport tax
- Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses
- Insurance
- Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list

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