Dry Halong Bay Tour
8:30 AM we depart from Hanoi to Ninh Binh city, giving chances to enjoy 2 hour driving through the beautiful countryside of the Red River delta to Tam Coc, well known to tourists as dry Halong bay or Halong bay on land. On arrival, take a seat on a bamboo sampan rowed by the local people to explore the stunning nature-beauty of Tam Coc. This is the highlight of your Vietnam tours. The sampan will take you along the Ngo Dong river through three caves. Three means Tam and Coc means cave. Enjoy fascinating natural scenery.
At 12:30, you will have lunch at the local restaurant near Tam Coc. Then, you will visit Bich Dong pagoda with three levels from the bottom to the top of the beautiful mountain. It is worth to see the top pagoda for beautiful scenery of water, green paddy rice fields and karst limestone mountains.
After this, take about 30 minutes drive to the ancient capital of Vietnam. That is Hoa Lu. Explore the temples of the King Ding Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, the leaders of two dynasties: Dinh and Le dynasties.
Tam Coc, Bich Dong pagoda and Hoa Lu capital are located and surrounded by many of karst limestone mountains similar to those in Halong bay and this tour is called Dry Halong bay tour. Drive back to your hotel about 16:30. Now, you have fully understood why Tamcoc is one highlight of Vietnam luxury tours. The end of Tamcoc tour, one of the best Vietnam tours.