Rowing boats at Tam Coc Ninh Binh
Rowing boats at Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Tour to Ho Citadel & Tam Coc - 2 Days

Visited places: Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Ecotourism, Family, History, Old village/Culture, Bucolic countryside, Off the beaten track

Tour to Ho Family Citadel and Tam Coc strays off the well trodden path to visit the hidden gem of the Vietnamese architecture in Thanh Hoa Province and the breathtaking beauty of Ninh Binh countryside. The trip length is 2 days, 1 night. The pace of travel is easy and the accommodation is basic.

Highlights:
- Amazing history and amazing architecture;Trinh Lords Worshiping House
- Vivid local life in amazing countryside;
- Unbelievably beautiful landscape;

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1    Hanoi – Ho Family Citadel – Tam Coc (no included meals)
Day2    Visit Tam Coc and Hoa Lu/Ninh Binh – Ha Noi (B)

Accommodation
Ninh Binh Family-run hotel;

What's included
English speaking guide;
Private car for transport as per itinerary;
Double-shared room as per itinerary;
Boat trip in Tam Coc as per itinerary;
Meals per itinerary: B=Breakfast;
Admission fees and permits per itinerary;

What's not included
Travel insurance;
Drinks and personal expenses;
Others not clearly mentioned as included per itinerary;Ho Citadel

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Hanoi – Ho Family Citadel – Bich Dong - Tam Coc (no included meals)
0800 A.M A 3-hour journey brings us southward to the peaceful countryside of Thanh Hoa Province. Arriving at Vinh Loc, we visit the worshiping house of the Trinh Lords who ruled northern Vietnam from the 16th to the 18th century. Then, proceed to Ho Citadel where we have time to learn about the history of the citadel as well as that of Vietnam at the time.

After mid day break, we travel back to Ninh Binh and arrive in mid afternoon. Enjoy a trip to visit Bich Dong Pagoda built into a limestone cave. Marvel at the scenic countryside around the pagoda. Then travel to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day relaxing in the captivating countryside of Ninh Binh at Tam Coc.
Overnight at Tam Coc.

Day2 Visit Tam Coc and Hoa Lu/Ninh Binh – Ha Noi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We have the morning strolling around Tam Coc and take part in the ordinary life of this backwater. Then, have a 2-hour boat trip amid the mesmerizing natural beauty of Tam Coc. We have time for lunch break (on your account).

Then, take a country road to the heart of Hoa Lu surrounded by limestone mountains. The area was the site of the capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Visit the 2 temples dedicated to the 2 Royal Families of Vietnam back in time.

Trip photos

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Life at Ho CitadelLife at Ho Citadel

 

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