Enjoy a leisurely ninety minute sampan cruise through the caves of Tam Coc, a photographer’s dream with opportunities at every turn.
See where the movie ‘Indochine’ was filmed, and how it brought fame to Vietnam
- 08:30 departure. The pleasant drive to Tam Coc takes two and a half hours.
- Along the way, stop where you wish to take photographs of local villages and the surrounding landscape
- On arrival in Tam Coc Town, board your private sampan boat. For ninety minutes your private oarswoman / man will take you down the Ngo Dong River. Pass through the three caves that made Vietnam famous in the French film ‘Indochine’, Hang Ca, Hang Giua and Hang Cuoi.
- On the way visit Bich Dong Pagoda, set among pink lotuses, the temple offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.
- Back in Tam Coc Town enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch.
- Following lunch drive to Hoa Lu to visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been ruined) once covered an area of three square kilometres.
- In the afternoon journey back to Hanoi. Arrive at around 17:00 Hanoi in the afternoon.
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Include: Transportation, guiding, a lunch, All entrance fee and sampan in Tam Coc.
Exclude: Drinks, tipping and other personal expenses.