Tam Coc – Phat Diem is a popular tourist destination in north Vietnam and part of the Tràng An Scenic Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in Ninh Binh province, near the village of Tam Cốc. The closest city is Ninh Binh. It consists of two distinct attractions: Tam Cốc, a flooded cave karst system; and Bích Động, a series of mountain pagodas.
AM: Pick you up at 8.00 am at hotel in Hanoi, then depart for Ninh Binh city towards to the South of Hanoi, it takes about 2,5 hours to get there (120 km).
The trip starts at Phat Diem cathedral, this is one of the most beautiful and unique cathedral in Vietnam, it become the center of Catholicism in north Vietnam.
The whole complex were built by stone between 1875-1899 and has been classified as a historic and cultural relic. The cathedral is the main focus of worship for Ninh Bình Province’s 140,000 Roman Catholics.
Then drive in 30 minutes move to Tam Coc grottoes, have lunch at vietnamese restaurant with local food (1hr).
PM: Take an exciting boat ride in Tam Coc grottoes (Halong Bay on land) that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you (2 hrs).
Return to Hanoi at around 18.00, thanks for joining us and we hope to serve you another time.
Tour included: Car, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, Lunch, Boat trip.
Tour excluded: Drinks, Travel insurance, Personal expenses.