NB 02: Ox–Cart to Tam Coc – Thai Vi – Bich Dong –Mua Cave - Hoa Lu

Tam Coc is known to travelers as Viet Nam `s Ha Long Bay without water. Ha Long Bay on the rice paddies (a striking resemblance to Guilin and Yangshuo in China ). Tam Coc has huge rock formation jutting out of rice fields. Tam Coc means  "Three Caves".
 

Bich Dong is the most second beautiful pagoda of Viet Nam, after Perfume Pagoda. It is a couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc. The Lower Pagoda is located at the foot of the outcrop, from which it`s a climb of about 100-step to the Middle Pagoda, then a shorter but still steep ascent to the upper Pagoda. Inside each cave temple, looming statues and the smoke of burning incense create an otherworldly atmosphere. Outside the reverse couldn`t be more true: there are some incredible views of the countryside.
 

Mua Cave ( Cave of Dance ) is very impressive with small grove of trees, but the main attraction is a 500-step trek to the pagoda at the top where there`s a simple altar to Quan Âm ( Goddess of Mercy ). Really spectacular views including Tam Coc cave ( see where the tour boats go! )
 

Hoa Lu has an interesting historical twist. Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam during the Dinh (968-980) and early Le (980-1009) dynasties. Atmosphere in the temple is evocative of the heyday of the royal citadel with palaces; pavilions and temples which existed thousands of years ago. It is a remaining evidence of the golden age of the land that three feudal dynasties of Vietnam.

Ox-Cart tour in Tam Coc cave
(daily departure for 1 day)
 

09h00: 

Leaving Ninh Binh city to Tam Coc by private car.

09h10: 

Taking a boat trip along the Ngo Dong River to admire a great scenery of Tam Coc.

11h10:   

Finish the boat trip and then take 2km-Ox-Cart to Bich Dong.

11h30:   

Visiting Bich Dong pagoda which was considered to be the most second beautiful grotto in Vietnam in the 17th century.

12h30: 

Continue to transfer you to restaurant for lunch nearby Tam Coc center

12h40: 

Having lunch.

14h30: 

Continue take you to Mua cave.

14h50: 

Hike up entrance zigzags with a 476-step trek to the pagoda at the top of the hill to see spectacular views where the tour boats go on the Ngo Dong River.

15h50:  

After visiting Mua Cave, the guide and driver will take you on the back road/ (contryside road) to Hoa Lu ancient capital to visit two temples Dinh & Le Dynasties.

17h30:  

Coming back hotel and the tour ends.

 

The facts...
 Physical activities: Car, ox-cart and boating
  +  a 2-km ox-cart ride
  +  a 2-hour boat trip
  +  a 676-step hike
  +  a 1 km walk
 

From May to August, the climate is usually humid and hot. From
September to April brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

 

What to bring:

+ Camera

+ Umbrella

+ Sunblock

+ Hat

+ Comfortable shoes
 

Included in price:

+ E.S.guide (local)

+ Other languages upon your request

+ Private Ox-cart

+ Private transfer/ car 4 seater, 7 seater or Mini Van

+ Boat trip (rowing by local people.)

+ All entrance and sightseeing fees

+ Lunch (we carter vegetarians),

+ Pick-up & drop-off at hotel in the city center (outside the city center, surcharge USD 8.00 ++/ per person)

+ All taxes & services charge.

 

Not included in price:

+ Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.

+ Travel insurance,

+ Drinks and other personal expenses. 

+ Tips/ Gratuities 
+ Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
 

Important notes
+ Child 1-4 years old: F.O.C ( Free of charge )
+ Child 5-10 years old, 75% adult price
+ Peak season surcharge 25% on Dec 24th and 31st and Lunar New Year Eve.

Other notes:
Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information
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Price in USD for per person of Ox-cart combining car tour
 

Number in Group

Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2 - 3

4 - 6

7 - 10

11 - 15

Price

105

65

55

50

45


Other notes:
Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information
+ In case you could not receive our automatic email-reply in some minutes, kindly send us a message
   to our backup mailbox at thevancouverhotel@gmail.com. Thank you !