8-8.30am pickup and transfer to Hoa Lu. Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam between 10th and 11th century. The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi( One and a half Hours Car Ride)
The capital at Hoa Lu covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh, their sons, and Queen Duong Van Nga.
Transfer to Tam Coc for lunch and get on a private sampan for an Hour and Half ride through three natural caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.
4.30-5.00PM Transfer back to Hanoi. End services