HANOI – MAI CHAU – NINH BINH 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

  • DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU – BIKING TOUR (L, D)

    7.45 – 8.00: Our van/ car will pick you up from your hotel and we start the tour to Mai Chau Valley.

    11.00: Stop along the way to visit the Muong tribe and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley.

    12.15 – 12.30: Reach Mai Chau Valley & visit the local people’s house. You will have such a unique experience when having lunch with ethnic people (vegetarian available). Enjoy their meal and discover lots of special things only appear in Vietnam.

    13.00 – 17.00: Your real trip starts while you are biking to explore Mai Chau Valley. You can find farmers working in fields, local wearing scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages. Trek through terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people on our visits to the “Pom Coong” and “Na Phon” villages.

    18.00 – 18.30: Return to our home stay for to help prepare the evening meal. This is an opportunity to learn about the local cuisine and culture as you join the family to prepare a traditional dinner.

    19.30: Watch Thai traditional dance in the stilt house while enjoying Traditional alcohol (ruou can) with the community.

    Overnight at homestay in Mai Chau valley.

    DAY 2: MAI CHAU – HOA LU – TAM COC – NINH BINH (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will be free at leisure to relax or discover Mai Chau on your own before the departure time to drive to Ninh Binh. Lunch on the way. After lunch visit Dinh King and Le King Temple in Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam then drive to Tam Coc – the place so called Halong Bay On Land. Embark for the peaceful cruise on the local sampan along Ngo Dong River, admire the great scenery while the sampan paddling along green rice field between outstanding formations of Limestone Mountain. After traveling through three caves as it showed by the name of the place, we return to the boat station then check in your hotel in Tam Coc.

    Overnight in Tam Coc.

    DAY 3: NINH BINH – BICH DONG – MUA CAVE – HANOI (B, L)

    Morning visit Bich Dong, the famous place still remains 3 ancient pagodas and beautiful cave. After enjoy the panorama view of beautiful valley of rice field and limestone mountain. Drive to Mua Cave and learn about its interesting stories told by our guide. From the top of the cave, you can see majestic landscape of Tam Coc. Continue climb 500 stone steps, you are on the top of the mountain where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and wonderful Ngo Dong River.

    Tour ends at roughly 5.00 pm.

    Trip includes:

    + 1 night accommodations at homestay sharing stilt house and 1 night at hotel
    + Meals: breakfasts & other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    + Transportation by minivan with A/C
    + English speaking guide
    + Entrance fees, performances & excursion
    + Bike tour
    + Boat excursion in Tam Coc

    Trip excludes:

    – Drinks
    – Travel insurance
    – Tipping and other personal expenses

Located in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh, mountain-surrounded, Mai Chau is the land of converging and exchanging of many ethnic groups. Each ethnic has its own identity and personal habits, which contributes to the rich diversity culture of Vietnam. Besides captivated-heart landscapes, Mai Chau cuisine deeply brings impressions to tourists together with indispensable dance and traditional singing lyrics. Mai Chau Valley tour gives visitors relaxation moments, which naturally cannot find anywhere else. Visitors will never forget this peaceful land after one time passing by Cuc Phuong national park is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc Phuong boasts engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest they form a habitat for some of Asia’s rarest species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.