Ninh Binh – Mai Chau 3D2N

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Relaxed trekking,  peaceful cycling and many more await you in Mai Chau. At night you will enjoy a homestay and traditional dance, enjoy rural villages and beautiful rice fields. Experience Mai Chau. 

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Itinerary

Ninh Binh – Mai Chau 3D2N via Friends Travel Vietnam

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh

Visit 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10th century. Get on the sampan boat to explore Historical Sao Khe River and cave in the ancient Capital.Cycling through the local villages, and visit a local family to learn about their daily life and culture. Afterward visit a Secret Cave opening into a paradise valley where you can learn about farming and using floating rafts. Check in Retreat

07:45 – 08:15 Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Ninh Binh – The first Vietnamese’s Capital.
09:30 Short break along the way. 
10:30 Arrive in Hoa Lu (The First Vietnamese’s capital) Visit 2 temples of of the first 2 Emperors in the 10th Century. 
11:30 Get on the sampan boat to explore historical Sao Khe River and Cave in the ancient Capital.
12:00 Lunch in Trang An. (Vegetarian is available).  
13:30 – 16:00 Cycling through local villages and visit a local family to learn about their daily life and culture. Afterward visit a Secret Cave opening into a paradise valley where you can learn about farming and using floating rafts.
16:00 Back to the Retreat; enjoy free time.
19:00 BBQ dinner.

Day 2:  Ninh Binh – Mai Chau 

Take in all the splendor of the scenic mountain views set against the seasonal lush green rice paddies in the valley below. Dine on a delicious Vietnamese lunch in a local village, followed by an exciting cycle ride through the Mai Chau valley. On the way we’ll see local people farming in the traditional ways and meet locals weaving scarves in the most beautiful designs and colors. Visit the real local traditional Stilt House before cycling to visit villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority. Board the van to go to Hidden Buoc Village . Check-in to your Lodge – Free time to enjoy the swimming pool, cycling, or walking around the village. 

07:30 Breakfast at the Retreat
09:00 The driver takes you to Mai Chau by van.
11:45 Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and customs, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
12:30 Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. (Vegetarian is available). 
13:30 – 15:30 Visit the real local Thai traditional Stilt House before cycling to visit villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and learn about their daily life and culture. Stop by the handcraft village to learn about weaving in traditional way and support by buying their local products. 
16:00 Get on the van to go to Hidden Buoc Village.
17:00 – 19:00 Check-in to your Lodge – Free time to enjoy the swimming pool, cycling or walking around the village. 
19:00 Dinner at the Lodge and free time.   

Day 3:  Mai Chau –  Hanoi

Trekking with local guide to visit the beautiful surrounding villages visiting non-tourist path and rice terraces. Get in the car and go back to the Mai Chau and gather your belongings before boarding the bus to go back to Hanoi.

07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at the Lodge.
08:30 – 12:00 Trekking with local guide to visit the beautiful surrounding villages visiting non-tourist path and rice terraces. (Distance trek about 7.5km).
12:30 Check-out and have lunch.
14:00 Board the van to go back to Mai Chau; transfer back to Hanoi by bus.
19:30 Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter and drop you off at your Hotel. 

Ninh Binh – Mai Chau 3D2N via Friends Travel Vietnam

What’s included

– All your accommodation.
– Transportations.
– Fun activities, bicycles.
– Friendly and passionate local guides.
– Meals mentioned in the tour itinerary.
– Entrance fees.

What’s not included

– Beverages.
– Travel Insurance.
– Personal Expenses
– Gratuities

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