Relaxed trekking, peaceful cycling and many more await you in Mai Chau. At night you will enjoy a homestay and traditional dance! Drive to the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and do a trekking to explore a stunning cave, enjoy rural villages and beautiful rice fields. Experience Mai Chau and Pu Luong to the fullest.
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 Hoa Lu, 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 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 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.
16:00 Back to the Retreat, check-in; enjoy free time.
19:00 BBQ dinner.
Day 2: Ninh Binh – Mai Chau – Pu Luong
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. Enjoy tour to Pu Luong, as we will stop on the way to visit the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We’ll be exploring a stunning cave, visit rural villages and see rice fields.
07:30 Breakfast at Retreat
08:45 Check-out and board the van to Mai Chau.
11:45 Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and customs; 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 them by buying their local products.
16:00 Board the van to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. (45km away from main tourist Lac Village).
17:00 – 19:00 Check-in to your Homestay – Free time for walking around the village or have a shower.
19:00 Dinner at the Homestay and enjoy some homemade rice wine with the family.
Day 3: Hard Trek and Explore teh Doi cave in Kho Muong Village – 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.
8:30 – 12:00 Tour guide leads you on the trek to visit the beautiful Kho Muong Village and Cave. A village hidden deep in the Reserve’s mountain range. Explore the huge limestone Karst Cave with giant stalagmites. (Distance trek about 7.5km).
12:30 Check-out and have lunch.
14:00 Board the van to go to Mai Chau transfer back to Hanoi by bus.
– All your accommodation.
– Fun activities, bicycles.
– Friendly and passionate local guides.
– Meals mentioned in the tour itinerary.
– Entrance fees.
What’s not included
– Travel Insurance.
– Personal Expenses
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