This 4 days tour Hanoi – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Pu Luong package from Hanoi is highlighted in Northern Vietnam. Immersing in the beautiful nature of Pu Luong with nice trekking through out the hill tribe ethnic villages, rice terraced fields, swimming in waterfall. Take a rowing boat ride on the river in Ninh Binh
This combination is the perfect tour to discover most beautiful places of Vietnam. Learn more about one of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, the Muong people in Mai Chau valley, Pu Luong reserve is an authentic place unspoiled by tourism. Minorities in Pu Luong (as Black Thai) live from agriculture. Trekking through the villages will offer you the chance to meet them, discover their culture and daily life, learn about their agriculture system (especially the waterwheels system). The nature in Pu Luong is intact and swim by a waterfall in the middle of the jungle is an amazing experience that this tour provides to you. Then, in NinhBinh, you will board a boat to discover the Halong Bay on land, Trang An. Hiking to the top of mountain Mua cave to have great view river.
Why you’ll love this highlight trip
Learn more about one of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, the Muong people in Mai Chau valley
Pu Luong Nature Reserve Minorities (as Black Thai) live from agriculture.
Must see places from Hanoi: Ninh Binh is famous of Trang An – Trang An Landscape Complex UNESCO World Heritage, as Halong Bay on land
A rowing boat trip paddling on peaceful river through out the caves, take a ride on bicycle off the countryside to explore this awesome rural Ninh Binh.
Interact with so friendly farmers in their daily life
A drive to Pu Luong is amazing nature surrounded by mountainous Northern Vietnam, dotted with rice terraced fields, less touristic places, immersing yourself in nature, visiting hill tribe ethnic group.
You will stay in authentic Bangalow accommodation in Ninh Binh 1 night 1 night in Pu Luong and 1 night in Mai Chau
Biking around village in Mai Chau valley
Pu Luong Nature Reserve Daily Life
Pu Luong Eco Garden Bungalow
Trang An boat trip in Ninh Binh
Great View from top of mountain Mua Cave in Ninh Binh
07:00 : Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Mai Chau. Pass by Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley
11:00 = Arrival in Mai Chau homestay and check in
12h : Have lunch with local delicious food and enjoy some free time to acquaint yourself with the villagers. 15h: , ride a bike to the remote villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people on our visits to the Lac, Pom Coong and Na Phon villages. 17h : Return to your stay for a relax or help preparing the evening meal to learn about the local food and culture
19:00 : Enjoy dinner with new delicious and special dishes
*Sleeping : Mai Chau rustic house , Traditional dormitory stilt house or Deluxe Room with Air-con and private room
Day 2: Pu Luong – Cave- bamboo rafting (B,L, D):
07:30 Have breakfast at Mai Chau Rustic House. Enjoying cool morning atmosphere of Mai Chau
08:30 – 11h:30: 11h30 : Time for lunch in the Pu Luong and relax in the infinity swimming pool
15:00 Board the car to visit some different nice villages in Pu Luong and do an easy trek , enjoy the bamboo experience on the river. Besides, visit local giant water wheels that local Thai people use to provide water automatically to their rice fields 12h30 : Lunch near the waterfall From the lodge, go by car to Hieu village and follow the small road, trail through the rice fields, to reach Hieu Waterfall. Have lunch by the waterfall. Free time to relax and swim in the waterfall or trekking to explore the surrounding village and jungle.
17:00 : Back to the Pu Luong eco garden
19:00 : Have a dinner and relax in the lodge
*Sleeping: Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat. Deluxe Room with Air-con.
Day 3: Pu Luong – kho muong trekking cave – Ninh Binh (B,L,D ). ):
07:30 – 08:30 = Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.
09:00 – 12:30: Trekking inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve ( Trails and trek is suitable for everyone) . Follow the small roads through the rice terraces to visit the remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to discover the local lifestyle and explore Kho Muong local Cave which is the largest natural unspoiled cave in Pu Luong. Definitely you will be surprised at its beauty
14:00 : Board the car to go to Ninh Binh
17:00: Arrive in Ninh Binh
19:00 : Dinner and enjoy the nature and countryside
*Sleeping: deluxe private room – Trang An secret garden
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Trang An boat trip and Mua Cave – Ha Noi(B,L):
7:00 = Breakfast at the Retreat
8:00 : Boat trip in trang an, seeing the limestone mountains floating on rivers, and rice fields , and caves
12:00: Time for lunch
14:00 Cycling to visit Mua Cave that is located in Khe Dau Ha village, Ninh Xuan commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. Together with Trang An ecological tourism complex, the terrain of Mua cave looks majestic with rolling mountains surrounding a whole large delta like a rampart protecting the country inside.
16:30 = Leave Ninh Binh to get on the bus to go back Ha Noi
18:30 = Drop off at your hotel in ha Noi . Tour ends
PRICE: in USD
3 Nights at Deluxe Double/Twin Room: 390 USD/person
3 Nights at Single Deluxe Room: 499 USD/person
Meals (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
English speaking guide
Entrance and sightseeing tickets.
Other things are not mentioned in our tour program
Beverages -Travel insurance
Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s Day & Lunar New Year’s Day
Children under 4: Comes free of charges
Children from 4-5 years old: 50%
Children from 6-8 years old: 75%
Above 8 years old: fully charged
NOTE: You should take along with: long sleeve clothes,hat, sun cream, sunglasses, Vietnam dongs.