Amazing Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh Tour - 06 Days

Amazing Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh Tour
Overview
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  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh
  • Duration: 06 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic, Mountain & Minority, Culture and Heritage, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português
Highlight

Discover the enchanting beauty of northern Vietnam, from Mai Chau and Pu Luong to Ninh Binh. Unforgettable experiences await on this captivating tour of Vietnam.

Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Hanoi - Mai ChauWed, Apr 17, 2024
    Hanoi - transfer to Mai Chau

    Escape from Hanoi to visit Mai Chau, a beautiful valley in the Northwest of Vietnam.  Meet ethnic people with the variety of cultures, enjoy the scenery and rural countryside.

    - Muong, Thai minorities groups

    - Homestay experience

    - Mountain landscapes

     

    Meet tour guide and driver then depart to Mai Chau. On the way, visit a Muong village. Continue to Thung Khe pass where you can view magnificent panoramic views of the valley before arriving in Mai Chau town. Mai Chau is a beautiful valley located 145 km away from Hanoi. It is great place with harmonious landscapes, green mountain ranges, rice terraces and White Thai ethnic villages.

    Arrive in Mai Chau, check in your accommodation and have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, take a 5km bike ride(optional) or walk to the rice fields. Discover the culture and daily life of the locals in Lac, Na Phon, Poong Com villages. See the rural work on rice fields, the weaving craftsman, and encounter with locals. Return to your accommodation in the late afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: L, D
    Private transportation
    Bike: Mai Chau
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Mai Hich Homestay (Sharing homestay)
    Mai Hich commune, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 2,Mai Chau - Pu LuongThu, Apr 18, 2024
    Mai Chau exploring - Pu Luong

    Located in the North West of Vietnam, Mai Chau and Pu Luong have been well known as beautiful valleys with mountain ranges, rice terraces and minorities groups. The tour is special designed for you to immersing into the authentic values.

    - Encounter with Muong, Thai minorites people

    - Trek on rural path

    - Witness the landscapes and nature reserve

    - Homestay experience

    Depart from Mai Hich and go directly to Eo Ken, 30km away. Arrive in Eo Ken where the Muong Ethnics live. Walk down the slope and enjoy the spectacular view of Pu Luong Nature reserve, rice field terraces and mountains. Visit a Muong ethnic family in Eo Ken village and discover their authentic life.

    Continue walking through this beautiful landscape and cross a stream to reach another village, Hang Village. Have lunch at a local family home or enjoy a picnic. In the afternoon, continue walking to Ke Man village to meet our driver then transfer back to your accommodation.  

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L, D
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Pu Luong Homestay (Sharing homestay)
    Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa , Vietnam
  • Day 3,Pu LuongFri, Apr 19, 2024
    Pu Luong trekking

    Enjoy breakfast before saying good-bye to the host, then walk down to the spectacular rice terrace valley. Hike through small paths and to reach four picturesque villages, Leo, Mo, Chu and Danh. Don't forget your camera to capture these unforgettable moments. During the hike, you will enjoy the changing landscapes of rice terraces, villages, wild fields, ponds, streams and mountains. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.  

    transfer to Chieng Lau, a beautiful rice field area with bamboo water wheels. Walk through the field to the village and encounter the locals to discover their life, culture and customs.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Boat: Chieng Lau bamboo rafting
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Pu Luong Homestay (Sharing homestay)
    Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa , Vietnam
  • Day 4,Pu Luong - Ninh BinhSat, Apr 20, 2024
    Pu Luong - transfer to Ninh Binh

    Start your day by hiking down into the beautiful valley from your accommodation, passing through spectacular rice fields and follow small paths to slowly reach Chom Uoi and Chom Lan villages. Your camera will help you capture these unforgettable moments. During the hike, you will witness the changing landscapes of rice terraces intermingled with villages, fields, ponds, streams and mountains. Continue walking to Pho Doan to have lunch at a local restaurant. 

    In the afternoon, transfer to Ninh Binh. On the way, visit the sacred fish stream in Cam Luong. This place is well known for a special kind of fish that populate the stream. It's called a sacred fish for the many mysterious stories created around this special creature. Continue travel to Ninh Binh, check in your accommodation in the late afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Tam Coc Bungalow(Bungalow Deluxe)
    Van Lam, Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 5,Ninh BinhSun, Apr 21, 2024
    Ninh Binh: Bai Dinh - Trang An

    Ninh Binh is an awesome site with giant limestone karst formations jutting out of the rice paddies. This ancient land is enriched with historical, cultural and geographic wonders. Visit Trang An Nature Reserve and Bai Dinh pagoda is the fantastic experience for a day tour from Hanoi.

    - Discover the World' First Mixed Heritage Trang An by boat

    - Excursion Giant Bai Dinh pagoda

    Bai Dinh pagoda which is one of the most impressive of Buddhism centers in Vietnam. On arrival at pagoda, walk along a path with 500 stone arhats alongside it, lining the route to the main pagodas. Each of the large pagodas and huge statues is an example of artistic architecture.

    Take a lift to the viewpoint, a 13-storey tower that is believed to keep a part of Buddha’s ashes. Experience a panoramic view of the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia, surrounded by an exquisite river valley that is dotted with limestone karsts which will take your breath away.

    Trang An, the world's first mixed heritage zone, recognized by UNESCO in 2014. On arrival at the pier, you will board a private traditional sampan boat which is gently rowed by a local. Cruise across a poetic river through a series of caves, some of them being 300-400m long. Every section offers you a new hidden world inside isolated valleys of tranquility.

    Step off the boat for a walk through peaceful pagodas and temples worshipping the most famous Tran Dynasty’s mandarins. Hike up to get better views then continue down to a movie set island where the latest iteration of the King Kong movie series “Kong: Skull Island” was filmed. Get back on the sampan boat, immersing yourselves in the beauty of the nature while heading back to the pier.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Trang An
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Electric car: Bai Dinh
    Tam Coc Bungalow(Bungalow Deluxe)
    Van Lam, Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 6,Ninh Binh - HanoiMon, Apr 22, 2024
    Ninh Binh exploration: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Hanoi

    Well-known as Halong onland, Ninh Binh is an awesome site with giant limestone karst formations jutting out of the rice paddies and enriched with historical, cultural and geographic wonders. The tour experiences you with the most popular landscapes.

    - Visit Hoa Lu ancient capital

    - Hiking to Bich Dong pagoda

    - Boat trip in Tam Coc - the 'Halong on Land"

    the Bich Dong, a typical pagoda in the countryside of the Red River Delta, built in the 15th century. On arrival, you will cross a stone bridge to Chua Ha, from which over 100 steps lead to Chua Trung – the cave pagoda with unique clay statues. You will then hike up to Chua Thuong. You not only have the chance to learn about Buddhism but also get to experience incredible countryside views.

    Tam Coc which has been well-known as the “Halong Bay on land” and appeared in famous French movie “Indochina”. Then boarding a small sampan to visit Tam Coc which means literally “three caves” (2  hour boat trip)

    Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam from the 10 to the 11 century. The citadel is surrounded by limestone mountains and rivers naturally protecting it and making for an amazing picturesque setting.

    On arrival at Hoa Lu, you will visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009) who played a vital role in gaining the country’s independence after it was ruled by China for a thousand years. Both temples were built in the 17th symbolizing a deep respect to the King’s contributions.

    End of the day, transfer from Ninh Binh to Hanoi. Enjoy the journey passing Red River delta with a lot of chance taking pictures of rice fields, peaceful countryside.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Boat: Chieng Lau bamboo rafting, Trang An
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Meal: B: 06, L: 05, D: 02
  • Bike: Mai Chau
  • Electric car: Bai Dinh
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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