Mai Chau is in the province of Hoa Binh, about 150 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is well known for its natural beauty. The Valley is the capital of the white ethnic Thais. It is a great place for people who like to know the life of local and perform some activities such as walking in the villages or cycling along the village road through the rice fields or just sit in-house on-stilts to enjoy the tranquility of the town.
HANOI – MAI CHAU – NINH BINH – HANOI
(3 days/ 2 nights)
DAY 1 – HANOI – MAI CHAU
Included meals: Lunch
After breakfast at your hotel, we will leave Hanoi for Mai Chau. After a short break on the way and take great pictures of the mountains, the valley and the locals we go to the hotel to check in. Lunch at the hotel/ still house. Free time at your leisure.
In the afternoon, we take the bicycle to visit Pom Coong and Lac village. We have a chance to talk with local people and know about the traditional culture. We enjoy the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau, the daily life of local people and if the weather permits, you can enjoy in wonderful sunset in the valley
We return to the hotel for free at your leisure. For evening enjoyment, you may choose to take part in a traditional dance show with Ruou Can (a local alcohol) as an optional services. Accommodation in Mai Chau
DAY 2: MAI CHAU TREK – NINH BINH
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
After breakfast, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Mai Hich Valley.
Spend the morning to trek this scenic countryside with the scenery of villages, fields and mountains.
Back to hotel for check out the hotel and have lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we get 4-hour drive to Ninh Binh with some stops on the way for photo opportunity. Arrive in Ninh Binh, check in hotel and leisure. Overnight in Ninh Binh
DAY 3: NINH BINH – BOAT TRIP AND CYCLING – HANOI
Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
After breakfast, our guide and car pick you up to Tam Coc (or Trang An) wharf. Take a small sampan to visit Tam Coc or Trang An:
- Tam Coc, which is literally known “three Caves”, the first cave (Hang Ca) is the longest one, which is considered a real rainbow in the water in the morning time stretching on both sides of the Ngo Dong River. The quiet movements of the oars create a sort of musical rhythm inside the cave. As the sampan leave the cave, you can see what seems to be an old man with white beard fishing, fairy flying in the clouds, peasants collecting fuel and a group of white goats grazing on the hills. The sampan takes you to the second cave (Hang Hai) and the third cave (Hang Ba) before returning to the sampan wharf.
- Or Trang An: In May 2012, Trang An was recognized as a national heritage site, and four months later, the culture ministry submitted a dossier on the complex to the UNESCO for its recognition as a World Heritage Site. We take the boat through the stunning scenery of Trang An surrounded by Limestone Mountains known as “Ha Long Bay on Land”. Forested limestone peaks contrasting with emerald waters, caves, lowlands and rivers create a mysterious fairytale-like scene. We then visit a network of 11 caves with beautiful stalactites of all shapes and colors
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, enjoy the 2-hour bicycle ride along the back roads through beautiful scenery of karst mountain, rice paddies and rural villages. On the bike, we will have many chances to stop and take photographs.
Get the transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi
***** HAVE A NICE TRIP *****
|PLACE/ CITY||SUPERIOR OPTION||DELUXE OPTION||LUXURY OPTION|
|Ninh Binh||TAM COC HOLIDAY VILLA
|NINH BINH HIDDEN CHARM
|EMERALDA NINH BINH RESORT
|Mai Chau||Mai Chau Valley View
|Mai Chau Villa
|Mai Chau Ecolodge
Junior Deluxe room
Included: Private transportation, accommodation in Mai Chau and Ninh Binh, good and experience guide, all entrance fee (one way), bicycles in Mai Chau and Ninh Binh, meals as indicated in program with Set Menu and excluding drinks, fee for traditional show, local alcohol, boat to visit Trang An or Tam Coc, meals as indicated in program with Set Menu and excluding drinks, water and tissue.
Excluded: hotel in Hanoi and compulsory gala dinner at hotel for Christmas (24 Dec) and New Year (31 Dec), personal expenses. travel insurance. tip for guide and driver.