Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Cuc Phuong National Park 4Days/3Nights
This is the perfect choice for those looking to do a more adventurous trip. A wonderful opportunity for you to mix both local experience and beautiful sceneries in Northern Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Buoc Village. (L, D) 160km
07:45 – 08:15 = Pick-up at the Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
10:00 = Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
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 Hidden Buoc Village (20km away from main tourist Lac Village).
17:00 – 19:00 = Check-in to your Lodge – Free time for you to enjoy the swimming pool or walking around the village.
19:00 = Dinner at the Lodge and free time.
Day 2: Pu Luong – Pho Doan Market – Hieu Village. (B, L, D)
07:30 = Breakfast at the Lodge.
08:30 – 10:00 = Drive to Pho Doan with local guide. (Visit their local market open on Thursdays and Sundays only).
10:30 – 12:00 = Start trekking to Hieu Village to visit the beautiful waterfalls. Along the trek, we experience the rural villages of the Black Thai Ethnic people and their local life. We’ll see cool bamboo waterwheels and nice rice terraces.
12:00 = Picnic lunch by the waterfall. (Swimming – Seasonal).
13:00 = Continue trekking to other villages and go back to Pho Doan. Aboard the car and drive to the Homestay in Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
16:00 = Check-in the Homestay and have free time to walk around the village or help family to prepare dinner.
19:00 = Dinner at the Homestay and enjoy their homemade rice wine. Over night at their traditional house on stilts.
Day 3: Hard Trek and Explore the Doi Cave in Kho Muong Village – Ninh Binh. (B, L, D)
7:30 – 8:30 = Breakfast at the Homestay.
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 and transfer to Ninh Binh.
17:00 = Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat. Check-in and have free time.
19:00 = Dinner at the Retreat.
Day 4: Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park – Ha Noi. (B, L)
07:30 = Breakfast at the Retreat.
08:30 = Check-out and depart for Cuc Phuong National Park by car with a local guide.
10:00 = Arrive in Cuc Phuong National Park Center. Start trekking in the rain forest, and visit the 1000 years old tree. (Hard Trek: 6km)
12:30 = Get in the car and drive back to the entrance to have lunch at the restaurant in the park.
13:30 = Visit the endangered Primate Rescue Center. Learn about many endangered species guided by the park’s specialist guide.
15:00 -16:00 = Get in the car and go back to the Retreat and gather your belongings before boarding the bus to go back to Hanoi.
18:00 = Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter, drop you off at your Hotel.
-English speaking tourguide
-Meals in itinerary
-Travel insurrance, tip,….