Mai Chau Pu Luong Ninh Binh Tour 4 Days
Embark on a 4-day tour through the finest countrysides of Northern Vietnam. This journey takes you to the serene landscapes of Mai Chau, the offbeat trails of Pu Luong, and the captivating vistas of Ninh Binh. Immerse yourself in the essence of each destination, from the scenic Thung Khe Pass to the rice paddies of Mai Chau, the enchanting trekking paths of Pu Luong, and the timeless beauty of Ninh Binh. Join us for an insightful tour featuring ethnic culture encounters, unveiling the wonders of Northern Vietnam.
- Scenic trek through an isolated village in Pu Luong
- Bamboo rafting relaxation and water wheel exploration
- Relaxing ride around Mai Chau valley through rice paddies
- Historic visit to Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel and temples
- Stuning boat ride through Trang An Natural Heritage Site
We can offer a fully private Mai Chau Pu Luong Ninh Binh Tour or the flexibility to customize activities in join-in tours. Enjoy potential price reductions based on different group sizes. Your voice matters to us!
Departure/ReturnHotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
Departure TimeStart from your hotel by 7:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 6:00 PM
OutfitComfortable cloths for walking, biking and river rafting
IncludedHomestays in Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh
6 main meals featuring local cuisine as per the itinerary
Private transportation from/to Hanoi and during the tour
Locally led tour guides (optional tour guide from Hanoi)
Tickets and entrance fees in as Itinerary
Full breakfasts, WIFI, and other facilities
Bottled water provided during the tours
Not IncludedVAT and tips (optional, based on your satisfaction)
Drinks and cooking class
Hotels in Hanoi city, flights
Laundry services and other fees not mentioned above
HA NOI TO MAI CHAU (L – D)
11:30 AM: Greet our guide in Mai Chau and check-in your homestay.
12:30 PM: Enjoy a traditional lunch at the homestay.
2:30 PM: Start a cycling tour around the Mai Chau valley to visit the rice fields and explore the local market.
4:30 PM: Return to your homestay to relax.
7:00 PM: Savor a delicious dinner, followed by free time to unwind.
10:00 PM: Rest for the night at a homestay on stilt house
Note: Stilt House is a kind of homestay which is a typical accommodation of the Thai ethnic minority. The Stilt House offers a large room with separate mattresses and curtains on three sides. Double-sized mattresses for couples are available upon request.
MAI CHAU TO PU LUONG (B- L – D)
8:00 AM: The driver will transfer you to Pu Luong.
8:40 AM: Begin your trekking adventure from Hang village to Eo Ken village. Afterward, continue to the main road for transportation to your Pu Luong homestay.
10:30 AM: Check-in at your room and take a short rest.
11:30 AM: Enjoy lunch.
02:00 PM: Afternoon trek
Transfer to the Meeting Point and commence a 10km trek. Explore Kho Muong, an isolated village surrounded by a valley and the largest cave in Pu Luong, using off-road trails via streams and mountains.
Depart from the village and head to scenic Bang village to discover remote houses with beautiful terrace fields. Return to the hotel and relax by 05:00 PM.
Evening: Culinary exploration and leisure
Optional cooking class for those interested. Enjoy a delicious dinner at 7:00 PM, followed by free time to relax. This concludes your day in Pu Luong.
PU LUONG – NINH BINH (B - D)
- Enjoy breakfast and complete check-out procedures
- Prepare for the day's activities and be ready by 9:00 AM
- Water Wheels and Transfer (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Seek out the remarkable giant water wheels crafted by Vietnam's mountainous ethnic minorities. At 11:00 AM, depart for Ninh Binh; it's approximately a 3-hour journey with normal traffic. Optional lunch at a local restaurant along the way.
Afternoon in Ninh Binh (About 14:00)
- Check in at your room at Tam Coc, and take some time for self-relaxation
- Bicycles are available for leisurely rides around the villages
Evening Delights (7:00 PM)
- Savor a delicious dinner at 7:00 PM
- Enjoy the evening at your own pace, marking the end of the day in Ninh Binh.
Note: Bid farewell to the tour guide after the last activity in Pu Luong and head to Ninh Binh. Enjoy self-relaxation in Ninh Binh on this day.
NINH BINH - HANOI (B- L)
Transfer to Mua Cave and embark on a challenge of 500 walk-up steps. Reach the top of Mua Cave and enjoy an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from a high vantage point.
Historic Visit and Lunch (Around 13:00)
Head to the Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel and visit the Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple, dating back to the 17th Century. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
Afternoon Boat Ride (Around 13:00 - 16:00)
Visit the Trang An Heritage Site by boat. Spend 3 hours enjoying the picturesque view of rice paddies and exploring 5 underwater caves, including a thrilling 1km-long cave.
Return to Hanoi (16:00 - 18:30)
The tour will conclude at your hotel around 18:30.
End of Tour: The tour officially ends upon your return to Hanoi.