Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Mai Chau - Pu luong - Sam son Thanh Hoa 8 days
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong Pagoda (Lunch, Dinner)
07.30 – 08.30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then depart for Ninh Binh province (100 km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
10.30 Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Vietnam, settled up in the 10th century.
11.00 Visit temples of two dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time.
11.30 Visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. You experience the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th century. Go back to the bus and drive toTam Coc.
CYCLING RIDE (optional): Those who love to explore real countryside images of Vietnam can proceed a 40 minute cycling ride along country lane (from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda, estimated time 40 minutes for 5km cycling 2 ways), experiencing the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling ride at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch in restaurant.
14.00 Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves “Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba – Third cave” to get a strange feeling.
16.00: Boat returns to the dock and back to your hotel. Overnight in Bai Dinh Garden Resort
Day 2: Bai Dinh Pagoda - Mua Cave – Bai Dinh Garden Resort(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
09.30– 10.00 Get pick up at your hotel for Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.
12.00 Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork…
After lunch, you will be transfer to visit Mua Cave and learn about its interesting stories told by our guide. From the top of the cave, you can see majestic landscape of Tam Coc. Continue climb 500 stone steps, you are on the top of the mountain where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and wonderful Ngo Dong River.. The most beautiful place to view in Ninh Binh, where can see the city far from the standing in front of Tam Coc in back and the limestone mountain along to the south of Vietnam.
16.00 Getting on the Car to Bai Dinh Garden Resort. Free time for swimming.
18.30 Have dinner. Overnight in the resort.
Day 3: Ninh Bình - Mai Chau trekking( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head west to Hòa Bình Province where you stop for refreshments. From your stop, you climb toward the Mai Châu Valley, about another two hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Following lunch in Mai Châu town, you drive to the White Thai village of Sa Linh from where you commence a three-hour trek to the village of Hang Kia. Your hosts for this evening will be the Hmong minority people.
Whilst enjoying their hospitality, you will discover a little more about their lives and culture. Overnight in Mai Chau Hide Away.
Day 4: Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have breakfast, then enjoy car trip to Pu Luong area, flowing along Ma river, some stops along limestone mountains side for picture down rice terrace of Pu Luong Nature Reserve until reaching the end of mountain range. Have lunch with Thai people. Afternoon, trekking down valley for visiting village for enjoy scenery of rice terrace as view of SaPa Vietnam, meet the local people. Free at leisure to relax and make acquaintance with owner's visitor. Back to Pu luong. Have dinner and overnight in Pu luong discovery.
Day 5: Pu luong Hang Village – Kho Muong Village trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, enjoy breakfast served by Thai people, then start the trekking tour of about 5 to 6 hours. The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of the valley, rice terraces, and rich rainforest.
Have lunch in the jungle on the way to Eco Ken village. Arrive in Kho Muong – the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam nestled between steep karst mountains and rice terraces in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight in Pu luong Discovery.
Day 6: Pu luong - Easy Trek to Chieng Lau, Yen, Ba villages, Bamboo rafting on Cham Stream – Sam son Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
07.30 – 08.30: Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.
09.00: Board the van to the starting point. Following the small road through the terrace rice and sugar cane fields, cross the Hanging Bridges to visit other remote rural villages of Thai Ethnic. Visit the Thai’s traditional ancient house to learn more about the daily life of the local people. Stop at the giant waterwheels, ducks farm to learn about the agriculture before getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream.
12.30: Pick up the van to go back to the lodge, check out.
13.00: Have lunch and have free time to relax or walking around the village before boarding the Car to go back to Thanh Hoa at 14:30.
19.30: Arrive in Sam son Resort. Checking in, Have Dinner and overnight in resort.
Day 7: Sam son Resort leisure time(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast, free walking, swimming, biking
Day 8: Sam son - Hanoi - Noi Bai Airport.( Breakfast)
Car pick up and trannsfer to Hanoi capital or Noi Bai Airport. Boarding back home. The trips ends. See you next vacation in Vietnam.
4 pax – 6 Pax
8 - 10 pax
12 - 16 pax
|18 - 20
Vietnam Nature trekking and leisure Vacations 8 days
Resort /Bungalow Accommodation TWN/ DBL
English speaking guide.
Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
Meals as indicated in the program
Private Car transfer all trips
Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
Visa or Passport Fees
Tips, laundry and gratuities
Cancellation by Customer:
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
For no show cases, there will be no refund.
All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
Cancellation by Weather:
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.
Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
From 8 to under 10 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
Over 10 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.