Biking Hidden Paths of Mai Chau & Ninh Binh from Hanoi

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What You'll Do
  • Awesome scenery - Tam Coc - the "Halong Bay on the rice fields"
  • Homestay in Thai village & Traditional foot massage:
  • Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Hanoi
  • A 4-day tour with various terrains, interesting home-stay and awesome scenery
This trip offers a great opportunity to see the two area of outstanding nature beauty: the North West highlands of Mai Chau and the Limestone Mountains of Ninh Binh. Biking is a great way to see this fascinating and visually stunning part of Vietnam.
What to Expect
General Itinerary:

Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village

Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau

Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh

Day 4: Bike/sightseeing of “Halong Bay on the rice field”/Drive back to Hanoi

Day 1 - Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village

Place Transport: Car
Meals:Lunch - Dinner

Leave Hanoi at 8am. We will drive to Mai Chau- the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive will be very nice with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop en route for refreshment. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, we'll have a lunch stop in Pom Coong- a village of Thai ethnic minority. We will have lunch in a local house. After lunch, we'll embark on a biking on village road to Buoc- a village of Thai minority group. We will have dinner and stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family.

Day 2 - Bike on back road to Mai Chau

Place Transport: Bicycle
Meals:Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

We'll have breakfast in the home stay and then we'll start biking on beautiful country road through scenic villages of Thai minority. We will have lunch in a local house in Xo village. After lunch, we'll continue riding to Pom Coong village. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong Village.

Day 3 - Bike/drive to Ninh Binh

Place Transport: Bicycle
Meals:Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Breakfast and free at leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shopping for Thai handmade fabric. Lunch in Mai Chau. After lunch, drive to Ninh Binh and stop on the way for a beautiful ride through country side. Stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 4 - Bike/sightseeing of “Halong Bay on the rice field”/Drive back to Hanoi

Place Transport: Car
Meals:Breakfast - Lunch

Biking from the hotel to Hoa Lu- the first capital of Vietnam date back from 8th century. Visit the temples and climb some hundred steps to the top of a mountain for a great view over the “Halong Bay on the rice field”. After that, bike through an amazing area of Limestone Mountains uprising on rice paddies. After 1hr riding, reach to Tam Coc. Lunch in local restaurant and then enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on river to explore the Halong Bay on the rice paddies. Drive back to Hanoi. The trip ends.


What's Included
  • 03 Nights Accommodation in home- stay with daily BKF.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
  • Meals (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
What's Not Included
  • International flight tickets and airport tax.Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
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Product ID: 35026