Cycling To Mai Chau And Ninh Binh – 4 Days

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, offering both physical activity and the unique opportunity to observe a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. As we ride in Mai Chau we encounter Muong and White Thai minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses allowing us to see firsthand how these minority peoples live. In Ninh Binh we explore the beauty of “Halong Bay on the rice fields” on bikes.…

Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/bike to Buoc Village ( L , D )

Leave Hanoi at 7:30 am from your hotel . We drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is 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 have a lunch stop in Pom Coong, a village of Thai ethnic minority. We will have lunch in a local house. After lunch we embark on a biking on village road to Buoc, a village of Thai minority group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family .

Summary
Biking:   30km
Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2: Bike on back road to Mai Chau ( B , L ,D )

Breakfast in the home stay and then we 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 continue riding to Pom Coong village. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong Village.

Summary
Biking:   35km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3: Bike/drive to Ninh Binh ( B , L ,D )

Breakfast and free at leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shopping for Thai handmade fabric. Transfer to Man Duc and start cycling to Vu Ban villages . After lunch we drive to Ninh Binh. Stop on the way for a beautiful ride through country side. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Summary
Biking:   80km
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel 4 *

Day 4: Bike/sightseeing of “Halong Bay on the rice field”/Drive back to Hanoi ( B , L )

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 here we bike through an amazing area of limestone mountains uprising on rice paddies. After 1hr riding we reach 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. Trip concludes.

Summary
Biking:   25 km
Boat trip:  2 hrs
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch


DepartureEvery Monday , Saturday  at 7:30 from your hotel in Hanoi

Tour Price in USD per person based on group size

US$ 510 per person (2 persons)

US$ 403 per person (3 persons)

US$ 352 per person (4 persons)

US$ 327 per person (5 persons)

US$ 498 per person (6 -12 persons)

US$  35 a single room supplement

Group bike tours & tour prices:

  1. Tour prices are in USD and priced per person. All tour prices for group tours
  2. Tour prices of smallest group size is 2 travelers and it’s tour price is fixed as the same as group size of 6 – 12 travelers .
  3. The tour prices of group size less than 6 travelers and more than 2 travelers (from 3 – 5 travelers) You will have a special offer.
  4. The tour prices of group size more than 5 people and less 13 people (from 6 – 12 travelers) will be fixed as the same as a party of 2 .
  5. The more people to join in the more bikes, more support bus, van or trucks and equipment to be used. Other hands, one more bike guide and one mechanic will be available on the whole trip.

 

TERM AND CONDITIONS

Inclusion:
• Support Vehicle or Truck and Bus for group
• Mountain bikes TREK
• Bike & Helmet
• English speaking guide
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Hotel (twin shared room)
• Home stay permission
• First-aid kit
• Water , fruits & Snacks
• Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

Exclusion:
• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Tips
• Personal expenses
• Your accommodation in Hanoi

 

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