Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong Trekking and Cycling Combination -7 days

  Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong Trekking and Cycling Combination offering the paramount in natural relaxation and cultural exploration. Discover a rare haven, situated near the lush tribal villages of the ethnic minority groups in the valley of Mai Chau. Here let the unique blend of history, culture and nature meshed with luxury and modern amenities, surround and envelop you to create beautiful and lasting memories .Cuc Phuong National Park is one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas. Though wildlife has suffered a precipitous in Vietnam in recent decades, the park’s 222 square Km of primary tropical forest remains home to an amazing variety of animal and plant life: 307 species of birds, 133 species mammal, 122 species of reptile, 2000 plant species and counting.

Day 1 – Ha Noi-Mai Chau Village
Pick up from your hotel in Ha Noi at 7:30 am for Mai Chau.Drive past to Luong Son town – Hoa Binh and start cycle to Bai Chao villages and to Cao Phong and drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. See picturesque scenery with stunning mountain views along the way. Have lunch on the way, arrival trekking in a village of the Thai ethnic minority to another Thai ethnic group village. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house (home-stay) of a Thai family.

Summary

Cycling distance : 55 Km

Meals : Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Home-stay

Day 2: Mai Chau Cycling up hill to Hang Kia Village
This morning cycle around the surrounding the low lying villages and wave to the locals out in the fields. After lunch, drive to the H’mong village of Sa Linh and take a three hour hike along jungle paths to Hang Kia village, where you will stay overnight with a local family.

Summary

Cycling distance : 25 Km , Trekking 10 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Home-stay

Day 3: Hang Kia Trek to Van Village
Today get off the beaten track as you trek through tropical rainforest, using local tracks and passing through cornfields as you descend into the valley of Mai Chau. Late in the afternoon arrive at Van village and spend the night in a traditional house.  Enjoy dinner with your host family and afterwards try some of the local homemade rice wine!

Summary

Cycling distance : Trekking 18 km

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Home-stay

Day 4: Van Village – Cycling Back to Mai Chau .
Trek this morning to Xam Khoe village for a quick chat and where a vehicle will transport you to cycling to Mai Chau Village. Relax in Home-Stay .

Summary

Cycling distance : Trekking 10 km, Cycling 15 km .

Meals : Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Accommodation : Home-stay

Day 5 : Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park
Breakfast in the home-stay stilt-house, start cycling or trekking on a beautiful country road through scenic Thai villages and visit a local family  in the morning. Enjoy local meal at lunchtime in Thai family before a transfer to Cuc Phuong Park in the late afternoon. Trekking to Mac lake in Cuc Phuong park . Over night in the park.

Summary
Cycling distance :  80km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Guest House

Day 6 : Cuc Phuong National Park – Trekking Tour
Rising this morning with the sounds of the forest all around us, after breakfast we will visit the Endangered Primate Rescue centre and learn a little of the work that is being done to reserve the endangered native primates.we check out and all day trekking to the center of the park, where we commence our today trek through the lush rainforest, pass centuries old trees and to the cave once inhabited by prehistoric humans. Picnic lunch on the way . Walking to our accommodation in the heart of the forest we will spend a second night drifting off to sleep to the sounds of the nocturnal activity outside.

Summary
Trekking distance :  20km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong National Guest House in central .

Day 7 : Cuc Phuong Park – Tam Coc  – Ha Noi
After breakfast we start to cycling from the heart of the forest  along the forest road, riding through the jungle to gate of the national park, continue biking to Tam Co via Hoa Lu temple , Lunch in Tam Coc after lunch transfer back to Hanoi  . Tour  Is Over .

Summary
Biking:   70km
Meals:   Breakfast ,Lunch
Accommodation: None .

 

Map of cycling tours to Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong Park

 

For Solo traveler   = 1.315 usd

From 2 to 6 riders = 998 usd / pax

from 7 to 12 riders  = 918 usd / pax

Single room surcharged = 115 usd / pax

Tour Inclusive :
* Support transport by A/C mini van, bus, truck

* Trek  helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees ,

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

* Accommodation in tour

* Experienced English speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive :

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Drinks at restaurants

* Accommodation in Hanoi

 Departure every monthly from 20th to 26th

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