OVERVIEW

Cycle up and down hill of Hoa Binh and enrich your life with firsthand experience of homestay in a local house of Thai minority people in Mai Chau. Padal along the jagged limestone escarpments, green farms and stunning hill local villages to the ancient forest of Cuc Phuong and enjoy boat rowing along the dramatic karst of Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Explore the charming rural land of the Red River Delta and see locals wave at you with smiles along the way.

Highlights
  • Spectacular mountain landscapes
  • Hill tribe culture firsthand experience
  • Riding and trekking Cuc Phuong National Park
  • Boat rowing among karst landscapes of Tam Coc - Ninh Binh
  • Stunning countryside and farming sceneries
  • Great local interaction
  • Huge opportunity for photos
Trip Length: 4 days | Trip Style: Active | Trip Theme: Nature, Culture & Local life | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi/Hanoi
Places visited: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong NP - Hoa Lu & Tam Coc - Red River Delta land
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Itinerary Details

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Hoa Binh lake, vietnam

After breakfast, depart on a vehicle transfer westwards out of the hustle city to Hoa Binh province, home of mountain landscapes and beautiful hill tribe culture.
At the bottom of Thung Khe Pass, jump the saddle and cycle for more than 20km past spectacular karst cliffs and lush rice fields along the little sinous country path to a village by the bank of Hoa Binh Lake where you will make a stop for lunch and perhaps, take a swim in the emerald green water of the lake. Continue your way on the little path along the lake side then make another stop to visit a nature waterfalls which is hidden behind tropical canopies and bamboo forest.
After the break continue onward to Mai Chau where you will check in accommodation for the night.
Later, take a leisure ride around the valley, visiting villages and enjoy local interaction.
Overnight in Mai Chau.

(Cycling distance: 45km - 70km)

Summary:

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Support vehicle
cycling hoa binh - Mai chau
Sightseeing en route
Breakfast & lunch
Homestay local house in mai chau
Cycling Ninh Binh, vietnam
cuc phuong NP, vietnam

After breakfast, get transfer downhill to Ninh Binh. After two hour drive, at the end of main road, you will get on your bike and ride for 15km along little country road passing hills and farmlands toward the Cuc Phuong National park.
Lunch break then cycle through the jungle along the little paved road to the NP centre with stop to visit the Cave of Historic Men. At the centre of the park, you will take a 6km trek along dense tropical forest to visit thousand years old tree.
Cycle back to the park entrance, check in acoommodation and enjoy a rest.
Dinner and overnight in Cuc Phuong.

(Cycling distance: 50km, trekking: 6km)

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Support vehicle
cycling ninh binh
trekking cuc phuong np
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
hotel in cuc phuong
Cuc Phuong NP, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Landscape of Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Get up in the sounds of original jungle. Breakfast in the park’s restaurant and take a visit to the Primate Rescue Center where endangered monkeys from illegal trade and hunting are rescued and cared before they will be released back to their jungle home.
Following, start your ride from the National park along country lane thru rustic villages and rice fields to Hoa Lu ancient capital. Visit the ancient temples dedicate to Kings of the Dinh Dynasty and Early Le Dynasty from 10th and 11th century.
After lunch, paddle your way on village road to Tam Coc. Board a sampan for a leisurely rowing trip to explore the dramatic limestone karst mountains jutting out from the green rice fields giving the place other name, ‘Halong Bay on land’
Overnight in Tam Coc - Ninh Binh.

(Cycling distance: 50km)

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Support vehicle
cycling ninh binh
boat rowing tam coc
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in ninh binh
cycling vietnam
Rural landscapes, Vietnam

After breakfast, depart Tam Coc for your interesting cycling day along lush land thru very rural communities of the Red River Delta to the coastal area. This ride bring you a great opportunity to learn about traditional life style of the locals in one of two main deltas in the country where it really happen.
Visit to Phat Diem Stone Church, a special religious architecture and one of the most beautiful churches in Vietnam. This church was built from 1875 to 1898 with stone structure and is a great combination of a western church and a traditional Vietnamese pagoda.
After lunch in local restaurant, continue for another 8 km ride to Mai An Tiem templein Nga Son, Thanh Hoa province for a visit then get our vehicle drive for more than 2 hours back to Hanoi.
Trip ends in Hanoi around 5.00PM

(Cycling distance: 50km)

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Support vehicle
cycling the coastal land
Breakfast & lunch

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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Support vehicle (include a carrying truck for group larger than 5)
  • Good Trek 450 Mountain bikes
  • Helmet & biking gloves
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking – biking guide
  • Homestay permission
  • First-aid kit
  • Water & Snacks
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary: This tour itinerary can be tailored to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best

Tour price: Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

Payment: A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights: You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents: You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance: It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

 
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