This 4 day Ninh Binh motorcycle tour from Ha Noi via Mai Chau in Hoa Binh province, Pu Luong Nature Reserve in Thanh Hoa province, about 650km in total, will offer you the amazing experience such as evergreen trees and rice paddies in Mai Chau, Pu Luong, nice boat trips in Ninh Binh, especially “Ha Long Bay on land” around Trang An and Tam Coc with stunning views surrounded by limestone along the river and through caves, a visit to ancient capital Hoa Lu to enjoy the cosy homestay service in the background of peaceful village, magnificent mountain valley, special architect of small and big temples and pagodas.
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Destination: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong- Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Ninh Binh
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tours start at 8.30 am in the morning|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will finish at about 4 or 5 pm |
|GEAR||We recommend you to bring your own gear to be the most comfortable. BUT we also offer you helmets, raincoats, gloves, knee and elbow pads.|
DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU (HOA BINH) (150km)
Today, we will start our journey at 8h00 am to Mai Chau valley, in Hoa Binh province along the stunning view of mountains & valleys. Mai Chau is a beautiful valley where has been a residential area of white Thai, Black Thai, Muong, Black H’mong & Tay ethnics for a long time.Travel to Mai Chau, you will get to know local cultures by trekking or biking to visit their villages, staying & eating local foods cooked by the host, taking part in traditional lively dances & songs performed by locals.
Arrive to Mai Chau at 12h00, check-in the room and have lunch in homestay or resort, then relax till 3h00 p.m, we will start biking about 2 hours to visit villages nearby learning about local lives, their house styles & their farming activities. Back to the villages for leisure, then dinner about 7h00 pm. After dinner, you will have time enjoying a special show of dances & songs performed by locals. It is a great chance for your open cultural exchange with locals. You can dance, sing & drink local pipe wine (named as Can in Vietnamese) with them.
Overnight in Mai Chau (Homestay).
DAY 2: MAI CHAU – PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE (160km)
We have breakfast at the homestay, then continue with our trip to Pu Luong nature reserve ( off- beaten- track area) for the wonderful view of terraced rice fields and villages living along the valleys. Stop in Don village down to the valley and up to hills for the great views of the region. Have a picnic lunch on the way, then our car pick you up from the other side of the hill to Doan town where we will continue to Hieu village of Black Thai Ethnics. Hieu hamlet is located in the slope of the mountain with the stunning view of waterfalls & terraced fields.
To reach Hieu village, a remote one in the region, we will trek through small road, then dirt trails along some hamlets, rivers & rice fields about 6 km. At the area of the waterfall, we trek up along Hieu waterfall and then up to the top site of the mountain where you can see 20 houses on stilts. We will stop in Mr. Ba’s house on stilts for homestay – the best one with efficient facilities that you could find in the village. Dinner with local foods prepared by Mr. Ba’s wife.
Overnight in Pu Luong nature reserve (homestay).
DAY 3: PU LUONG – HOA LU- TAM COC (180km)
Peaceful moment with the sound of rooster, cow and waterfall nearby, it is nice to wake up early to enjoy this moment & sunrise. Have breakfast at 7h30 then take a motorbike back to Doan town.
You can take time walking along Doan town’s market, we ride our journey to Ninh Binh.
Arrive in Hoa Lu at 12h00, we do a visit to Hoa Lu, known as Ancient Capital of Vietnam from 968 – 1009. Here, we visit Dinh temple dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang and his family; then Le temple worshiping the King Le Dai Hanh & his family. Our guide will introduce you to the history of Vietnam in 10th & 11th century under Dinh, Le & Ly dynasty.
Dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh Homestay.
DAY 4: NINH BINH – HANOI (160km)
After breakfast, then we continue with a rowing boat trip to visit Tam Coc (three caves), also regarded as Halong Bay on land. Beautiful view of mountains & rice paddy fields along the Ngo Dong river and of course three caves’ view when your boat rows through.
Back to the harbor, you can do biking to discover villages nearby for photos. We ride back to Hanoi. Tour ends.