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Days 5
Private Tour
All Year Around
Classic & Culture Tour
Biking, trekking and sampan boat riding
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5
Private Tour
All Year Around
Classic & Culture Tour
Biking, trekking and sampan boat riding
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DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU VALLEY - BUOC VILLAGE
Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 am. Your private transfer vehicle takes you southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive takes most of the morning with stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. You will have some stops en route for tasting some local food and taking photographs at beautiful spots. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, you will enjoy a Vietnamese lunch at a local house at Lac village of Thai ethnic minority. In the afternoon, you  will start the adventure on your bikes from the village to Buoc, a village of the same group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house.
Approx.: ~30km cycling
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
DAY 2: BIKE BACK  TO MAI CHAU
This morning, you may be waken up by the roosters and domestic animals. Stroll around the village early in the morning and witness the local people start the day if you wish. The breakfast will be served at the home stay. We set out for today biking at 8:30 on beautiful country road through scenic villages of houses-on-stilts. Your lunch is prepared and served in a local house in Xo village. In the afternoon you carry on riding to Lac village. Dinner and overnight in Lac Village.
Approx.: ~35km cycling
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 3: MAI CHAU – CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will get transferred by bus to Man Duc for your ride to Cuc Phuong. Today you will have almost full day biking on the local roads through stunning scenery of hills, plantations and villages. It is also chance for you to contact with locals, enjoy local interaction and learn more about local life and work. There are lots of chance for you to take great photos of nature and local people in their daily activities on the way.
Arrive in Cuc Phuong National Park in the late afternoon. Check in hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day with rest.
Dinner and overnight in hotel at Cuc Phuong National Park.
Approx.: ~70km cycling
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: CUC PHUONG FOREST & COUNTRY BIKE
After breakfast, you will take a visit to Endangered Primate Rescue Center before getting back on your saddle for the ride of 20 km to the National Park’s centre.
On the way, you will have a stop to visit the Cave of historic men that houses relics of ancient people dated back thousands of years ago.
At the center of the National park, you will have a trekking loop of around 3 km through the core of tropical forest. Visit thousand year-old tree and learn about the bio-system of this stunning tropical land.
In the afternoon, lifting your bikes back on the van and head out of the park. Get dropped off for some more biking through the countryside of Ninh Binh before checking in your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh.
Approx.: ~40km cycling
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: LIMESTONE BOAT & BIKE - DRIVE BACK TO HANOI
This morning, get a short transfer before starting cycling if needed (This depends on the location of your chosen hotel). The gentle ride through villages, green fields and in between sheer limestone mountains occupies your whole morning. Lunch at a local restaurant where you will enjoy the specialties of Ninh Binh. After lunch, take a scenic sampan boat ride on a little river which allows you to view breath-taking scenery of the area that is considered as 'Inland Halong Bay'. About 3:00 PM, get on your private support vehicle for returning to Hanoi. Arrive at your own hotel to finish the adventure.
Approx.: ~20km cycling
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays)

  • 2 nights at homestays of different villages (Basic with clean beddings)
  • 2 night in hotels (twin/ double)

Transport (Bus/ car)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guide (Other language on request)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Sampan boat rides in Ninh Binh
  • Good bikes with helmets
  • Bottled water on the car and during the bike ride
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CAT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Hotel in Hanoi (On request)
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidelines)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
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