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Days 4
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
Biking the rural Vietnam, Home-stays, Local interactions, Sampan boat rowing...
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4
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
Biking the rural Vietnam, Home-stays, Local interactions, Sampan boat rowing...
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DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU (BIKE TO 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 would have a stop en route for taking photographs. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, you will enjoy your lunch stop in a local house at Lac village of Thai ethnic minority. After lunch, you will start the adventure on your bikes from the village to Buoc, a village of the same group. Dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house.
Approx. 30Km
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: BACK ROAD TO MAI CHAU
This morning, you may be woken up by the roosters and other domestic animals. Have breakfast at the home-stay. Then, then start the day with a ride on beautiful country roads through scenic villages of houses-on-stilts and fields. Lunch and relaxing break at a local house before start again your exploring on the saddle then get back to Lac Village in the afternoon for checkin your second home-stay. Dinner and overnight in Lac Village.
Approx. 35Km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: BIKE/ DRIVE TO NINH BINH
This morning, you have a little time at leisure to cycle around in the Mai Chau valley or shopping for Thai handmade fabric early in the morning. Otherwise, just take your time with the breakfast before setting out for the journey to Ninh Binh. Lunch is on the way to Ninh Binh. In the afternoon, you have opportunities to get back on your bike for a beautiful ride through country side of Ninh Binh. Overnight at a hotel in Ninh Binh.
Approx. 30Km
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: NINH BINH - HANOI
As usual, enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. Hop back on your bike for a ride to Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam dated back from 10th century. Visit the temples and climb some hundred steps to the top of a mountain  (Yen Ma Mt.) for a great view over the “Halong Bay in land”. Thence you bike through an amazing area of Limestone Mountains to Tam Coc. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on little river to admire the harmony of the mountain and water here. Drive back to Hanoi and finish the trip at the door of your hotel.
Approx. 22Km Bike,  2hr boat row
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays)

  • 2 nights at homestays of different villages (Basic with clean beddings)
  • 1 night in a hotel (twin/ double/ extra bed)

Transport (Bus/ car)

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

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)

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

  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 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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