Combo Bai Dinh - Trang An - Mai Chau 4 days

Duration:  4 days/ 3 nights

Group size:  9 - 18 pax

Itinerary: Hanoi - Bai Dinh - Trang An - Mai Chau - Hanoi

from $171.0 (per person)

A combination of a group tour to Bai Dinh - Trang An (Ninh Binh) and an exciting trip to Mai Chau offers tourists an enjoyable experience. With our combo, you will have chance to visit Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves, bike and visit surrounding peaceful villages in Mai Chau.

Highlights

Full day visit Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Cave in Ninh Binh

2-night trip to visit Mai Chau and Mo Luong cave

Free pickup at hotels in Old quarters

Tour options

Standard tour

Description Price for standard tour

from $171.0
(per person)

Deluxe tour

Description Price for deluxe tour

from $252.0
(per person)

Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Dinh - Trang An (L)

07.45 - 08.15: Pick up at your hotels in Hanoi old quarters, depart for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms).

10.30: Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel.

13.00 Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers of Ninh Binh.

16.00: Getting on the car for returning to Hanoi.

18.00 - 18:30: Back to Hanoi at your hotel

Standard option: communal dorm (homestay)

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L/D)

07.30 – 8.30: Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van

10.00: Short break on the way, photo taking.

11.30 – 12.00: Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley, arrive in Mai Chau around noon time.

12.15: Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian meal available)

13.00 – 15.00: Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.

15.00 – 18.00: Free time for bicycling, walking, shopping

18.00: Visit Thai living museum for Traditional BBQ dinner

19.30: Watch Thai traditional dance in the stilt house and enjoy Traditional alcohol (ruou can) with the community then overnight at the homestay

Day 3: Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Mai Chau (B/L/D)

07.30 – 8.00: Wake up and have breakfast at the homestay.

8:30 – 10:30: Drive / ride motorbikes 35km to Pu Luong Nature Reserve (motorbike drivers available).

10:30 – 12:30: Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve to explore a stunning cave.

13:00 – 15:00: Enjoy Lunch in the village and enjoy the riding back to Mai Chau by taking another road through the beautiful rural villages.

15:30: Arrive in Mai Chau enjoy your free time with your motorbike to explore the Valley yourself.

18.00: Dinner and overnight at the homestay

Day 4: Mai Chau trekking – Hanoi (B/L)

7:30-8:00: Wakeup and eat breakfast

8:00: Go with local tour guide to visit more remote rural villages Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa villages to understand more about their culture and customs.

12:00: Back to the homestay for lunch and check-out

13:00 – 15:00: Free time for shopping and relaxing

15:00 – 15:30: Say goodbye to the family to get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi

18:30 – 19:00: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quater. Drop you off at your hotel.

Deluxe option: Bungalow at Mai Chau Lodge

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau (L, D)

08h30: Depart from Hanoi (3.5 hours drive with break, photo stop; good road condition)

12h00: Arrive in Mai Chau. Welcome drink and cold/hot towel to be served, followed by an appetizing lunch. The fresh, tasty dishes on offer include local vegetable, ingredients and flavors such as green bean, black mushroom, fish and chicken cooked in Muong or Thai ethnic minority style

15h30: Start your journey to discover the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes with our cycling tour for 2 hours

Note: This 2-hour valley cycling tour can be replaced by 4.5-hour cycling & rock climbing tour, which starts from 1PM. Surcharge USD 20/ person

19h00: A fabulous dinner will be served

20h30: Complement your experience by sampling delicacies from the local region during dinner time and enjoy the performance by local troupe of ethnic minority Muong and Thai people. It is so relaxing to watch the exotic dances featuring the flower, land-scape and daily agriculture cultivating activities and sweet dating songs in the fresh mountain air.

Day 3: Mo Luong cave - Mai Chau (B/L/D)

08h00: Enjoy a tasty international breakfast in Bo Luong Restaurant with views overlooking the lake, the paddy fields and the swimming pool

09h00: Climb up the stairs to visit Mo Luong Cave across from Mai Chau Lodge. The cave stretches 500 meters under Mt. Pu Kha and is rich in myths and legends of the local people. Discover the cave’s four caverns before returning

10h00: Start the walking tour to H’mong village to get a deeper immersion into the ethnic communities and to understand how they live from a real life perspective

12h30: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the village and drive back to the Lodge or drive back and have lunch at the Lodge

Note: Please note that the program for the second day can be change between Trekking tour to H’mong or Kayaking on Hoa Binh River

19h00: A fabulous dinner will be served.

Day 4: Poom Coong and lac Villages - Hanoi (B)

08h00: Breakfast

09h00: Continue walk to Thai’s Village at Pom Coong & Lac

11h30: Back to hotel for Lunch (this meal not included in the package rate)

13h30: Leave Mai Chau to go back to Hanoi

Note: 

  • Combo excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request
  • The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability

What's Included

  • Roundtrip transfer by A/C van
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meals as indicated above
  • Entrance fees
  • Bicycle trip in Mai Chau
  • Electric car and Boat trip in Ninh Binh
  • Homestay or Bungalow in Mai Chau
  • Traditional dance show & can wine

What's Not Included

  • VAT & travel insurance
  • Drinks & Personal expense
  • Hotel accommodation in Hanoi

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T88CBG08

 

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Customer reviews

from on May 30, 2017
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Really nice place but the heat was overwhelming so an early morning visit may be better. There are a lot of steps up and down so not for someone with knee problems or disabilities.
The views from the to were very good and the pagoda, temples and Buddha statues were interesting.
It is a ,one drive from Hanoi so it may be worth combining this trip with the Trang An caves!

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