The 4-day tour includes such travel highlights as trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve, overnight at local home in Muong and Thai villages, river boat trip in Tam Coc – “Halong bay in-land” and the countryside bicycle tour from Tam Coc to Hoa Lu temples, Ninh Binh province. This is a soft adventure tour that is tailor-made for family holidays, small group tours and active travelers. The best time to travel this combined trekking and cycling itinerary is the dry season starting October till April. Contact your Lotussia Travel consultant nowe for more details.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Trek Puluong Nature Reserve (Hang village).
8:00: You will be met up by Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi (Please advise your hotel name upon confirmation).
Depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies.
Lunch will be provided in a stilt house in Poom Coong village, Mai Chau.
Following lunch, we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang.
We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.
Day 2: Continue trekking Pu Luong nature reserve (Hang village – Kho Muong village)
Today we will walk for about six hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.
Day 3: Trekking to Pho Doan. Travel to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh province.
This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided in a local house.
After breakfast, we will take a motorbike-taxi to La Han ferry where our car will be waiting for us for our journey to Tam Coc (“Halong bay in-land”).
Dinner & overnight in Tamcoc.
Day 4: Tam Coc river boat trip and countryside cycle. Travel back to Hanoi .
After breakfast, we will have a two-hour boat trip along the Boi river.
The river trip in Tam coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin – China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes.
Then enjoy one-hour bicycle trip through rural villages before arriving Hoalu ancient capital.
Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Hoa Lu.
Return to Hanoi. Trip ends.
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