4 days, 3 nights
CODE: MCPLNB

MAI CHAU – PU LUONG – NINH BINH

THis tour is a great combination of nature, culture and history. You will be taken to a new famous site in Northern Vietnam, Pu Luong Nature Reserve – a village home of the White Thai, Black Thai, and Muong Ethnic Minority communities. The scenery is well-known for large rice terraces and dreamlike like Sapa but much less touristic.

 

Stunning scenery

 

Local homestay

 

Wildlife

TRIP ITINERARY

day 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU – SHORT TREK

Our private car and guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8.00 AM then we head toward Mai Chau which is 160 km from Hanoi. On our arrival, you will start the trek through the forest, towards open rice fields, passing tinay villages and meet local farmers at work. Your adventure will continue until you reach a valley that is home of White Thai community. Overnight at homestay

Day 2: BAN TE – PU LUONG – TREKKING IN PU LUONG

Pu Luong Nature Reserve where offers you chances to explore the pristine and peaceful land of ethnic minorities’ villages. Hop to the car towards Hieu Hamlet – the most beautiful and remote hamlet in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, you will continue trekking up along the captivating waterfall. Here, you will be fascinated by some of water-wheels, an unique cultural feature of Thai and Muong people living in the nature reserve of Pu Luong to navigate water source for their farming activities. Overnight at bungalow/ homestay.

Day 3: PU LUONG – NINH BINH - TAM COC DISCOVERY – BICH DONG PAGODA

Continue your trip towards Ninh Binh – so called ‘Ha Long Bay on land’. Arriving in Tam Coc, you will start your adventure with cycling around Tam Coc area. Once you are going on the bycle, you will go visiting Bich Dong pagoda. Overnight at a local homestay.

Day 4: TRANG AN UNESCO BOAT RIDE – HOA LU TEMPLES – HANOI

You will spent about 3 hours on the boat along Ngo Dong river. You then depart back to Hanoi. Before that, you will pass by Hoa Lu ancient capital and visit King temples. It is time for learning more about history of Vietnam. End tour in Hanoi.
Itinerary subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions. Included: Ground transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation, activities & meals mentioned above. Not included: Airfares, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities, personal expenses & all other services not clearly mentioned above.

WHY TRAVEL WITH YESD?

Authentic

We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.

Responsible

We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.

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“We had YESD organise a trip to Ninh Binh last March and it was beyond what we had expected. Above all, the guys from YESD were really helpful and supportive, making our trip wonderfully smooth and memorable.”
Bich Phuong / Trip Advisor