HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PU LUONG, MAI CHAU

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Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destination: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Mai Chau - Hanoi
Price: Contact
This 4-day Vietnam motorbike tour starting from Hanoi will bring you to Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Pu Luong, and Mai Chau.
Pù Luông Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in northern Vietnam. This nature reserve is situated in Quan Hóa and Bá Thước districts of Thanh Hóa Province, North Central Coast region of Vietnam. 

* BRIEF ITINERARY:


Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (-/L/D)
 
Day 2: Tam Coc Motorbike Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve (B/L/D)
 
Day 3: Pu Luong Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau valley (B/L/D)
 
Day 4: Mai Chau Motorbike Tour to Hanoi (B/L/-)

 

Day 1: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Mai Chau: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (-/L/D)

07:00am, we'll start our motorbike tour by riding through the city then foHANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PU LUONG, MAI CHAUllowing the High Way No 1 via some suburb districts of Hanoi like Thuong Tin, Phu Xuyen and Hanam province to get to Ninh Binh
At around 10:30am, we arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
11:30am, we'll jump on our motorbikes to keep heading to Tam Coc at around 12:00pm. Right here, we'll have a lunch at a local restaurant being served with goat meat which is famous as the local specialty .
1:30pm, 5 minute-walk to the boat station and start a 2-hour boat trip to visit Tam Coc. Known as “Halong Bay on land”, Tam Coc are three limestone caves stretching along Ngo Dong river. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, rice paddy and the site of some temples along the way from Hang Ca (first cave) to Hang Hai (second cave) and Hang Ba (third cave).
The rest of time, you'll be free on your own to explore more local villages around Tam Coc.
overnight at Hotel in Tam Coc
 
Summary
Distance:  150 km
Accommodation: Hotel in Tam Coc 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 2: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Mai Chau: Tam Coc Motorbike Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve (B/L/D)

After having breakfast, you'll be relaxed a bit before taking another ride to Pu Luong Nature Reserve within a few hours. We then have to take a short boat trip then start a 2 to 3 hour walk through beautiful hill side villages, magnificent rice paddies, seeing hand crafted bamboo water wheels to approach where we'll be staying tonight. The highlight on this walk is experiencing the beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the White Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional dinner and stay the night.
Homestay at Ethnic Thai Tribe's house
 
Summary
Distance:  150 km
Accommodation: Homestay 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 3: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Mai Chau: Pu Luong Motorbike Tour to Mai Chau valley (B/L/D)

After having breakfast at a local family, you'll be at leisure a bit to HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO PU LUONG, MAI CHAUexperience the fresh & quiet atmosphere & daily life of the locals here then jump on the bikes to go straight to Mai Chau valley. En route, you'll have chances to stop by visit a plenty of authentic villages of the hill tribes and view stunning natural landscapes of streams, forests, mountains.
Upon reaching Mai Chau, we'll have a lunch and in this afternoon, our guide will take you on another ride to get deeper into other remote villages to learn more about their culture, traditions as well as lifestyles of the people.
Dinner & overnight at the local family in Mai Chau. Homestay
 
Summary
Distance:  100 km
Accommodation: Homestay 
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Mai Chau: Mai Chau Motorbike Tour to Hanoi (B/L/-)

After breakfast, let's do a 60km-motor ride around Mai Chau dict on beautiful mountain dirt track and almost empty road  before back to home-stay for lunch. And then we say goodbye to villagers and leave Mai Chau around 10 am. We ride back Hanoi by shorter way.
 
Summary:
Distance:  140 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
END OF THE TRIP
 
* Inclusions:
+ Accommodation based on twin or triple sharing at standard hotels 
+ Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
+ Helmet(s)
+ Driving gears
+ Gasoline on tour
+ English speaking guide
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
 

* Exclusions:
+ Travel insurance
+ Visa
+ Air-ticket
+ Tips
+ Personal expenses
 

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