Are you looking for a shorter distance travel option but still want all the adventures? This is the right choice for you! You will see the beautiful nature and experience the local life and culture.
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau – Buoc Village. (L, D) 180km
07:45 - 08:15 Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
10:00 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
11:45 Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and customs; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
12:30 Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. Vegetarian is available.
13:30 - 15:30 Visit the real local traditional Stilt House before cycling to visit villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and learn about their daily life and culture. Stop by the handcraft village to learn about weaving in traditional way and support them by buying their local products.
16:00 Board the van to go to Hidden Buoc Village (20km away from main tourist Lac Village).
17:00 - 19:00 Check-in to your Lodge – Free time to enjoy the swimming pool, cycling, or walking around the village.
19:00 Dinner at the Lodge and free time.
Day 2: Morning Fun Excursion – Ninh Binh. (B, L, D) 160km
07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast at the Lodge.
08:30 – 12:00 Trekking with local guide to visit the beautiful surrounding villages visiting non-tourist path and rice terraces. (Distance trek about 7.5km).
12:30 Check-out and have lunch.
14:00 Board the van to go to Mai Chau to transfer to Ninh Binh.
17:00 Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat. Check-in your room and have free time.
19:00 Dinner at the Retreat.
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park - Ha Noi. (B, L)
07:30 Breakfast at the Retreat.
08:30 Check-out and depart for Cuc Phuong National Park by car with a local guide.
10:00 Arrive in Cuc Phuong National Park Center. Start trekking in the rain forest, and visit the 1000 years old tree. (Hard Trek: 6km)
12:30 Get in the car to drive back to the entrance for lunch at the park’s restaurant.
13:30 Visit the endangered Primate Rescue Center. Learn about many endangered species guided by the park’s specialist guide.
15:00 -16:00 Drive back to the Retreat and gather your belongings before boarding the bus to go back to Hanoi.
18:00 Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter, drop you off at your Hotel.