Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh tour 4 Days / 3 Nights

Pu Luong:
Discover the untouched beauty of Pu Luong, where emerald rice terraces meet lush forests in a harmonious blend of nature’s wonders. Trek through picturesque landscapes, immerse yourself in local culture, and unwind in serene villages nestled amidst rolling hills. Experience authentic rural life and reconnect with nature in this hidden gem of Vietnam.
Ninh Binh:
Embark on an enchanting journey through Ninh Binh, a land of ancient charm and natural splendor. Sail through breathtaking limestone karsts, explore mystical caves, and marvel at the majestic temples scattered across the landscape. Delve into the rich history of Vietnam as you wander through historic sites and tranquil countryside, where every turn unveils a new wonder waiting to be discovered.


Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh


ThemeMountain, Nature, river, village
StyleSmall Group
SuitableFamily, Children


  • Visit 3 beautiful areas of Northern Vietnam
  • Experience a large variety of activities
  • Varied and sublime landscapes
  • A gastronomic stay full of flavors
  • A perfect combination between adventure and relaxation
  • Dive into ancient Vietnamese history


Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh 4 tour Days / 3 Nights > small group tour  Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh tour is the perfect combination between three beautiful places in Vietnam. The Mai Chau’s proximity to the capital makes it an ideal escape for nature lovers with small ethnic minority villages sitting among a patchwork of paddy fields surrounded by green mountains. In Pu Luong, limestone peaks puncture the clouds and dramatic rice terraces looked ethnic villages, home to distinct cultures that have inhabited these parts for centuries. Ninh Binh, the land of the masterpieces, which possesses striking limestone karsts, record-breaking temples and pagodas, amazingly vast rice paddies and a lot of world heritage sites.



7:00 – Pick up the guests at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and start the trip to Mai Chau.

You will have a stop in Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley. During the stop, you can see the local stands selling typical products. Take a chance to try one of the local specialties, the “Com Lam”, sticky rice cooked in bamboo. Arrival in Mai Chau which is considered the capital of the Thai people. Check in and have lunch in the traditional house on stilts with specialties of the Northwest mountains.  Take a small rest to relax by the pool or a quick walk in the narrow alleys to admire the local life.

Start the cycling tour to discover the beautiful Mai Chau valley. You will pass through fields and villages and get the opportunity to discover more about the unique cultural activities of the White Thai ethnic group. Take a break to visit brocade production facilities made by locals.  You are welcome to visit the shops and to buy souvenirs from this unique place. Back to homestay & free time to relax, enjoy the swimming pool or walk around in the narrow alleys around the homestay. Diner and peaceful night in the homestay

Mai Chau Rustic Home or similar – Deluxe Private Room


Early breakfast to be ready for the amazing day coming. You will board the van to reach the starting point of the trek. On Thursday and Sunday, you will have a stop at the local Pho Doan market.

You will then be dropped at the starting point. The trek will pass through a small dirt path, passing by an isolated hamlet and through the jungle. You will arrive at the higher part of Hieu village contemplating some stunning views.  While going down to reach the waterfall, you will see some local houses. Free time to enjoy the waterfall (swimming and water hiking depending on season). Time to join the local house for a Garden to Table Lunch at the homestay of ethnic minority people.

After lunch, rest and relax in the village before boarding the car back to Pu Luong Eco Garden. Free time to relax in the hotel in the room or by the infinity pool or to explore an easy walk around Bang Village.

Dinner and overnight in the Retreat.

Pu Luong Eco Garden or similar – Deluxe Private Room


Breakfast at the Retreat. Then start the trek to Kho Muong Village & Bat Cave. The trekking will start by a small alley nearby traditional Thai stilt houses until reaching beautiful viewpoints of the infinity rice terraces. Arriving from the top of the hill, you will slowly see the village of Kho Muong and understand how special this place is. After walking around the village, you will walk to the entrance of the cave. Possibility to visit the cave (depending on weather conditions).

Back to Pu Luong Eco Garden to take a shower and check out. You will then enjoy lunch at the restaurant. Finally, enjoy some free time to relax or to have a swim in the infinity.

Check out and lunch at Pu Luong. Say goodbye to the fabulous Pu Luong Nature Reserve and start the journey to reach Halong Bay on land, Ninh Binh. Arrival at the lodge and free time to relax around the pool or on the terrace to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at Trang An Ecolodge Resort.

Trang An Ecolodge or similar – Deluxe Private Room


Cycling to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Back to the X century, the ancient Vietnamese capital was the place of the emperors of the dynasty of Dinh, Tien Le and Ly. Travel out of time on this spectacular site.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is not only a valuable relic site but also a remarkable tourist attraction, offering tourists the chance to appreciate both stunning historical scenery and unique architectural values of a bygone era.

It will be time for a relaxing tour in the UNESCO site of Trang An. You will enjoy a boat tour in the wonderful landscape in between karst pics covered by jungle, passing through a cave and watching temples. It is a world apart and a unique destination in Vietnam.

A relaxing and serene boat trip with the most amazingly beautiful views and rich in history with perfectly preserved architecture.

Transfer back to Hanoi with an estimated arrival time around 6.30pm.

End of the journey!


330$1 pax


  • All transports mentioned in the itinerary
  • All mentioned meals
  • English speaking local guides
  • Accommodation mentioned
  • Entrance tickets
  • Activities mentioned
  • 1 bottle of water/day/pax


  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance


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