A fascinating three day out - door activities trip offers a great experience to explore the exceptional nature beauty and culture richness of Mai chau, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve the gate way to the impressive northwest area of Vietnam.
This 3 Day Mai Chau - Pu luong Bicycle Tour offers for those who want to experience Vietnam’s village life in a remote area. Mountain cyclist will love this trip for the variety of trails- from good single track paths, undulating rough jeep trails to some climbs that are rewarded with ultimate descents, the ride passes through many villages, across lush rice paddies and above valley for stunning view.
As we ride in Mai chau, and Pu Luong Nature Reserve, we encounter Muong and while Thai in Minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses, allowing us to see first hand how there people live. You especially enjoy the specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat and enjoy watching traditional dancing, music performances ( bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing
Day 1 : Hanoi – Hoa Binh - Lac Village
Following to hearty breakfast, our shuttle bus takes us to Luong Son. The gateway to the outstsanding mountainous area of northern Vietnam, upon arrival Luong son, we start 3 Day Mai Chau - Pu Luong Biking through on undulating tarmac road with stunning view of mountain, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop enroute for refresment, and lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we take short transfer to bottom hill of Thung Khe pass, restarting to ride 34km along the bank of Da River, you enjoy spectacular scenery dotted with Muong and Thai people villages under shaded trees, you are very impressive with little school boys and girls or buffalo, cowboy say Hello with you on the way back to their home. We take shortbreak for Kodak momment or refreshment before descent to Mai Chau village. Arriving Mai Chau at late afternoon, we cycle to Sol Bungalow Resort for over night. Taking shower, having dinner with traditional Thai food and enjoy Thai dance music performance.
Activity: Transferring and Cycling
Accommodations: Homestay , Hotel, Ecolodge or Bungalow
Total Cycling Distance: 75 Km
Day 2: Mai Chau loop – Hang village – Don village
Wakening up you early in the morning by birds and chicken sounding, you will be treated by Thai traditional home made cake for breakfast with hot coffee and tea. After light breakfast, we cycle through different villages on a mix of good single track paths link from villages to anothers, the view are stunning as the ride passes and cross lush rice paddies./ Unique to this area are fan palms, grown specifically to use for roofing. We pass hot springs, cycle cross suspension bridges and follow the contours around beautiful terraced rice fields. We stop for lunch en route in local family. After lunch, we cycle back road, single tracks, buffalo trails through rice terraced fields and bamboo forest to Hang Villages . experience on Ho Chi Minh Trail lead to Kho muong and Don Village where we will stay overnight in Ecohomes or Retreat.
Accommodations: Ecohomestay/ Pu Luong Ecogarden/ Pu Luong Retreat/
Total Cycling Distance: 75 Km
Day 3: Pu Luong exploring – Cam Luong - Back to Hanoi
After breakfast, we kick off our bike and cycle on the scenic route around Pu Luong, pass green rice paddies and villages, meeting friendly local villagers. you will bike on the village path uphill to the dirt road. This part of the road is in bad condition but offers beautiful views over Thai villages and terraced rice fields on the valley. You cycle downhill on the single track to Ban Lanh where local people still preserve their traditional weaving cloth. We continue on single trakc trail through stunning rice paddy and green tea farm to Pho Doan.
Arriving Pho Doan Village stop to visit local market on sunday if we are on right time. We keep riding on undulating road along river to admire incredible scenery in bothside of nature reserve, have lunch enroute. After lunch we continue to explore the village in Cam Luong then Transfer 3hours back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi at late afternoon.
Activity: Cycling and Transferring.
Accommodations: By Yourself
Total Cycling Distance: 79 Km
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose aquivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes
Tour included in:
English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Meals details in itineraries ( 02 breakfast,3 Lunches, 02 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake and helmets
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Fruit and snack for cycling days
Tour excluded in:
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
Cost are based in USD $ and coverted to Vietnamese Dong ( VND). Therefore all costs are subject to currency fluctuations. If you wish to avoid any currency surchages should there be a change in the exchange rate, you can pay for your trip inadvance of the balance date. Please ask our reservation staff to issue an invoice for your final payment.. Please note invoice are valid for two days then rewiewed. According to exchange rates. Child rate are available.
Tour price and exchange rate are based on tour cost and exchange rate at 2020 and are subject to change. Costs shown are in American Dollar. ( USD) unless otherwise countries in Euro . we have made every effort to ensure itinerary documents accuracy at the time of going to print. However, Our company can not be held any responsible for typographical errors or errors arising from unforseen circumstance.
Booking are accepted on the undestanding that all persons travelling are normally in good health and physically equal to the demands of the chosen trip
Reservations are accepted on the standing that. Whilst each hotel is usually one of the most comfortable available, limitations are imposed by the itinerary to make it inevitable that sometimes the standard of accommodation may vary from place to place. Single room are generally booked for privacy than comfort and are of limited availability
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