Sandwiched between magical limestone forest of Cuc Phuong and magnificent scenic beauty of Pu Luong. Nature conservation areas Ngoc Son - Ngo Luong boasts stunningly primitive scenery and longstanding culture of Muong tribe. Visiting Ngoc Son - Ngo Luong, you will feel the rustic beauty of the majestic scenery, experience the simple life, but no less interesting with the indigenous people. With the goal of developing sustainable tourism, we offer the opportunity to help you to enjoy a peaceful life with wild nature in hygienic conditions and the best service. Guest is an important part of helping us preserve the cultural values, natural here, helping people improve their lives even more needy. Live with the people, experience a completely different life, a deeper understanding of the local culture and the richness of their daily work. Cycling along scenic trail to observe spectacular natural views. Go through the crystal clear springs, enjoy the beauty of the water falls Mo and Mu. Having the opportunity to observe your plants: Plants gnashing, ebony and many orchids in particular, the animals you like fiddling with the birds ...Biking along the sanctuary to see nature, forests and picturesque villages (solf adventure tours or hard ones). Rowing a raft along the Buoi river to listen the sound diversity of birds, observing the work of local fishermen. Participate in activities with indigenous peoples such as the rice was harvested, weaving, cooking lessons
Day 1: Hanoi – Vu Ban – Ngoc Son – Ngo Luong – Chieng – Mu – Khuong
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, our crew will meet and pick up you at the lobby of hotel. We wil depart to Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve via Hoa Binh, the gateway of North West Vietnam. You will enjoy lush scenery and rustic village life through window of bus for over two hours.
Arriving in Ngoc Son Natural Reserve, we’ll have a short break and prepare for cycling tour. The first challenge but reward is Ngoc Son slope with 400 meter high to reach the wonderful landscape and cool atmosphere at Mu Waterfall.
After lunch, we continue cycling to Khuong Hamlet . Then we will have free ride around this hamlet, on its slopes and shores of terraced fields to explore the daily life of the locals. Dinner will be served with traditional specialties at a local house-on-stilt where you will rest and overnight. Music show with ancient dance and rhythm of Muong people to help us learn about their spiritual culture is available upon your request.
Activities:Transferring and warming Cycling
Accommodation: Ecohomestay. Bungalow.
Cycling distance:40 – 76 Km
Day 2: Khuong – Sat - Thuong –Mon – Coi Cao – Phu Luong Nature reserve -
Getting up early and spending time to contemplate fresh air of this Nature Reserve, we will then taste your breakfast with locals at the stilt house or at simple bungalows next to the stream before cycling to Coi Cao Hamlet that is deeply located in the core area of Ngoc Son Nature Reserve. On cycling way, we will pass through the most remote houses, observe hard-working women with their looms and catch bright and innocent smiles of children. After that we’ll leave our bike and start a 2-hour-stream-hiking trip on a hidden trail along the streams inside the primeval jungle and enjoy totally different experiences.
Reaching Thai’s villages – home to many water-wheels providing water from stream to households -and exploring the Thai’s cultural values at Pu Luong Nature Reserve at the end of the trail we’ll get our bike back and continue cycling on the pristine path with many palm trees along the roadsides to reach the peaceful Hieu Waterfall where we will enjoy your lunch and spend the night at the traditional Thai’s stilt house. After lunch, you are free to discover the daily life of the locals, take nice photos of peaceful terraced fields on gentle slopes of the mountain or find a quiet corner to read a favorite book. You will spend your night at the stilt house. If you want to enjoy your private space, you can request overnight at the isolated well-furnished bungalows
Activities:Cycling from Village - Village
Accommodation :Ecohome/ Retreat
Cycling distance: 45 – 80 Km
Day 3: Hieu Village – Pho Doan – Kho muong – Mai Chau
Wake up early morning to enjoy pristine nature and fresh air in the core of Phu Luong Nature Reserve. You can wander around Thai Village to observe the daily life of local people and interact with them to further understanding their longstanding culture. Have local style breakfast with host and say good bye them. We commence new cycling day from Homestay on paved road through fabulous rice terrace paddy and picturesque Thai villages to Mai Chau. On the way you will admire the hidden charm of Phu Luong and Mai Chau scenic area. Have lunch en route. After lunch we will continue to ride on legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail to Mai Chau. Upon arriving Sol bungalow, do check in and have relax by your own. Have dinner and enjoy live music performance with local homestay.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Ecohomestsy or Ecolodge
Cycling distance: 30 – 65 km
Day 4: Mai Chau – Track Trail
Waking up you early in the morning by birds and chicken sounding, you will be treated by Thai traditional 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 .Stay at local homestay of Phom Coong Village. The rest of afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike. Dinner and over night at Thai Homestay
Activities:Cycling Back Road
Cycling distance: 25 – 45 Km
Day 5: Mai Chau – Hanoi
After breakfast, we pick up our bike and cycle on the scenic route around Mai Chau, past green rice paddies and villages, meeting friendly local villagers. Arriving back in phomcoon Village for in local home stay. After lunch we have sometimes to explore the village and to do some shopping of the local handmade textiles. Transfer 3hours back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi at late afternoon
Activities:Cycling and Transferring to Hanoi
Accommodation: The light Hotel****
Cycling distance: 45 Km.
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent 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 ( 4 breakfast, 5 lunches, 5 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.
Fruit and snack for cycling days
Mineral water for drinking
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
Price of The trip & rate:
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 2024 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.
Health and Fittness
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
Insurance, Passport, Visa, Health Requirements:
You are responsible to ensure that You are in possession of a valid passport. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for entry to the countries you are visiting should they be required:
Adequate insurance to cover personal accident, cancellation, medical ans associated expense. Luggage, money and liability cover is a pre – requisite for the holiday
Terms & Conditions
Deposit and ballance payment
A non –refundable deposit of 30% per person is required at the time you make a reservation. If the booking can not be confirmed your deposit will be refunded in full. The final ballance is due 30 days prior to the commencement of your holiday and is payable by cash or internet banking. Failure to pay by due date could result in cancellation
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Days before Departure
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7 day s – 13 Days
6 days -4 days
Loss of deposit
Forfeit 35% of the tour cost
Forfeit 50% of the tour cost
Forfeit 75% of the tour cost
Forfeit 100% of the tour cost
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