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Duration: 3Days

Starting Time:: 08.00am


Pick Up Service: Hotel in Hanoi

Easy Cancellation: 3Days Before




  • Savor the finest regional cuisine.
  • Visit top attractions in Mai Chau, Ninh Binh.
  • Enjoy the mountain landscape while encountering Muong and Thai ethnic minorities.
  • Take a boat on the river and take in the stunning scenery of Tam Coc, regarded as “Halong Bay on land.”
  • Encounter minorities and learn about their way of life as well as distinctive home architecture in Mai Chau
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and learn about the diverse cultures, which are thought to be highlights of this memorable journey.


Know before you go

  • Duration: 3Days 2Nights
  • Cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – 145km – 3.5h

Excursion to Muong village, Lac – Na Phon – Poong Com villages

  • 8:00am: The tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Mai Chau. Visitors can stop by Muong village on the way to Mai Chau town and zoom in from Thung Khe Pass to view the entire valley.

Mai Chau Valley is 145 kilometers from the city of Hanoi. It’s a beautiful destination with a harmonious landscape, lush mountains, terraced fields, and white Thai ethnic communities.

  • After arriving in Mai Chau, you check-in to rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, trek to the rice fields or ride a 5km bike (optional). Learn about the daily lives of the locals in Lac village, Na Phon, and Poong Com, as well as the daily activities of the weavers and farmers who work in the rice fields. In the late afternoon, return to your lodging.

Note: A local traditional music and dance performance is available for an additional $45 per group. If you are interested, kindly ask our guide to make a reservation in advance.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – 150km – 3.5h

Peaceful & authentic village of Mai Hich, leisurely walking, transfer to Ninh Binh

  • Have breakfast in the serene countryside before heading to Mai Hich. Coming here, visitors can explore this area by taking a trek or a bike ride along the trails and concrete roads (optional). The picturesque scenery, which is created by villages, rice fields, mountains, and streams, will undoutedly capture your attention.
  • In addition, don’t miss the opportunity to socialize with the warm locals who are always willing to invite you into their homes for a cup of tea.
  • Return to Mai Chau for lunch, then depart for Ninh Binh. Stop along the road to meet locals and take photos. In the late afternoon, arrive in Ninh Binh, then check in to rest.

Day 3: Ninh Binh – Hanoi – 100km – 2h

Boat trip in Tam Coc, hiking to Bich Dong pagoda, Mua Cave viewpoint & Hoa Lu ancient capital

  • After breakfast, tourists move to visit Tam Coc, regarded as “Halong Bay on Land.” At the boat pier, you will take a private boat for 1.5 hours along the Ngo Dong River to pass through three caves and take in the breathtaking scenery of rice fields and majestic limestone mountains.
  • Continue to Bich Dong, a typical Red River Delta rural pagoda constructed in the 15th century. When you get there, let’s cross a stone bridge to get to Ha Pagoda (Lower pagoda).
    Then, you can take more than 100 steps to get to Chua Trung (Middle pagoda), a cave pagoda with unique clay statues and continue to ascend to visit Upper Pagoda (Thuong Pagoda). In addition to learning about Buddhism, you may have the chance to take in the breathtaking views of the countryside here.
  • Enjoy some local specialty at Tam Coc before moving to Hang Mua (Mua Cave)
    Mua Cave is more than just a normal cave, it is a tourism complex with a number of picturesque landscapes, resorts, and entertainment that has been labeled a miniature version of “the Great Wall of China.” Visitors will feel delighted after successfully conquering roughly 500 stone steps, standing atop Mua mountain, and taking in the view of Ninh Binh.
  • In addition, you will be able to appreciate the entire splendor of the golden rice fields of the Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourist area from the summit of Ngoa Long.
  • Following your exploration in Mua Cave, you move to Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam from the 10th to the 11th centuries. The citadel is surrounded by limestone mountains and rivers, which offer natural defense and a stunning landscape.
  • Once you get to Hoa Lu, you can go to the temples of King Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80) and King Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). These two historical figures played a significant role in the struggle for Vietnam’s independence from China after a millennium of Chinese domination. Both temples were constructed in the 17th century, demonstrating the deep respect for the King’s contributions.
  • Along with activities like visiting Bich Dong Pagoda or climbing to the top of Mua Cave, you can choose to cycle through rice fields and rustic, tranquil Northern-featured villages.
  • After visiting well-known destinations here, you return to Hanoi for rest. End the 3-Day Tour.

Inclusion on Day 1

  • English speaking guide
  • 1 night accommodation at Mai Chau
  • Meal: L
  • Private transportation
  • Bike: Mai Chau
  • 02 bottles of water/pax/day

Inclusion on Day 2

  • English speaking guide
  • 1 night accommodation in Ninh Binh
  • Meal: B, L
  • Private transportation
  • Bike: Mai Chau
  • 02 bottles of water/pax/day

Inclusion on Day 3

  • English speaking guide
  • Meal: B, L
  • Boat: Tam Coc
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • 02 bottles of water/pax/day

Payment policy

  • The Price is exclusive of additional fees of bank or gateway fee.
  • Promotion is valid up to 15 July 2023
  • Promotion is subject to availability upon booking confirmation

Cancellation policy

Cancellations become effective only once the Hanoi Explore Travel Sales Office receives notification of cancellation in writing. The cancellation policy shall be applied the following:

  • Cancel 3 Days prior to arrival date, a 100% refund
  • No show, 100% charge
  • Booking modification at least 1 day prior to arrival date, no charge
  • In case of bad weather if Hanoi Explore Travel cancel your booking, 100% refund will be made

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