Hanoi – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay .Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh Province in the northwestern region of Vietnam. The district is located about 160 km from Ha Noi. The scenery of Mai Chau attracts many tourists. In 2003 the district had a population of 48,570. The district covers an area of 520 km². The district capital is the city of Mai Chau. Red River Cycle Tours
|Activity||Active Cycling tours|
|Group Size||2 -15 Pax|
|Tour type||Group Tour|
|Depart||Every 8th & 28th Monthly|
|Price from||1.125 usd|
Leave Ha Noi at 7:30 am for Mai Chau. Drive past Hoa Binh and drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. See picturesque scenery with stunning mountain views along the way. Reach to Mai Chau at noon and have lunch in local house, in a village of the Thai ethnic minority. After lunch, start biking on rural roads to Buoc, another Thai ethnic group village. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house (home-stay) of a Thai family
Breakfast in the home-stay stilt-house, start cycling or trekking on a beautiful country road through scenic Thai villages and visit a local family in the morning. Enjoy local meal at lunchtime in Thai family before a transfer to Cuc Phuong Park in the late afternoon. Over night in the park.
A visit Endangered Primate Rescue Center then cycling along the forest road, riding through the jungle to gate of the national park, continue biking to Tam Coc, enjoy rowing boat trip through rice fields and limestone mountains to visit 3 caves in Tam Coc. Overnight in Tam Coc.
Start cycling to Bich Dong where your lunch is prepared. Bich Dong is a pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac mountain dating to 1428, comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Guided tours generally cover historical points and end with a pleasant view from the top..After lunch, continue your bike ride on hilly rural roads through countryside villages to Hoa Lu. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. You will have the opportunity to experience farming works by local farmers. In the afternoon, we will spend a short time to drive to Hai Phong. Overnight in Hai Phong.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then start pedal to Ha Long Bay by bike in the morning . On the way will stop to visit some local market and rice field . Arrival Halong bay free for swimming and beach relaxing , dinner with seafood in local restaurant . Overnight in Ha Long.
Day 7: Ha Long – Cat Ba: (B/L/) ( 20 km ) and (boat ride)
A short drive to the boat station for cruising, get on board, discover the World Heritage Site, visit the beautiful grottos and admire the scenery of the Bay from your boat. Drop anchor for swimming . Continue cruising until the afternoon, disembark from your boat , take local ferry to Catba island and cycling from Gia Luan to Cat Ba town and stay a night on Cat Ba island.
Day 8: Cat Ba Island: (B/L/) (20 km)
Explore Cat Ba by bicycle in the morning: cycle to the National Park, central market, and fishing port. Relax on beach in afternoon, explore dinner by yourself , stay one more night in Cat Ba.
Day 9: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi (B/L/) (40 km)
In the early morning, we take public ferry back to Hai Phong, then continue our bike ride until the afternoon. Then, drive back to Ha Noi, with a stop to visit the Bat Trang pottery village on our way back . Overnight in Ha Noi. Tour End!
Tour Price : 1.125 Usd / Persons
Departure Date : 8th & 28th Monthly
Group Size : Min 2 to Max 16 persons
♦ Transport by A/C mini van, bus, and truck carry bikes
♦ New Trek speeds, helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits
♦ Entrance fees, boat trips
♦ B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary
♦ For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels
♦ 7 nights in hotels and 1 nights in home-stay, double occupancy, twin share
♦ Experienced English speaking bike guides
♦ Pick up/ drop off at hotels
♦ Travel insurance
♦ Other personal expenses
♦ International flights to/ from Vietnam
♦ Accommodation in Hanoi
♦ Tip for guide and driver