The 8-day tour is arranged in the northern Vietnam taking you to some of the most popular travel places including Mai Chau, Cuc Phuong National park and Tam Coc. The tour begins with a car transfer from Hanoi to Mai Chau where you spend the first 6 days trekking through local hilltribe villages such as Xa Linh, Hang Kia, Tau Na, Cun Pheo, Xam Khoe, Poom Coong, Noong Luong, Ban My. The first 5 nights are spent at local home (homestay) offering the opportunity to experience the real life. You continue your holiday travelling to Cuc Phuong National Park. There you one more day trekking through jungle, to visit the 1000-year old tree before you move to Tam Coc, “halong bay inland” where you enjoy a river boat trip, sampan cruise tour and optional bicycle tours before you travel back to Hanoi. The 10-day adventure tour is provided with English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle and is only available from October until April. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau.
You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team and transferred to Hoa Binh ( 75 km from Ha Noi). Upon your arrival in Hoa binh, start 3-hour trek to Ban Voi. You will admire picturesque view of Hoa Binh reservoir on the height of 300m above sea level. After 3 hours trekking transfer to a boat. Lunch on board. Cruise on Hoa Binh reservoir to Bai Sang. Transfer to Mai Chau ( 15 km), on the way to Mai chau stop to see Go Lao waterfall. Dinner and overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Xa Linh – Hang Kia
Breakfast. Start 3.5-hour trek to Xa Linh. This morning you will trek through rice fields, jungles before going to Xa Linh. Afternoon continue 4-hour trek to Hang Kia, stop en route for seeing the H’Mong hill-tribe people. Overnight at Hang Kia village.
Day 3: Hang kia – Tau Na – Cun pheo
An early morning start to trek mountainsides to Tau Na. The trekking is quite adventurous at times with some steep uphill and downhill walking, but the views are incredible. However, some physical preparation will enable you to fully appreciate today’s trek. Overnight at Cun Pheo – A Muong village.
Day 4: Cun pheo – Xam khoe – Pom Coong
The spectacular countryside and simple lifestyle of the Thai ethnic minority people are a highlight of Mai Chau valley although conditions are very basic. Lunch in Van Mai. In the afternoon trek to Pom coong. En route to Van Mai you have the chance to meet local people, all friendly and Welcoming. Overnight at Pom Coong village.
Day 5: Pom Coong – Noong Luong
In this morning we spend 3 hours walking up to reach Noong Luong where you can see Muong villages on the highland of 1.200 m above sea level. A good meal is already awaiting you in local house. Afternoon trek to Tra Day to discover the rural life of Muong ethnic. Dinner and overnight in Noong Luong.
Day 6: Noong Luong – Ban My village
This day will be long with picnic lunch en route. You will trek through many villages and rice field, hills, forests. On the way you will meet interesting local people who are working on farm or on rice field. Tourists arrive in Ban My village at 5h00 PM . Warm hosts and hot meal is ready to serve you. Overnight in Ban My village.
Day 7: Ban My – Cuc Phuong
Breakfast. Trek 2 hours get out Ban My ( Tan Lac District) before we take a 60 km drive to Cuc Phuong National Park. After lunch trek 2 hours around. Overnight in Muong village in Cuc Phuong.
Day 8: Cuc Phuong trek
We continue venturing into the national park of Cuc Phuong. A 6-hour trek with picnic lunch en route gives us a great opportunity to explore one of Vietnam’s most beautiful primeval forests and also see the Muong hill-tribe people. Overnight in Cuc Phuong.
Day 9: Cuc Phuong – Ninh Binh
Upon leaving Cuc Phuong National Park we are transferred by car to Tam Coc. A boat trip on a river through “ Ha Long inland” – The quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to visit three grottoes of Tam Coc. Afternoon visit Non Nuoc pagoda in Ninh binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 10: Ninh Binh – Ha Noi
Breakfast. Transfer to Ha Noi. Trip ends.
Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of trekking tours in all over Vietnam. The above trekking tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable and subject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries which are available upon request. If you need further information or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vietnam!