Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc

from $203
4 days    Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh,
  • mai chau tour
  • cycling in cuc phuong park
  • van long wetland ninh binh

Discovering Vietnam from a unique perspective. An active holiday where you get to know the country scenery, beauty and culture intimately as you join the locals. Mai Chau is the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. It is so interesting to spend a night on a stilt house and enjoy the traditional music and wine. Cuc Phuong National Park is engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Tam Coc is considered as Halong Bay on land because of its beauty and charm. Sitting on boat en route Tam Coc, you have a good chance of viewing the scenic beauty of huge rocks standing along river and scattered green rice fields, which are all combined to form a poetic painting of the countryside.

Tour Itinerary

What to expect

  • The route through beautiful natural landscape and go off the beaten paths
  • For nature lovers, don’t miss any moments of photography
  • Make friend and chat with friendly local people and minorities


Day 1. Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)

Morning pick up at your hotel and leave Hanoi we head west to Mai Chau valley, enjoy spectacular view of landscape on the way, have break for photographing. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon. Have lunch and relax.

Afternoon, we go trekking for 2 hours to visit Lac & Poom Coong villages. See terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people. You will have chance to see “Tho Cam” – a unique textile product of Thai people, meet and have talk with the friendly local people. Have dinner with local family and enjoy the traditional dance performance and drinking wine from the bamboo tube.

Stay overnight in the home of Thai hill tribe (Ban Lac village).

Day 2. Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong national park (B, L, D)

After breakfast, depart to Cuc Phuong national park with stop over on the way for taking photographs of Vietnam peaceful countryside. Arrive in Cuc Phuong, start to visit Centre of Endangered Rescue. Have lunch at restaurant.

Afternoon keep trekking to discover the variety of fauna and flora of the forest in fresh atmosphere to the Tetrameles nudiflora (Sequoia) 1,000 years tree and primitive man cave. Checking into your bungalow, we will have free time to walk and visit around in the evening.

Have dinner and stay overnight in Cuc Phuong National Park.

Day 3. Cuc Phuong – Van Long (B, L, D)

Leave for Van Long floating village (Van Long wetland reserve), a perfect venue for you to relax and let your mind wander among the diverse limestone features of Van Long nature reserve, then take a boat trip for 2 hours rowing along this beautiful wetland of Van Long Natural Reserve, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. Continue to Ninh Binh, check in your hotel and have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon visit to Hoa Lu, formerly the capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties which however has left its legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. After a short drive we visit these two remaining structures, dedicated to the Dinh and Le rulers, and then climb 200 steps to the top of Ma Yen Mountain for a fantastic view over the surrounding areas.

Day 4. Tam Coc – Hanoi (B, L)

Start the day on a bike riding through beautiful countryside to Tam Coc, which is known as “Inland Halong Bay”. We take a boat trip on a river through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the grottoes of Tam Coc.

Check out your hotel and have lunch at restaurant before driving back to Hanoi. End the tour at your hotel.

Tour price

Private tour Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc 4 days:

Hotel class 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
Superior $350 $295 $218 $203
Deluxe $388 $332 $255 $242

Hotel proposal

Destination Superior Deluxe
Mai Chau Homestay Mai Chau bungalow
Cuc Phuong Cuc Phuong bungalow Cuc Phuong bungalow
Ninh Binh Hoa Lu 2 hotel Nguyen Shack Homestay

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Private A/C car transferring & sightseeing as per program,
  • Hotel/homestay accommodation (twin/double sharing basis) with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as specified (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees during guided time, boat trip, bikes
  • Drink water

Tour exclusive

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Surcharge for peak season if any (Christmas, New Year…)

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