Day 1: Hanoi – Ngoc Son Nature Reserve –Khuong Hamlet (L/D)
At around 7:00 we will start our journey by car from Ninh Binh to Ngoc Son Nature Reserve. 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.
Day 2: Khuong Hamlet – Hieu Hamlet (B/L/D)
Getting up early and spending time walking in 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 next to the waterfall (twin-sharing bungalow)
Day 3: Hieu Hamlet – Pu Luong Center – Ninh Binh (B/L).
After having breakfast with the local, we will say goodbye to Hieu Hamlet and cycle through villages along the stream and the trails, where exist the most water wheels in Northwest area to continue exploring inside out the most remote area of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Arriving at Pho Doan Market we will have chance to immerse into bustling atmosphere with beautiful natural landscape and friendly local people before getting back to Ninh Binh.
End this discovery tour at around 18:30 pm.
What to bring:
Umbrella, Camera, Raincoat, Sunblock, Hat, Comfortable shoes.
Included in price:
Private car transfers as mentioned
All meals as mentioned in the program
Professional English speaking tour guide (Other language is available upon request)
Mineral water, snack everyday
Bicycle rental with mechanical skilled guide support (TREK bike 24 speed or equivalent)
Admissions and environment fees
Local porter support though jungle
Not included in price:
Other transportations not mentioned
Optional fees for twin-share bungalow on night 2 (Send request on booking);
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
This tour includes private car transfers, you will spend nights at the clean and comfortable stilt house of the locals who are trained according to the program of the international community;
You are strongly suggested to be in compliance with the safety instructions of the tour guide when cycle on slopes;
Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions
The quotation above is only applicable at present and might change at different time of service.
Please use the booking form and choose your desired departure date to get the exact price for the tour.