Authentic North Vietnam Tour - 4 Days to Ba Vi national park, Duong Lam, Mai Chau & Ninh Binh

Are you interested in natural landscapes & getting to know local cultures? This authentic North Vietnam Tour - 4 Days to Ba Vi national park, Duong Lam ancient pagoda, Mai Chau valley & Ninh Binh area promises to bring you interesting experiences, explore off-beaten path attractions & nice activities during the journey!
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The overview of Authentic North Vietnam Tour- 4 Days to Ba Vi park, Duong Lam village, Mai Chau valley & Ninh Binh

This authentic North Vietnam Tour-4 Days was customized for our past-tourists and got their good feedbacks.We would like to introduce this short trip for the customers who would like to experience authentic local cultures : homestaying in a local family, eating their local food, taking part in their daily activities. In this 4 day tour, you will enjoy light treks in Ba Vi national park, in Mua cave for wonderful capture of Ninh Binh's beauty; have short biking trips to visit Duong Lam ancient village, local villages in Mai Chau valley & cycle around peaceful villages & wonderful attractions in Ninh Binh area.

Authentic North Vietnam Tour-Mai Chau valley

Mountain view in Mai Chau area

This Northern Vietnam tour is designed to visit less touristic places with the first night in Moon View Garden (bungalow) operated by local family, the second night in a rural village of Mai Chau valley, then the third night in Ninh Binh area, of which gives you nice view of natural landscapes, chances to relax in peaceful villages or nicely-located resorts.Let's come and enjoy this trip with us !

Brief itinerary of North Vietnam tour-4 Days to Ba Vi park, Duong Lam, Mai Chau & Ninh Binh

Day  1 : Hanoi – Ba Vi national park with light trek- Ngoc Son village. Overnight in Moon View Garden (L,D)

Day  2 : Biking to explore Duong Lam ancient village, cooking lession, transfer to Mai Chau.Overnight in Mai Chau (B, L, D)

Day 3 : Bike trip to visit Mai Chau valley & its local villages-transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight in Ninh Binh (B, L)

Day 4 : Biking to visit Ninh Binh highlights with trekking to Mua cave & Bich Dong pagoda, boat touring Trang An scenic landscapes (B,L)

Authentic North Vietnam Tour - Ba Vi mountain

Special experiences of this authentic north Vietnam tour

  • Chances to interact with friendly locals, so get to know more about their cultures
  • Attend & participate in tradditional show performed by local ethnics in Mai Chau
  • Relaxed & interesting biking trips during the journey.
  • Know how to cook some Vietnamese dishes in guided cooking lession.
  • Chances to enjoy different authentic local food in different regions.
  • Taking part in nice trekking routes following the itinerary.
  • Nice & relaxed boat trip in Trang An, Ninh Binh.

Authentic North Vietnam Tour 4 Days to Ba Vi national park, Duong Lam ancient village, Mai Chau valley & Ninh Binh

Day 1. North Vietnam tour from Hanoi – Ba Vi national park - Ngoc Son Village.Overnight at Moon View Garden bungalow (L,D).

Boarding a private transfer with guide to Ba Vi national park.Spend the morning trekking by steps thru the jungle to the King’s peak – the highest point in Ba Vi national park.It is like an easy morning exercise in the fresh air of the forest and offers you panoramic view of the mighty Da river & surrounding evergreen Red River Delta.Here you can pay a visit to Bao Thien tower worshing Buddha & to Ho Chi Minh temple recently built to pay homage to our great leader Ho Chi Minh.The King’s mount was chosen to spray a part of Uncle Ho’s cremated ashes when he passed away ( stated in his last testament).It is really relaxed with the overwhelmed scenery & nice to know more about Vietnamese’s great national hero with his simple & modest wishes.

North Vietnam Tour to Ba Vi Mountain

The view from Ba Vi Mountain (The King peak)

After the first summit, you continue conquering the second highest Tan Vien peak and visit two temples : the first one worshiping Tan Vien saint ( Mountain God) and another temple dedicated to the mother goddess of heaven.The steps to go up are steeper but wonderful view you are rewarded.

Following Ba Vi national park, we drive to Moon View Garden(bungalow) for a late lunch of local Vietnamese food prepared by a local family.You check in the room & have a leisurely relaxation in Vietnamese house style of one- floor long house with luxury facilities inside.You can take a wark to have a close look at the lifestyle of local residents in the village or do fishing with rods in this family’s pond.

In the late afternoon, you are offered with Vietnamese tradditonal dresses after nice royal foot massages.Before having dinner, you will attend a special Buddish rituals organised by the host in his family’s worshiping place.Like most of Vietnamese, you make a wish and pray yourselves with happness, luck, peace or prosperity for your  family….

Day 2.North Vietnam biking tour to explore Duong Lam village – transfer to Mai Chau.Overnight in Mai Chau (B, L,D)

You will start your day with a healthy exercise of Tai Chi, enjoying breakfast in the rural village’s quiet scenery.Then we do a biking tour to  Duong Lam - a famous ancient village in suburban Hanoi, Vietnam with old house styles of Vietnamese architectures.You will get to know about the village’s culture, its lifestyle & customs by visiting local families, impressive communal houses, ancient pagoda, water wells & the village’s gate….

North Vietnam Tour to Duong Lam village

Have a lunch in Duong Lam village

After a relaxing & interesting bike trip to Duong Lam ancient village, we have a chance to learn how to make some Vietnamese dishes with our local host in a guided cooking lession .You will prepare & cook the foods yourselves for your unforgetable lunch after this cooking lession.

The afternoon, we will take a nice transfer along majestic mountains to Mai Chau valley – the resdential area of such  local ethnics as Black Thai, White Thai, Black Hmong, Muong, Tay….

Check in your resort or homestay, then dinner served with nice dances & wonderful songs performed by local ethnics.How interesting it will be when you actively take part in the performances : singing, dancing, drinking local Can wine with local ferformers…!!!

Day 3.Northern Vietnam biking tour to visit villages in Mai Chau valley-transfer to Ninh Binh.Overnight in Ninh Binh (B, L)

Good morning with  such normal & nice sounds of rural villages as rooster singing, ducks calling eachother… After breakfast, we will have the whole moring biking around Mai Chau valley, stop to visit different local villages, see locals doing farming with anthentic spots for wonderful photos, then spend your time shopping of locally-made products of your interest with friendly & honest locals.

North Vietnam Tour-Mai Chau biking

Biking route  in Mai Chau with impressive view

Following the lunch, we continue with a long drive of 3 hour to Ninh Binh.Check-in your hotel or resort for your comfortable rest afer a long day trip.

Day 4.North Vietnam biking tour to explore Ninh Binh landscapes to Bich Dong pagoda, Mua cave, Trang An, back to Hanoi (B, L)

Start your day with a biking trip through rural villages & impressive limestone outcrops of “Halong bay on land”. Have a stop in Mua Cave for a morning trek up to Mua mountains for great panoramic view of Tam Coc area with picturesque landscapes of mountains, ricefields & rivers. It is so majestic I must say when you do this trekking trip on the time when the rice change its colours from green to yellow….

North Vietnam Tour to Ninh Binh (Mua cave)

The stunning view from Mua cave in Ninh Binh

The next stop is biking to Trang An Scenic Landscape with peaceful & beautiful boat tour along forested limestone mountains dotted with hidden caves & temples.Thanks to its nice scenery & holly temples, Trang An was recognised as the world’s cultural & natural heritage by U.N.E.S.C.O in 2014. It has attracted a big number of tourists so it is good to visit in the morning when most of tourists are on their way heading here from Hanoi.

North Vietnam Tour-Trang An boat tour

  Boat tour thru the cave in Trang An area

After 2,5 hour Trang An boat tour, we bike back to hotel & have lunch in a local restaurant, then have time visiting Bich Dong pagoda before driving back to Hanoi. We end our North Vietnam Tours 4 days to Ba Vi national park, Duong Lam ancient village, Mai Chau valley & Ninh Binh in Hanoi around 5p.m.

If you would like to join us for a street tour in Hanoi, it is great to do in with us in your dinner time tasteing different delicious local dishes & drinks.

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The tour includes:

  • Private transfer with driver along the journey.
  • Private English speaking tour guide following your travel program.Other languages are upon your request in advance.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings in the tour program
  • Biking rental fees following the program
  • The cooking lession in Ngoc Son village
  • Tranditional show of dances & songs in Mai Chau
  • Rowing boat trip in Trang An.
  • A bottle of mineral water per day per passenger

The tour excludes :

  • Personal expences during the trip
  • Extra sightseeing places outside the travel itinerary
  • Drinks of beers, wines, juices or water during the tour.
  • Tips & gratitudes to guides & drivers ( 3 usd /per days/per pax)
  • Payment transaction fee.
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