Day 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong (L, D) 200km
07:30 Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and start the Pu Luong Ninh Binh 3 days tour
09:00 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi)
11:00 Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and customs; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
13:00 Arrive in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Have lunch and check in.
14:30 – 17:30 Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to learn about the local people in Pu Luong.(6kms)
19:00 Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine with the family. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve
Day 2: Easy Trek, Bamboo rafting on Cham Stream , Pu Luong Ninh Binh 120km (B,L,D).
07:30 Have breakfast in the homestay. Say goodbye to the host and continue your trek through another paths of the Reserve to pick up the van to go to Cham stream.
10:30 visit the Ba village and cross the hanging bridge to discover the giant waterwheels, and duck farm to learn about Local agriculture system.
11:30 getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream.
12:30 Pick up the van to go back to the lodge for Lunch.
13:00 Have lunch and have free time to relax or walking around the village before boarding the van to go to Ninh Binh “the first Vietnamese Capital in 10th century”.
17:30 Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat, check in and have free time.
19:00 Have dinner at the retreat
DAY 3: Cycling to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and boat ride in Trang An (B,L)
7:30 – 8:30 breakfast at the Retreat
8:30 to 12:00 Cycling through the limestone karsts to reach 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10 th Century in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital hike up the Ma Yen Mountain to visit the King’s tomb in 10th century and enjoy the panorama view from the mountain. On the way back, stop in a local family to discover daily life and culture and share a tea with them.
12:00 Check out and have lunch at the Retreat
13:30 -16:00 Go to Trang An for a boat ride in between the karst pics and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere.
Drop you off at Ninh Binh Railway station or bus station or board the bus to go to Hanoi.
19:00 Drop off in Hanoi old quarter