Tam Coc is considered 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.
Mai Chau is the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on the rice fields and rural living it is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area, and most people here are ethnic White Thai. It is so interesting to spend a night on a stilt house and enjoy the traditional music and wine.
Cuc Phuong National Park - Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi and nestled between the provinces of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa, Cuc phuong boasts engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent limestone mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest they form a habitat for some of Asia's rarest species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.ITINERARY
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival, our private guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. The whole afternoon, our guide will provide you with some information of the Vietnam motorcycle tours, Vietnam traffic rules, the bikes...Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau Tour (120 km, 4 hours riding)
Mai-chau-2After breakfast, we start our wonderful Vietnam Motorcycle Tours to Mai Chau. On half way, Optional, stop for visiting Hoa Binh Hydro Power Station – The biggest power station in Vietnam. You will arrive at Mai Chau around noon. Have lunch and relax. In the afternoon, we will go trekking for 2 hours to visit Lac & Poom Coong villages here you will have chance to see “Tho Cam” - a unique product of Thai people. See the houses on stilts and sink deep in Thai’s customs by enjoying a traditional music show and taste “Ruou Can” – special local wine. Overnight in the home of Thai hill tribe (Ban Lac village).
Day 3: Mai Chau – Cuc Phuong National Park (170 km, 5 hours riding)
After breakfast,we keep going on the main road of Mai Chau heading to the south. Today, with a long ride but we will soon be Mai-Chau-3enjoying the wonderful sightseeing along the nerow road through valley of this vast limestone mountain range, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in a magic land, passing some villages, meeting some minority people along the way.Have a lunch at local restaurant before hitting Ho Chi Minh trail.Arrive in Cuc Phuong National Park in the afternoon.After check in bungalow ,we will have free time to walk and visit around.
Dinner and overnight in National Park
Day 4: Cuc Phuong – Tam Coc (60 km, 2 hours riding)
Morning visit the Primate Rescue center,butterfly museum, lookout , we then ride through Cuc Phuong forest to the park center,short break then trek in 3 hours round trip to the Tetrameles nudiflora(Sequoia) 1,000 years tree.Jump on our bikes for riding on sides of this park, passing the local ferry and onto Tam Coc. Check in on arrival and overnight in Tam Coc.
Day 5: Tam Coc – Hanoi (100 km, 3 hours riding)
After breakfast, take your private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields. After the boat trip, ride to visit Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order before Bich-Dong-pagoda returning back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Motorcycle Tour until our private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with us. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward to organizing your coming Vietnam Tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!