Bike to Cuc Phuong and Mai Chau, Biking tour from Hanoi to Cuc Phuong Park and Mai Chau

Hanoi - Hoa Binh - Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong - Ninh Binh - Hanoi.
04 Days/03 Nights.
US 390.00
Guided Tour Date:


Summary: If you look on the map of Vietnam you can easily find Mai Chau – home of the Thai and Cuc Phuong – the oldest forest in Vietnam, they are very attractive to visit but a few ever knows that it is really worth doing it from Hanoi to those places on the bicycles. Since the ride on bus can easily miss lots of chances to enjoy the picturesque landscapes, typical Vietnamese villages along the routes. And here it is your own pedals so you can stop at your interest to take pictures, talk to the locals and lots more of this trip have to offer you, simply an unforgettable experience when you are in Vietnam. Distance: Maximum 30 km to ride, with a van and a truck driving behind the group. Upon tiredness, one can stop riding and go on the van.
  • Visit Mai Chau valley, live at a homestay and join a folk dance singing and dancing of Thai people
  • Explore Cuc Phuong National Park with many Ancient trees and the cave of Prehistoric men
  • Visit to the Endangered Species Center to see the beautiful wild nature here
  • Take a bike trip to Ninh Binh via pineapple farm and villages, visit to Tam Coc along the paddy fields through the caves


Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (L/D)

At 7: 00 depart from Hanoi to be far away from the busy city. At 8: 30 arrive in Luong Son town, begin to ride from Luong Son over Ninh Binh to Muong Khen. After a long riding, we stop for lunch in Muong Khen. Leaving Muong Khen to Mai Chau. At 17: 00 arrive in Mai Chau. Check in the local house. Time to hanging around the village to watch the peasants coming back from work or take photo shot when the sun goes down in the valley. Dinner in Mai Chau. Overnight at house on stilts. Optional: you can join a folk dance singing and dancing of Thai people.

Day 2: Mai Chau - Cuc Phuon National Park (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the Thai local house on stilts then follow by a ride trip around Mai Chau’s villages up and down hills. At around 12: 00, we have lunch in the village. At 13: 30 bus ride back to Muong Khen, 14: 45 arrive in Muong Khen, begin to ride to Cuc Phuong. Arrive in Cuc Phuong, check in the brick built house at the gate of national park. Dinner in Cuc Phuong. Fire party by the lake (optional). Overnight in Cuc Phuong.

Day 3: Cuc Phuong - Ninh Binh (B/L/D)

At 8: 00 have breakfast in Cuc Phuong then start our fantastic riding under the shadow of trees to visit Ancient trees and the cave of Prehistoric men. At noon, we ride back to have lunch. A short break and continue our visit to the Endangered Species Center – managed by a German. At 14: 45 depart from Cuc Phuong, bike trip to Ninh Binh via pine – apple farm and villages like off the beaten track. Arrive in Ninh Binh in the late afternoon, check in hotel in the town. With our guide to have dinner. Free time at your own to walk around the peaceful town to have a real filter coffee or a cool ice glass of sugar cane juice. Overnight in Thanh Binh hotel in Ninh Binh town.

Day 4: Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel and begin our trip with the bike trip to Tam Coc (3 caves). Boat trip in Tam Coc along the paddy fields through the caves then lunch served by in the “River side Restaurant”. At 14: 00 depart from Tam Coc to Hanoi. At 16: 30 arrive in Hanoi. Tour finishes at your hotel.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
Class Economy (2*) Superior (3*) First Class (4*) Luxury (5*)
2 pax 390 - - -
3 - 5 pax - - - -
6 - 8 pax - - - -
9 - 12 pax - - - -
13 pax up - - - -
Single Supplemental - - - -

Trip includes:

  • Land around trip transport AC van
  • Hotels in Home stay
  • Meals as As indicated;(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Local English/French speaking guides/leader
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees in the program.

Trip excludes:

  • International airfares & airport taxes in/out of Vietnam
  • Hotel early check-ins and late check-outs
  • All drinks & other meals not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa to Vietnam (We can arrange both visa approval letter and visa on arrival upon request)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.)
  • Others not mentioned in details. Tipping and Gratuities are welcome!