Pu luong Ninh Binh the escape 3 days Recommended

Pu luong Ninh Binh the escape 3 days

Duration: 3 Days - 2 Nights

Tour code: NT009

From: US$179.00/1 person US$199.00

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The Pu Luong Ninh Binh 3 days tour is the perfect combination to visit a beautiful Nature Reserve and the Halong bay in land , Ninh Binh. You will spend two days trekking in the amazing Pu Luong Reserve. This valley surrounding by mountains covered by rice field terraces or jungle is preserved from tourism . The local Black Thai Minority living there still live on a traditional way from agriculture using the impressive waterwheels for irrigation. The third day , you will have the chance to learn about the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu , ride on the Historical Sao Khe river in Ninh Binh. You will then cycle between the karst mountains to a local family house to learn about their daily life and customs.

Ninh Binh Retreat :

  • This retreat , in Trang An , has the perfect location close to all the main touristics sites in Ninh Binh such as Tam Coc and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Located in the middle of the karst mountains , the peacefulness of the retreat is conducive to relaxation. A restaurant providing local food and vegan meals is available. You can also take a free bicycle to ride around.
  • The cosy dormitory is on the first floor of a traditional stilt house and equiped with comfortable mattresses , mosquito net , private light and fan. They are all separated by a curtain to offer intimacy.
  • You can choose of one of 4 bamboo bungalows to have a private space. They are equiped with large windows to enjoy natural lights and a private porch with table and chairs to share a good conversation around a coffee or a beer. Including en-suite bathroom and toilet.
  • For a more cosy experience , 6 deluxe villas are available. Everything is made for your comfort such as deluxe mattresses and linen , en-suite modern bathroom , aircon , large windows and private porch.

- DAY 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong. (L, D) 200km

07:00 – 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.

*Sleeping options: Traditional dorm room in the house on stilts or Private Room no Air-con (High standard accommodations) at Pu Luong Nature Homestay.

- DAY 2: Explore Kho Muong village and Doi Cave – Pu Luong Ninh Binh 120km. (B,L,D):

07:30 – 08:30 = 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

*Sleeping options: Communal dorm in house on stilts, private Bamboo Bungalow or Deluxe villa with A/C. (High standard Acommodations) at Ninh Binh 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 -13:30 =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.

16:00 =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. Tour ends.

Tour Ends.

Tour Include:
  • All Acommodations
  • Transportations.
  • Fun activities, bicycles.
  • Friendly and passionate local guides.
  • Meals mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
Tour Exclude:
  • Single supplement
  • Beverages.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities
Children Policy:
  • Free of charge for infant (below 5 year old) , other expense pay by parents
  • Children from 1m to under 1,2m are charged 50%
  • Children over 1,2m (1,2 metre) are charged as adults
  • Two adults bring 2 children, The 2nd child will be charged 100% adult ticket
  • Children 50% have one private seat and 1 mineral water as adults
Special Notes:
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • After boat trip on the river, the boat rower always expect the guests tip about 1$ or 2$.
  • Surcharge 15usd/pax if travel date fall on Lunar New Year (30 Dec, 1 - 3 Jan according to Lunar Calendar)
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