Hanoi - Hoa Binh - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Hanoi
Day 01: Hanoi - Duong Lam ancient village - Mai Chau
After your breakfast, transfer to Mai Chau. On the way, experience a part of Vietnam that is quietly romantic, has resisted modernization, and provides a window to the past. In the morning, you will be taken to Duong Lam, an ancient agricultural village approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Hanoi on the northern Red River Delta. The charming village has a history that dates back 1,200 years, and many of the village's houses were built over 400 years ago. Take your chance for the discovery by walking to see old houses of red laterite and rammed earth. Visit the town hall of the village and Mia Pagoda. After that, continue to Lac village in Mai Chau which is the home of Muong ethnic minority. Here you will discover the daily life and culture. Upon arrival, check-in the hotel; and then walk around the village to get deeper understand about their daily life and culture. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mai Chau
Day 02: Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and take a bike ride to explore further of this beautiful valleys through villages. Then transfer to Pu Luong Nature Reserve which might well be one of Vietnam's hidden charms with it's captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting. Enjoy the wonderful landscape on the way. Upon arrival, have a walk through beautiful villages to explore the local life in the park. After that, transfer to hotel in for check in and overnight in Pu Luong.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pu Luong
Day 03: Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Hanoi
After breakfast, we will walk in search of stunning water wheels to discover how water is moved from th river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes. Afterwards, we take you to a local fisherman’s house and get you geared up for a nice trip on a bamboo raft to float along the calm river and enjoy the breathtaking views and in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts to arrive at the scenic Tan Lap bridge. Finally, get on the car and drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of tour!
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