Day 01: Hanoi- Mai Chau ( L, D)
Pick you at hotel in Hanoi at 08:00 am to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh province)- home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. It takes about 4 hours driving so you arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in the house on stilts belong to Mr Cuong in Van village, a village of the ‘White Thai’, who predominantly inhabit in this area. Lunch in local house. In the afternoon, take a short walk through the village of White Thai where you will be welcomed by the friendly local people, communicate and discover their lifestyles, learning how to weave silk by an old loom. The rest of the time will be fullfilled by a list of activities such as : participating in the agricultural work with land preparation, planting, harvesting (depending on season). After dinner, enjoy a traditional dancing show at night and taste Ruou Can (Can wine), the local rice wine. Overnight in the house on stilts.
Day 02: Mai Chau – Tam Coc (B, L)
After breakfast, we drive to Tam Coc (170km) also called « Ha Long bay on land ». On the way, you will see one of the most picturesque scenery in Vietnam. Arrive at Tam Coc, check in hotel and have lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, get in a small rowing boat to discover an outstanding karst waterscape on Ngo Dong River. Tam Coc as its name means « three caves » adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes like gemstones. Continue the cruise along the river, you will see spectacular scenery of rice fields and limestone peaks mirrored in crystal water. Row back to the habour and The rest of day cycling in the winding roads passing lotus pond, temple and cottages, typical scenery of Vietnamese countryside to visit Bich Dong pagoda situated on a hillside. Overnight at the hotel in Tam Coc.
Day 03: Tam Coc – Trang An - Hoa Lu - Hanoi (B, L)
Morning drive to Trang An Eco tourism complex. Get on a sampan for a 3 hours rowing boat trip through amazing karst waterscape, densely forested mountains with rich fauna and flora; many species are registed in Vietnam Red Book. Enjoy the fresh air, sound of birds and serenity. You can even spot many white goats grazing on the mountain. On the way back to Hanoi, stop to visit Hoa Lu - the ancient capital of Viet Nam built in 10th century with ancient temples of Dinh & Le kings remained intact. Drop off at the hotel in Hanoi in late afternoon. End of services.