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Biking Pu Luong Nature Reserve

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Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hanoi
4-day biking tour with 3-night homestay
Biking grade: Moderate to Challenge. View grading definition here
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The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest, and biodiversity. Stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest and to Cuc Phuong National Park in the southeast. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone mountains, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Biking in Pu Luong is one of the best ways to discover the natural beauty of the region and exotic culture of minority groups. On this biking tour we will ride on the first part of the historic Ho Chi Minh Trail and spend 3 nights in villages of Thai people
Tour Highlights
  • Biking on the first part of Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Homestay in villages of Thai people
  • Stunning scenery
  • Traditional foot massage
  • Biking Pu Luong Nature Reserve route map

    TOUR AT A GLANCE

    Day 1: Overland to Mai Chau/Biking to Pu Luong (Hang Village)
    Day 2: Climbing mountain slopes to Hin Village
    Day 3: Downhill ride to Canh Nang Town/Transfer to Mai Chau
    Day 4: Drive back Hanoi.

    TOUR PRICE (Per person)
    (Valid to 31st December 2017)

    PRIVATE W/O SUPPORT TRUCK & MECHANIC
    Group of 1 cyclist: US$ 658
    Group of 2 cyclists: US$ 395
    Group of 3 -4 cyclists: US$ 335
    Group of 5-6 cyclists: US$ 292
    Group of 7 cyclists upon request

    TOUR INCLUSIONS:

    - AC support vehicle along the tour
    - Professional biking English speaking guide
    - High-end Mountain bikes rental
    - Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    - Homestay permission
    - Boat expenses if any
    - First-aid kit
    - Water & Snacks
    - Entrance & Sightseeing fees
    - Service charges and taxes

    TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

    - Travel insurance
    - Visa process and stamp fee
    - Tips and gratitude
    - Personal expenses
    - Others not mentioned

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    Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau/Biking to Pu Luong (Hang Village)

    Our Vietnam adventure tour guide will collect you at the hotel and leave Hanoi at around 7.30 am. We drive southwest to Mai Chau, the gateway to the impressive mountainous area of northern Vietnam. The drive is very nice with a stunning view of mountains, valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies. We would have a stop en route for refreshment. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, we have a lunch stop in Pom Coong, a village of Thai ethnic minority. We will have lunch in a local house. After lunch, we embark on a biking on village road to Hin, a village of Thai minority group which is located within Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We will first bike on beautiful tar road through Mai Chau valley before jumping into undulating dirt paths. We reach Hang Village around 5 pm. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family.
    Biking:   40km – unpaved bumpy road – Moderate grade
    Meals:   Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Home stay

    Day 2: Climbing mountain slopes to Hin Village

    Today is a tough day with a long climb on a mix of dirt paths and village roads. In the morning we climb mainly. In the afternoon we enjoy easier ride slightly downhill to Hin, a village of Thai minority. Great mountain views and scenic villages. Lunch in local house en route. Dinner and overnight in Hin village.
    Biking:   30km – unpaved bumpy road – Challenging grade
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Home stay

    Day 3: Downhill ride to Canh Nang Town/Transfer to Mai Chau

    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the villagers and ride toward Ma River passing expansive maize fields. Near the river, we would see many water wheels which used by the local to water their farms. We cross the river on a bridge and have lunch in Canh Nang town. After lunch, we can continue biking along Ma River or take the bus back to Mai Chau. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong Village.
    Biking:   25km – unpaved bumpy road – Moderate grade
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Home stay

    Day 4: Drive back Hanoi

    Breakfast at the home-stay and drive back to Hanoi. We reach Hanoi around noon time. The trip concludes.
    Transfer:   2 hrs
    Meals:   Breakfast

    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, the frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.