Lost in Wonderland: Ninh Binh - Pu Luong - Mai Hich - Mu Cang Chai - Sapa



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Our unique 7 days 6 nights program will take you to a rich & varied region from the vibrant capital city of Hanoi to the incredible rice terraces of Sapa and meet a variety of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Start from Hanoi, paddle through rice fields in Ninh Binh, or trek to the indigenous hill-tribe villages in Sapa, a paradise of rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai or the Pure Natural Reserve of Pu Luong all making your trip a lifetime experience. 


08:00 Depart from Hanoi to Ninh Binh – also known as “Ha Long on land”. On the way stop to visit Phi Lai Dia Tang – a 1,000-year-old pagoda.

Arrive at Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital with Dinh and Le King Temple, take a boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex. After the boat trip, you'll take a bike to visit traditional villages around the Trang An area.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Conquer Mua cave with 500 stone steps to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. Transfer to Pu Luong.

Enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. Have a chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and get to know more about the local cultrue. Walking back the retreat for nice dinner.

Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat.

Start to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Then we will walk through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque Uoi village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.

Continue walk down hill to a local home, where you can take rest then take a cycle to go cycling around Lan village. Cycling through the rice paddies and another village to explore the landscape surround. Ride back to the local home, where the car pick-up point. Back to Puluong retreat for lunch.

Transfer to Mai Hich in the afternoon. Checkin homestay, choose 1 of these activities to explore the rural:

Option 1: Cycling around the village, 12km village road (2h)

Option 2: Walking 3km to visit the village to learn deeply about Thai ethnic culture (2h)

Have a cozy dinner with local family and overnight at Mai Hich homestay.

Start a half-day trekking through Mai Hich, passing through ethnic villages, experiencing the bamboo raft ride back to the homestay. Bid farewell with the host.

Transfer to Mu Cang Chai in the evening. Greetings and enjoy dinner at local homestay.

Overnight in Mu Cang Chai.

Immerse yourself into the most beautiful landscapes in La Pan Tan commune as well as traditional life of Hmong people. Walking to Mam Xoi view point, Mu Cang Chai terrace field valley, headwater, rice field of wind hill, the waterfall and enjoy lunch on the way to Sapa.

Upon arrival, spend 2 hours walking through Muong Hoa Valley in the afternoon, enjoy breathtaking view from the valley which carved by the Hoa stream, decked with a patchwork of rice terraces, and studded with fascinating minority villages.

Dinner with Sapa special dishes known as “sturgeon hotpot”. Overnight in Sapa.

Approx: 1 hours driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.

Morning hike through Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. In the late afternoon, you arrive at Ta Van Village, home of the Giay ethnic people. On the way you will learn more about how is the rice cultivating, from when the seed sowed to harvested, until being served as cooked rice. Start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa town. 

Overnight in Sapa.

Chance to see the beautiful Sapa town and explore the top of Fansipan - the roof of Indochina by the longest cable car system in the world. From above, admire the beautiful panorama of Sapa and Muong Hoa valley with many great views.

Visit the old Catholic Church and Sapa market before back to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Arrive at hotel in Hanoi. End of services.


- Accommodation at hotels/ homestays with daily breakfast
- Entrance fee and sight-seeing boat as program
- Meals as indicated in program
- English Speaking Guide throughout program
- Private transportation as program


- Travel insurance
- Personal’s expenses
- Other services not mentioned
- Drink during meals
- Tips for guide and driver

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