1. Overview

Hanoi Ninh Binh Mai Chau tour is one of the tours that are very popular and chosen by tourists today. If the land of the “ancient capital” of Ninh Binh is famous for its caves and beautiful limestone mountains, Mai Chau is a beautiful and poetic and gentle place like a fairy. 

Coming to this tour you will experience 3 days and 2 nights, one night in the peaceful Mai Chau region and one night in the countryside of Ninh Binh. You will stay away from the bustle and hustle of the city; immerse yourself in the pristine scenery of mountains and valleys; and meet friendly locals in peaceful villages. The trip is flexibly customized with healthy and enjoyable activities such as trekking, cycling, climbing and boating to outstanding attractions in Mai Chau & Ninh Binh for you to have the most unforgettable experience.

2. The Most Detailed Travel Guide On The Mai Chau – Ninh Binh Tour

2.1. Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a district located in the western part of Hoa Binh province in the mountainous region of Northwest Vietnam, about 140 km from Hanoi. This is a place where all the necessary elements converge to become an attractive tourist destination. It was a cool, mild climate; majestic and poetic natural scenery; People are gentle, friendly and cultural with many unique characteristics from many different ethnic groups.

In Mai Chau, the 4 seasons are beautiful. Summer here is different from other countryside in that it is cool, the average temperature is only between 27 and 31 degrees. In autumn you will enjoy an even more pleasant feeling. This is especially a great time to see the terraced rice fields. A year Mai Chau will have 2 golden rice seasons in June and October. Winter in Mai Chau from November to January next year, the weather is relatively cold, only about 6 degrees Celsius, the season of plum blossoms and plum blossoms. Spring in Mai Chau is the season of banana and cherry blossoms. The weather is also extremely pleasant, only from 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius.

Another unique feature in Mai Chau is that there is a water season around May 7. It is the season when farmers lead water into terraced fields. Mai Chau became a giant, sparkling mirror. Another beautiful period in Mai Chau is from 3 to 5 months and from 6 to 10 months, Mai Chau is immersed in the green of rice.

Moving in Mai Chau is also quite easy, you can conveniently use bicycles, motorbikes or even walking sightseeing.

2.2. Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is no stranger to domestic and foreign tourists. With a distance not far from Hanoi capital, this is an attractive destination with many scenic spots and majestic nature. Visiting Ninh Binh, you can choose two times of the year: From January 1 to March in spring, there are many festivals, mountain excursions, and pagoda sightseeing. This is followed from May 5 to August when the rice fields turn golden and many lotus swamps are fragrant. In addition to the above two times, visitors can also visit Ninh Binh at any time in ecotourism areas.

Coming to Ninh Binh, visitors will also enjoy many special dishes here such as: Goat meat, elderberry, cua rang la lot, Kim Son wine, Ca Nhech salad … Returning to Ninh Binh, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural space rich in identity at Bai Dinh Pagoda, visit Trang An scenic spot, or conquer the top of Hang Mua, leisurely watch Tam Coc cave, etc.

2.3. How far is the distance from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh?

The distance between Mai Chau and Ninh Binh is about 133 km (83 miles), you can easily move between the two cities by bus, motorbike and car. If you are looking for a comfortable option, then experience the Mai Chau Ninh Binh tour. Coming to Chau Ninh Binh mai tour, You do not need to worry about driving or finding the way, the travel agency will have a shuttle bus to your place, book bus tickets, sightseeing tickets, hotels, meals are arranged,… saves you time and effort. 

Your guide will provide you with detailed information about the attractions, local culture, and assist you throughout the trip. There are many travel companies operating Mai Chau – Ninh Binh tours with different prices and service quality. You should choose a reputable travel company to get the best experience.

2.4. Outstanding experiences in Mai Chau – Ninh Binh tour

Mai Chau – Ninh Binh tour will give you great experiences:

  • Check-in many beautiful sceneries.
  • You have the opportunity to interact with local people to learn about their life and culture.
  • Traditional cultural exchanges with ethnic minorities.
  • Experience local activities such as hiking, climbing, and cycling to visit the attractions along the way.
  • Enjoy unique dishes in many localities.
  • Especially the boat tour to enjoy the scenic beauty of Trang An – a cultural and natural heritage recognized by UNESCO.

2.5. Suggested tour schedule

Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau

In the morning, the car picks up passengers in Hanoi. On the way, we stop to check in at Thung Khe pass to admire the majestic scenery of Hoa Binh. Have lunch and then visit Ban Lac and Pom Coong in the afternoon.

You can choose a bicycle to cross the fields and Thai villages. You can admire stilt houses, see unique products of the Thai people, and learn about their daily life. Have dinner at the local area, enjoy cultural exchanges with local people, and stay overnight here.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh

After breakfast, you will move to Chieu cave. Chieu Cave is one of the most mysterious and attractive caves in Hoa Binh. The cave is located about 2 km from Lac village. Visitors who want to reach the entrance of Chieu cave must pass more than 1,200 stone steps.

Then you will visit Mai Hich commune and local villages. Mai Hich is a small commune of Mai Chau, more than 10 km from Lac village and is still quite pristine. Mai Hich village is the residence of the Thai ethnic group (accounting for 85%). Through many generations, Thai people have still kept their native culture with traditional stilt houses, Northwest specialties and long-standing cultural values, customs and practices. Therefore, Mai Hich village has become a very attractive community tourism destination.

Here, visitors can explore the area by walking or cycling along the trails and concrete roads (optional). The picturesque landscape made up of villages, rice fields, mountains and streams is sure to catch your attention.

In the afternoon the car returns to move to Ninh Binh. Spend the night in Ninh Binh.

Day 3: Trang An – Ha Noi

After breakfast, you will move to visit Tam Coc, which is known as “Halong Bay on land”. At the marina, you will take a private boat ride along the Ngo Dong River for 1.5 hours to pass through three caves and take in breathtaking views of rice fields and majestic limestone mountains.

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Continue to Bich Dong, a typical Red River Delta rural pagoda built in the 15th century. Upon arrival, you will cross the stone bridge to reach Ha Pagoda.

After that, you can go up more than 100 steps to reach Trung Pagoda, a cave pagoda with unique clay statues and continue climbing to visit Thuong Pagoda . In addition to learning about Buddhism, you may have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking scenery of the countryside here.

Enjoy some local specialties at Tam Coc before moving to Hang Mua. Hang Mua is not just an ordinary cave but a tourist complex with many picturesque landscapes, resorts and entertainment areas. Visitors will feel excited after successfully conquering about 500 stone steps, standing on the top of Mua Mountain and admiring the scenery of Ninh Binh.

After the journey to explore Hang Mua, you will move to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam from the 10th to 11th centuries. Here, tourists will visit the temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80) and King Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009), built in the 17th century. Both temples still preserve many ancient relics. Today, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu still retains its majesty and splendor. The project has great historical and cultural significance, demonstrating the nation’s once heroic spirit. This is a place not to be missed when returning to Ninh Binh.

Along with activities such as visiting Bich Dong Pagoda or climbing to the top of Hang Mua, you can choose to cycle through rice fields and rustic, quiet villages with Northern characteristics.

After visiting famous places here, you return to Hanoi to rest. End of 3 day tour.

3. Some notes when experiencing the Mai Chau Ninh Binh tour

  • Choose a travel company with a lot of experience and reputation to ensure service quality.
  • Choose a tour that suits your needs and preferences. Book your tour early to ensure availability and choose a reputable travel company.
  • Bring common medicines such as flu medicine, digestive medicine, etc.
  • Listen to the tour guide to ensure safety and get detailed information about the attractions.
  • Do not litter indiscriminately, maintain general hygiene.
  • Dress politely and respect the customs and habits of local people.

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4. Conclusion

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