Cycling In Pu Luong Nature Reserve And Cuc Phuong National Park 4 Days

4 Days Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong National Park - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital - Trang An

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Tour Style: Cycling Tours

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With this trip, you can seek peace and pleasure in a memorable trip to the nature reserve and national park. We board a boat to cruise on a windy river through limestone karsts jutting out of rice fields. A visit to Pu Luong Nature Reserve with less tourists before we cycling to Cuc Phuong National Park.

The primitive tropical forest of Cuc Phuong has been attracting visitors since 1960. Cuc Phuong is famous for its rich animal and plant life and the dozens of ancient caves that can be found within the forest. The most interesting cave is, perhaps, Nguoi Xua or the cave of Ancient man where prehistoric stone – made tools have been found.

Get Inspired By White Thai Hill Tribe In Vietnam

  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Departure: Hanoi
  • Theme: Cycling Tours


  • Trekking in Mai Chau and meeting ethnic minority people, trekking along the authentic and unspoiled off-the-beaten-track in Pu Luong.
  • Exploring Vietnam's first national park and the country's largest nature reserve, and visiting ancient human caves and ancient tombs while admiring hundreds of flora and fauna species.
  • Enjoy the sampan boat trip in Trang An Landscape
  • Visit King Kong island, where the movie Kong: Skull island was made.
  • The trip can accommodate different levels because you can cycle as little or as much as you like. If you get tire, just jump in the support van.
  • Experienced cycling tour guide will accompany with you from the start to the end of the trip.
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong (20 Kilometers / 12 Miles) MEAL: L/D
Trekking Bicycle Car

Tour will start from your hotel in Hanoi. Tour guide of Vietodyssey will pick you up at your hotel in the early morning for a 4-hour drive to Mai Chau, the gate to the northwest of Vietnam. After 160 kilometers, with a winding road through a stunning view of mountains and farms, you will stop at Mai Chau, a hometown of the White Thai hill tribe renown by their houses on stilts.

You will have a lunch there at a local restaurant before taking a short walk around the village to see their daily work, embroidering and trying Thai traditional costumes.

After lunch, in the afternoon, take a short ride along Ma River before going off the main road and starting to cycle by mountain tracks, enjoying new and different images of landscape. After 20 kilometers of cycling, you will reach Kho Muong Village where belongs to Pu Luong Nature Reserve, a peaceful village of Thai hill tribal people.

If there is time, you can join the ordinary life of locals in their farming works, cultivation, or herding buffalo.

Accommodation: Pu Luong Retreat or similar accommodation

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Rice Terrace in Pu Luong

Day 2: Pu Luong - Cuc Phuong (15 Kilometers / 9 Miles) MEAL: B/L/D
Bicycle Car

After breakfast at homestay, you will have a long hard day for cycling by leaving beautiful Kho Muong Village to get up and down paths with a messy mixture of rocky mountains and slippery soil, as well as winding and extreme ascending routes. On thr way, you can enjoy a wonderful view of landscapes with houses on stilts, rice terraced fields, and the farming work of local people.

Stop en route for lunch at Pho Doan local market, then continue an easier cycling along a calm river, with stops for pictures or refreshment at bamboo waterwheels. The support minivan will meet you in the afternoon to head to Cuc Phuong National Park for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Cuc Phuong

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Cuc Phuong National Park

Day 3: Discover Cuc Phuong By Cycling (60 Kilometers / 37 Miles) MEAL: B/L/D
Bicycle Car

At 130 kilometers south of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong is a typical limestone area and rainforest with an impressive collection of animals and plants. Seriously and carefully reserved by the government, Cuc Phuong National Park boasts some 2,000 distinct species of flora, including more than 50 varieties of orchids and giant impressive trees, some of which are over 1,000 years old. There are also 262 species of animals including reptiles, monkeys, flying squirrels and even wild horses make their home in park.

Enjoy full-day cycling in the park under the umbrella of century-old trees to explore the forest and trails within the park karst ecosystem, which will give you an overall conception of the nature protection in Northern Vietnam.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Cuc Phuong

Day 4: Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu - Trang An - Hanoi (20 Kilometers / 12 Miles) MEAL: N/A

After breakfast, you will leave Cuc Phuong for a short ride to Hoa Lu, on the way you will have 20KM cycle to the ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le who reigned in the 10th century. This is an outstanding switch from the three-day cycling over the mountain and rainforest to a new discovery of the low plain land for two hours through a rural village, passing rice paddy fields and rural houses.

Have lunch before taking a two-hour boat trip in Trang An. Trang An is a scenic area near Ninh Bình, Vietnam renowned for its boat cave tours. On 23 June 2014, at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon, say goodbye Ninh Binh, we will return Hanoi by car.

Accommodation: NA

Price & Inclusion

Tour Class Price Booking
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 7 pax
Private Tour USD $524USD $419USD $329


* Please contact our travel consultants at to get discount for big group OR special price for children (under 10 years old).

* Private tour for a solo traveler is also available with a surcharge. Single supplement: applies for those who travelling with others but requires an single room for him/herself.

* The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this detailed program which has been handcrafted by our product experts to include the best of every destination. Our travel consultants are also happy to customize this journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel: longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades, or add an extension to additional places of interes



In Pu Luong: You will sleep at a traditional bed in a shared stilt house or a similar accommodation for 1 night

In Cuc Phuong National Park: Guest House for next two nights


03 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 03 Dinners


Air-conditioning back-up car

High quality mountain bike (TREK)

Price Includes

  • Mountain Bike (TREK), helmet 
  • 1 Cycling English Speaking Guide
  • 1 assistant guide for 8-16 cyclist, 2 assistant guides for 17+ cyclists
  • 1 first aid kit per guide
  • Each guide will have a full set of travel bike tools
  • 16-seater van for two to three pax
  • 16-seater van and luggage truck for three to four pax
  • 29-seater van, luggage truck and backup bike for eight to nine pax
  • Plenty of water provided throughout the day when cycling
  • Snacks and local fruits
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tickets where mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as listed above

Price Excludes

  • International flights and Visa arrangement
  • Others meals not mentioned above
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at your request
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion.

Tour Information

 Type of Bike
  •  High Quality Mountain Bike (TREK brand) (Included)
  •  E-bike: Rent with Fee
 Total Cycling KM ~115KM
 Total Cycling days 4 days 
 Road Surface
  • This tour follows asphalt roads, and one dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field.
  • The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy.
  • A little bit sandy, narrow road, tiny lane, rural road along river side.
  • A road uphill to National Park
 Support Fully supported air-conditioning van including spare part, back up service
 Group Size Minimum 2 pax
  • Groups below 7 will be led by our local guide 
  • Groups of 8 or more: A Cycling Tour Leader, plus cycling assistants  
 Cycling pace
  • Are you a beginner or professional biker? we all care with our best efforts to make your trip superb.
  • Enjoy your riding speed from 10km per hour up to as many more as you can.
  • If you would like easy cycling mode, whenever you feel tired, just jump on the minivan.
  • Rainy season from May to end of October. Dry season is the rest of the year.
  • We bike all year round while raincoat is standby in the rain season.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

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