- Cycling, trekking through rice paddy fields
- Join a Thai hill-tribe family for dinner and immerse yourself in their age-old culture
- Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley
- Enjoy the outdoor BBQ party in the garden and watch the Thai tribe's traditional dance
Discover the beauty and exotic cultures of Vietnam’s highlands with an overnight visit to Mai Chau. Only a few hours from Hanoi, this area is filled with towering limestone karsts, green mountains and lush fields, yet is rarely visited by tourists. Spend a night with a hill-tribe family and take light hikes in the area as you immerse yourself in the wonders of Mai Chau Valley on this northern Vietnam tour.
Set off from Hanoi and drive northwest toward Mai Chau. The scenery changes dramatically from cityscapes to flatlands and finally entering the towering mountains of the northwest. Arriving in picturesque Mai Chau, you will be treated to a delicious lunch while soaking in the magnificent scenery.
Be prepared for an incredible experience with a family from the local Thai hill-tribe. Spend the afternoon in their village and the evening in their stilted house. Witness a performance of their traditional song and dance, join the family for dinner and enjoy an evening immersed in age-old cultures. It is guaranteed to be a highlight of any Vietnam tour.
Awake for breakfast with your host family and enjoy the tranquil morning atmosphere of the village. A light trek through the valley will take you past endless fields and through the shadows of the limestone karts.
Have your cameras ready as you drive back to Hanoi. As the car reaches the top of Mai Chau valley, you will have the most spectacular views on your Vietnam tour. Descend to the flat roads and return southwards to the capital.
Experiencing hill-tribe life and the breathtaking scenery of Mai Chau, this Vietnam package tour is crafted to show the best of the north’s beauty. Requiring little travel time, it is the perfect escape from Hanoi or an extension to your Vietnam tour.
Discover Mai Chau landscape and Thai ethnic culture (L, D)
Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau – an idyllic valley home to many hill-tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in your room and enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon, cycle to explore Mai Chau's beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total cycling time is around 2 – 3 hours on flat village paths.
Take it all in: the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life.
Back to Mai Chau Ecolodge for dinner.
For evening enjoyment, you may choose to take part in a traditional dance show with Ruou Can (a local wine), a cooking class, a weaving class or all.
Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge.
After breakfast, spend full morning to relax in the comfort of your room or unwind at our swimming pool & massage centre. You can also choose to explore the surroundings on your own.
Check out around 10 am and transfer back to Hanoi.
End of the tour.