2 days 1night Hanoi - Mai Chau

Mai Chau is located around 150km from Hanoi in a peaceful valley sheltered by the outside world by a dramatic ring of hills. Its isolation has allowed a traditional way of life to thrive in a way that you wouldn’t expect so close to the capital city. Mai Chau Valley is the adjoining villages of Ban Lac and Pom Coong. Here it’s all about bamboo stilt houses and paddy fields, with a feel that’s more like rural Laos or Thailand than Vietnam.

Full itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau (L/D)

In the morning, tour guide and driver pick you up from hotel, transfer to Mai Chau. Along the way you can enjoy spectacular views as the road snakes through meandering valleys. Once you arrive in the Thai Village, you can take a short stroll to visit some of the ethnic Thai people living here and enjoy lunch in their home. Next we’ll take you for a cycling tour around the area to observe the farmers hard at work in the fields, local women weaving scarves and to feel the general peace and serenity of the surrounding villages.

Afternoon, ride a bike to the remote villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people on our visits to the Pom Coong and Na Phon villages.

Return to your stay for a relax or help preparing the evening meal to learn about the local cuisine and culture. After dinner, enjoy a traditional dance and music performance of the villagers.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 2 Mai Chau - Hanoi (B/L)

Start the day with a simple breakfast with your host family then take a short drive through the surrounding countryside, before setting off on a trek through rice terraced paddies in Na Meo, Xam Pa villages and down winding lanes to visit the Cum and Sam Khoe villages. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and scenery.

Check out and have lunch at restaurant. Then free time for shopping or relaxing.

Bid farewell to local host and drive back to the urban bustle, arriving at your hotel in Hanoi late afternoon.

Price and Condition

What's included

  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
  • Local English speaking guide for visiting
  • Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
  • Accommodation based on twin/double/triple sharing 

What's excluded

  • International flight tickets in/out and airport tax
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Drink/meals that not indicated
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, gratuities and personal expenses

Price and Condition

View Similar Tours