Hanoi - Day trip to 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)

07h00: Bus and tour guide pick you up at the Hanoi Opera House and Gate 1 of the National Convention Center and depart for Mai Chau (Hoa Binh).

09h00: Stop for a short break in Luong Son—Hoa Binh.

10h00: Stop on Thung Khe Pass to take photos and admire the majestic mountains of Hoa Binh.

11h00: You arrive at Lac Village and have a traditional local lunch. If you are a vegetarian, please notify us in advance. Take a break in Mai Chau.

13h00-15h00: Local guide takes you for a walk to discover the daily life of Thai people in the area of Poom Coong, Lac 1, Lac 2. Or you can explore the Mai Chau valley by tram car (tram car fare is not included in the tour price) to take a tour around the 8 villages of Mai Chau. Visit the beautiful small stilt houses of the Thai people to experience their unique cultural features. You can learn how to weave Thai brocade and buy souvenirs here, in particular. Then you are free for cycling or walking, shopping, and taking pictures.

15h30: You get on the bus to get back to Hanoi.

Price and Condition

Price is based on a group-sharing tour. Please contact us if you want a private tour for you and your accompanies only.

What's included

  • Shuttle bus with A/C transferring Hanoi-Mai Chau route
  • 01 lunch served in stilt house
  • Local tour guide in Mai Chau speaking English
  • A bottle of water on bus

What's excluded

  • Beverage
  • Renting bike or tram car in Mai Chau village
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services which is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • TIP for driver and tour guide: 10$ per passenger


Price and Condition

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