Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi. From the top of Cun mountain, on can admire the superb panorama view of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt hourses. Many minorities, including the Thai Ethnic group, live in Mai Chau valley.
08h00: Pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh to have refreshment
10h00: Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, about 2hrs away, stop for snapping pictures.
12h00: Arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in a family house in the local village.
14h00: Bicycle around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people. Learn more about their lives and cultures as your guide can help answer any questions.
18h00: Dinner with the family, get a closer look into their real life. Drink "ruou can" (traditional alcohol) with your new family. Sleep in the village, in the stilt house, the most interesting part of the trip. Stilt houses are unique to Mai Chau and you cannot find this experience in other tour. You can sleep in the large communal room or you can order a private room.
Day 2: Mai Chau - Puluong by motorbike (B,L,D)
7:30 – 8:00 : Wakeup and eat breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 : Drive / ride motorbikes 35km to Pu Luong Nature Reserve(motorbike drivers available).
10:30 – 12:30 : Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve to explore a stuning cave.
13:00 – 15:00 : Enjoy Lunch in the village and enjoy the riding back to Mai Chau by taking another road through the beautiful rural villages.
15:30 : Arrive in Mai Chau enjoy your free time with your motorbike to explore the Valley yourself.
18:00 : Dinner and over night in Mai Chau Green Valley Day 3: Mai Chau trekking to removed village - Ha Noi (B,L)
7:30-8:00 : Wakeup and eat breakfast
8:00 : Go with local tour guideto visit more remote rural villages Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa villages to understand more about their culturevand customs.
12:00 : Back to the homestay for lunch and check-out
13:00 – 15:00 : Free time for shopping and relaxing
15:00 – 15:30 : Say goodbye to the family to get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi
18:30 – 19:00 : Arrive in Hanoi Old Quater. Drop you off at your hotel. End of tour.
All rates are in US$ per person.
AC Shuttle bus pick up and see off in Hanoi Old Quarter
English Speaking Tour Guide
Entrance ticket in the village
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner (BBQ dinner party)
Bicycle, motorbike, boat trip Dancing show & Local Wine (Ruou Can) Home-stay in Lac village Excluded:
Personal fee ( ex: Drinks, Souvenirs)
Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
Surcharge 75% rate of adult for children (5-9 years) sharing bed with parents.
Over 9 years is adult’s rate
A pair brings 2 children, the second children charged as adult
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date. You should take long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repelent, and flash light.