This trip to the Northwest highland of Mai Chau offers a balance of cultural and physical activities set amongst some northern Vietnam’s stunning natural landscapes. We trek for one and a half days through villages in Mai Chau and overnight in a White Thai village where we have opportunities to observe the local lifestyle of these minority people. From the mountainous region of Mai Chau, we travel back to Hanoi.
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau
08.00 am: IndochinaTodayTravel's tour guide will meet you at the hotel.
We depart Hanoi and head west towards Hoa Binh city where we stop for refreshments and visit Hoa Binh hydro station built in the 1980s. Leaving Hoa Binh, we drive towards Mai Chau valley, about another two hours away to White Thai village of Poomcong. Enjoy the stunning views while having lunch on tasty local dishes cooked by the White Thai girls of the village.
In at afternoon, we walk to the surrounding village. Our hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people. In sampling these peoples hospitality, we find out a little more of their lives and cultures with a cultural exchange following the evening meal. Tonight’s accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Mai Chau - Hanoi
Following breakfast we embark on a lovely walk to Lac village and Van village. As we walk we will encounter the local villagers going about their daily business tilling the fields, logging or herding the buffalo. We enjoy lunch in Mai Chau before we drive back to Hanoi. Visit Muong village in Hoa Binh before finishing tour at your hotel in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle
- Pick up & drop off at your hotel in Hanoi
- Home-stay at stilt house
- English speaking tour guide
- All meals as mention in the program (B- breakfast, L- Lunch, D- dinner)
- All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
- Mineral Water
- Others meals & drinks
- Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities
- All other service not made on the written form