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Mai Chau Highlights Tour – 2 Days

Located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle of Hanoi. Visit Mai Chau, you will have a chance to stay at the local family, enjoy the minority specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat, watching traditional dancing, music performances (bronze, drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing.

Mai Chau highlights

Tour Duration: 2 days 1 night
Tour Route: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Lac Village - Pa Co village - Nhot Village - Thay pagoda - Hanoi
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Group Size: Private Tour Only
Commencement date: Advice upon booking

Day 01: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)
Day 02: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B)

Day 01: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)
08.00: Travel onto Mai Chau by coach. The journey is approximately 3.5hrs, with wonderful scenery including rice paddies and green mountains. A short break along the way is included.
On arrival at Mai Chau, check into the Stilt Houses in Pom Coong Village.

Set a few hundred meters back from the 'main' roadside, Lac Village, home of a Thai ethnic minority group, offers a rustic experience in traditional Thai stilt houses. Villagers will sometimes organize traditional song-and-dance performances in the evenings and anyone is free to join in the fun.
Lunch has been arranged at the village.

In the afternoon, visit Pa Co village, located 1,000m above the sea level, is inhabited by the H’mong ethnic minority community. The mountain air and a cool breeze make a two hour walk a positive joy as you stride though the verdant foliage peppered with fruit trees, animals and wildlife. You'll return to Lac Village for overnight.

Evening meal in the village, included within your tour. You shall then enjoy a traditional Thai music show with the famous "bamboo" dance included.

Day 02: Mai Chau - Hanoi (B)
After breakfast, cycle to the Nhot Village where you can see beautiful scenery of rice fields surrounded by mountains. Stop on the way to meet locals and visit their houses. Cycle back for having lunch in the local house. In the afternoon, drive back to Hanoi. On the way, stop to visit Thay pagoda which was built in the 11th century during the reign of Ly Nhan Tong King. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. End of services.

What is included?

  • The air-conditioned private car
  • The private English speaking guide
  • Overnight in the house of Thai ethnic group
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees & bicycle
  • Mineral water

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks…
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