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Mai Chau: Full Day Group Tour From Hanoi With Lunch

1. Mai Chau: Full Day Group Tour From Hanoi With Lunch

Between 7:45 AM and 8:00 AM you will be picked up by minibus from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter and depart to Mai Chau in Hoa Binh Province. At 10:00 AM, take a short break at the Hoa Binh hydroelectric power station to relax and take some photos. From 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM there will be time for a quick photo stop at the top of Mai Chau Valley before you continue to drive to Mai Chau Village. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch at a local house (vegetarian options are available). Between 1:00-3:00 PM, you'll get to go on a bicycle ride with a local tour guide. See Vietnamese farmers working in the fields and locals weaving scarves as you visit the surrounding villages. At 4:00 PM you'll leave Mai Chau Village and come back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel around 7:00 PM. 

From Hanoi: Mai Chau & Moc Chau Multi-Day Adventure Tour

2. From Hanoi: Mai Chau & Moc Chau Multi-Day Adventure Tour

Day 1: Start your adventure with pickup in a private vehicle from your hotel in the Old Quarter or designated meeting point. Set off to Mai Chau and stop on the way at Thung Khe mountain pass to see the impressive scenery of the North-West. Explore Lac Village and then stop for a local lunch at 12 PM. Taste and learn about authentic Vietnamese cuisine. In the afternoon, your tour guide will take you to visit the valley of Mai Chau. Get to know the locals and learn about Tai Dón culture. See how they craft unique brocades by hand. Head off to Moc Chau, with its immense fields of tea and an infinite variety of wildflowers. Check in to your accommodation and dig into a dinner of local specialties. Enjoy your free time and before turning in for the night in your homestay or bungalow. Day 2: Wake up to the beautiful morning with the sound of nature. Fill up on breakfast and start with a visit to the Dai Yem Waterfall and the Dong Son Moc Huong Cave (Doi Cave). Admire the cave’s beauty and listen to the legends described by your tour guide. Continue to the next beauty spot, the pine forest of Ang Village. Explore the surrounding nature including a lake, rolling hills of wildflowers, and fruit tree orchards. Use your free time after lunch in Moc Chau to go biking along hilly trails or investigate the town center. You can also join the locals in picking tea leaves. Additional optional activities include baths in fresh milk and fresh tea. Dine on local dishes at 6:30 PM and stay overnight in your homestay or bungalow. Day 3: Feeling recharged after breakfast, start your journey through the valleys, forests, and mountains to arrive in the villages of the H’Mong ethnic minority. Discover the local ways of life, their traditions, and sample the local food. Check out after lunch and take the bus back to Hanoi. Arrive back in Hanoi around 5.30 pm and get dropped off at the meeting place or your hotel in the Old Quarter.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Adventure in Mai Chau Valley

3. From Hanoi: 2-Day Adventure in Mai Chau Valley

DAY 1 7:30 AM: Get picked up at your hotel in the Old Quarter or join the tour from the meeting point and drive northwest of Hanoi to Hoa Binh 10 AM: Have a short break at the midway point 11:30 AM: Stop for scenic photos of Mai Chau valley before arriving in Ban Lac village in Mai Chau 12:15 PM:  Check in and enjoy a traditional lunch at the local house 2:30 PM-5 PM: Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in the fields, locals weaving scarves, and visit surrounding peaceful villages 5 PM-7 PM: Free time for bicycling, walking, or shopping 7 PM: Dinner with many specialties of food will be served 8 PM: Watch a Thai traditional dance in the stilt house and enjoy ruou can (traditional wine) at the community house DAY 2 7:30 AM: Have breakfast at the homestay 8 AM: Go with a local Thai tour guide to visit the remote villages of Na Meo, Na Mo, and Xam Pa to understand more about their culture and customs 12 PM: Back to the homestay for lunch and check out 1 PM-3 PM: Free time for shopping and relaxing 3:30 PM: Get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi 7 PM: Arrive in Hanoi’s Old Quarter for drop-off at your hotel or meeting point

From Hanoi: Mai Chau Valley & Hill Tribes 2-Day Trek Tour

4. From Hanoi: Mai Chau Valley & Hill Tribes 2-Day Trek Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pong Cong Village (lunch, dinner) Take a drive west toward Mai Chau with one stop in Hoa Binh City for refreshments and coffee. Continue driving toward Mai Chau valley for about another 1.5 hours, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Your hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people and you will stay in one of their traditional stilt houses. There, you will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some of their homemade rice wine. By sampling these local people's hospitality, discover a little more about their lives and culture following the evening meal. Tonight's accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than your usual accommodations at home, but it's all part of the experience. Day 2: Pong Cong Village – Khoe Village – Lac Village – Hanoi (breakfast/lunch) Following breakfast, take a soft trek in this beautiful valley, going from one village to another and have a chance to meet local villagers going about their daily business, such as tilling the fields, logging or herding buffalo. Your driver will meet you at Khoe Village for transfer back to Lac Village for lunch. Afterwards, stroll around the hamlets, before returning to Hanoi. 

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Is a very relaxing trip. Seeing some rustic area and feel the tranquil from the rice field. However, I feel like they charge a bit high compare to other agency.