Dig deeper into Vietnam’s local culture on this 4-day tour which goes through Mai Chau’s villages including the Green Hmong hill tribe, Van Mai, Mai Hich, Cum and Xam Khoe. Trek through the hill tribe of Xa Linh, walk along with the small villages and take a bike ride through the Mai Chau Valley. It’s a great way to be immersed in the vibrant hill tribe culture and learn more about the ethnic minorities.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L)
Day 3: Mai Chau Village (B/L)
Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi
<p>Upon arrival in Hanoi, be met by our car driver and be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.</p><p>Overnight in Hanoi.</p><p>Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on the arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with small surcharge).</p><p></p>
<p>Depart Hanoi for a scenic 4hr drive southwest to Mai Chau. Located in Hoa Binh Province, Mai Chau is famed for its splendid vistas of mountains and valleys surrounded by lush landscape and stilt houses, inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. On arrival, check in at Mai Chau Ecolodge. Then walk or cycle to hamlet of Lac to enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch. Continue cycling on a 2hr tour on local bicycles through the beautiful valley of Mai Chau. Your guide will facilitate chats with local hill tribe people to learn about their daily lives including planting rice, herding buffalos and building traditional houses. </p><p></p><p>Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge </p><p></p><p>NOTES:</p><p>Suggested departure time: 08:30</p><p>Tour duration: 04 hours</p><p>Biking distance: 7km (4mi)</p><p>Grade: Easy</p><p></p>
<p>After breakfast, drive 45mins to the village of Xa Linh which is inhabited by the H’mong hill tribe. Enjoy the cool mountain breeze on a 2hr walk along scenic mountain trails with opportunities to stop and observe local traditions. There is an option to visit Pa Co Primary School (closed on weekends, public holidays and in summer) or the Pa Co Market (only on Sundays). Return to Mai Chau for lunch at your hotel. In the afternoon, relax by the hotel pool or walk back to the small villages of Lac and nearby Pom Coong to browse the handicrafts made by local artisans, or take a stroll around the village and enjoy a cup of coffee with the friendly villagers. </p><p></p><p>Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge </p><p></p><p>NOTES:</p><p>Suggested departure time: 09:00</p><p>Tour duration: 06 hours</p><p>Trekking distance: 6km (4mi)</p><p>Grade: Easy </p><p>The villagers typically only wear traditional dress on festive days.</p><p></p>
<p>After breakfast, drive 30mins to the village of Sam Khoe where you will spend the morning walking through the remote scenery against the backdrop of the Tonkinese Alps. Expect to receive a warm welcome from the friendly villagers as you observe typical traditional village life – women tending to their homes and working on their embroidery, children and animals playing in the yard and men talking shop over wood fires. Return to Mai Chau Ecolodge for an early lunch before driving back to Hanoi.</p><p></p><p>End of service </p><p></p><p>NOTES:</p><p>Suggested departure time: 09:00</p><p>Tour duration: 06 hours</p><p>Hiking distance: 4km (2mi)</p><p>Grade: Easy</p><p>Estimated arrival time at Hanoi: 17:00</p><p></p>
Tour price includes:
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- All private transportation.
- Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English speaking guide.
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets.
- Tissues and water on the coach.
- Services charges and government tax.
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes:
- International flights & Departure taxes if any
- Personal expenses, drinks, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
- Vietnam visa
- Other services not mentioned above.