Marvelous Mai Chau Valley Ethnic Tour

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Trip code: VN2MC

Departure Point: Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Styles: Classic Journeys

Duration: 2 days / 1 night

Trip overview

Take away from the bustle and hustle city for a short trip to the charming and fertile of Mai Chau Valley, 135km from Hanoi where you are completely surprised by the spectacular untouched peaceful natural landscapes as well as pure atmosphere, the hospitality and friendly of fascinating ethnic people. Enjoy the 2 day tour to Mai Chau Valley is the best ideal to discover the beauties of the majestic mountains of North Vietnam and have a glimpse into the life of Thai people in Vietnam, with a combination of cultural sightseeing and soft adventure activities will all make you have one of the most memorable journey in your life time in Asia.

Trip Inclusions

    • Accommodation in a traditional stilt house (private sleeping area per group) or hotel accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room at the Mai Chau Lodge/ Mai Chau valley view with daily breakfast
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    • English or French speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply)
    • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle for pick up & drop off at your hotel
    • 1 bottle of water/ person
    • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
    • Bicycle


    • 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


Trip Exclusions

    • Other meals than mentioned
    • Other services than mentioned
    • International and domestic Flights
    • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
    • Tips, Travel insurance

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    Tour itinerary

    Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley (L/D)

    7.30 - 8.00: Car and guide of Alsimexco will pick you up at your hotel then  depart for Mai Chau (approximately 4.5 hours).

    Along the way, the road opens up to mountains, fertile valleys, and traditional villages for you to witness contemplate the beauties of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break in 30 minutes for photo scenic then continue the trip to Mai Chau valley.

    12.00: Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies, check-in eco-homestay and have traditional lunch in White Thai people tradtional house on stilt (vegetarian available).

    14.30: Start cycling accompany with our tour guide around the village of White Thai people. The captivating journey will depart from Mai Chau Ecolodge, cycle around the valley; explore the beautiful landscape and unique Thai culture in the villages of Nà Thia, Chiềng Sại, Cha Village, Cha Long, Tong Dau, and Văn Village. Soak up the tranquil daily life by seeing the farmers working on their lush green paddy fields: growing rice, vegetable, raising fish and grazing livestock depending on the seasons.

    3:00: stopping to explore Cha Village

    3:30: exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Cha Long, Tòng Đậu. Stopping over at Văn Village, dropping in on a Thai family, be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture.

    4:00: Stopping over at Nhót Village, dropping in on a Thải family – Mr. Điệp’s house (where four generations live under the same roof), be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture and stilt house. Enjoying local fruit and tea, try weaving, embroidering, pounding rice, watch Kenglong performance and how to make wine.

    Furthermore, guests have chance to experience the daily life as well as farm-work with indigenous people to see the farmers working on the fields, curious about how locals weave their brocade scarves and lose your self by the lovely and peaceful of the surrounding villages. The Thai ethnic group has inhabited this area for centuries and much of their lifestyle and traditions have remained unchanged over the years.  

    5:00: afterwards you can stroll around the hamlets, before returning back to the lodge. 

    18.00: Enjoy the dinner made by Thai tribe and watch the Thai’s traditional dance performance while drink the local wine of “ruou can”.

    Overnight at Valley View Bungalow. 

    Hanoi to Mai Chau: 155km (4h30)

    Day 2 Mai Chau Valley - Hanoi (B/L)

    7:30 - 8:00 Wake-up early to enjoy the pureful atmosphere of the mountainous and the splendid in the morning valley and have breakfast in local house.

    8.30: Commense a visit to Na Meo and Na Mo villages, the White Thai typical traditional villages, to learn about their unique culture and custom.

    12.00: Come back mountain village for have lunch and check out.
    13.00 - 15.00: Free time for shopping and relaxing.
    15.00 - 15.30: Getting on the car, returning to Hanoi.        
    18.30 - 19.00: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quater. Drop you off at your hotel. End of tour.

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