Mai Chau is the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on the rice fields and rural living is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area, and the most people here are ethnic White Thai, distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China. If you don’t mind adventures, this is a perfect get-away place.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L – D)
Depart from Hanoi by 8:00 AM and head west towards Hoa Binh province, then you stop for a short break in bamboo tends of the locals, enjoy fresh corns and the magnificent scenery of mountain ranges. Leaving Hoa Binh town, you climb towards to Mai Chau valley, almost another two hours away to the White Thai’s villages.
When arriving Lac tribe, you will get in a local house-on-stilts and enjoy fresh lunch with tasty local dishes cooked by the Thai women. By talking to the hosts and visiting their house, you will discover the unique architecture and its significances. In the afternoon, let’s go for a biking trip through along Mai Chau and get refreshed by the wonderful air along with stunning landscape of mountains and paddy terraces. After dinner, a traditional music & dance show can be arranged as an extra, which will help you to find out more of their lifestyle and cultures. Overnight at homestay.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B – L)
Get up and have a walk around Lac & Pom Coong villages, and observe skillful Thai women weaving pretty brocade on looms with their own specific designs. It’s a good time for your shopping. Get back to Hanoi by 10:00 AM, and have lunch in a local restaurant. Tour ends at Meracus Hotel at 4:00 PM.
Validity until 31st Dec 2015 Price per person in USD in party of
|from 4 persons||150|
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