Mai Chau is a 139km trip from Hanoi through mountainous terrain, in a valley about 10km from the Song DaRiver and only 150 meters above sea level. The village of Ban Lac is in an idyllic and charming, rural valley which is nestled between two towering cliffs surrounded by emerald green paddies and is an enchanting sight as you wind down the cliff side.
- Culture Tours
- Family Tours
- Air Condition
- Outdoor Seating
- Smoking Allow
- Valet Parking
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau, Cycling (-/L/D)
7.30 am: Pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh. Stop for refreshments.
10.00 am: Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, approximately 2hrs.
12.00 pm: Arrive in Mai Chau. Meet our local guide and have lunch in a family house in the local village.
2.00 pm: Cycling expedition around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people with your guide. See local living in Mai Chau along the way.
6.00 pm : Prepare and cook the evening meal with your host family, learning about family-style Vietnamese ingredients and cooking techniques and participating in the nightly group meals.
Sleeping tonight in a traditional stilt house, unique to Mai Chau.
Day 2 : Mai Chau Farming and Fishing (B/L/D)
Morning: You will start your day by experiencing a day of working with local farmers in a vegetable garden. We will take a short walk around the garden and learn how to prepare the soil and plant some vegetables. Here we will be introduced how to do cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering the use of vegetables in Vietnamese food. We will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seed in the garden. Other activities will include raking, sowing, and watering etc…
Afternoon: You walk to the stream and listen to the tour guide introduce and explain the process of using the net. You learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. You also have a chance to scoop fish out of water. it ‘s absolutely amazing to experience raft rowing on the stream.
We enjoy fishing nearby local family house. We will show you how to prepare the baits and pick up the right location. Moreover, you can herd of water buffalo and breath of fresh air around the village. You are at leisure. Overnight in a local family homestay.
Day 3: Mai Chau - Hanoi (B/L/-)
7h30: Breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market then climb to 1000 Step Cave. The cave is breathtaking and so is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave.
12h00: Have lunch in the village before getting on the bus back to Hanoi.
17h00: Back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
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