Mai Chau is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam, with a charming natural landscape characterized by mountains, located in the northwest of the country. Mai Chau is located inHoaBinh province, approximately 140 km from Hanoi. From the top of CunMountain, one can admire the superb panoramic view of Mai Chau, surrounded by a green valley and scattered with stilt houses.
Day 1: Ha Noi- Mai Chau- Mai HichVillage (Lunch, Dinner)
7h30 am: our tour guide and driver will pick you up for the tour to Mai Chau. It takes about 3,5 hours for the 140 km journey. The scenery on the way to Mai Chau is awe-inspiring: mountains, quaint villagestucked into a small valley; colorful Thai and Muong people working in the fields,and expansive rice fields between high mountains.
Stop at a Mai Chau Flag Tower where you can see a panoramic view of Mai Chau. Continue on to Poom Coong Village where White Thai people live and where we will have lunch.
After lunch, our tour guide will lead you around Poong Coom and Lac Villages to see the daily life of Thai people and the skillful women who weave the fabrics busting with color. We will then take a bicycle ride through the rice fields further away from the village in order to enjoy the beauty of this peaceful area. There will be many excellent photo opportunities.
We then drive on to Mai Hich Village- a small, peaceful village of White Thai people where we will spend the night.
A cozy dinner with Thai family is in store, providing you with a great chance to learn more about their culture, traditions and the warm hospitality of Thai people.
Enjoy the night in Mai Hich village.
Day 2: Mai HichVillage- Ha Noi (Breakfast; Lunch)
Wake up early to enjoy the fresh air of the countryside and the beautiful sunrise.
Breakfast (including tea and coffee) will be accompanied by a nice view of the fields and mountains.
We check out of the room.
We will stroll around Mai Hich village to take photos, followed by a short drive to visit the most beautiful cave in Mai Chau, named Chieu Cave. We hike 1,200 steps to see the cave, from the top of which we can see the entire view of PoomCoong and Lac Villages and beautiful rice fields scattered across the mountains.
Lunch will be in a restaurant in Poong Coom Village. We will rest a bit, then take the car back to Ha Noi. We arrive in Ha Noi about 7 pm. and you will be dropped off at your hotel. This concludes your Mai Chau tour.
What you should bring:
Sturdy shoes; sun protection cream; a wide-brimmed hat; spray for mosquitos.
Private car; English speaking guide; meal; homestay.
Drinks; personal expenses; tip; insurance.