Venture out of the city and discover the heart of rural Vietnam. Visit small villages and taste traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Stay overnight in traditional stilted homes, admire the scenery of rice terraces, rainforests, and sleepy rivers as you trek.
What to Expect
Rekindle your sense of adventure on this 2-day adventure in the stunning rural villages of northwest Vietnam. Mai Chau is a mountainous district complete with spectacular rice terraces, meandering rivers, and stilted houses. This is the home of the ancestral White Thai and Black Thai peoples.
Hike through rice terraces, lush rainforest, and across sleepy rivers. Stay overnight in traditional villages and exchange cultures with the local people. Taste the flavors of Mai Chau, and learn about the rural heritage of Vietnam.
Led by a friendly and professional guide, escape the city and get to know the delights of Mai Chau and Pu Luong Nature reserve. With all the details already organized for you such as accommodation, meals, and transportation, you can travel free of the normal stresses of visiting a foreign country.
Day 1 (L, D)
Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi at 08:00 to Mai Chau. Enjoy a scenic route full of spectacular scenery. Upon arrival in Poom Coom village, take a walk to visit the ethnic Thai people and enjoy a welcome lunch in a family home.
Enjoy a short cruise along the Ma river, then hike for 2 to 3 hours through the hillside villages and rice paddies of the Pu Luong nature reserve. In Hang Village enjoy a dinner prepared by the locals and stay overnight in a traditional stilted home.
Day 2 (B,L,D)
Join the locals in their daily routine. Stroll around the village before breakfast. At 08:00 begin the trek through the Pu Luong Nature reserve. After a 3-hour trek the driver will transfer you to Poom Coong village for lunch. Depart Mai Chau at 14:30 and arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at around 18:00.
- Transfer by private car
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Home stay accommodation
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses