Mai Chau, Hoa Binh, North Vietnam
$ 110/ person
Day 1: Ha Noi - Mai Chau Valley (L/ D)
Your tour guide and driver will collect you from the hotel. From here, you will drive to Mai Chau with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at the Thai village in Mai Chau, you can take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people and enjoy lunch at a local home. Next, you will cycle around the area to see farmers working in the fields, locals weaving scarves and visit the peaceful surrounding villages. You will take a two-three hour walk through the beautiful hillside villages. When you return to the Thai homestay, you can enjoy a BBQ party in the garden with your hosts and a performance of the Thai traditional dance. The jovial spirit of the evening will continue into the night as you socialise with your hosts over the traditional wine ruou can. You will stay overnight in the communal stilt house.
Day 2: Trekking to remote rural villages – Ha Noi (B/ L)
Daily life here starts early, and the valley looks splendid in the morning light as the farmers make their way out into their fields. Experiencing the morning routine is a great opportunity to understand the hard working way of life in Mai Chau. You can then enjoy breakfast with your homestay hosts before getting ready for the day's trek. In the morning, you will trek to the villages of Na Mo and Na Meo where you can get to understand more about their culture and customs before coming back to the homestay for lunch. You will leave Mai Chau at 14:30 and arrive back in Hanoi at 18:00.