Set in an idyllic valley, surrounded by hills and mountains, Mai Chau is the perfect getaway for visitors to temporarily escape from Hanoi’s hustle and hurry lifestyle, and yet “the gem of Hoa Binh’s Province” is just 150 km away from the bustling capital of Vietnam. Fields and rice paddies sprawl out across the vista complement the mountains fading sleepily into the horizon.
Forget oppressive vehicle horns and insane traffic jams of the city, Mai Chau presents to you a mixture of natural melodies: the delicate birds singing, the buffaloes bellowing, the cluck of the chickens and the laughter of children playing happily in the fields…. Everything seems to combine harmonically into one single song serenading your presence and just yours only.
7:00 – 7:30: Depart from Hanoi and head to Mai Chau with our tour guide and driver after breakfast.
8:30: Short break at Luong Son to rest, seize the opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful natural landscape.
10:00: Another short break at Thung Khe mountain pass, Hoa Binh. The cold temperature combined with the high altitude gives Thung Khe a unique look and feel.
Visit to the local market of the Muong ethnic minority.
11:00: Arrive at Lac mountain village, Mai Chau. Lac mountain village is well – known as the capital of the Thai ethnic community. Lunch at Lac village with traditional dishes that contain the flavor of nature and mountains.
After lunch and a short rest, start discovering Mai Chau, beginning with a visit to Thai people’s traditional stilt house – specially built by Thai people to counter the flood season.
Visit to a Handicraft village
Visit to Buoc, “the hidden village”
Back to the hotel and check-in
Overnight in Mai Chau.
8:30: After breakfast, start trekking in company of local guides to visit the surrounding villages, rice terraces and the hanging bridge.
Check out and have lunch at a local restaurant
Private car arrive to transfer you safely back to Hanoi.
Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. End of service with Asia Eyes Travel.