A stunning valley surrounded with towering limestone karsts and green mountains, Mai Chau offers a most serene village of White Thai ethnic group with stilt houses and lush rice paddies. This home stay accommodation is an ideal trip for those wanting to see the sunny Northern highlands but with limited time. Requiring little travel time, this is a perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
Start city: Hanoi
End city: Mai Chau
Duration: 2 days 1 nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request.
Destination: Hanoi – Mai Chau.
Am: Depart your hotel from 8h00 for a 3.5 hours drive through fertile fields and mountains toward Mai Chau. The scenery changes dramatically from cityscapes to flatlands and finally entering the towering limestone cliffs of the valley. Arriving in picturesque Pom Coong village, you will be treated with a simple local lunch while soaking in the magnificent Thai’s home.
Pm: We cycle through the lovely villages in the valley of Mai Chau. You’ll see evidence of how life here has historically revolved around agriculture, and you will see tribes on their their daily routines such as planting rice, herding buffalos or building traditional houses. Afterwards, we return to your hosts’ family for dinner and spend the night in their stilted house. Enjoy the tradditional music performance of Thai people and taste special local herbal wine (ruou can).
Am: Awake for breakfast with your host family and enjoy the tranquil morning atmosphere of the village, you would love to spend this morning hiking around for a closer look at families weaving brocade products, here we have time for handicraft shopping from the local artisans or enjoying a coffee with the friendly villagers.
Pm: Lunch is served when we come back, you then leave the village for Hanoi. As the car reaches the top of Mai Chau Valley, you will have the most spectacular views over the valley encountered on your trip. Descending to the flat roads and returning to your hotel at approximately 17h30.
– Overnight stay at the deluxe Mai Chau ecolodge is available with a surcharge (please contact us )