Not too far from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a great choice for your two days trip or weekend trip from Hanoi, you can visit and stay in the traditional home of the Thai – one of Vietnam 54 ethnic minorities or relax in a luxury bungalow then visit the beautiful villages, walk or trek on trails less traveled, meet the locals, try the traditional foods and drinks. All of this will simply offer you an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 2 days 1 night
Tour Route: Hanoi - Mai Chau
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Group Size: Private Tour Only
Commencement date: Anytime of the year, but the right time to see its incredible beauty of rice paddy is from May and October.
Day 01: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Lac – Poom Coong Village (L, D)
Day 02: Mai Chau – Hang Kia – Pa Co - Hanoi (B, L)
Price from: On request
08.00: Travel onto Mai Chau by coach. The journey is approximately 3.5hrs, with wonderful scenery including rice paddies and green mountains. A short break along the way is included.
On arrival at Mai Chau, check in the hotel then we walk along the rice paddies, visit Lac village and Poom Coong village, home of a Thai ethnic minority group, offers a rustic experience in traditional Thai stilt houses. Villagers will sometimes organize traditional song-and-dance performances in the evenings and anyone is free to join in the fun.
Local lunch at the house on stilts of H'mong people.
Back to the local house or the hotel, have dinner and enjoy the traditional music dance show (optional).
Overnight in Mai Chau.
Enjoy breakfast then transfer by car to Hang Kia (45 minutes), passing villages of Muong and Dzao tribal groups. Stop on the way to visit Pa Co and Xa Linh communes, home to H’mong people with their interesting ethnic market (every Sunday morning in Xa Linh).
If you visit Mai Chau at the weekend, it is wonderful time to visit Pa Co Sunday market in the morning. The market is a small one that runs every Sunday in Pa Co village where local people, mostly H’Mong coming from the surrounding neighborhood to trade. Market starts early in the morning and finish a couple of hours before noon.
Arrive in Hang Kia, a typical H’mong village, peacefully nestled in a small valley at 1200m altitude. Have lunch at a local house then walk to discover the community. Transfer back to Mai Chau then we return to Hanoi.
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