Explore the hill villages of the Mai Chau region and meet friendly hilltribes
Escape the beeping horns and bustling bikes of Hanoi by venturing out into the serene Mai Chau region. Make the acquaintance of curious locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture over a traditional lunch. Snack on weird and wonderful delicacies, and discover a slice of rural paradise while cycling through remote villages and along paths that border spectacular rice paddies. After the sun sets on an action-packed day, fall asleep in a village homestay before waking up early to see this stunning region bathed in morning sunlight. Then, with batteries fully recharged, wave goodbye to new friends and make tracks back to the enigmatic Vietnamese capital.
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Experience rural Thai life in the mountains of Mai Chau with a homestay – get to know friendly locals, enjoy home cooked meals, and maybe pitch in with preparing dinner
Saddle up for a bike trip through stunning hillside villages and discover local life in the area
The lush panorama of the stunning Mai Chau valley is a photographer’s dream, just begging to be explored
Hike through rarely visited parts of a region that’s home to the minority White Thai group, and learn about their culture and customs
You will stay in simple homestay accommodation on this trip. You’ll sleep on camp beds in a communal room, so it's mixed gender and multi-share. The actual homestay facilities can vary as we stay with several different families, but you can expect simple but very welcoming.
This trip includes the active activities of cycling and a 3-hour trek – these activities are possible for most travellers. Good walking shoes and appropriate clothing are recommended.
On this trip it is possible that you will be joined by other travellers, some who may have booked on a longer trip, or even with a different company.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Mai Chau Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This Short Break Adventure starts at 8.00 – 8.30am on Day 1, and finishes at approximately 5.00pm on Day 2.
2. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary. Pick-up will take place between 8.00 – 8.30am in the hotel foyer.
3. If you require pick up from another hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.