In an idyllic valley, the Mai Chau area is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. The small town of Mai Chau is unappealing, but nearby are Thai villages surrounded by lush paddy fields. There’s minimal traffic, and the rural soundtrack is defined by gurgling irrigation streams and birdsong.
DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU [-/L/-]
08:30 You will be picked up by our guide and Jeep to start the adventure. The highlight of the day is the beauty of the traditional farm and village on the way to the reservoir. Your lunch will be served at a local family with traditional food. You will then spend time swimming and boating on the reservoir. In the afternoon, you will check in hotel and enjoy a peaceful night here. Dinner on your own.
DAY 2: MAI CHAU [B/L/-]
Breakfast at hotel. You will spend your second day hiking or cycling on the the beautiful countryside, pathway to the tribal village on the hill. The local food will be served for lunch at a family in the village. Take a break after lunch time and you will get back to the eco-lodge in the afternoon. You will have your own leisure time till the end of the day. Dinner on your own.
DAY 3: MAI CHAU – HANOI [B/-/-]
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you are free to choose between swimming or hiking to the nearby villages to discover more interesting things before getting back to Ha Noi by private car.
Trip Notes: Jeep transfer back to Hanoi could be arranged, a surcharge will be applied, but not highly recommend. What to bring: sun cream, sunglasses, warm coat in winter time, swimming suite in summer time, mosquito repellent, hiking shoes, hat. A hosted dinner in the village with traditional performance will be arranged upon on request, a surcharge will be applied.