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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

Mai Chau has an outstanding landscape with lush rice fields and quaint villages settled in deep valley. With this two day trip, you will have a chance to capture mind blowing views of Mai Chau.

Detailed program

Day 01: Hanoi- Mai Chau (L, D)
Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh province) - home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in the house on stilts belong to Mr Cuong in Van village, a village of the ‘White Thai’, who predominantly inhabit this area. Have lunch in Thai homestay. In the afternoon, take a short walk through the village of White Thai where you will be welcomed by the friendly local people, communicate and discover their lifestyles and especially try your hand in weaving silk with an old loom. The rest of the day, you will earn a chance to engage more into local life with a list of farming activities to choose from: land preparation, planting, harvesting, etc (of course these activities depend on the season).
After dinner, you enjoy a traditional dancing show at night and taste Ruou Can (Can wine), the local rice wine. Homestay overnight in Thai people's house on stilts.
Day 02: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)
In the morning, cycle to the Nhot Village where you can see beautiful scenery of rice fields surrounded by mountains. Stop on the way to meet locals and visit their houses. Cycle back for having lunch in the local house.
In the afternoon, drive back to Hanoi. On the way, stop to visit Thay pagoda - a renowned pagoda in Red River Delta and a place of pilgrimage for Vietnamese people. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. End of services.

Price and Included


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- The air-conditioned private car

- The private English speaking guide

- Overnight in the house of Thai ethnic group

- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

- Entrance fees & bicycle

- Mineral water


- Tips and personal expenses such as: laundry, telephone, drinks…
- Visa to Vietnam
- Travel insurance (Compulsory)
- Bank charge fees
- Other services not mentioned in the “Inclusion”


Walking around travelers are captivated by a landscape of verdant rice fields in the heart of the valley of Mai Chau and the picture of people working in the fields.


Tay Phuong and Thay pagoda

Located in northwest of Hanoi, Ha Tay is a region of  beautiful landscape with rice fields and green hills, these are two pagodas, a few kilometers from each other, are important places of worship and have a remarkable architecture.



Ride a bicycle in the region of Mai Chau is another way to experience the appealing landscape.



Spend a night in Van village, in a stilt house, share a meal with your hosts will leave interesting memories. They will welcome you with friendly smiles. Van village is populated by Thai White people surrounded by gardens and rice fields.


Folk dancing

People who visit Mai Chau usually not miss a chance to enjoy folk dancing while tasting Can wine, a kind of fermented glutinous rice is drunk by straws.

Group: Emma Celis
December 12, 2012

We had only one week in Hanoi and the north of Vietnam. I fancy was interested in visiting the mountainous Vietnam for some fresh air, but somewhere not too far as my kids enjoyed the trip with us.  Ms Thuy at Visit Wonders suggested us this tour to Mai Chau and we took it.
This two day excursion turned out to be the highlight of our trip in Vietnam. The valley was awesome especially viewed from the Thoong KHe Pass. What I loved most is the night spent with local house. The host family was amazing. Mr. Cuong, his wife and daughters brought us the feeling at home with great yummy  food, very earthy and rustic cuisine. Thanks Thuy @ Visit Wonders. Roll on to my  next trip in Vietnam with you.

Group: Katherine Cole
Aug 03 2012

Mai Chau left us an outstanding fantastic experience. The scenery was so amazing, serene village nested between towering cliffs surrounded by lush rice fields. We took a bicycle venture around beautiful valley enjoying a peaceful world away from hustle and bustle. The White Thai people are hospitable, we shared the meal and sleep in same house at Van village which is 2 or 3 km from touristy Lac and Pom Coong village. When we visited it was time of harvesting, we asked the tour guide for trying to do it. Quite interesting and tired! Next time we will take a longer trip.