Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, about 150 km west of Hanoi. It lies only 150 m above sea level. Mai Chau attracts many visitors each year. Mai Chau district has about 50,000 inhabitants, including seven ethnic minority groups – the White Thai, Hmong, Zao, Muong, Tay, Hoa a Viet.
The best time to visit Mai Chau is between October and April, as outside of these times Mai Chau can become unbearably hot, particular in June through to August, and if you’re staying in a homestay you’ll find a little respite from the heat as electricity doesn’t come on until the evening. That said, some good deals can be had on the pricier hotel options out of season.
Hanoi- Mai Chau – Trekking in the White Thai village(Meals: L/D)
In the morning:
08.00 Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and depart for Mai Chau. Stop along the way to visit the Muong tribe and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley. Have an authentic lunch with a local family of the White Thai Tribe and enjoy some free time to acquaint yourself with the villagers.
In the afternoon:
14:00 Trek through terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people on our visits to the Pom Coong and Na Phon villages. Return to your homestay for a help prepare the evening meal. This is an opportunity to learn about the local cuisine and culture as you join the family to prepare a traditional dinner. In the evening enjoy a live dance and music performance of the villagers. overnight in Homestay.
Mai Chau- Biking trip – Hanoi(Meals: B/L)
enjoy breakfast at your homestay. and then take a short drive by bicycle through the surrounding villages to visit the Ban Van Village. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and enjoy an authentic lunch at one of the villages. The afternoon we drive back to Hanoi. arrive in Hanoi about 18:30.
Transportation ( Pick up- Drop at your hotel in Hanoi)