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Mai Chau Retreat Tour

 

MAI CHAU RETREAT TOUR 2 Days 1 night (Code: HNC 17)

Mai Chau is set about 3.5 hours west of Hanoi and is approached as you go down the side of a very steep valley. The village, nestled between two towering cliffs and surrounded by emerald green paddies, is enchanting to look at as you wind down the cliff side. The scenery between Hoa Binh and Mai Chau opens up more and more the further south and west you get. Winding up and down the hills you will get a good appreciation for the depth of varied scenery the area has to offer. Mai Chau itself presents an idyllic rural valley that could easily charm you into staying longer than intended. In spring Mai Chau is a bright almost parrot green and by autumn this green transforms into golden hues as the rice approaches harvest. Taking the time to watch these transitions of colour seem like a perfectly useful way to spend your life while in Mai Chau.

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1: Hanoi // Mai Chau: Our tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00am, we drive south west of Hanoi and pass Ha Tay province, we stop at Ha Dong Town to visit Van Phuc traditional silk, which is famouse for silk weaving in the North of Vietnam, you will have an oppotunity to see how local people here made silk by tradition and simple way. We continue our drive on narrow road through lush rice field scenery, look at famers working their field by traditional method, stops for taking pictures along the way up to Hoa Binh town. We reach the town at about 10:00 am, we then following up mountain curving road from here all the time to reach Mai Chau, the scenery bellow valley is very spectacular, dotted with Muong and Thai house on stilts, far away is high towering peak mountains, on the mountain side minorities people work hard to earn for their living. We reach Mai Chau district at about 12:00 noon. You will feel fresh air and good climate when you just arrive. Our tour guide we set off for your accommodation at a basic village called LAC village, this village is spread out in the middle of Mai Chau green valley, where we will check in a local Thai Minority's house for our overnight stay today. As quick as possible the Thai people here will prepare for us a good and lunch.

In the afternoon we will take a loop walk through surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, in here you will see how local people working, plan and havest water rice. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats...freely around. We stop at Poom Coong village to have a rest and see people here weaving traditional brocades. We return to Lac village late afternoon after seeing sunset. A warm hospitality and dilicious dinner will be prepare at around 7:30 pm at the home where we stay overnight. We then see special tradition Thai's dance until late everning. Enjoy your overnight stay on sleeping mats on the floor of the stilt house (Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 2: Mai Chau // Xa Linh // Hanoi: Breakfast is served at village at about 8:00 am, we then say goodbye and check out the village, heading up higher altitute, follow sneak road to Xa Linh village, here this area is inhabited by H'mong and Red Zao community, all their living conditions are very basic, they are still living by sefficent life, lack of education and very poor. We take a walk around the village to see how people here are living. bellow valley offer very spectacular scenery. We leave Xa Linh and forward to Hoa Binh town for our lunch. we visit Hoa Binh hydroelectricity built with help from Russia, from the Hoa Binh Dam you will see very beautiful scenery of Red River Delta. Late afternoon return to Hanoi, we drop you back at your hotel at about 4:30 pm. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Type of tour: Private tour
Departure: Everyday
Inclusive: Transportation (car/mini van), 1 night accommodation at Lac village, meals mentioned within day by day itinerary, walking, mineral water, entrance fees, an English or French speaking tour guide, service charge and taxes.
Exclusive: Other meals, drinks, Personal expenses, Tips.

Size of Group
2 persons
3 - 4 persons
5 - 6 persons
7 - 8 persons
Price in USD/per
170
150
130
100

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