Tour Code: VAT-TMC/02
Hanoi - Mai Chau    Journey Map
Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. It is the closest destination from Hanoi where we can meet ethnic minorities and admire the superb panorama surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses.
At Lac Village, travellers can have rustic overnight stays in thatched roofs stilt houses and enjoy the minority dances while drinking with long straws an alcoholic beverage called Ruou Can.
   Spectacular karst scenery

   Friendly White Thai minority people

   Exchange culture and stay overnight with White Thai family

   Trek through villages

Day 1: Hanoi –Lac Village (L, D)
Departing at 8h30am from Hanoi for three and a half hour journey through Hoa Binh Town, then gradually climb the begining of the Truong Son Mountain Range to Man Duc Town, a town with spectacular karst scenery. Upon arrival in Lac Village, Mai Chau, we will be greeted by friendly White Thai family. You will have a chance to communicate with Thai monority poeple and enjoy a simple lunch with them - The Thai has their own language, dress, customs, usages and singular blend of belief, worship and myth.
After lunch, we will do a two and a half hour trek to three White Thai villages of La Poon, La Thia and Poom Coong. In the afternoon, we get back to Lac Village for refreshment and overnight at Thai home.
Option: In the evening, enjoy the performance of the minority dances and drink Ruou Can
Day 2: Lac Village –Van Village –Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, we start a 2 hour trekking to Van Village, one of the most beautiful villages in Mai Chau area. There you can see a spectacular scenery of mountain, forest, waterfall and rice paddies combined. If time allowed, we will visit a local market before heading back to Hanoi. We will have a late lunch on the way.
Arrive in Hanoi at around 4pm. End of tour.

Private A/ C transportation
English speaking guide
Homestay in Lac Village
Meals as described in the program
Entrance fees and permits where applicable
Mineral water during trekking
Pre and post accommodation in Hanoi
Tips and Personal expenses
Optionals (which excluded in the package)
Travel insurance
Location Standard Option Superior Option
Mai Chau
Home-Stay at Lac Village
*Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotels are fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered at the same level.
Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
Private tour 0 0 0.0000
*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.
Best time to do: all year round, best from September to April of next year.

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Booking Terms & Conditions:
We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel and set a schedule at your convenience
This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of your travel date

Related information:
Mai Chau travel guide
Other Vietnam adventures