The rice fields and green landscapes surrounding hillside Mai Chau make this rural region in the north of Vietnam one of the most beautiful in the entire country. You can explore all its hidden corners on this comprehensive 2-day tour.
Mai Chau 2 Day Trip
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau
We depart from Hanoi and head to the valley of Mai Chau - an area of breathtaking natural beauty situated in a remote rural corner in northern Vietnam. The landscapes here are characterized by a patchwork of rice fields and lush green meadows speckled with tiny traditional villages. While you explore the different spots of Mai Chau you will also learn all about the customs and traditions of the White Thai people who are native to this part of the country.
Our route continues at the Thung Khe Pass which offers a magnificent viewpoint over the beautiful landscapes of Mai Chau. Around midday, we will head to the home of a traditional Vietnamese family to enjoy a typical local lunch. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try the authentic gastronomy of the country.
After eating, we then start our bicycle ride through Mai Chau. As we head along the rural roads and tracks in this picturesque region of Vietnam, you will have the opportunity to observe the local way of life from up close. The day finishes back at the traditional family home where we will eat and rest until the following day.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Hanoi
After having breakfast with the host family, we will start a guided bike tour around Mai Chau of around 1.5 miles. This route will take us the some of the most remote villages in the region such as Na Meo, Na Mo, and Xam Pa, where you can continue learning about the local way of life. Then we head back to the house to enjoy another traditional lunch. In the evening, after having some free time to rest and relax in the village, we will return to Hanoi on board our airconditioned vehicle.
This tour includes one night's accommodation in a traditional Vietnamese home in Mai Chau. When making your reservation, you can choose the kind of room you want to stay in, giving you the option of either a shared or private room.
You can see some images of the traditional housing and the shared room via the following links:
If you prefer, there is also the option of staying in an individual room in the same house for an extra fee. You can see pictures of this accommodation via the following links:
The stay at the traditional home in Mai Chau also includes breakfast, two lunches, and a dinner which will be prepared by our hosts, a traditional Vietnamese family. All the meals are a sample of the authentic cuisine of this rural region of the country.
Pick up and meeting point
This tour includes pick up and drop off at the main hotels around the center of Hanoi. If you are staying outside the Old Quarter of the city you must head directly to the meeting point in the city: 63 Hang Trong street in the Hoan Kiem district.
If you prefer to also visit Pu Luong, we also offer a 2 Day Trip to Mai Chau and Pu Luong.
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Shared RoomUS$ 106.25
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off (only for accommodation situated in the center of Hanoi).
Transport by airconditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide specialized in the history and geogrpahy of Vietnam.
Individual bike for each participant on the tour.
One night stay in a traditional family home in Mai Chau.
A breakfast, 2 lunches, and a dinner.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 7 days before (Hanoi local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).