Mai Chau is famed for its splendid vistas of mountains and valleys surrounded by lush landscape and stilt houses.
The additional surcharge applies for bookings on Christmas, New Year & Tet (Lunar New Year).
Depart Hanoi for a scenic 4 hrs. drive to Mai Chau. Located in Hoa Binh Province, Mai Chau is famed for its splendid vistas of mountains and valleys surrounded by lush landscape and stilt houses, inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. Upon arrival, check in and rest up.
In the late afternoon, take a leisurely 2 to 3 hrs. cycling tour through the beautiful valley of Mai Chau and the minority village villages including the interaction with local people to learn about their daily lives. Later, return to your hotel and overnight in Mai Chau. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
After breakfast, drive to Mai Hich then enjoy the cool mountain breeze for 2-3 hours. walk along scenic mountain trails with opportunities to stop and observe local traditions. There is a chance for experiencing the bamboo raft (own expenses) before having lunch at the local home.
In the afternoon, relax by the hotel pool or walk to the small villages of Lac and nearby Pom Coong to browse the handicrafts made by local artisans, or take a stroll around the village and enjoy a cup of coffee with the friendly villagers. End of the day enjoys a traditional Thai performance of music and dance. The Thai ethnic group has inhabited this area for centuries and much of their lifestyle and traditions have remained unchanged over the years (this activity will be organized by the resort - there will be other guests joining).
Today is free at leisure to unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before checking-out and driving back to Hanoi. Estimated arriving Hanoi in the late afternoon.