Mai Chau Valley Hidden Charm

Mai Chau is just 130 km in the northwest of Hanoi and it sets amongst some of northern Vietnam's most stunning scenery. This tour offers a combination of culture and adventure. Spend 3 nights in ethnic minority villages, biking, trekking and walking an average of 5 to 6 hours a day. This trip is definitely special for travelers who prefer to get off the beaten track as Mai Chau where you can enjoy the endearingly hidden and untouched beauty. This tour can be personally customized for you to meet all your special requests.


Mai Chau biking | Hiking | Market 

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Day 01

Hanoi - Mai Chau cycling

Go to Mai Chau

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

08:00: Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau – an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in your room and enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon, cycle to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total cycling time is around 2 – 3 hours on flat village paths. Take it all in: the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life.
Back to your homestay for evening enjoyment, you may choose to take part in a traditional dance show with Ruou Can (a local wine), a cooking class. Overnight at homestay
Day 02

Hiking in Mai Chau villages

Visit minority villages to learn more about Thai culture and daily living

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at your homestay, you will be picked up and transferred to Mai Ha village.
Your hike starts at 09:00 with a walk through Kha local village and along the dirt trail through forest with tropical trees which covers Pu Poc sacred mountain of Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau. The spectacular scenery gradually appears before you. You continue to visit Te – a small charming village is beside the forest and rarely visited by tourists. The local lunch will be served at local home stay.
After your lunch, the walk between the Thai ethnic minority villages Pu and Khoe follows the concrete trail. You can meet the local child at their house’s yard and enjoy peaceful scenery of mountain and paddy terraces.
From Khoe village, you will take a transfer to your homestay for dinner and overnight.
Day 03

Mai Chau market & biking

Visit the local market of ethnic people and do a half day biking tour

Accommodation: Local House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08:00 Departing from Mai Chau Home
08:45 Reaching to Pa Co Market (Only open on Sunday), visiting Pa Co Market to experience the lives of red and blue H’mong ethnic people
09:30 Tourists travel to Pa Co by car, stop to walk and visit the villages along the road and Pa Co Village and participate in the daily works of farmers here depending on the seasons)
12:00 Come back to Mai Chau Home for lunch.
14:30 Start our cycling from the homestay
15:00 Stopping to explore Cha Village
15:30 Exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Cha Long, Tòng Đậu. 
16:00 Stopping over at Nhót Village, dropping in on a Thai family – Mr. Điệp’s house, be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture and stilt house. Enjoying local fruit and tea, try weaving, embroidering, pounding rice, watch Kenglong performance and how to make wine. 
17:00 Afterwards you can stroll around the hamlets before get back your homestay.
Day 04

Mai Chau - Hanoi

Say goodbye Mai Chau valley

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

This morning, you can explore the surroundings on your own. 
Lunch will be served before driving back Hanoi. End of the tour.


Start price per person based on central located good quality hotels. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. We would like to give you a rough quote as below for your preference. Price is also negotiable. Feel free to send us an enquiry. We commit to give you the best price yet top-notch service.

Price Per Person In USD 
Valid from Jan 2024 to Apr 2024 & Oct 2024 to Dec 2024
Contact us for low season price from May to Sep 2024

Category 2 People 4 People 6 People Others
Homestay  $460 $324 $262 On Request

Remark: We can tailor-make this program to meet your specific needs of activities as well as prices. Click yellow button “Send Enquiry This Tour” to give us your specific request now!
This tour should start on Friday to visit Pa Co Sunday market.


For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Round trip in AC vehicle Hanoi - Mai Chau
  • Private English English speaking guide
  • Full board meals: 03 breakfast, 04 lunches, 03 dinners
  • 3 nights home stay accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Bicycle as mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water on car
Trip Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Tips and personal expenses

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