Depart Hanoi for a scenic 4hr drive southwest 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. On arrival, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before cycling on a 2hr tour through the beautiful valley of Mai Chau. Your guide will facilitate chats with local hill tribe people to learn about their daily lives including planting rice, herding buffalos and building traditional houses.
Overnight in Mai Chau (L, D)
Suggested departure time: 08:30
Tour duration: 04 hours
Biking distance: 7km (4mi)
The homestay standard is very basic. While the bedding, including mosquito net, may not be as luxurious as a hotel, this homestay experience provides an unforgettably intimate perspective of life in Mai Chau.