Mai Chau Adventure


Deal Number 2502937

from $290* per person

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Escape the beeping horns and bustling bikes of Hanoi by venturing out into the serene Mai Chau region. Make the acquaintance of curious locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture over a traditional lunch. Snack on weird and wonderful delicacies, and discover a slice of rural paradise while cycling through remote villages and along paths that border spectacular rice paddies. After the sun sets on an action-packed day, fall asleep in a village homestay before waking up early to see this stunning region bathed in morning sunlight. Then, with batteries fully recharged, wave goodbye to new friends and make tracks back to the enigmatic Vietnamese capital.

Duration 2 days

Destination Vietnam

Company Intrepid

Availability From 11/12/2018 to 31/12/2018


Call 1300 018 390

What's Included?

  • Experience rural Thai life in the mountains of Mai Chau with a homestay – get to know friendly locals, enjoy home cooked meals, and maybe pitch in with preparing dinner
  • Saddle up for a bike trip through stunning hillside villages and discover local life in the area
  • The lush panorama of the stunning Mai Chau valley is a photographer’s dream, just begging to be explored
  • Hike through rarely visited parts of a region that’s home to the minority White Thai group, and learn about their culture and customs
  • Breakfasts Included: 1
  • Lunches Included: 2
  • Dinners Included: 1
  • Homestay (1 nt)
  • Bus
  • Age: min 12
  • Group Size: 1 - 12
  • Guided biking tour

Availability

  • From 11/12/2018 to 31/12/2018

Visit Vietnam

1 Hanoi / Mai Chau

Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Your Short Break Adventure starts around 8am from the joining point hotel, or from your alternate hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter (advised prior to departure), between 7.30am-8.30 am. Leave behind the hectic pace of life in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and journey to the clean air of the mountainous Mai Chau valley (approximately 3 hours). There are great photo opportunities along the way – stop at a vantage point to take in the view of Mai Chau, home to a variety of minority groups with their own unique culture and languages. Along the way, there's also the opportunity to help local farmers plant rice seeds into the fields. Arrive in Mai Chau and head to the village of Pom Coong, where your local guide will introduce you to your hosts for lunch, and provide information on the region's people, their lifestyles, customs and culture. Lunch is a traditional affair with examples of local cuisine on offer. This is a great opportunity to experience the local area, chat with your hosts, and gain a real insight into life in this fascinating and picturesque region. After lunch, take some time to relax before saddling up for a cycle trip to nearby villages. This breath-taking ride takes you on small footpaths through the rice paddies of the spectacular Mai Chau Valley, where rising mountains form a ring around you. Riding through this majestic scenery, there are great photos to be taken and lots of chances to interact with the locals. Back at the homestay, relax with a cold drink while watching the sun set over the peaceful mountains. Alternatively, for the food lovers, why not help the landlady cook dinner! Notes: At the homestay you’ll sleep on mattresses in a communal room. Bedding and mosquito nets are provided. Shared toilet and bathroom facilities are basic.

2 Mai Chau Trekking / Hanoi

After breakfast at the homestay, strap on the walking shoes and take to the hills on a trek along the traditional paths of the area. Visit villages of the White Thai people, exchanging smiles and learning about their everyday lives and customs from your local guide. The trek is approximately 3 hours in length and not overly strenuous, however a good solid pair of shoes is recommended as you will be walking on uneven trails and up and down hills. The scenery of this area is stunning so have cameras at the ready and, as there is no rush, there are plenty of opportunities to take a break, enjoy the pristine scenery, take some photos or just relax in a place where few outsiders venture. Return to the homestay for lunch, then it’s time to say farewell to your hosts and gorgeous Mau Chau and return to the vibrant streets of Hanoi around 5pm.

Departure dates and Pricing

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Tue 11th December, 201811/12/2018Wed 12th December, 201812/12/2018Sold Out
Per person from$290*
Fri 14th December, 201814/12/2018Sat 15th December, 201815/12/2018Sold Out
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Sun 16th December, 201816/12/2018Mon 17th December, 201817/12/2018Sold Out
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Tue 18th December, 201818/12/2018Wed 19th December, 201819/12/2018Available
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Fri 21st December, 201821/12/2018Sat 22nd December, 201822/12/2018Available
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Sun 23rd December, 201823/12/2018Mon 24th December, 201824/12/2018Available
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Tue 25th December, 201825/12/2018Wed 26th December, 201826/12/2018Available
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Fri 28th December, 201828/12/2018Sat 29th December, 201829/12/2018Available
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Sun 30th December, 201830/12/2018Mon 31st December, 201831/12/2018Available
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