Mai Chau Adventure Tour 5 Days

Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mai Chau.
05 Days/04 Nights.
US 425.00
Guided Tour Date:


Summary: This trip combines the tour to the north west highlands of Mai Chau and the tour to South of Hanoi, Ninh Binh province with scenery of Tam Coc river, the “Dry Halong bay on Land” the historical of Dinh & Le Dynasty before 1010 AD. And a balance of cultural and physical activities set amongst some of northern Vietnam’s most stunning scenery. We spend 5 nights in the ethnic minority villages walking an average of 5 hours a day. We trek for four days through villages in the Mai Chau area and overnight in White Thai and H’mong villages where we have the opportunity to observe the lives of the minority peoples. From the mountainous region of Mai Chau, we travel back to the capital, Hanoi. Travelers who prefer to get off the beaten track often prefer Mai Chau to Sapa..
  • Take the rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottoes) in Ninh Binh
  • Climb towards the Mai Chau valley and admire the spectacular scenery
  • Find out more about the life and cultures of minority people with a cultural exchange
  • Have an opportunity to closely observe rural life in Vietnam


Day 1: Hanoi - Tam Coc River (L/D)

At 08: 00am depart to Ninh Binh, enjoying the rural scenery along the road. Visit Hoa Lu old citadel, the capital city of Vietnam before 1010 AD and discover an important piece of the country's early history in the 'Ancient Capital". Have lunch at restaurant before take the rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottoes). Stay over night at hotel in Ninh Binh town.

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel we heading west to Hoa Binh Province where we stop for refreshments. From our stop we climb towards the Mai Chau valley, about another two hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Following lunch in Mai Chau town we drive to the White Thai village of Sa Linh from where we commence a 3-hour trek to the village of Hang Kia. Our hosts for this evening will be the H’mong minority people. Whilst enjoying their hospitality, we will discover a little more about their lives and culture. Tonight’s accommodation could probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to.

Day 3: Hang Kia - Van Village (B/L/D)

This morning we have a 7-hour trek to Van Village, home of the White Thai people. The trek will take you through some unforgettable scenery and provide us with an opportunity to closely observe rural life in Vietnam. A picnic lunch will be provided along the way. Arriving in Van village by mid to late afternoon there will be time to take a stroll down to the nearby stream. Our hosts for this evening will treat us to a fine meal and stories of life in Van village. They will also share their home brewed rice wine and toast our good health and happiness. Overnight in Van Village.

Day 4: Van Village - So Village (B/L/D)

After breakfast we spend the morning strolling around the surrounding villages and meeting villagers along the way. After a morning's exploring we return to Van village for lunch. With lunch finished there will time for a short siesta or stroll down to the river before embarking on a 3 hour walk to the village of Xo (pronounced Soh). This evening following dinner, we will have the opportunity for more cultural interaction, before retiring for our second night in a stilt house.

Day 5: Mai Chau - Hanoi (B/L)

Departing the village at around 08: 00. We retrace our steps back to the boat for a cruise back to meet with our waiting vehicle and the trip back to Hanoi. We will arrive back in Hanoi by approximately 13: 00. Rest of the day is free. Overnight in Hanoi.

*Note: this is private tour and sample, you may go with full details above or we can modify to fix your way travel. Please contact us for further information.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
Class Economy (2*) Superior (3*) First Class (4*) Luxury (5*)
2 pax 425 - - -
3 - 4 pax 325 - - -
5 - 6 pax 265 - - -
7 - 8 pax 225 - - -
9 - 10 pax 215 - - -
10 pax up 205 - - -

Single surcharge

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Trip includes:

  • Pick up & drop off at hotels
  • English speaking guide (other languages upon request)
  • All transportation and transfers by A.C van
  • Accommodation at standard hotel in Ninh Binh town
  • All accommodation at local homestay
  • Meals as indication in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Sampan on Tamcoc river
  • Drinking water during the trek
  • Local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook...)
  • Trekking arrangement

Trip excludes:

  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Others meals & drinks
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All other services not made on the written form