3D2N Mai Chau Adventure Tour covers two authentic villages in the northern Vietnam: Duong Lam & Mai Chau. If the former is a famous ancient village of Viet people, the latter is the valley of Thai people, surrounded by beautiful spectacular green rice fields. Three Days discovering Duong Lam & Mai Chau will give you a chance to explore typical lifestyle in Red river delta as well as lush mountainous area with hill tribal culture and daily life of the ethnic Thai.
|Hanoi – Tay Phuong Pagoda – Duong Lam Village – Maichau (L/D)
|Mai Chau – Xam Khoe – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
|Mai Chau – Lung Van – Kim Boi – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Morning we will take one hour drive to Tay Phuong, one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the top of the hill, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of Buddha and Arhat statues from 17th century and great architecture. After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes and experience the green tea and local candy in the oldest Tea House in Vietnam like local people in the village. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in most beautiful ancient house in the village of Mr. Huyen. After lunch, depart to Mai Chau – the peaceful valley of Thai people. This trip gives you a lot of photo opportunities with spectacular scenery of mountain area and rice fields. Upon arrival to Mai Chau, check in local house on stilts of Thai people in Pom Coong village.
Overnight and dinner in the long house of Thai people.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, we will drive to the central of the valley for 20 kms trekking back to the house on the stilts. We start to trek on the mountainsides to Xam Khoe Village. The trekking is difficult at times with some steep uphill and downhill walking, but the views are incredible however some physical preparation will enable you to fully appreciate today’s trek. Then we will hike along the path over villages of Thai people. Stop for the picnic lunch in a family of Thai people on the way. After lunch we trek up 4 kms over the bamboo forest over the mountain towards to our village. Get back to Pom Coong Village in the afternoon. After dinner, enjoy the great music and dance performance of Thai people in the village.
Overnight at the long house of the Thai people.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, start driving from Mai Chau to visit Lung Van – the hidden highland of Muong People on the way back to Muong Khen. Just only 20 kms driving uphill from highway, you will be in totally different place that have not been touched by tourists with beautiful scenery, hospitable Muong People still living in their village like hundred years ago. Lung Van also so called “the fairy land” as it high elevation and you can see beautiful cloud here most of the time in the day. Drive back to Muong Khen for lunch in local restaurant. We will take another route from Cao Phong to Hanoi via Kim Boi with great scenery of limestone cliff, rice field and tea plantation. Arrive back to Hanoi in lateafternoon. End of Mai Chau Adventure Tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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