Duration: 2 Days/ 1 night         Vehicle  : Minibus       Price: $ 229

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. From the top of Cun Mountain, one can admire the superb panorama of Mai Chau surrounded by a green valley and stilt houses.
The valley between Hoa Binh and Mai Chau is notable for being an unspoiled and picturesque scene of rice fields and jagged mountains. It bears the distinction of being the nearest place to Hanoi where one can spend time with ethnic minority people named the White Thai Tribe. Neighboring Mai Chau is a village called Ban Lac where villagers open their houses to travelers for rustic overnight stays and often delight their guests with songs and dances for which they are widely renowned. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the night whilst sipping from long straws on a traditional alcoholic beverage called “Ruou Can”.


Mai Chau
Van Phuc is not only famous for its sericulture and weaving but also is proud of its patriotism, industry and creation since its foundation. Silk weaving craft in Van Phuc was started 1,000 years ago (from the beginning of XI century)


Van Phuc Silk Village
Itinerary Hanoi - Mai Chau - Van Phuc Silk Village tour for 2 days 1 night:

Day 1: Hanoi - Ban Lac - Mai Chau - Hoa Binh (L, D)

08.00: We pick you up at your hotel and depart for Hoa Binh province. You’ll pass the spectacular scenery along the way and spend the day exploring local villages and enjoying the hospitality of Ban Lac people - distant relatives of tribes found in Thailand and Laos. You’ll lunch in the village with the locals
13.00: After an afternoon hike across a gorgeous valley passing through paddy fields and minority villages.
Learn about Ban Lac's culture, manners and customs.
18.30: Have dinner at Ban Lac with special food.
Enjoy Thai’s music Showing, Thai’s dancing together.
Overnight at House on Stilt.

Day 2: Mai Chau - Van Phuc village - Hanoi (B, L)


08.00: After breakfast in Ban Lac Village, we'll go to Xa Linh village where the Dzao ethnic minority lives.
Lunch in a restaurant in Hoa Binh town
On the way back to Hanoi, we’ll visit Van Phuc Silk Village - the oldest and most famous silk village of Vietnam. Here you can see all the steps to create a complete product by hand
16.00: Return to Hanoi. End of the tour

PRICE: 229 USD/PAX

INCLUDED:

- Transportation in private van with A/C,
- English speaking guide,
- Entrance fees and
- Meals mentioned

EXCLUDED:


- Drinks,
- Insurance,
- Visas,
- Personal expense,
- Tips & gratuities

WHAT TO BRING:

- Appropriate clothing for the season
- Hat and sunscreen
- Comfortable clothing and footwear for walking
- Sense of fun and adventure
- Original passport