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Discover the authentic Mai Chau & Pu Luong

3/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 HanoiMai ChauPu LuongNinh BinhHanoi
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Looking for a short trip to escape from the stress of daily life? The 3 day trip to Mai Chau & Pu Luong - A perfect hideaway from the busy life in modern city awaits you. A short drive from Hanoi and we will be absolutely blown away by the breathtaking scenery along the road, from the wide mountain range to the lush green fields. Additionally, the highlight of the trip is the homestay experience with local people. Don't hesitate to send them your lovely smile, the barrier of languages will definitely be broken through by the sharing dinner and talks filled with lots of attempt, gestures, and jokes. Overnights in a traditional family house, trying tons of traditional Vietnamese dishes, overlooking the rice paddies - who could ask for a better experience?


  Walk through the little villages and experience the daily life of ethnic people

  Taste excellent and abundant cuisine made by fresh local ingredients

  Stay in a local village, sleep in a traditional family guest house - a wonderful way to immerse in the Vietnamese life

  Overlooking the stunning rice paddles

  Exceptional boat trip experience in Van Long Nature Reservation Park

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi, Mai Chau Arrive at Mai Chau villages, walk around to explore the local life,... L, D
Day 2 Mai Chau, Pu Luong Drive to Pu Luong, spend 02 hours on trekking through Thai Villages B, L, D
Day 3 Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Hanoi Drive to Van Long Nature Reservation Area, take a boat trip around... B, L
  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Arrive at Mai Chau villages, walk around to explore the local life, Join-in Traditional Thai Dance

08.00 AM: Our guide and driver will pick you up for the transfer to Mai Chau. On the way, we will pass through the mountainous landscape. We will drive up the high pass and stop on the way for interacting with local people.

After lunch we will have the walking tour around the villages, observe farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages before transferring to your homestay.

We will enjoy the local Thai dinner which will be served in the local Thai Traditional House with local cuisine and we will have the chance to enjoy Traditional Wine with the residential host. 

Stay overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. Sleeping in a communal room with sleeping corner set up with a single mattress, blankets, pillow and mosquito net.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

Enjoy a traditional Thai dance performance of Thai ethnic

Thai ethnic minority still preserve the traditional dance that used to be performed at an only special occasion like Tet (Vietnamese New Year), spring festival, wedding ceremony, and others. Though the lifestyle has changed a bit, this type of dance still has as much meaning today as it did then. The dance reflects the love between a couple, their love with the home village, and the wishes for good rice harvest and happiness. Visit Mai Chau, you will have an amazing chance to join with them and practice together. You can also taste the regional wine named Nep rice wine and interact with local people.  

  • Meals:

    Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Drive to Pu Luong, spend 02 hours on trekking through Thai Villages

08.00 AM: After having breakfast we will leave our hosts to drive to Pu Luong Nature Reservation Centre. You’ll then get down the car for 2-hours trekking on a single trail through Thai villages and rice terrace, with an opportunity to take a break at local houses en-route.

We will trek through the different villages there and have lunch before check in our lodge. Have a rest and you will have time to discover the village around in the afternoon. Have dinner and stay overnight in the lodge.

Note: Plan to bring along good shoes and batteries for your camera.

Overnight in Pu Luong.

Discover amazing Pu Luong Nature Reserve

The Pu Luong limestone landscape is an area of outstanding beauty, culture interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the North to West to Cuc Phuong national park in the South East. It is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this tour, you will experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong people, stay in scenic villages and in traditional homestay accommodation.Pu Luong Nature Reserve offers opportunities for easy to moderate trekking, ranging from one to several days’ visits. Visit the bat cave at Kho Muong, raft on Ma River, journey to pleasant Thai villages or camp on the Pu luong mountain for stunning panorama are waiting for you to experience.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transfer:
  • Activities:

    Drive to Van Long Nature Reservation Area, take a boat trip around here, transfer back to Hanoi

After having breakfast, we may relax or we will visit around then take the trekking to around the village. We will get back to our car for the transfer to Ninh Binh along HCM road. We will visit Van Long, enjoy a boat trip along the reservation area, giving you precious chance to immerse in the beautiful scenery, fresh air, spectacular view of mountains and crystal clear water with underwater grass. Additionally, you may take time and try to paddle the boat by yourselves when on the trip. It will be an exciting and memorable experience for your holiday in Vietnam. After the tour, we will arrive in Hanoi late afternoon around 18.00.

Check in your hotel (arranged by yourselves) for a free time in Hanoi. End of service 

Explore the unique Van Long Nature Reserve

Far about 82 km from Hanoi capital to the south, Van Long Nature Reserve is situated in the north of Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh province.As the transition region between the plain and the mountainous region, the reserve retains the diverse and varied terrain, including a tropical forest ecosystem in karst and the vast system of marshes. Heaving rock islands standing in immense waters has turn Van Long into a unique complex and charming landscapes, a great potential land in Ninh Binh tourism. You will have chance to  admire the reserve will have the opportunity to view rich flora and fauna within the most bio-diversified wetland in Vietnam, according to research by national and international scientists.

  • Meals:

    Breakfast, Lunch


2 Breakfasts 3 Lunches 2 Dinners
Hotel (2 nights),
Car, Walking, Trekking
Included Services
  •   Vietnam visa approval letter (Not applied for nationalities in the special nations list of Vietnam Immigration Department. Check on request for details.)
  •   Accommodations with daily breakfast as mentioned
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Domestic airport & government taxes
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Water on coach
  •   Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions


  •   International in/out flights
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Vietnam Visa Stamp fee
  •   Early check-in and late check-out surcharges at accommodations
  •   Single supplement surcharges
  •   Peak season surcharges: From Dec. 20 to Jan. 15
  •   Christmas Eve surcharges: Dec. 24
  •   New Year Eve surcharges: Dec 31
  •   New Year surcharges: Jan 01
  •   Lunar New Year surcharges
  •   Public Holidays surcharges: Hung Kings Commemoration Day, International Labor Day, National Day, Reunification Day
  •   Weekend surcharges: Friday, Saturday (If required)
  •   Beverage
  •   Personal expenses, tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  •   Other services not mentioned above

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