DAY 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau -. (L, D) 140km:
07:30 – 7:45 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Mai Chau by Limousine bus.
09:00 = Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
11:00 = Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
12:00 = Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. (Vegetarian is available).
13:00 - 15:30 = Cycling to visit the traditional villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and rice paddies to learn about their daily life and culture and the traditional way of weaving. Stop by a local stilt house for a tea break.
16:00 = Free time to walk in the small alleys around the Lodge or to relax by the swimming pool
19:00 = Dinner at the Lodge and free time.
Accommodation: Mai Chau Rustic Home
Dormitory or deluxe room
DAY 2: Jungle trekking (goat walk) – Transfer to Hanoi. (B, L):
07:00 - 08:00 = Breakfast at the Lodge.
08:00 – 11:00 = Start to climb up the Mai Chau mountain with a local guide. An adventurous and steep trekking will take you through the wild jungle. On the way, our guide will hunt some fruits for a tasting in the forest (depending on season). You will continue the trek to face a cliff appearing like an open cave. Arriving to the top of the karst pic, you will contemplate the panoramic view of Mai Chau Valley, a fantastic reward after the challenging trekking.
( In case of rainy weather, as the dirt path can be muddy and slippery, an alternative to visit the local market and climb to the 1 000 steps cave will be provided).
11:00 – 12:00 = Relax in the room or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool.
12:00 = Check-out and have lunch.
13:30 = Free time to relax by the pool or go for a walk to see the traditional houses surrounding Mai Chau Rustic Home.
15:30 = Board the van to go back to Hanoi.
19:00 = Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter and drop you off at your Hotel. Tour Ends.