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From Hanoi: Mai Chau Valley Homestay with Bike Ride and Trek

Product ID: 116737
Escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi city center and spend the night in a typical stilt house, surrounded by the limestone mountains, green rice fields, and tea plantations of the Mai Chau Valley.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend the night in a traditional stilt house
  • Go for nature walks and bike rides in the lush green valley
  • Try some traditional Rượu cần rice wine
Full description
Reconnect with nature in the beautiful Mai Chau Valley and experience a simpler way of life in the countryside. Spend the night in a typical stilt house, and go for nature walks with an experienced guide.

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Hanoi, and then head for the lush green landscape of the Mai Chau Valley. Pass the town of Hoa Binh to be greeted by scenic views of the mountains and fertile rice paddies.

Enjoy a traditional lunch prepared by a local family on arrival, and then go for a bike ride with your guide. See farmers working the fields, locals weaving scarves, and other scenes from everyday life. Try some Rượu cần rice wine during dinner, and listen to traditional music by ethnic people who have inhabited the area for centuries. Spend the night in a typical stilt house homestay, with comfortable curtained-off sleeping areas in one long room. 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)
Wake for an early morning breakfast, and then go for a 2 to 4-hour trek through the surrounding villages. Face the challenge of a 1,000-step hike up to a cave, and then journey back to Hanoi after lunch.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned bus
  • 1 night's homestay accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tax
  • Personal expenses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Bike tour was great

So the bike tour was great. I thought that on the second day I would go on a hike like the others and afterwards I saw that it was on the voucher. But I would have booked the Classic Tour, so on the second day I went to a market and visited a cave. The cave was pretty nice, but you had to climb 1200 steps to get there, which was pretty exhausting. And the market was terrible because dead dogs are sold there and I have a completely different attitude to it than the people in Vietnam and even if you know that people in Vietnam eat dogs and cats, I never wanted to see anything like that. So pay attention to which tour you book. The Adventure Tour is the one with the hike on the second day.

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October 13, 2019

Beautiful scenery and valley and the one night stay was the perfect amount of time. Well equipped cabin and the vegetarian food was excellent. Only criticism would be that we had little or no knowledge of what to expect and where we were staying. Definitely worth it, we had a great time.

January 10, 2019

Exceptional landscape, place of peace

I really liked this tour. I recommend it. The place is fabulous, the walk between rice paddies, ethnicities to know ... Very good organization. The very kind guide. I was the only person who had booked the two-day tour and the guide was dedicated to me exclusively. The beautiful accommodation with large windows and views of the rice fields. The best tour I've done in Vietnam. Quality and good price.

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October 10, 2018

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BCFamily Tour

Product ID: 116737