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Mai Chau Day Trip

Travel from Hanoi to see rural ethnic life

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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Take a trip northwest of Hanoi for a chance to explore Vietnam’s unspoilt countryside
  • See Mai Chau's famous stilt houses that rises up to 12 feet off the ground
  • Visit Pom Coong and Na Phon villages and have lunch with a local ethnic group
  • Pedal through rice paddy fields and rural settlements
  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers from Hanoi and the knowledge of an English speaking guide
Most Recent Review

  • Wen*** 3 Apr 2017
    A very peaceful and beautiful countryside with some nice folks. The journey takes 4 hours from Old Quarter, so a 2-day tour is recommended due to the long travel time. Still worth the trip nevertheless.

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What To Expect

Travel 130 kilometres away from Hanoi and discover the quaint rural district of Mai Chau in Hoa Binh province. The village is well-known among visitors for its stilt houses or pile dwellings, made of bamboo and timber. The houses are elevated up to 12 feet above the ground to avoid water damage, protecting its residents from the harsh elements. The village is surrounded by green rice fields, valleys and hills and this lets you fully indulge in the natural beauty of Vietnamese countryside. Travel along Thung Khe Pass, bike through rice paddy fields and lunch with the White Thai ethnic group. Led by a professional English speaking guide, this tour is a great day trip from Hanoi to discover rural life and expansive nature

mai chau
Bike ride through the paddies and villages of Mai Chau
Thung Khe Pass
Just a day trip from Hanoi, you'll discover expansive valleys and incredible views
vietnamese ethic food
Tuck in to a delicious Vietnamese lunch with a local ethnic group
mai chau houses
Pedal past local houses, some on stilts up to 12 feet high!
Mai Chau ethnic group
Learn about the lives and traditions of local ethnic groups
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Join in tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Traditional Vietnamese lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Bicycle rental


  • 7:30am hotel pick up from Hanoi
  • Visit Muong ethnic minority group
  • Thung Khe Pass view of Mai Chau Valley
  • 11:00am arrive in Mai Chau
  • Lunch with White Thai ethnic group
  • Ride bikes through rice paddies and small villages
  • Pom Coong village
  • Na Phon village
  • 4:00pm depart for Hanoi
  • 8:30pm hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-9
  • Hotel pick up is only available for hotels located in the Old Quarter. If your hotel is located outside pick up region, the operator will advise on extra charges or meet up location
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Hanoi hotel pick up: 7:30am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. As this is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (5) 4.2
  • Wen*** 3 Apr 2017
    A very peaceful and beautiful countryside with some nice folks. The journey takes 4 hours from Old Quarter, so a 2-day tour is recommended due to the long travel time. Still worth the trip nevertheless.
  • Joe*** 28 Dec 2016
    Really beautiful valley way out in the hills with stunning views. The drive is closer to 4 hours, but worth it.
  • Hong*** 27 Nov 2016
    Mai Cháu exceeded my expectations. The lunch was fantastic. Driver will super good. Tour guide was humorous and fun to chat with. Provided super informative history of the minority. The bike quality can improve but is enough to get you through the biking journey.
  • kathyrn*** 10 Nov 2016
    With such a huge discount, this tour was worth it. If you want to visit the countryside and see local people and taste their food, this would be the tour for you. It was a nice break from Hanoi ;)
  • MAN*** 6 Aug 2017
    下雨天踏單車有不一樣體驗 山谷和稻米田都漂亮得很
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