SPECIAL MAI CHAU VALLEY – 3 DAYS /2 NIGHTS

MAI CHAU
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Trip route & transport: Ha Noi – Mai Chau Valley – Ha Noi by Private Vehicle
Trip code & style: VP 16 – Private Sightseeing Tour:
Trip overview:    

The special 3 days / 2 nights trip to Mai Chau valley, this beautiful valley lies just 140 kilometers southeast of Hanoi, around 4 hours by car. This trip has been specially designed by Viet Bridge Legend’ experts for those who love relaxing at mountain resorts with cool swimming pools. Beside that, our clients also can take an easy walking or biking around peaceful villages to learn more about the culture, the custom and daily life of the locals.

Mai Chau valley is home of the White Thai and Black Thai, 2 biggest ethnic tribles in Hoa Binh province with millions of wooden stilts houses which are built on the romantic hillsides. This is a short trip but could be one of the most exciting one to the Northwest of Viet Nam. 

UntitledBRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau Valley – Village Biking

Day 2: Mai Chau Valley – Easy Village Walking

Day 3: Mai Chau Valley – Ha Noi

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau Valley (L/D)
8.00: Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and then start 4 hours scenic drive from Ha Noi to Mai Chau valley on a luxury car. After an hour drive out of busy Ha Noi streets but smoothly. We will admire the spectacular landscapes along the road until stopping for some cups of morning coffee and tea. Around noon, we reach the highest Pass of the region where we can have stop for viewing hundred types of orchids and local products sold by the minority people and taking nice photos before driving half an hour to Mai Chau valley. Check in at Mai Chau eco-lodge.
13.00: You will enjoy very good lunch at the Mountain View restaurant and then free for swimming.
15.00: Your tour guide will escort you for 3 – hour gentle biking trip through some beautiful villages, rice fields of Thai community and local market. While biking, you have a lot of opportunities to socialize with the peasants to understand more about not only their farming works but also their daily life.
18.30: You enjoy special local drinks such as Ruou Can (the sticky rice wine is stored in a ceramic vial and drunk through bamboo pipe), peanuts, and grilled River fishes at the Sundeck restaurant.
19.00: Dinner will be served at outdoor restaurant before you enjoy traditional music show performed by local girls in their traditional costumes.
Overnight at… (Mai Chau eco-lodge is recommended)
Distance: 140kms ♣ ♣ ♣ Driving Time:
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Day 2: Mai Chau – Easy Village Walking (B/L/D)
Today will be a wonderful day tour for you to mingle with mountain inhabitants to learn more about their culture and customs.
After having breakfast at the restaurant, you will take a 30 minutes’ drive to Mai Ha Village, the home of hundreds of stilts house and romantic landscapes. Here you will take 2 – hour leisure walks on flat village roads surrounded by terraced fields and fish ponds before enjoying delicious lunch prepared by the local host.
In the afternoon, we continue walking on this nice road to Buoc village where you can take some cup of green tea or cold drinks before driving back to Mai Chau eco lodge. You are free for swimming or relaxing at your bungalow, would you wish to take photos of locals working in the rice field nearby your bungalow? There are many chances for you in this afternoon.
19.00: We will serve you special barbecue dinner at the outdoor restaurant.
Overnight at: Mai Chau eco-lodge

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Day 3: Mai Chau Valley – Ha Noi (B/L)
Today you are free in the morning for swimming or walking around Lac village to visit plentiful of traditional brocade weaving facilities of the White Thai before returning to your resort for check – out. Enjoy very good lunch here before driving back to Ha Noi. We arrive at the hotel in Ha Noi in late afternoon. End a wonderful relaxing trip with Viet Bridge Legend!
Distance: 140kms ♣ ♣ ♣ Driving Time: 4hrs

Your tour guide

Have been tour guides before working as tour operators and travel consultants in Viet Bridge Legend’ team, therefore, we are aware of the important role of tour guides more than anyone else in the success of the tours.

What then are the basic elements of a good international tour guide? It is good foreign language, good knowledge, professionalism, enthusiasm and sense of humor. We are proud to have such a team of guides.

All of your tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the “secret spots” that only the indigenous people know.

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

Your vehicle & driver

Viet Bridge Legend always uses air-conditioned vehicles of different sizes in excellent condition and manned with experienced drivers for transport:

For instance:

The group of 1 to 3 guests is arranged for 4 to 7 seats car.

The group of 4 to 8 guests is arranged for 16 seats car.

The group of 9 to 16 guests is arranged for 30 seats bus…etc.

With our comfortable and safe transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey:

Without doubt your journey will be enjoyed even more by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network, including local houses, bungalows or newly built 3 & 4 star hotel chains around Indochina countries will bring you the benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed accommodation quality with good availability.

We pick accommodation for you based on:

Location: Most of the properties we select are either located in downtown areas with main city attractions, or in peaceful suburds with friendly locals. Whichever you choose, your holiday experience will certainly be improved.

Facility & Service Quality: All hotels, bungalows and local home-stay are inspected regularly and must conform to high standards. We will also take into account customer feedback and we expect them to be excellent at dealing with our guests.

Variety of Choice: Many styles and grades of accommodation are available for different budgets, tastes and cultural backgrounds.

Accommodation Standards:

Mountain homestays: These meet our client’s requirements for a comfortable stay: friendly locals, cozy atmosphere, natural beauty and private guestrooms with clean soft mattresses, pillows, blankets, mosquito nets and hot water. Traditional music shows are available. Traditional meals could be prepared and served by the host family.

Suburd homestays: Built of local traditional materials like bamboo, wood or bricks They are in the family garden in harmony with the surrounding landscape and offer separate private guestrooms, bathrooms, fish ponds, WiFi and free bicycles. All meals could be served in the garden restaurant.

Beach & mountain bungalows: These meet all the requirements for a luxury stay with mountain view and  sea view. Enjoy fresh air, swimming pools and pristine beaches surrounded by natural landscapes. Enjoy buffet breakfasts and optional delicious meals in the restaurant or on the beaches.

3 & 4 Star Class: New 3 star hotels and 4 star hotels all meet the requirements for a luxury stay: good size and clean guest rooms with AC, Cable TV, WiFi, hot water, shower, modern furniture and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A fitness center or spa can be expected.

5 star Class: Are not normally recommended to our clients for long travel trips. However, if you are interested in this accommodation type. Please contact us at sales@vietbridgelegend.com or call us at +84 967223435.

Here are some general information about the meals during your trip with us.

Normally Viet Bridge legend’s tours include two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice however, if you stay at the local homestay or have adventure tours to remote areas. We arrange dinner for you.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel, local homestay with different styles depending where you stay. For instance it would be western style, local style or combination as buffet breakfast. However for the adventure tours, we arrange breakfast for you at the local restaurant to help you can taste favorite dishes at each region that you pass by.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at local restaurant. However, you can easily change the menu or some dishes depending on your taste. We always update and inspect all the restaurants carefully before ordering food for you to make sure you will have the most fresh and hygienic food.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have adventure tours, homestay tours or special requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your tour guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences

Other requirement

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Trip price: Please contact us at sales@vietbridgelegend.com for more details. 

Costs are: $US NET, 2.8% surcharge if pay by credit card. Other surcharges might be applied such as Tet holidays.

Trip includes:

  • All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing (triple room, extra bed, interconnecting room… are on request)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • English speaking guide (French, Spanish, Russian, Italian Speaking tour guides are available and on request)
  • Entrance fees to indicated sights and activities as stated
  • Boat trips, train tickets, domestic flight tickets & bicycles (if mentioned)
  • Bottled mineral water & wet tissue during touring days

Trip excludes:

  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Other meals
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time
  • Tips