Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Mai Chau Trekking and Cycling Tour is one of our short breaks that starts from Hanoi, and includes both trekking, cycling activity. The two day tour is highly recommended for family holidays, active travelers. There are about three hour walk on the first day, in the afternoon and four hour cycling on the second day, in the morning. You have the opportunity to spend one night in a local stilt house of the Thai, to eat local Thai food and to admire the peaceful rural scenery of the Mai Chau valley.
DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU
7:00 AM: you will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Hoa Binh province and up then to Mai Chau valley. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way you pass by fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Some stops may be made en route for you to take picture before you arrive in Mai Chau village around noon. Lunch will be provided in a local stilt house. In the afternoon, leave the village for a three-hour walk. You trek through rice fields and Thai’s villages including the Lac, the Na Phon, the Na Thia. You stop by some local houses to talk with local people to understand their customs and culture. In the evening, assist to the traditional music and dance show which is performed by The Thai young girls and boys who all come from this village. Try some rice alcohol made of traditional plants and local sticky rice. Overnight in Mai Chau.
DAY 2: MAI CHAU -> HANOI
After breakfast, you start the bike ride right from the village. You follow the back roads cycling through rice fields and Thai’s hamlets including the Lac, Chieng Chau, Mai Ha. After about two hour ride, you arrive in Mai Hich or Cun Pheo village. Stop for the discovery of the village, a short break. Then you follow another back road to cycle back to Mai Chau. Arrival back in Mai Chau village around noon, in time for lunch. The afternoon is spent for the drive back to Hanoi. Trip ends.