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Mai Chau Minority Encounter (3 days)

EXO Travel - Vietnam

Mai Châu, Vietnam To Mai Châu, Vietnam

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Mai Chau Minority Encounter (3 days)


Day 1
Mai Châu, Vietnam
Mai Chau Ecolodge Lunch, Dinner

Depart Hanoi early in the morning for a 4.5 hour drive to Mai Chau located 150 km southwest of Hanoi. Just an hour beyond Hanoi, after Hoa Binh Town, the road weaves through mountains, fertile valleys and traditional villages.

Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies. If time permits, explore the idyllic natural surroundings and visit the extraordinary Mo Luong (Soldier) Cave.

Distances and journey time

Hanoi to Mai Chau (150 km): 4 hrs

Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 2
Mai Châu, Vietnam
Mai Chau Ecolodge Breakfast

In the morning, spend a few hours exploring the surrounding Vietnamese villages before going on a light trek (2 to 4 hours) through Xa Linh, Pa Co which is home of the Green Hmong hill tribe. Picnic lunch is served between the trek. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk to the Vietnamese villages of Van Mai, Mai Hich, Cum and Xam Khoe before transferring back to the accommodation.

This evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese performance of music and dance. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the Vietnamese ethnic group that has inhabited this area for centuries. Much of their lifestyle and traditions have remained unchanged over the years.

Overnight in Mai Chau

Distances and journey time:

Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

Day 3
Mai Châu, Vietnam
Mai Chau Ecolodge Breakfast

Start this morning with a leisurely bicycle ride to the other villages in Mai Chau Valley and then drop by the town’s wet market to enjoy the local atmosphere. Eat a sumptuous lunch in Mai Chau and begin the journey back to Hanoi. Be sure to have a camera ready while on the way as the views on top of Mai Chau Valley are quite superb. Continue the drive and reach Hanoi in the early evening.

Distances and journey time

Mai Chau to Hanoi(150 km):4 hrs


· If visiting Mai Chau on a Sunday, be sure to catch the weekly market in the village of Xa Linh. This is an optional extra. Ask the travel consultant for further details.

Flight info: To be advised.

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature


Dig deeper into Vietnam’s local culture on this 3-day tour which goes through Mai Chau’s villages including the Green Hmong hill tribe, Van Mai, Mai Hich, Cum and Xam Khoe. Trek through the hill tribe of Xa Linh, walk along the small villages and take a bike ride through the Mai Chau Valley. It’s a great way to be immersed in the vibrant hill tribe culture and learn more about the ethnic minorities.

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Insider Tip

Travelling during the Tet period (Vietnamese NY, by lunar calendar) is a great way to experience local life, be mindful that sites, shops and restaurants can be closed for a portion of this holiday.

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By: Travelme25

Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

Mr. Quyen was my guide in Hanoi. He was very knowledgeable and competent. He taught me how to cross the busy streets and shared a lot of historical info which was useful context for the rest of my time in Vietnam. I ran into a few challenges while visiting other cities and he was the first person I thought about contacting if I needed additional help.
Travel Advisor:  Tisha Neufville

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By: Na

Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017

Our cousin used Rachel for her tour adviser and highly recommended her. Rachel was very easy to work with. She knew the country and the tours offered. Rachel was very prompt at returning e-mails and was available for telephone conversations. She listened to us and was able to create an itinerary we really enjoyed. We will recommend her to friends who may be looking for a very positive and successful experience with a tour adviser.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker