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Tour route: Hanoi arrival – Motorbike Tour – Mai Chau – Hanoi Departure
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour type: Adventure, Sightseeing, hiking, homestay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Cyclo & Water puppet show
Day 2: Hanoi Motorbike Tour & Street Food
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau Hiking – Homestay
Day 4: Mai Chau Hiking – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi Departure

 
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Water Puppet Show (D)
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, we will be welcomed by our friendly local guide and transferred to our hotel. Before dinner in a nice local restaurant, we will have a ticket to enjoy Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi Motorbike Tour & Street Food (B, L, D)
After breakfast, our guide with Motorbike drivers will arrive at our hotel to take us to discover Hanoi and its surrounding in the back of a motorbike. The first ride is the Grand Theatre for an outside visit and photo shots. After that, we ride to Bat Trang Ceramic Village crossing Long Bien Bridge, a historic cantilever bridge across the Red River. We will ride through the village’s small alleys to the ancient communal house as well as stops at some workshop to see skilful workers making pottery and ceramic products.

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Bat Trang Ceramic Village

Back to the city centre via another bridge, Chuong Duong Bridge, we start our ‘eating adventure’ with some delicious food like: Grill pork with noodle, pillow cake, oil-fried pastry, tofu, egg coffee…We then ride through the Old Quarters and stop at Bach Ma Temple, Ancient House. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

Bach Ma Temple

Bach Ma Temple

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B, L, D)
Today, we will take 160 Km drive (3.5 hours) to Mai Chau, a beautiful valley set in picturesque karst formations and rice paddies. On arrival, we check in a house-on-stilt of a Thai family in Pom Coong Village and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will cycle uphill and downhill to many villages dot the hillsides, stop for photo shots or talk with friendly local people. After 3 hours cycling, we will be back to the stilt-house, relax with a cool beer before having dinner. Enjoy a performance dance followed by local rice liquor (ruou can) and spend the night in Pom Coong Village.

House on stilt in Pom Coong Village

House-on-stilt in Pom Coong Village

Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)
Get up early in the morning wander around the villages’ road, seeing local people on their daily life. Breakfast in the homestay before starting a light trek through Mai Chau Valley to Mo Luong (Soldier) Cave, continue to walking to Salinh Village – home to H’mong Ethnic people and have lunch with the family. In the mid-afternoon, we will return to Hanoi for dinner and overnight stay.

Rice paddies in Mai Chau Valley

Rice paddies in Mai Chau Valley

Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free time at leisure until our car arrives to take us to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends.

Children policy

  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge for tour, 10% charge for flight ticket
  • From 2 – under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour
  • From 5 – under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour
  • From 12 years old: Charged as adult

What’s included?

  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as listed
  • Private English-speaking guide (other languages up on request);
  • Breakfast and accommodations as listed
  • Cyclo tour
  • Water puppet show
  • The use of bike as mentioned in the itinerary

What’s excluded?

  • Personal expenses
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Vietnam
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges

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Hotels & Ratings

Room Category
Hanoi Skylark Hotel *** ROH room
Mai Chau House-on-stilt Local standard