Mai Chau is the closest from Hanoi where you can meet ethnic minorities. It is populated mostly by the White Thai tribe. The villagers of Ban Lac, next to Mai Chau, open their thatched roofs stilt houses to tourists for rustic overnight stays, and often perform the dances and songs for which they are known during an evening where guests are invited to drink with long straws an alcoholic beverage called Ruou Can (wine drink by pipe rod ) .
Day 01 : Hanoi - Mai Chau - Trek ( L - D )
The tour will depart at 7:30am from the Et - Pumpkin Adventure Travel and drive to Mai Chau. The road ride takes 4 hours with some stops on the way for viewing wonderful landscapes. Enjoy lunch in a local house. Then walking to visit some villages of the Thai people in Pom Coong or Chieng Chau village. Back to Mai Chau for dinner. Home stay in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people
*You may enjoy Thai traditional singing and dancing in the evening if you wish.
Day 02 : Mai Chau - Cycling - Ninh Binh ( B - L - D )
Have breakfast, then head out for 3 hrs trekking or cycling through the rice paddies and local villages to see the daily life here. Make your way back to the home stay for lunch. Then get to Ninh Binh and enjoy the beautiful scenery over mountain passes as you transfer ( 145 km, 4.5hrs). Overnight in Hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 03 : Ninh Binh - Kenh Ga floating village, walking tour ( B - L )
After breakfast, you're off to visit Kenh Ga for a boat trip along Hoang Long river amidst the beautifully shaped limestone formations and rice paddies to visit the floating village which named Kenh Ga, is also well-known as Kenh Ga geyser. In the afternoon, another short road ride in the countryside will take you near to Hoa Lu and a walk for two hours to visit some small villages located in the most beautiful part of the
"Ha Long Bay on-land".
By visiting and meeting people, you will understand a part of their simple and hardworking life but full of joy and happiness. Take the trip back to Hanoi, arrive at about 5.00 pm.
Price : 275 USD / person
( apply for group of 2 pax and upward )
Single +195 USD
Including: Minivan, Accommodation, all meals, Boat trip, entrance fees and English Spk guide.
Exclude : Private expense.