Hanoi – Mai Chau 4 WD Tour - 2 Days. Adventure from Hanoi, a journey of scenic landscapes, hidden villages, and cultural immersion. Traverse challenging slopes, capture the beauty of Hoa Binh Reservoir, and stay at a homestay in Mai Chau Valley. Engage with Muong culture at a unique museum, experience rural life, and savor authentic dishes. Uncover the lesser-known side of Vietnam on this captivating tour.
- Conquer challenging slopes, explore hidden roads through Muong Minority Group villages, and engage with locals.
- Marvel at the stunning reservoir resembling Halong Bay, capturing breathtaking photos and enjoying the serene ambiance.
- Immerse in Mai Chau Valley, stay at Poom Coong Village, relish local dishes, and embrace Thai People’s customs.
- Discover Muong culture at the Muong Culture Space Museum, adding depth to your journey.
Day 1: Hanoi – Rural Villages – Mountain – Valley – Thai Village – Mai Chau Valley
Your adventure begins with an 8 am pick-up from your Hanoi hotel. The 4wd car tour to Mai Chau unfolds as we head west, traversing National road No. 6 through Thanh Xuan District and Chuc Son. En route to Xuan Mai Town, the landscape transforms, unveiling picturesque rice fields bordered by karst mountains. Pause for refreshment at a roadside café, absorbing the views of this breathtaking journey.
As we venture onward, conquer the Kem Slope, leading to the captivating Hoa Binh City, capital of Hoa Binh Province. Here, the impressive Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant dominates the scene, with a monumental statue of Ho Chi Minh gracing the mountaintop. Continue through the challenging Cun slope, passing by Tan Phong, an area dotted with sugarcane and orange farms.
Delve deeper into the heart of Muong Minority Group villages, capturing the essence of their lifestyle through photo stops. The journey takes a hidden turn to the White Rock Slope, unveiling a road less traveled. This route offers a glimpse of the stunning Hoa Binh Reservoir, akin to a Ha Long Bay amidst the mountains.
Indulge in the beauty, take in the fresh air, and pause for captivating lakeside photos. Our route leads to the residence of a retired local authority officer, brimming with energy and warmth. Enjoy lunch at his house, accompanied by engaging conversations over tea. Depart for Mai Chau, encountering the tranquil Poom Coong Village in Mai Chau Valley. Check into your homestay, stroll around the village, and savor an authentic dinner.
Day 2: Mai Chau Valley and Rural Villages around – See the cultures – Meet The People – Driver Back To Hanoi
Awaken to the sounds of nature, as roosters usher in a new day. Begin your morning with tea or coffee, observing villagers embark on their daily routines. A hearty breakfast fuels your exploration of the village, capturing rural life and its friendly inhabitants through leisurely walks and photos.
The journey continues with a downhill drive, stopping at the private Muong Culture Space Museum. This artistic treasure trove showcases the Muong culture’s rich heritage, home to an array of artifacts and model houses. Discover the stories behind the objects as the museum staff guide you through this cultural voyage.
Afterward, bid farewell to your homestay, pack your belongings, and embark on your return journey to Hanoi. Conquer the day’s challenge, the White Rock Slope, boasting scenic vistas of villages and landscapes. A unique lunch experience awaits at Muong’s house on stilts, featuring authentic dishes such as banana root soup and pork wrapped in pomelo leaves. Delight in the musical echoes of Gongs and an exhibition of authentic hunting guns.
As your culinary journey concludes, unwind before your drive back to Hanoi. Your enriching Mai Chau Tour culminates as you arrive at your hotel, completing this unforgettable journey into the heart of Vietnam’s rural treasures.