This three-day adventure in the Mai Chau and Pu Luong area gives you time to explore the natural beauty of the area and meet the local Thai people, taking the time to get to know about their lives out here, in these remote and rural areas.
We had a three day tour from Hanoi to Mai Châu with Huy from Terrible Tour Guide Travel.
Travel to and from Mai Châu in an airconditioned van with wifi (important for the kids at least).
A two hour cycling tour of local paths one day was fabulous. Tailored to your own pace and riding ability.
The next day we did an amazing trek/hike up and out of the valley and through a few local villages.
Highly recommended and the terrible tour guide was anything but terrible. He was great.
I had been Mai Chau last week . It was a memorable trip. My sons loved to trek in here. They were so excited .We explored Mai Chau valleys and some villages.Although the weather was cold a bit but we felt comfortable. My guide was so cute and she spoke english well. She was a friendly and helpful person.Thank you.
I did the 2 day trek version with overnight homestay with a local family was ,awesome. I was invited to have dinner with the family went on a bike ride and hike to another village the next morning.IT was soo quiet after a few days in Hanoi, I went thru Intrepid tours the guide was great very informative the scenery is incredible the ppl sooo friendly.
I did an overnight tour to Mai Chau. One of the most enjoyable tours I have ever done. Ride up was pretty standard, beautiful country so try and stay awake. Watch the rest stop – 2 bananas for 20,000 dong whereas in Mai Chau you can get a whole hand for this. Closer to Mai Chau is a photo stop at a market overlooking the valley. Beautiful view. Mix with the locals and the cattle – all are friendly. Lunch awaited on arrival, before our bike ride. Perfect weather for our ride along bumpy country lanes amid the vivid green rice paddies. We helped local villages collect bugs by knocking them out of trees, wandered through the villages and looked at all the beautiful handicraft for sale. After dinner, we were entertained with traditional dancing. We stayed in a homestay with bungalows. originally we opted to sleep in the communal room but upgraded to a family room and so glad we did – with a private bathroom and a balcony that looked across a stream to the rice paddies and mountains beyond. Best bungalow in the place I think. Awoke in the early morn to a torrential storm which turned the little stream into a brown fast-moving bigger stream that washed away the bamboo raft. Not lost, a couple of men came and retrieved it later. Next day was a walk through the village and up to the 1,000 steps cave for a view of the valley. unfortunately I chose not to do this and was taken on a walk to another non-tourist village. A pretty walk where we met some little boys very interested in us. A little shower or two but nothing to stop activities. Again, lunch awaited us before a rest and quiet time to mix with our fellow tourists before heading back to Hanoi