- Tour location: Mai Chau
- Departure: 8:30 am
- Tour Duration: 3 days 2 nights
- Tour Runs: Minimum 2 persons. Maximum on request
The Mai Chau Vietnam Farm Tours by Hanoi Eco Tour provides you with a close-up and intimate introduction to both the local farming and local life. Your accommodation will be in a local home with a family from Lac village who will be your hosts with warm hospitality.
During the tour you will experience cycling leisurely through local villages, watching Thai traditional dance in the stilt house, gardening with the local villagers eg, watering plants, planting vegetables, hoeing the soil with local farmers and herding water buffalo. A highlight of the tour is to go fishing near the village to catch fish for dinner.
The fresh and clean rural surroundings also have many interesting places to visit eg. The 1000 Step Cave where you will enjoy the magnificent view of the district.
Mai Chau valley – A wonderful place to be
Mai Chau is a truly tranquil and peaceful setting guaranteed to help you relax, slow down and connect with nature. The community gently embraces you and brings you into their fold.
An explosion for all your senses beautiful scenery, fabulous exotic food, peaceful silence in the fields to sounds of laughter, dogs chickens, cows in the village, gorgeous aromas waft from the kitchen and there are the crisp fresh odors in the fields and after the rain.
This is one of the unique places in the world where you can come to recharge your soul
Overview Mai Chau Vietnam farm tours
Duration: 3 days (We can customize the tour to 2 days with appropriate activities as you wish)
Pick up and drop off : At your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or any other places 5 kilometers from Hanoi Old Town
Style of Tour: 100% our tour are PRIVATE which means that you got your own personal experience
Rate: $195/per person (Only $65 per day) (at least 2 people on tour) for 3 days tours for a private tour with seat in coach shuttle bus/minivan, $265/per person for a private tour.
- Roundtrip transportation
- Bicycle and Fishing equipment
- English speaking tour guide
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts
- Traditional dance & Can wine
- Tips and Gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned
Who should book this Mai Chau farm tour
- People who like travelling off the beaten track
- Love the local living and hands-on experience
- Family with kids because of fun and educational activities
- Those who like to support and give back to the local community
Brief Itinerary of Vietnam Farm Tours
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau, Cycling (L,D)
Day 2: Farming in Mai Chau (B,L,D)
Day 3 : Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau, Cycling (L,D)
07h00: Pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh. ( Refreshment stop on the way)
10h00: Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, about 2hrs away.
12h00: Arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in a family house in the local village.
14h00: Bicycle around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people. On the way, we can pay a visit to a local family and have a chat with them to learn more about their lives and culture of the local people with your guide.
18h00: We will be introduced to traditional Vietnamese cuisine by helping to prepare the evening meal with the host family, learning about traditional food and ingredients including “ruou can” (traditional alcohol) and sharing the meal with your new family.
Sleeping arrangements are unique to this tour. Accommodation in the village is in a large communal room in a stilt house, which is the most interesting part of the trip. Stilt houses are unique to Mai Chau and you cannot find this experience on any other tour.
Day 2 : Farming in Mai Chau (B,L,D)
Morning: You will start your day by experiencing working with local farmers in their vegetable gardens. You will learn aspects of gardening such as preparing the soil and planting vegetables. You will also learn how the land is prepared, fertilized and how the vegetables are cultivated as well as discovering how they are used in Vietnamese food. Other activities will include raking, sowing, and watering etc…
Afternoon: In the afternoon we will enjoy fishing nearby the local family house. We will show you how to prepare the bait and pick the right location. We will also have an opportunity to work with the farmer to herd the water buffalo to a different location for feeding.
You can also have some free time to explore at your leisure or relax in the family home.
Overnight in local family home-stay.
Day 3: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)
7h30: Breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market, then climb to 1000 Step Cave. The cave is breathtaking and so is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave.
Optional: We can arrange a half-day motorbike trip to explore Go Lao waterfall and boat trip in Hoa Binh lake. Highly recommended if nice weather only.
12h00: Have lunch in the village before getting on the bus back to Hanoi.
17h00: Back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
- All of the eco-tours are private tour
- The tour rate changed without prior notice.
- All rate is quoted in USD
- In case of inclement weather, the tour will be cancelled.
- Booking required at least 2 days advanced notice of tour date
- If you want to stay in a more comfortable to stay in an eco lodge or resort, please feel free to contact us
It is not possible to book this Vietnam Agricultural tours in Mai Chau directly online and completing this form does not mean your booking has been confirmed. Hanoi Eco Tour travel expert will contact you with a quotation as soon as possible.
You can also call our travel experts on +84 974313104 – Mr David Nguyen (English and Vietnamese to book a trip.
Latest posts by davidcoi (see all)
- Things to do in Halong City for shore excursion travelers - July 21, 2020
- Hanoi off the beaten track | Itinerary and suggested day trips - July 21, 2020
- Ultimate Bai Tu Long bay travel guide: written by a local guide in Vietnam - July 19, 2020