Mai Chau Homestay


Mai Chau is the heart of a beautiful valley away from the hustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on the rice fields and rural living is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area with stilt houses, green valley and the two tribes, White Thai and Black Thai make up the largest ethnic population of the region.

Tour code: AN2D

Duration: 2 days 1 night

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Discovery, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • 1-16
All about the Mai Chau Homestay.

Trip Overview

Day / Time Brief
1 Private transfer from Hanoi to Mai Chau – explore some of the local villages of the Muong people. Overnight in a traditional stilt-house in a village (blankets and pillow provided). Included lunch and dinner
2 Visit Xa Linh Village which is home to the Red H’mong and Blue H’mong minority people. Back to Mai Chau to have lunch and then drive to Hanoi. Included breakfast and lunch.







The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.


  • Private transfer from/to Hanoi to/from Mai Chau
  • English speaking guide
  • Overnight at homestay included breakfast
  • Entrance fees & meals as indicated
  1. Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau (L, D)

    Your day begins at 8.00am with a pick-up from your hotel and a 2 hour journey to Hoa Binh.  Here you will take a short break for a coffee and a stretch. You will then continue on into the mountains to Mai Chau making stops along the way to take advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities that this area affords as well as some short treks to visit some of the local villages of the Muong people. Enjoy lunch at the Lac village. After lunch you will have the opportunity to walk around and continue to experience the lifestyle of the ethnic hill-tribes in the local villages. Your stop for the evening is at a traditional stilt-house in a village of the White Thai minority. Here you will enjoy a traditional dinner and a comfortable night’s sleep – blankets and pillow provided.

  2. Day 2 Mai Chau - Xa Linh - Hanoi (B, L)

    Today you will greet the sunrise with an early breakfast before transferring to the village of Xa Linh at 8.00am. Enjoy the beautiful valleys and peaceful scenery on the 35km drive to Xa Linh which is home to the Red H’mong and Blue H’mong minority people. The Red H’mong women are well known for their “big hair”; they collect any hair that falls from their heads and weave it back into their living hair to create bouffant styles. You will return to Mai Chau for lunch before boarding your vehicle and heading back to Ha Noi. There will be stops along the way to take photographs of the picturesque panoramas. Your tour will end at your hotel at approximately 5.30pm.