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Visit some of the most ancient villages in Vietnam when exploring the rolling northern hills!
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Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and services of a private car and driver and local English speaking guide.
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Discover some of Vietnam's most ancient and colourful communities in the country’s northern hills. In the lush mountains above Hanoi, discover the local Green Hmong community.
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Stay in a traditional stilt house
Enjoy a ethnic music and dance performance
Light trek through Mai Chau Valley
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Depart Hanoi early for the 4.5 hour drive to Mai Chau. Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house, an incredibly enriching experience in which you can learn about this local culture first hand. (L)(D)
In the morning, spend some time exploring the surrounding Thai villages before a light trek of around 2-4 hours to the home of the Green Hmong hill tribe. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk to the Thai villages of Van Mai, Mai Hich, Cum and Xam Khoe before transferring back your accommodation. This evening enjoy a traditional Thai performance of music and dance. The Thai ethnic group has inhabited this area for centuries and much of their lifestyle and traditions have remained unchanged over the years. (B)(L)
Start this morning by cycling to some other
villages in the Mai Chau Valley. After lunch
in Mai Chau, begin the journey back to Hanoi
arriving in the early evening. (B)
NOTE The home stay accommodation consists
of comfortable curtained-off sleeping areas
in one long room. All bedding and mosquito
nets are provided.
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