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2 days, Hanoi to Mai Chau

Serene Mai Chau is a picturesque destination nestled in the heart of Vietnam, renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty. Surrounded by lush green rice paddies, towering limestone mountains, and traditional stilt houses of the Thai ethnic minority, Mai Chau offers an idyllic escape from urban life. Visitors can immerse themselves in the region's rich cultural heritage, experiencing warm hospitality, delectable local cuisine, and vibrant handicrafts. Trekking through verdant landscapes and interacting with local communities provides an authentic glimpse into rural Vietnamese life. Serene Mai Chau is a haven for nature enthusiasts and cultural explorers seeking a serene and enriching retreat.

Hanoi to Mai Chau

(2 days)



Travel style: 


Trips built for adventurers of all ages with age-appropriate activities and hotels

Service level: 


Quality accommodations and more inclusions like meals, private transport,

and activities.

Physical rating: 

2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip style: 

Private or Group tour

Minimum 2 pax; If you are a solo travellers, there is a single supplement

Age requirement: 


All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tour itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi - Mai Chau (D)

      8:30 AM: Departure from Hanoi

Start your trip to Mai Chau by leaving Hanoi at 8:30 AM. You will be picked up by AlexHephaestion Tours’s guide and driver for a comfortable journey to the beautiful Mai Chau Valley. The drive usually takes around 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic.

      12:30 PM: Arrival in Mai Chau

Upon arriving in Mai Chau, check into your accommodation and take some time to freshen up before starting your exploration of the village.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the lodge. Lunch is optional. After that you can enjoy swimming and drinking cold beverages at the bar nearby .

      3:30 PM: Village Walk

Embark on a village walk to discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Mai Chau. Stroll through the picturesque countryside, surrounded by lush green rice fields, and interact with the friendly local people - Thai people. Visit local homes, observe their daily activities, and gain insights into their traditional way of life.

      7:00 PM: Home Meal Dinner

You are invited to a local family for a home-cooked meal prepared by the local host. Experience the warmth of  Thai hospitality and savour traditional dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Engage in conversations with the host and learn more about their customs and traditions.

      Accommodation: Mai Chau Ecolodge or similar

Day 2

Mai Chau - Hanoi  (B)

      9:00 AM: Departure from Mai Chau

After breakfast, bid farewell to Mai Chau and begin your journey back to Hanoi. Enjoy the scenic drive and capture the last glimpses of the beautiful countryside.

      1:00 PM: Arrival in Hanoi and Check-in

Upon reaching Hanoi, check into your hotel and take some time to relax and freshen up.

      5:00 PM: Hanoi Street Food Moment (Optional) 

Embark on an exciting street food tour to discover the culinary delights of Hanoi. Join a local guide who will take you through the bustling streets, introducing you to the diverse flavors and aromas of Vietnamese street food. Sample delicious dishes such as, banh mi, bun cha, and egg coffee, while learning about their origins and significance in Vietnamese cuisine.

      8:00 PM: Return to Hotel

After the street food tour, our guide takes you back to your hotel and rest for the night. Reflect on your wonderful experiences in Mai Chau and the vibrant food culture of Hanoi.

This 2-day trip will provide you with a taste of the tranquil countryside in Mai Chau, as well as the vibrant street food scene in Hanoi. Enjoy the natural beauty, cultural immersion, and culinary delights of these two destinations in Vietnam.

What's Included/ Excluded

Round trip transfer Hanoi - Mai Chau

LGBTQ+ local guide

Mai Chau village walk

Meals: Breakfast (1), Dinner (1)

Accommodation: Lodge (1 night)

Travel insurance

Tip (local guides, drivers)

Personal expenses


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