Mai Chau Eco Tour 3 days

  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Eco Responsible
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This Mai Chau eco tour is specially designed for people who like to experience home/farm stays tour which focuses on traditional farming and fishing experience life of the ‘White Thai’ ethnic families of the region.

The ‘homestays’ in a stilt house are run by families who have lived on and worked the land for generations. Enjoy hands-on experiences with your guide such as traditional net fishing, rowing on a traditional raft on the river and working in fields with the local farmers. Live amongst the locals and participate in their daily routines surrounded by breathtaking scenery in a peaceful setting.


* Learn how to use local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets
* Come to an organic vegetable field, water and plant vegetable, hoeing soil with a local farmer
* Prepare meals with a local family
* Experience raft rowing on the stream (only available from April to June)

Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau

7:00 to 7:30 The shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh. Stop for refreshments.

10:00 Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, approximately 2hrs

12:00 Arrive in Mai Chau. Meet our local guide and have lunch in a family house in the local village

14:00 Cycling expedition around the surrounding villages of White Thai ethnic people with your guide. See local living in Mai Chau along the way.

18:00 Prepare and cook the evening meal with your host family, learning about family-style Vietnamese ingredients and cooking techniques and participating in the nightly group meals.

Sleeping tonight in a traditional stilt house, unique to Mai Chau.

Day 2 Mai Chau


You will start your day by experiencing work with local farmers in a vegetable garden. We will take a short walk around the garden and learn how to prepare the soil and plant some vegetables. Here we will be introduced how to do cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering the use of vegetables in Vietnamese food. We will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seed in the garden. Other activities will include raking, sowing, and watering etc.


You walk to the stream and listen to the tour guide introducing and explaining about the process of using the net. You will learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. You will also have a chance to scoop fish out of water. it's absolutely amazing to experience raft rowing on the stream.

We enjoy fishing nearby local family house. We will show you how to prepare the baits and pick up the right location. Moreover, you can herd of water buffalo and breath of fresh air around the village. You are at leisure. Overnight in local family homestay.

Day 3 Mai Chau - Hanoi

7:30 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.

12:00 Have lunch in the village before getting on the bus back to Hanoi.

17:00 Back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi

Meals plan: breakfast, lunch.

What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Cold drinks
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Park/ museum entrance fees


  • Visas


Available in


Available for

Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Hanoi , Vietnam

Pick up times available: 7:00

Pick up location: Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Ends at: Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Nearest airport: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

We are Eco Responsible:

  • Eco-friendly accommodation
    Eco-friendly accommodation
    Most of accommodation is provided in indigenous or local community or eco-lodge
  • Eco-friendly meals
    Eco-friendly meals
    Meal(s) in restaurant or snack(s) that is produced using locally sourced products, saving energy, recycling, biodegradable cleaning products, saving water resources etc.
  • Eco-friendly transportation
    Eco-friendly transportation
    The product principal transportation is low noise & low emmission such as walking, trekking, cycling, padle boat etc.
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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from $173 per person