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Program Type

Package program

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi, one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture, history and the engaging contradictions of a rapidly developing and deeply traditional society. You are greeted by your guide and driver at Noi Bai International Airport for your transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Depart at 8.00A.M from your hotel and head towards Mai Chau, a beautiful valley with a patchwork quilt pattern of rice terraces and villages which are home to the White Thai people. Mai Chau is known for its stunning scenery of palms, green mountains, rice fields and picturesque stilt houses. On arrival, take some time to freshen up, relax and enjoy lunch.
In the afternoon, take an easy stroll around the nearby Thai villages and learn more about local lifestyle and as well their culture while enjoying views of the surrounding rice paddies and mountains

We depart from the lodge after breakfast on a short drive (approximately 1 hour) to the heights of Hoa Binh province and the rocky plateau of Hang Kia. The sceneries are changing as we are going up, plum trees and corn fields replace the rice paddies, we enter H’mong ethnic lands, where people are colorfully dressed and living in wooden cottages. We are welcomed by a local H’mong family, whom we will do a traditional Batik workshop with. Learn ancestral techniques and unveil the secrets of the H’mong fabric. We have lunch at the local home, an opportunity to discover a little more about the H’mong culture through the gastronomy.
In the afternoon, we will take a 3-hour downhill hike back to the valley of Mai Chau. The hike is scenic, on single trails and rather easy (can be a bit slipery in wet weather). Walking down offers great views over wild stretches of land secluded between mountains. It ends in a sub-valley of Mai Chau called Mai Hich, where our vehicle awaits to transfer us back to the lodge (about 20 minutes). If you prefer not to do the hike, the car will drive you back from Hang Kia to the lodge in the afternoon.
Enjoy some time by the swimming pool and end the day at your own leisure.
Overnight in Mai Chau

This morning, rise early with the “Cocky Roosters” and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the countryside, as this is the best time of day to go for a walk. After breakfast and check-out, we start our way back to Hanoi, with an eventual first stop after few minutes to visit the local Mai Chau market if you would like to. Our next halt will be Hoa Binh town, where we explore the Muong ethnic culture through the visit of an impressive cultural space. This is an unique place created by a local artist who preserved on 5 hectares of land a huge collection of information, objects and several traditional houses from the Muong culture (Hoa Binh is the only province in Vietnam where the majority of people are from an ethnic minority, the Muong).
After our visit, we have a lunch there and then hit the road again to reach Hanoi in the mid-afternoon.

The day is free at your leisure until transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant flight!

Inclusions

- Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check-in and check-out around noontime)

- All transfers and transportation with Air-Con vehicles (types of vehicles depend on the number of pax):

     o1-2pax: minivan of 7 seats

     o3-6pax: van of 16 seats

     o7-10pax: bus of 25 seats

     o11-15pax: bus of 31 seats

- Local ENGLISH speaking guides

- Boat trip - as per program

- All entrance fees - as per program

- Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program

- 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus - on days of transfer and sightseeing only

- Government tax and service charge

Exclusions

- Airfares (international and domestic)

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

- Drinks

- Early check-in or late check-out

- Visa - as per country requirements

- Tips

- Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

- Mineral water beyond that which is supplied

- Personal Insurance

- Optional excursions and activities

- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.)

- Peak season surcharges if any

- All not mentioned above

Notes

Hotel Accommodations

Destination

Hotel

Room Type

Ha Noi

Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa

Premier Deluxe Room

Mai Chau

Mai Chau Ecolodge

Superior

Departure Period

01 Jan, 2021 to 30 Apr, 2021
AUD 1,000 P P twin share
AUD 1,496 P P single

01 May, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 894 P P twin share
AUD 1,327 P P single

01 Oct, 2021 to 15 Dec, 2021
AUD 1,000 P P twin share
AUD 1,496 P P single

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