Escape the beeping horns and bustling bikes of Hanoi by venturing out into the serene Mai Chau region. Make the acquaintance of curious locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture over a traditional lunch. Snack on weird and wonderful delicacies, and discover a slice of rural paradise while cycling through remote villages and along paths that border spectacular rice paddies. After the sun sets on an action-packed day, fall asleep in a village homestay before waking up early to see this stunning region bathed in morning sunlight. Then, with batteries fully recharged, wave goodbye to new friends and make tracks back to the enigmatic Vietnamese capital.

Highlights

Experience rural Thai life in the mountains of Mai Chau with a homestay – get to know friendly locals, enjoy home cooked meals, and maybe pitch in with preparing dinner

Saddle up for a bike trip through stunning hillside villages and discover local life in the area

The lush panorama of the stunning Mai Chau valley is a photographer’s dream, just begging to be explored

Hike through rarely visited parts of a region that’s home to the minority White Thai group, and learn about their culture and customs