Embark on an overnight journey into Vietnam's rural Mai Chau district and relish in opportunities to go rafting, swimming, and biking. Interaction with friendly locals and accommodation at a homestay with a host let you immerse yourself in this community's rich culture.
After convenient pickup from your hotel, travel in the company of your friendly guide to the Mai Chau Valley. Upon arrival at Mai Hich Village, stroll around a bit and enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant that's built in the style of a traditional Thai stilt house.
In the afternoon, make your way through a series of quaint villages en route to the Xia River for a bamboo rafting adventure that takes you to a beautiful waterfall, where you have the opportunity to go for a swim. Next, continue from Hich to the non-touristic Buoc Village for views of unspoiled countryside with green rice fields, stilt houses made from bamboo and wood, water buffalo, and locals dressed in colorful, traditional clothing.
At Buoc, check into your homestay and relax in the company of friendly local villagers. Sit down for a warm, flavorful dinner with your host, followed by the opportunity to enjoy traditional folk songs and dance performance.
After breakfast, begin a bike trip from Buoc to Van Village, stopping at a series of other settlements along the way to interact with locals and observe their way of life. Continue on to the famous Pung Waterfall and enjoy views of its pristine waters plunging into a natural pool below. Return to your homestay for lunch before preparing to the drive back to Hanoi, where your experience ends with drop-off at your hotel.