Explore jungle trails and endless pastoral landscapes, visit with farmers, and grab lunch with a local family. Go spelunking in a cave used by soldiers during the Vietnam War and relax in your hotel's pool or sauna. Dive into the rural side of Vietnam on this engaging 3-day excursion to Mai Chau.
Kick off your first day with a comfortable ride into Vietnam's lush countryside. Watch the city give way to rice paddies and undulating jungle landscapes during your 4-hour drive to Mai Chau. When you arrive, check into your lodge accommodations, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch and take a bike ride to get a feel for the surrounding countryside.
Take the evening to tuck into a mixture of traditional and international dishes, relax in the lodge's refreshing pool, and watch a dance performance with colorful costumes and entertaining choreography.
Wake up to a filling breakfast, and then make your way into the hills for an intriguing visit to a nearby cave. Head inside with your guide to learn about the soldiers who used the site during the Vietnam War and investigate areas that offer clues about what life was like during that turbulent period.
Afterward, choose between a visit to a local village for lunch at a small farm or return to the lodge to grab something to eat and finish out your day at your leisure.
After breakfast, lace up your hiking boots for a trek to the small villages of Lac and Pom Coong for up-close looks at life in these preserved pockets of Vietnam. Chat with residents, take a walk in fields of soy, bamboo, and rice, and then grab lunch back at the lodge before your return ride to Hanoi.