Low Lands Delta & Mai Chau 3 days / 2 nights.
Booking code of this tour: NC302
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. ~160 km, ~6 h.
Today is the first day of this low lands Delta & Mai Chau 3 days. Before starting to ride, we will have a short briefing to let you know about the rules. In addition, the guide will show you how to understand him by his body language. We start around 9.30am after the rush hours.
Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house.
The valley of Mai Chau lies between two rivers: the Da River and the Ma River. Therefore, Mai Chau is very fertile and rich in varied landscapes, medium mountains, forest, lake, rivers, and infinitude of small footpaths and offer many possibilities of trek. In the valley of Mai Chau and its surroundings are Muong, White Thai, H’mong (in the height), and the Dao who we meet at the markets or in their villages during trekking, boating or while driving.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Song Thao. ~180 km, ~8 h.
In general, you see beautiful landscape. Valley of wax-tree, native land of lacquer makers in Vietnam. We are welcome in the house of our friends. You meet Kinh (ethnic Vietnamese).
We propose to stay in the house of the two “uncles”, direct descendant of the ancestor who discovered the property of this tree and the way to use it, about four hundreds years ago (quite recently compared to China who knew about lacquer few thousands years ago).
Day 3: Song Thao – Hanoi. ~150 km, ~6 h.
Ride back to Hanoi via Son Tay in 6 hours with a local ferry before Son Tay. In addition, there is a possibility to ride along Red River.
We try to arrive in Hanoi before 5pm to avoid rush hours. Otherwise, you should be good with city traffic from the experience you got over the last days.
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