Astonishing Northern Vietnam 5 Days

5 Days Hanoi - Mai Chau

Tour Style: Northern Vietnam Tours

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Engage in a 5-day trip covering Northern Vietnam for a comprehensive understanding about local food and culture. Start with the peaceful village of Tien Le veggie farm where you will experience the daily life of local farmers and join a Hanoi farming and cooking class. Another highlight of this trip is Mai Chau valley - a small charming town with lush rice terraces where you can enjoy the Can wine and admire colorful traditional dances.

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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival MEAL: D

Welcome to Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam with beautiful tree lined boulevards and colonial buildings, a heaven of vendor foods and hospitable people. Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport, our guide will be waiting there to take you to your hotel in the city center for a short rest.

In the afternoon, take a rickshaw tour along the streets of Hanoi, taking in the vibrant Old Quarter before savoring a Vietnamese dinner in a local restaurant. If you have room for some more food, a short Hanoi food tour would be ideal to conclude your day. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Vegetable Village & Cooking Class - City Tour MEAL: B/L

This morning you will travel out of Hanoi city center to the suburban areas for a half-day eco tour discovering the local life. You will get picked up from your hotel lobby around 7:30 am, then set out on a 45-min drive to Tien Le Vegetable village for a Hanoi farming and cooking class, about 18km to the west of Hanoi. 

When you get back from the market, you will put on farming clothes and bring farming tools to the field, where many local people have been working since the early morning. Prepare to get dirty as you will be doing some farming activities like plowing, growing vegetables, watering and fertilizing. Then head back to your host family for a cooking session and lunch.

In the afternoon, take a guided tour visiting some main sites of Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex (you just pass by), the One Pillar Pagoda and the Women’s Museum. In the evening, enjoy an interesting Water Puppet Show - a traditional art form which stems from Southeast Asian’s wet rice culture.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. 

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Tien Le Vegetable village

Farmers in Tien Le Commune package vegetables.

Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Homestay MEAL: B/L/D

Get in our car this morning and we will take you along National Road No.6 to the small, isolated town of Mai Chau, which is about 170 km from Hanoi. Nestled between two towering cliffs and surrounded by emerald green paddies, it is an enchanting sight that presents an idyllic rural scene. Stop en route to capture the beautiful moments of the valley. Lunch with delicious local food is served in the village.

In the afternoon, start the trekking tour to Pom Coong and Na Phon villages - home to the Thai minority people. While trekking along the terraced rice fields and small villages, you will have a chance to experience both the natural beauty of the area and discover the culture by meeting local people. Return to your host family in the afternoon and join them for a homemade dinner.

Accommodation: Homestay. 

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Pom Coong village

Local life Pom Coong Village

Day 4: Mai Chau - Trekking - Hanoi MEAL: B/L

Wake up early this morning to enjoy the freshest moments of the day with stunning surrounding sceneries. After a light breakfast with the host family, get in the car for a short drive, and then start hiking off the main road, along the terraced rice fields and down the winding lanes to visit Cum and Xam Khoe villages. During your short visit in the villages, spend time talking with the local ethnic people, you will get a chance to learn more about their culture before enjoying an authentic lunch.

Drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. If you haven’t been satisfied with the time you spend sampling Vietnamese foods, do another Hanoi food tour with the leisure time you have. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Xam Khoe villages

Mai Chau Trekking

Day 5: Hanoi Departure MEAL: B

Today is your last day in Hanoi. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then wander around the city for last minute shopping or sightseeing before getting transferred to Hanoi Airport for your departure flight.
Bon Voyage!

Accommodation: N/A.

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Busy local daily life Hanoi


04 nights at hotel


04 Breakfast, 02 Lunch, 02 Dinner


Air-conditioning car

Price Includes

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary (other languages with surcharge)

Price Excludes

  • International flights in/ out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fees

Important Notes

  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program. 

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