Hanoi to Mai Chau 2 days

About to plan a two day trip to Mai Chau and need a car transfer from Hanoi? Renting a private car with driver is the best way for those taking a self-guided trip to Mai Chau valley. Cars are rental in downtown Hanoi, taking you to Mai Chau after about 3 – 4 hours. Booking a private car offers the chance to stop where you like, and to travel at your own pace.

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About to plan a two day trip to Mai Chau and need a car transfer from Hanoi? Renting a private car with driver is the best way for those taking a self-guided trip to Mai Chau valley. Cars are rental in downtown Hanoi, taking you to Mai Chau after about 3 – 4 hours. Booking a private car offers the chance to stop where you like, and to travel at your own pace.

Mai Chau valley is just 140 km to the South west of Hanoi. This valley has spectacular mountainous landscape dotted with house-on-stilts villages of the White Thai ethnic group that is well-known for their hospitality and friendly. Further off roads, here and there you will also find isolated H’mong communities on mountain sides. The main highlights here are the excellent trekking opportunities provided by the valley delightful trails, fields and villages.

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU

Depart Hanoi early morning for a 3.5 hour drive to Mai Chau located 150 km northwest of Hanoi. Just an hour beyond Hanoi, after Hoa Binh Town, the road weaves through mountains, fertile valleys and traditional villages. Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies. After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring the idyllic natural surroundings and visit the extraordinary Mo Luong (Soldier) Cave. Stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house of the Thai people, an incredibly enriching experience in which you can learn about this fascinating culture first hand. (The home stay accommodation consists of comfortable curtained-off sleeping areas in one long room; all bedding and mosquito nets are provided). Overnight in Mai Chau

DAY 2: MAI CHAU – HANOI

Start this morning with a light trek 2- 4 hours through one or some other villages in the Mai Chau Valley. After lunch in Mai Chau, begin the journey back to Hanoi. Along the way, be sure to have your camera ready for when you reach the top of the Mai Chau Valley itself, the views are superb. Continue the drive and reach Hanoi late this afternoon.

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Additional Information

Pick-up

Hanoi Downtown

Stops

Mai Chau valley

Drop-off

Hanoi downtown

Itinerary

The itineraries provided are for examples only.

Working time

Working time (including lunch time and personal time rest for driver): 8:00AM – 5:00PM (full day car rental); 8:00 AM – 12:00PM or 1:00PM – 5:00PM (half day car rental). Out of this range (using the car before 8:00AM and/or after 5:00PM), there is an overtime charge. Using the car before 6:00AM and/or after 10:00PM is subject to agreement.

Limitation of distance

There is limitation of distance. In case of excess, a surcharge will be applied.

Pickup/Drop-off location

Pickup/Drop-off are supposed to be in city center.

Confirmation

The full payment is required to confirm the booking.

Inclusions

Our vehicle is provided with fuel and driver. We don’t rent car without driver.

Our price has been quoted on cash payment basis. If payment is made via bank transfer or credit card (non-cash), bank charges will be for sender.

Our price is net including government tax and services charges.

The rental cost may include toll fees, parking fees (travel itinerary is needed for quotation). For monthly car rental, car rental for business trip, toll fees, parking fees are not included – unless you would like us to include these in the quote. Working agenda, trip plan will be required for quotation.

English-speaking driver

Our driver speaks little English only. If you need a person who speaks fluently English/French/German/Chinese/Spanish, we highly recommend you booking a tour guide with an extra charge.

Tipping

Tipping is not included in the rental price.

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