Take a break in Mai Chau, a scenic patchwork of villages and limestone cliffs less than 150 kilometers from Hanoi. This beautiful mountainous area with thick jungle, bamboo groves, tea plantations and waterfalls lends itself to fantastic walks and mini treks to ethnic minority villages
Depart from Hanoi to
Mai Chau –
an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, you will have lunch at a local restaurant.
You will visit the villages as Lac, Poom Coong... the resident of mostly Thai people. They still remain their traditional weaving work. Walking/cycling in about 2 hours.
Continue your driving in about 10 minutes to Mai Hich village, be welcomed by the Thai family at their house. You can take a stroll around their village before having dinner and relax at leisure.
Overnight in Mai Chau
In the morning, you can take a walk/cycle around village to discover the Mai Hich. You will have time to meet local people, talk with them and find out their traditional culture. Take it all in the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life. After Lunch, time for relax before driving back to Hanoi.
Farewell the lovely valley.
- Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults, and sharing a room. If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the "Find travel mate" button above to invite your friends and family, traveller forum's members to book this tour with you.
- The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
- 1 night at Mai Chau Ecolodge hotel
- 1 breakfast, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
- Entrance fee and sightseeing fee as listed in the itinerary
- Experienced English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
- All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- Local taxes & Service charge
- All drink and meals do not listed in itinerary.
- Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
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