Mai Chau Farming and Fishing

3 Days


Join us for a Mai Chau farming and fishing tour, where you can experience the authentic rural life of Vietnam. You will cycle around the villages of White Thai ethnic people, cook and eat with a local family, work with farmers in a vegetable garden, learn how to fish with traditional nets and rafts and explore the Mai Chau market and the 1000 Step Cave. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and nature of Vietnam.


  • Cycle around the villages of White Thai ethnic people
  • Cook and eat with a local family in a traditional stilt house
  • Work with farmers in a vegetable garden and learn about cultivation
  • Learn how to fish with traditional nets and rafts on the stream
  • Explore the Mai Chau market and the 1000 Step Cave


+ 7.30 am: Pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh. Stop for refreshments.
+ 10.00 am: Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, approximately 2hrs.
+ 12.00 pm: Arrive in Mai Chau. Meet our local guide and have lunch in a family house in the local village.
+ 2.00 pm: Cycling expedition around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people with your guide. See local living in Mai Chau along the way.
+ 6.00 pm: Prepare and cook the evening meal with your host family, learning about family-style Vietnamese ingredients and cooking techniques and participating in the nightly group meals.
+ Sleeping at night in a traditional stilt house, unique to Mai Chau.

+ Morning: You will start your day by experiencing a day of working with local farmers in a vegetable garden. We will take a short walk around the garden and learn how to prepare the soil and plant some vegetables. Here we will be introduced to how to cultivate vegetables as well as discover the use of vegetables in Vietnamese food. We will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seeds in the garden. Other activities will include raking, sowing, watering, etc…
+ Afternoon: You walk to the stream and listen to the tour guide introduce and explain the process of using the net. You learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. You also have a chance to scoop fish out of the water. it‘s absolutely amazing to experience raft rowing on the stream.
We enjoy fishing nearby the local family house. We will show you how to prepare the baits and pick up the right location. Moreover, you can herd water buffalo and breath of fresh air around the village. You are at leisure.
+ Overnight in a local family homestay.

+ 7h30: Breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market then climb to 1000 Step Cave. The cave is breathtaking and so is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave.
+ 12h00: Have lunch in the village before getting on the bus back to Hanoi.
+ 17h00: Back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Mai Chau Farming and Fishing