Nestled 200km northwest of Hanoi, Moc Chau boasts an alluring climate, stunning scenery, and vibrant hill tribe culture. Travelers can delve into the untouched beauty of rolling hills, engage with local communities, and enjoy trekking, cycling, and birdwatching opportunities, while evenings offer cultural immersion and connection with the warm-hearted locals. Moc Chau is not just a scenic escape; it's a cultural journey unveiling the soul of Vietnam's enchanting northwest.


  • Enjoy the pleasant weather and serene atmosphere of this picturesque destination.
  • Marvel at the stunning natural landscapes, including rolling hills, lush tea plantations, and verdant forests.
  • Explore vibrant culture of local hill tribes, gaining insight into their traditional way of life, customs, and rituals.
  • Stay in a traditional stilt house in a Black Thai village, sharing meals and cultural activities with gracious hosts.
  • Participate in traditional dance performances and other cultural activities offered by the local community.

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Trip Length: 2 days | Trip Style: Day trips & excursions| Trip Theme: Local life&culture, Nature| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi/Hanoi
Places visited: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau
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Moc Chau, Vietnam
Mai Chau, Vietnam

Leave Hanoi at 8.00AM for a drive through spectacular country to Moc Chau via Mai Chau.

The landscape starts to change greatly as you enter the mountainous area of Hoa Binh province when the road meanders up through the lush scenery of mountains. On the way you will have some stops for photos of natural beauties and locals life.

Lunch is in Mai Chau then take a walk around for sightseeing of this beautiful White Thai Village. Continue to Moc Chau along the road No 6 and have a visit to a hidden waterfall before you arrive in Moc Chau in the mid afternoon.

Moc Chau plateau is home to wonderful landscapes of evergreen plantations dotted with spectacular karst mountains and traditional hill tribe villages. In comparison to other places, Moc Chau is relatively untouched by tourism and still remains the authentic beauty that is like a sleeping princess who is waiting her prince to come.

Check in home stay a traditional stilt house at Doi village of the black Thai people and remainder of the day is to wander around the village for sightseeing and local interaction.

Home dinner is served in a cozy atmosphere and perhaps some homemade rice wine will help to make the evening chat warmer.
Enjoy sound sleep in local house on stilts.

Summary of inclusions

Private transfer
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Hilltribe villages explore
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Homestay traditional house
Moc Chau, Vietnam
Moc Chau, Vietnam

Get up early in the morning for sunrise and to catch up with local activities if you like.

After breakfast, we leave Ban Doi to Phieng Canh, a H'mong hamlet nested in a deep valley. The walk to the village offers a great sightseeing of green farms, orchards and tea plantations. You may join with locals at work for fun and to learn more about their life and work.

The Hmong people in Phieng Canh village live in low wooden houses under the shade of plum gardens. Their life is very much depending on agriculture with traditional crops. Today, the Hmong people here still preserve very well their rich and typical traditions as it has been practiced for hundreds of years. 


Drive back to Hanoi and have lunch en route. The tour will finish at around 6.00PM. Happy travel!

Summary of inclusions

Private vehicle
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Nature & Hilltribe villages explore
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Breakfast & lunch

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Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

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