Mai Chau - Dien Bien
Mai Chau Valley is the epitome of an idyllic rural valley. Surrounded by impressive mountains this valley sits peacefully, covered in a blanket or agricultural land with a sprinkling of peaceful Thai Villages. Further north, sits the beautiful rolling countryside of Dien Bien Phu which lies in a valley, enveloped by a thick forest. This area is famous for the Battle of Dien Bien Phu which saw the Viet Minh defeat the French colonial forces in a battle which would lead to the end of Frances involvement in Vietnam. These tours take you to these beautiful countryside destinations and uncover Vietnams fascinating history.
As well as being one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of South East Asia, the north-west of Vietnam is also home to many of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Many of the villages in these remote areas have retained their traditional lifestyle, making it a great way to discover the unique and fascinating cultures of Vietnam. Whilst travelling through immensely beautiful landscapes, you will stay with local people, giving you a deeper insight into their customs and traditions.
Tour code: BB 91E
The north-west region of Vietnam is still relatively untouched by the outside world. With possibly some of the most beautiful scenery in Vietnam, those who visit this region will be rewarded with stunning views, rich history and authentic Vietnamese culture. On this seven-day adventure, you will visit the former French hill station of Sapa and Dien Bien Phu with its famous battlefields. You will travel over snaking mountain passes and through fertile valleys, taking in incredible views of terraced rice paddies and visiting colourful ethnic markets.
Mai Chau is a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty inhabited by a small Thai and H’mong villages. This trip offers a great combination of cultural discovery and trekking. Whilst trekking through some of the most scenic areas in the north-west of Vietnam, you will visit and stay overnight in local homes where you will have the chance to get to know more about the local cultures.
Tour code: BB 89E
Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity stretching from Mai Chau in the north-west to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south-east. The region is blessed with rich forests, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breath-taking scenery. On this 3-day trek through Pu Luong Nature Reserve you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend your nights with friendly locals.
Tour code BB 88E
Mai Chau is made up of a scattering of Thai villages set in a valley surrounded by sweeping mountains. It is the epitome of sleepy, rural life where the people rise with the sun to nature's soundtrack. It is one of the most picturesque areas in the north-west of Vietnam and offers fantastic trekking opportunities. The nearby, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is also an area of outstanding beauty and biodiversity with great hiking routes.
Tour code: BB 87E