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Tribal heartland textile tours Mai Chau

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A 48 hour tour full of local fashions and textiles in Mai Chau – one for those interested in knowing a little more about the traditional methods of manufacture in the beautiful Mai Chau area.  

This tour is an interesting exposure to the traditional methods of textile manufacture in Vietnam, and also affords you the opportunity to contribute to the local

Destinations included:
Hanoi - Mai Chau

Tribal heartland textile tours Mai Chau

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Admire stunning mountain ranges

Meet local tribal artists and try your hand at various crafts.

Practise the colorful art of Batik at the hand of a local expert and the Black Hmong

Learn more about White Thai ethnic culture of using homemade loom

Stay in local homes for the ultimate authentic experience

Shopping in tribal village markets.

Day 1:  Embroidery with the Thai ethnic group, and textiles with the Tays

Rise early for your meeting with your guide who will escort you from bustling Hanoi into the mountain ranges of the Hoa Binh region. This is the tribal heartland of the Muong and Thai tribes. We stop off first at the settlement of Da Bac where we get to witness the local’s age-old Batik dyeing process that splashes interesting colors onto various fabrics. The tribe also uses the tea tree leaf to dye their hair. After lunch you will drive on to Mai Chau and stroll around a charming Thai settlement known for its beautiful tribal works of art and handicrafts. This evening you will be hosted in a local family home.

Day 2: Hmong Batik

Enjoy a traditional breakfast with your host family before you take a short one hour drive to a stunning and vibrant market. You’ll be amazed at the colors on display as the Hmong tribe dress in their traditional regalia to trade their wares. Spend some time here sourcing souvenirs for your friends and family back home.

Then, transfer to a local village where we meet our local hosts from the Hmong tribe. Here, learn more about their colorful clothing and how they create their unique textiles. You will then get to try your hand at traditional Hmong Batik – decorating your own canvas bag using tribal stencils and bee’s wax, and coloring the fabric with homemade indigo mixture.

Before we head back we stop off at a workshop to see how the Muong tribal group create their colorful textiles. Then, onward transfer to Hanoi where this excellent tour comes to an end.

What’s included;

    • Rountrip  transportation from/to in a comfortable air-conditioned car/minibus/van/shutle bus
    • Accommodation is 1 night in a traditional village homestays with private room.
    • Meals (01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 01 dinner) with Vietnamese food. We also serve vegetarian as well
    • Workshops, materials for batik, natural dyeing, embellishment, weaving, and embroidery.
    • Entrance fee and permits
    • Local English speaking guide


What’s not included;

    • Personal expenses
    • Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)
    • Tips for guides and drivers or hotel and restaurant service staff
    • Meals or drinks not listed in the itinerary

Our responsible for local community

Everyone who join this textile tour in Mai Chau, you help to maintain textile culture in remote region. We have deduced 5% of oru benifit to contribute to local workshop, host family which we partner with



Are you the right person for this tour

    • You have a great passion about fashion, textiles, traditional dress, colours and patterns from foreign lands?
    • You love traveling off the tourist trail and experience the real Vietnam
    • You are looking for hands-on experiences from local artisan
    • You are an entrepreneur who want to run a start up about textile

If all the answer is yes, you might be the right person for this tour. Please contact us via email at hynamtravel@gmail.com to book a Mai Chau textile tour

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed