Water Puppet Tours


With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.

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Discover Tribal Villages 3 Days

Mostly Thai people live in Mai Chau and their culture makes this place different from the others.  Besides, Mai Chau is also a “mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty” – one foreign tourist commented. It’s worth exploring the nature as well as culture here.

Mai Chau offers a most splendid vista of the Valley which is surrounded by lush greens and stilt houses inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. The Sunday market brings a lot of people into town where traditional Thai dishes are made and revel in traditional dances.

Mai Chau is the nearest ethnic minority community to Hanoi, and is therefore a popular trip for foreigners. Consequently, it’s the most commercialised community you’ll visit in the tour. However, the villagers manage the site well, and are an example of successful community development.
You might consider a traditional folk song and dance performance by the local people. The show usually lasts about an hour and the artists are the peasants who work on the fields at daytime. Although it’s very much amateur entertainment, it’s good fun and an opportunity to mingle with the villagers and understand their traditions and customs.

Not too loud but not too shallow, Mai Chau Hoa Binh makes a perfect place for escaping? Desired souls to add in their journey’s story, let Water Puppet Tours gives you a chance to explore it by your travel style.

Discover Tribal Villages 3 Days

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Xo Village (Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Mai Chau, passing through mountainous landscape on the way.

After that, you will reach Pom Coong inhabited by Thai ethnic minority. You will then discover Pom Coong and then have lunch in the local stilt house with food cooked by the host. The Thai will make their specialties for the tourists.   In the afternoon, you will trek to Xo village where the Thai people live in. Xo village is next to Pom Coong village. However, it is worth discovering this place because its beauty and delightful rural village. You will have food in local people and stay here overnight.

Day 2: From Xo Village to discover Buoc Village and trek to Van Village (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

After breakfast, you will leave Xo village for a visit in Buoc village. You will then trek to Buoc village and tourist may take advantage of the natural beauty taking some photos on the way and seeing or chatting with the locals working on rice paddies by rudimental tools.

After lunch, you will have a short relax before trekking to Van where is considered as a beautiful village. You will have dinner and stay at the long house of the local family.

Day 3: Trekking to Van Mai tribal village before back to Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

After breakfast in Van village, you will trek to Van Mai village. Getting beautiful sight of rice paddies and mountains into eyes or you may stop to take some photos. In Van Mai, you will have lunch in local house before being transferred back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.


  • Vietnam Visa invitatioin letter.
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • VAT and other taxes
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed


  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other services not mentioned above.


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