Mai Chau is a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H ’ mong ethnic minority groups. This trip offers a great combination of cultural expedition and trekking. We trek for three days through the spectacular scenery, visit remote area and s tay overnight in local homes where we have the chance to get to know these hospitable villages.
- Tour Code VCTT-15
- Length 4 days / 3 nights
- Start From Ha Noi
- Tour Type
Ha Noi - Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village
Pick up at your hotel at 8 am and leave Hanoi for Mai Chau, the beautiful gate way to the mountainous area of Northern Vietnam. On the way you will have a short stop for refreshment and visit Hoa Binh hydro power station then continue driving to Xa Linh Village, where you will have our lunch in a H ’ mong house before setting off on a beautiful trekking in the afte rnoon. After lunch, time for trekking on the village ’ s road and then walk on dirt path used by the locals. Afte r 40 minutes you will reach Tra Day Village, home to a small community of Black H ’ mong minority people. From the Tra Day village you have t wo options for trekking route to reach Hang Kia, where you will stay overn ight. The easier route with rocky path running through another H ’ mong village. The harder route take more time to do with trail uphill through jungle and dirt path though terraces. We reach Hang Kia around 5pm . Hang Kia is a small and scenic valley, which is home to a group of Flower H ’ mong minority people. Tonight you will stay overnight w ith a H ’ mong family. While our local guide cooks dinner you can take sho wer or stroll around the village. Dinner around 7.30 pm. Treat your feet with herbal foot massage, which you do by yourself with guide ’ s instruction to recover your energy for next day activities.
Hang Kia to Van Village
After breakfast in the house you will say goodbye to th e family and begin an exciting trekking day. Right after the village you will walk on jungle trail for one hour. The trail could be a bit wet due to the dense trees that keep sunlight away. After that you will descen d the hill passing farm and terraces. The scenery is stunning with mountains, terraces and expansive val ley. During the trek we will some breaks for snack, rest, and photographing. After crossing a small river you are going to reach a village of White Thai minority group, where we have lunch in a local house. A fter lunch, you may wish to have a short nap in the house. In the remainder of the day we will walk on village road to reach Van Village, a beautiful village of White Thai minority people. The road runs zigzag alo ng the valley and through lots of scenic village. Tonight we will have dinner and stay overnight in a Thai family. We will eat and sleep on the bamboo floo r as it is the traditional way. Again, our local guide wil l cook dinner for us while we taking shower or having a pre-dinner drink. At the meal time the host will wel come us with home- made whisky. Before going to bed you look after our feet with herbal foot massage
Trekking from Van Village to Buoc Village
After breakfast , it ’ s time to say goodbye to the family and begin 3-hr trekking in the morning to reach Buoc Village. The path will runs uphill and downhill through bamboo forest, terraces and farms. On the trek you may see farmers working on their farms. Around 12 pm we will reach Buoc Village, another scenic village of White Thai minority people. You will have lunch in local house and take a short nap if you wish. In the afternoon, we will enjoy 2-hr leisure trek a round the village. Weather permitting, at the end of the day you could enjoy the cool water of the stream nearby the homestay. Dinner will be cooked by our local guide. Foot massage before bedding time.
Trekking to Van Mai - Transfer to Hanoi
After breakfast we say goodbye to the family and enjoy the last trekking along mountain foot to reach Van Mai, where we will meet our car and driver for a short transfer to Pom Coong Village for lunch in a local house. After lunch we will head back to Hanoi. Return to Hanoi around 5pm. Tour ends.
Price & Bookings
Tour price includes:
- A/c private cac/van pick up and transfer and sightseeing as per progam.
- English speaking guide (other language speaking guide upon request)
- Local cook
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary as B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
- Home stay
- Entrance fee & travel permits.
Tour price excludes:
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses.
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program.
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