Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Group size: 2-12 pax
Itinerary: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village - Van Village - Buoc Village - Van Mai - Hanoi
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 and stay overnight in local homes where we have the chance to get to know these hospitable villages. From the mountainous region of Mai Chau, we travel back to the nation’s capital, Hanoi.
4-day trekking tour to visit remote villages of Mai Chau
Homestay overnight, eating with the local people
Good for experienced trekkers/adventures
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village (L/D)
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 we will have a short stop for refreshment.
Upon arrival in Mai Chau we will pick up our local guide and continue driving to Xa Linh Village, where we will have our lunch in a H’mong house before setting off on a beautiful trekking in the afternoon. From here we will not use our car until the last day. After lunch we will begin our trek on the village’s road and then walk on dirt path used by the locals. After 40 minutes, we will reach Tra Day Village, home to a small community of Black H’mong minority people. From the Tra Day village we have two options for trekking route to reach Hang Kia, where we will stay overnight.
Day 2: Trekking from Hang Kia to Van Village (B/L/D)
After breakfast in the house we will say goodbye to the family and begin an exciting trekking day. Right after the village we will walk on jungle trail for one hour. After that we descend the hill passing farm and terraces. The scenery is stunning with mountains, terraces and expansive valley. After crossing a small river we reach a village of White Thai minority group, where we have lunch in a local house. After 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. Have dinner and stay overnight in a Thai family.
Day 3: Trekking from Van Village to Buoc Village (B/L/D)
After breakfast we say goodbye to the family and begin 3-hr trek in the morning to reach Buoc Village. The path will runs uphill and down hill through bamboo forest, terraces and farms.
Around 12 pm we will reach Buoc Village, another scenic village of White Thai minority people. We will have lunch in local house and take a short nap if you wish. In the afternoon, we will enjoy 2-hr leisure trek around the village. Weather permitting, at the end of the day we could enjoy the cool water of the stream nearby the homestay.
Have dinner and stay overnight at the local house.
Day 4: Trekking to Van Mai – Transfer to Hanoi (B)
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.