Escape the beeping horns and bustling bikes of Hanoi by venturing out into the serene Mai Chau region. Make the acquaintance of curious locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture over a traditional lunch. Snack on weird and wonderful delicacies, and discover a slice of rural paradise while cycling through remote villages and along paths that border spectacular rice paddies. After the sun sets on an action-packed day, fall asleep in a village homestay before waking up early to see this stunning region bathed in morning sunlight. Then, with batteries fully recharged, wave goodbye to new friends and make tracks back to the enigmatic Vietnamese capital.

Highlights:

+ Experience rural Thai life in the mountains of Mai Chau with a homestay – get to know friendly locals, enjoy home cooked meals, and maybe pitch in with preparing dinner

+ Saddle up for a bike trip through stunning hillside villages and discover local life in the area

+ The lush panorama of the stunning Mai Chau valley is a photographer’s dream, just begging to be explored

+ Hike through rarely visited parts of a region that’s home to the minority White Thai group, and learn about their culture and customs

 

GROUP SIZE AND PRICE PER PERSON

Group size
Valid from 1 Nov 2018 – 31 Dec 2019
Price per person in USD in party of
1
2
3-4
5-6
7-9
10-14
Sgl-Sup
Superior

$1023

$594

$468

$345

$310

$278

 

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Day 1. Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hang Village (L/D)

Meeting with guide at your hotel lobby. We drive from Hanoi to Hoa BInh and beautiful Mai Chau Valley where have lunch in the Thai Family in Pomg Cong Village . Following lunch we drive to Ban Sai village from here we trek to the Thai Village of Hang. We spend the night with a local Thai Family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. We will definitely learn more about their lives and cultures when staying with them.

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Day 2. Hang Village to Kho Muong Village (B/L)

The sound of mountain, cock and pork make us up for a new day and breakfast. We stroll around the Hang Village before we start trekking. We will be hiking about 6 hours through many Thai Villages and hamlets and encounter friendly children, villagers before arriving Kho Muong Village , home to the Muong ethnic minority, where we stay overnight.

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Day 3. Kho Muong - Hin Village (B/L/D)

Following a simple breakfast, we trek for three hours on un uphill gradient through a picturesque forest passing several villages along the way. We break for a lunch in Nua village before we downhill to the Hin village. We overnight in the Thai Family.

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Day 4. Hin village - Hanoi (B/L/-)

Thanks for the graceful host; we walk about 4 hours thoughts beautiful hamlets, villages and meet our driver again and drive back to Hanoi .

Cities Hotels List Room Type

Mai Chau

Homestay

INCLUDED

All transportation in air conditioned vehicles

English speaking guide

Accommodation in Sapa based on twin share basis with daily breakfast & local home stays

Cook

Porters

Overnight train soft sleeper, first class

Additional meals as indicated in the itinerary

Fees and permits where applicable

Services charges and government taxes

EXCLUDE

International airfares

International departure tax

Pre and Post trip accommodation in Hanoi

Travel Insurance

Tips and gratuities

Personal expenses

Peak season surcharge if any

Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas & New Year if any

Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 45 & 02 passport photos per person)

Other services not mentioned above.

EXPERT’S PicK

+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.

+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat…

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