Mai Chau Tour – Although Mai Chau becomes a popular weekend gateway for many Vietnamese residents and local expats, the area itself offers a wide selection of trekking, hiking tours ranging from easy half day treks, full day treks to multi-day treks. Most of Mai Chau tours begin with a car transfer from Hanoi through Hoa Binh then up to Mai Chau valley, served as the base of many adventure tours. Departure of most of Mai Chau treks is at Lac village or Poom Coong village. You trek through many other Thai hamlets before being picked up again by your car and transferred to your next destination. This Mai Chau tour 3 days of a medium challenging grade is ideal for adventure travelers, small group tours and those who like something eco, ethnic, nature.
Mai Chau Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau. Mai Chau Trek (L,D).
7:00 am: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Hoa Binh province and the town of Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around three hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. After lunch, provided in a traditional stilt house of the Thai people, drive for one hour to Sa Linh Village where you start the trek. Today you walk along gravel tracks and small paths, used by the locals. The destination for this evening is Hang Kia village, home of the H’mong Minority people. Here you stay overnight as the guests of an H’mong family in a traditional long house, situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards.
Day 2: Trekking Mai Chau (B,L,D).
Today you trek through tropical rain forest, using the local tracks and passing through cornfields as we descend in to Mai Chau Valley. The trek usually takes around 7 hours and is quite steep in places. Lunch will be provided en route. You arrive at Van village by late afternoon and will have time to enjoy some more walk before checking into a stilt house for dinner and overnight. The short hike around help to understand a bit more the real life of the local villagers.
Day 3: Mai Chau Trekking. Travel back to Hanoi (B,L).
This morning you trek for a couple of hours passing through several Thai hamlets. You walk on the valley floor and are surrounded by rice paddies and beautiful scenery. At the small village of Khoe you will be met up with your vehicle and drive. Travel back to Mai Chau where you make another stop for lunch. After lunch, there is chance to do a little souvenir shopping before you return to Hanoi. End tour.