The Mai Chau Trekking Tour 3 days starts from Hanoi, taking you to Mai Chau valley where you hike through local H’mong and Thai hill tribe villages – Hang Kia village, Van village, Khoe village. Trekking through green rice fields; Passing by smiling faces; Spending two nights at local home – homestay offers the real life experience. This is an all-inclusive package that can be suitable for small group tours, family travel.
Mai Chau Trekking Tour itinerary
Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau Hiking – Hang Kia village (L,D)
Depart for Hoa Binh province and the town of Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around three hours. Along the way we will pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. After lunch in a traditional stilt house of the Thai people, we drive for one hour to Sa Linh village where we start our trek. Today we walk along gravel tracks and small paths, used by the locals. Our destination for this evening is Hang Kia village, home of the H’mong Minority people. Here we stay overnight as the guests of an H’mong family in a traditional long house, situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards.
Day 02: Hiking Mai Chau. Hang Kia village – Van village (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we 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. We arrive at Van village by late afternoon and will have time to walk around this charming little village, enabling us to understand a little more about how the people live. The village is home to the White Thai people, and tonight we will be their guests in one of their traditional stilt houses. There, we will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some of their homemade rice wine!
Day 03: Continue hiking Van village – Khoe village. Transfer to Hanoi (B,L)
This morning we trek for a couple of hours passing through several Thai hamlets. We walk on the valley floor and are surrounded by rice paddies and beautiful scenery. At the small village of Khoe we meet up with our vehicle and drive back to Mai Chau. Lunch is again provided in Mai Chau and there is also the chance to do a little souvenir shopping before we return to Hanoi. End tour.