Mai Chau is a mountainous area with outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. This trip offers a great combination of cultural expedition and natural trekking. Three amazing days passing through spectacular scenery will lead you to visit remote villages and stay overnight in local home here, we have the chance to get to know about real lives of villagers.
- Enjoy the most adventurous tour in Mai Chau with exotic trekking routs
- Awesome scenery of terrace fields, valleys and local stilt houses dotted in the whole picture
- Homestays in villages of ethnic minorities
- Beautiful and various trekking trails from rocky paths, down hill jungle trails to flat, dirt paths
- All meals included
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village
Day 2: Trekking from Hang Kia to Van Village
Day 3: Trekking from Van Village passing Buoc Village to Mai Hich
Day 4: Trekking to Van Mai – Transfer to Hanoi
- AC vehicle transfer as program
- Professional trekking English speaking guide
- Local cook and cooking items
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Homestay expenses
- Homestay permission
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snack
- Entrance & Sightseeing fees
- Service charges and taxes
- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal trekking protection gears
- Others not mentioned
THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Depart from: Hanoi - End at: Hanoi
When: Year round see more Vietnam weather
Activities: Trekking, Cultural expedition
Transport: AC vehicle, on foot
Accommodation: 3 homestays
Tour guide: English speaking guide from Hanoi
Support crew: Local cook
Trekking grade: Moderate Grade that means this tour involve in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness.
Meals and food
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2,3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On this trip we will have food cooked by a local chef who will escort us the whole trip. The emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce. Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.
Home stay in villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style
Our tour guide
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
The trekking day
A typical trekking day start at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
What to bring
Trekking boots, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, sleeping bag (optional), rain coat, toiletries, original passport.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
- Trekking poles: manufactured by Coleman, USA. Telescoping pole extends from 27 to 53 inches. Contoured handle grip features adjustable nylon strap and compass. Aluminum pole has steel tip with removable cover and basket for various terrains
- Sleeping bags and/or mattresses in homestay
- Summer sleeping bags: Satin sleeping bag 60cm x 180cm. Used for home stay and camping in hot weather
- Winter sleeping bags: manufactured by Landus, France. Winter bag (5 degree) 60cm x 200cm. Used for home stay and camping in cold weather
- Waterproof blue bag for luggage
- Radio: manufactured by Kenwood, Malaysia. 16-channel VHF FM Transceiver. Used for jungle trek with group from 5 passengers up. Help to manage group
- ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
- Origin passport to declare for homestay permission
- Hiking Shoes
- Flip flops/string-back sandals or river boots
- Small backpack with rain cover
- Clothes: trekking pants, thermal underwear (top/bottom), t-shirts, long-sleeved shirt, pajama/sleeping pants, underwear (what you’re comfortable with), pairs of socks
- Rest and sleeping clothes.
- Hat, sunglasses, sun protection.
- Waterproof pants and jackets
- Rain coats
- Bottle of water
- Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
- Anti-insect repellent
- Common medicines in your personal first aid kits