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Tour  > Vietnam Tour  > Vietnam Adventure Tour  > Trekking Tours > Maichau trek ( 7 days/6nights )

6 Days (5-Day Trek)
Trip code: VNMCT6

This trip to the north west highlands of Mai Chau offers a balance of cultural and physical activities set amongst some of northern Vietnams most stunning scenery. We spend 5 nights in the ethnic minority villages walking an average of 5 hours a day. We trek for four days through villages in the Mai Chau area and overnight in White Thai and Hmong villages where we have the opportunity to observe the lives of the minority peoples. From the mountainous region of Mai Chau, we travel back to the capital, Hanoi. Travelers who prefer to get off the beaten track often prefer Mai Chau to Sapa.

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village
We depart Hanoi at 08:00 heading west to Hoa Binh Province where we stop for refreshments. From our stop we climb towards the Mai Chau valley, about another two hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Following lunch in Mai Chau town we drive to the White Thai village of Sa Linh from where we commence a 3-hour trek to the village of Hang Kia. Our hosts for this evening will be the Hmong minority people. Whilst enjoying their hospitality, we will discover a little more about their lives and culture. Tonights accommodation could probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to.
(Lunch and Dinner included).

Day 2: Hang Kia - Van Village
This morning we have a 7-hour trek to Van Village, home of the White Thai people. The trek will take you through some unforgettable scenery and provide us with an opportunity to closely observe rural life in Vietnam. A picnic lunch will be provided along the way. Arriving in Van village by mid to late afternoon there will be time to take a stroll down to the nearby stream. Our hosts for this evening will treat us to a fine meal and stories of life in Van village. They will also share their home brewed rice wine and toast our good health and happiness.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 3: Van village - Xo Village
After breakfast we spend the morning strolling around the surrounding villages and meeting villagers along the way. After a morning's exploring we return to Van village for lunch. With lunch finished there will time for a short siesta or stroll down to the river before embarking on a 3 hour walk to the village of Xo (pronounced Soh). This evening following dinner, we will have the opportunity for more cultural interaction, before retiring for our second night in a stilt house.
(Breakfast, Lunch and  Dinner included)

Day 4: Xo village Poong Cong Village
Bidding farewell to our new friends after breakfast, it is a five-hour trek from Xo to Poong Cong village where we have lunch. We have the afternoon free to wander around the picturesque Thai villages or maybe wander into Mai Chau town itself. This evening is spent in Poong Cong village.
(Breakfast, Lunch and  Dinner included)

Day 5: Poong Con Village - Nanh Village
From Poong Cong we drive to the Da River, 45 minutes from Mai Chau town, where we board our boat for a one-hour river cruise. From our drop off point we have a 2-hour trek to Nanh village, inhabited by the Zao people. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way we will arrive by mid to late afternoon for our fifth and final night in the villages.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 6: Mai Chau- Hanoi
Departing the village at around 08:00. We retrace our steps back to the boat for a cruise back to meet with our waiting vehicle and the trip back to Hanoi. We will arrive back in Hanoi by approximately 13.00
(Breakfast, lunch  included).

Trip  includes:
  English speaking guide
  All transportation and transfers by A.C bus,
  All accommodation at local homestay
  Meals as indication
  Admission fees and permits where applicable
  Drinking water during the trek.
  Local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook ... )
Trekking arrangement

Package excludes:
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated ( allow US$ 5-6 /meal/person)
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses

Trip cost:
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