Mai Chau Adventure Tour 6 Days
This tour is a combination of journeys to the South of Hanoi and the Northwest Mai Chau. This trekking tour offers tourists the opportunity to relax in the peace offered by the breathtaking scenery while engaging in the local cultural activities. The tour will last six days, out of which four days will be spent in visiting villages in the Mai Chau area. Moreover, the visitor will spend the nights at White Thai and local H’mong villages.
Day 1: Hanoi to Tam Coc River (L, D)
At 08: 00am: Meet with our guide who will pick you up and drive you toN inh Binh, admiring the rural background on the way. Visit the old citadel of Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s capital before 1010 AD and explore the country’s past in the “Ancient Capital”. Have lunch at a restaurant and then take the rowing boat up the narrow stream through the rice fields towards Tam Coc (Three Grottoes). Spend the night in Ninh Binh town, at a hotel.
Day 2: Ninh Binh to Mai Chau and Hang Kia Village (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel first and we are off towards Hoa Binh province to the West, where we will take a break to freshen up. From there we set route towards the valley of Mai Chau, a 2-hour drive, with the necessary stops on the way to admire the amazing view. Have lunch at Mai Chau town and then head towards the White Thai Sa Linh village; this will be our base for the 3-hour trek towards the Hang Kia village that follows next. The H’mong minority people will accommodate us for the evening. It’s a great opportunity not only to enjoy their kindness but also learn more about their lives and customs. You’ll spend the night with a local family, albeit a little rougher than usual.
Day 3: Hang Kia to Van Village (B, L, D)
The day begins with a seven-hour trek to Van Village, where the White Thai people reside. During this time, you’ll have the chance to witness natural scenery of immense beauty, while also observing Vietnamese rural life. Lunch will be served as a picnic, on the way. You will reach Van village sometime in the afternoon, and you’ll have some time to walk down to the stream nearby. Dinner will be taken care of by our local hosts, who will also enlighten us about life in the area. Finally, we will try home-brewed rice wine and exchange wishes for health and happiness.
Day 4: Van Village to So Village (B, L, D)
Following breakfast, our morning passes with walks to the villages nearby and meetings with the local villagers. At noon, we will return to Van village to have lunch. After that, you can either take an afternoon nap, or take walk by the river, before setting of for a 3-hour trek to Xo village (pronounced Soh). The evening will pass with dinner with the locals and plenty of cultural exchange. We will spend the night for a second time in a stilt house.
Day 5: Van Village to Pông Kong Village (B, L, D)
You have the day off, to walk around the town of Sapa on your own or visit the local market until the time comes to get back to the railway station at Lao Cai, to catch the night train to Hanoi. You will spend the night on the train.
Day 6: Hanoi - Departure
Return to Hanoi at about 5am. The tour ends here.
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Inclusions of the trip
- Drive from and to hotels
- Tour guide speaks English
- Air-conditioned vehicle for all transportation purposes
- Standard-hotel accommodation in the town of Ninh Binh
- All accommodation at local home-stay Meals as indication
- Admission fees and permits where applicable Sampan on Tam Coc river
- Drinkable water on trekking tours
- Local support team for trekking (porter, cook...)
- Trekking planning
Exclusions of the trip
- Arrangement before and after the journey
- Additional drinks and meals
- Any fees during off time
- Personal spending (telephone, shopping, bar bills, laundry etc.)
- Any other service that’s not mentioned in the contract
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