Mai Chau is a mountainous district of Hoa Binh province in the northwestern region of Vietnam,a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. This trip offers an easy trek combined with home stay in villages of Thai people. You will trek for two days through the scenic and peaceful villages and stay overnight in local homes where we have the chance to get to learn about culture of the Thai people. From the mountainous region of Mai Chau,approximately 135 km from Hanoi. Mai Chau is well known for stilt houses, green valley.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Xo Village(L,D)
8h30: leave Hanoi for Mai Chau. After 4-hr beautiful bus ride we reach Pom Coong, a village of the Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau valley. Lunch in Pom Coong Village. In the afternoon we take light walk on village road to Xo, a village of the Thai ethnic minority. Dinner and overnight in a local house.
Day 2: Xo Village – Buoc Village – Van Village (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the home stay we say goodbye to the host and walk to Buoc Village. On the way we would see villagers working on rice paddies and children going to school. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, we will reach the beautiful village of Van. We will spend the second night with a local family.
Day 3: Van Village – Buoc Village – Van Mai Village – Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast at the home stay, we walk on village roads which run between mountains and rice paddies. We reach our lunch stop, Van Mai Village, around 11:30am. Lunch in a local house before taking a bus ride back to Hanoi. We would arrive in Hanoi around 5.30pm. Trip completes in Hanoi.
• Air conditioned car, Van or Bus, home stay
• Meals, tour guide, entrance fee
• All sightseeing fee and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
• English speaking guide
• Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary and Tip & Personal expense