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Hanoi – Mai Chau
Early morning you will be collected by your private guide and driven in a private vehicle for a three hours to Mai Chau. Nestled in a lush and scenic valley, Mai Chau is home to the White Thai minority group in the North of Vietnam and offers an exciting and interesting mix of culture and adventure. Upon arrival Lac Village, you check into a local thatch house where we will be welcomed to spend our night as guests of the host family. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Take this unique opportunity to stroll around this charming village and observe the local daily life and customs. Tonight you will attend a traditional dance performance by the local Thai people.
Overnight in Mai Chau
Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village (trek 08 - 10 km)
After breakfast, you bid a farewell to the host family and make the acquaintance of our local guide who will brief you on the trek and escort you during your exciting cultural expedition. You will transfer 45 mins by private vehicle to the Hmong minority village of Sa Linh to begin your three hour trek. Stop en route to take great photos, meet the locals and take a well-earned rest. Later you arrive at the village of Hang Kia, home to the Black H’mong minority group. Here, you check into your simple homestay accommodation to freshen up and spend the evening.
Overnight in Hang Kia Village
Hang Kia – Van Village (trek 12-15 km)
Enjoy breakfast with the host family before heading off the beaten track to trek through the tranquil, tropical rainforest, experiencing some up and down steps. You follow the local dirt trails and pass some small springs before reaching the top of the hill surrounded by cornfields. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at this peak before you descend into the natural beauty of the Mai Chau Valley arriving at White Thai village of Van by late afternoon. Tonight you will spend the night in a traditional house and have dinner with the local family.
Overnight in Van Village
Van village – Mai Chau (trek 20 - 22 km)
After breakfast, you hit the road for another challenging trek of approximately 10km to Xo village where we will stop for a simple lunch. Next you embark on a five hour trek from Xo back to Mai Chau. On arrival you will check into a nice comfortable hotel for the night. Enjoy the facilities of the hotel by having a relaxing massage or a refreshing swim in the outdoor swimming pool.
Overnight in Mai Chau
Mai Chau – Nanh Village (trek 06 - 08 km)
Departing Mai Chau you take a short drive to the Da River where you embark on a pleasant boat cruise on the Da River. After one hour you arrive at the dock to disembark and commence the final challenging and exciting trek of the trip. After 10 km trekking up and down hill, you reach the beautiful village of Nanh, inhabited by the typical ethnic minority Red Dzao. Upon arrival, you check into your home stay where your private local guide will cook and serve us a delicious lunch. The rest of the day is free to wander around the village to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and gain understanding of how the local people live.
Overnight in Nanh Village
Nanh Village – Hanoi
In the morning, You will depart the village for the dock where you catch your boat to be delivered to our awaiting private van. Enjoy the wonderful scenery as you will drive back to Hanoi by mid-day. Trip concluded or start another Vietnam adventure.
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers