Trekking Mai Chau
  • Routing: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hanoi
  • Grading tour:

    • Awesome scenery
    • Homestays in villages of ethnic minorities
    • Beautiful trails
    • All meals included

    Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village

    08.00AM: ActiveTravel Asia trekking tour guide picks you up at your hotel at 8 am and leave Hanoi for Mai Chau, the beautiful gate way to the mountainous area of northern Vietnam. We may have stop en-route for some refreshment.
    Upon arrival in Mai Chau, we will meet up with our local pilot/porter. The pilot leads us to less touristy path to get to Xa Linh village. Enjoy lunch at local Hmong house before setting off on a beautiful trekking in the afternoon.

    From here, we start hiking on dirt, small paths using by locals only. After about 40 minutes walking, we reach to first stop - Tra Day Village, home to a small community of Black Hmong people. Depending on your physical level, we offer you two trekking trails: the first one which is easier with rocky trails running through a Hmong village and the second, the harder one, is longer, tougher with uphill hiking through jungle and terraces.

    We will reach Hang Kia around 5pm, the home of Flower Hmong minority people. Tonight we will stay overnight with a Hmong family. While our pilot/porter cooks dinner we can take shower or stroll around the village. Dinner around 7.30 pm. Before going to bed we will treat our feet with herbal foot massage for total relaxation. 

    Summary
    The transfer: 4.5 hrs – AC vehicle 
    The trekking: 2.5 – 3 hrs trekking on dirt & rocky path (or jungle trail-second option), slightly uphill and downhill.
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Home stay: Hang Kia Village
     

    Day 2: Trekking from Hang Kia to Van Village

    Having breakfast with local host and getting ready for another amazing trekking today. Leaving the village, we will walk on jungle trail for one hour. The trail could be a bit wet due to the dense trees that keep sunlight away. After that we descend the hill passing farm and terraces. The scenery is stunning with mountains, terraces and expansive valley. During the trek we will some breaks for snack, rest, and photographing. After crossing a small river we reach a village of White Thai minority group, where we have lunch in a local house.

    You may wish to have a short nap after enjoying your lunch. In the remainder of the day we will walk on village road to reach Van Village, a beautiful village of White Thai minority people. The road runs zigzag along the valley and through lots of scenic village. Tonight have dinner and stay overnight in a Thai family. We will eat and sleep on the bamboo floor as it is the traditional way. Again, our porter will cook dinner for us while we are taking shower or having a pre-dinner drink. At the meal time the host will welcome us with homemade whisky. Before going to bed we look after our feet with herbal foot massage.

    Summary
    The trekking: 5 – 5.30 hrs trekking on downhill jungle trail and flat dirt road
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Home stay: Van Village
     

    Day 3: Trekking from Van Village passing Buoc Village to Mai Hich 

    Today begins with homemade breakfast following with 3-hr trekking to reach Buoc Village. The path will runs up and downhill through bamboo forest, terraces and farms. On hiking trails, we may see farmers working on their farms. Around 12 pm we reach Buoc Village, another scenic village of White Thai minority people where you will have lunch or even a short snap. This afternoon is another 2-hr leisure trek to Mai Hich. Weather permitting, we could enjoy a swim into the cool water of the stream nearby at the end of the day. Closing this trekking day with a dinner cooked by the pilot and foot bath in herbal water. 
     
    Summary
    The trekking: 5 hrs trekking on slightly downhill and uphill dirt path
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Homestay: Mai Hich Village
     

    Day 4: Trekking to Van Mai – Transfer to Hanoi

    Spend your last morning for delicious breakfast and pure morning of mountain. We say goodbye to the family and enjoy the last trekking along mountain foot to reach Van Mai. Meet our car and driver again then take a short transfer to Pom Coong Village for lunch in a local house. 
    Drive back to Hanoi. Get into downtown around 5pm. Tour ends.
     
    Summary 
    The transfer Mai Chau – Hanoi: AC vehicle 
    The trekking: 3-hrs trekking on flat dirt road along mountain foot
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Min - Max List Prices ($/person)

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    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 or French 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 04 - 06 hours a day at a steady pace and are usually between 6 to 8 days in duration depending on adventure types into remote locations. 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 very good level of fitness. * Suggested preparation: 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise, three to five times a week for the three months leading up to your trek. Hill walking with a pack in variable weather conditions is also recommended.Who suits: For outdoor novices and above.Activity: 4-6 hours most days Distances: Hike up to 8 miles (or 13km) most days, cycle 20-40 miles (or 32 – 68km) most days Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day (about 900m)Altitude: up to 8,000 ft (about 2500m)

    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. 
    The homestay
    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.
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    Finish: Hanoi

    trip notes

    Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
    Group size: 08 persons
    Depart from: Hanoi
    End at: Hanoi
    When:  Year round
    Activities: Trekking, Cultural expedition
    Trekking grade: Moderate
    Transport: AC vehicle, on foot
    Accommodation: 3 homestays
    Tour guide: English or French speaking guide from Hanoi 
    Support crew: Local cook 
    Meals:  
    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2,3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
    - Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
    Food
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On this trip we will have foods 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. 
    The homestay
    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.

    Total day

    4-Days 3-Nights

    Activity

    Culture Tour Hiking SightSeeing Trekking Nature Explore Bird Watching Moutain Climbing Homestay

    Group size

    Min: 1 persons

    Max: 8 persons

    Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Inclusions

    • AC vehicle 
    • English or French speaking guide 
    • Local cook 
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
    • Homestay permission 
    • First-aid kit 
    • Water & Snack 
    • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

    Exclusions

    • Travel insurance 
    • Visa 
    • Tips 
    • Personal expenses 

    Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.