7 Day Tough Trek Mai Chau Vietnam takes you to peaceful Thai and Muong villages. Experience the rich ethnic culture, spend the night a local home – homestay…
DAY 1: HANOI -> HOA BINH -> MAI CHAU
You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team and transferred to Hoa Binh province ( 75 km from Ha Noi). Leaving Hoa Binh we climb towards the Mai Chau valley, about two hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. 01 hour trek through forests to make “warm” then have lunch in Xa Linh. From here start 3-hour trek to Hang Kia. Your hosts for this evening will be the H’Mong minority people. In sampling these peoples’ hospitality, you find out a little more of their lives and cultures with a cultural exchange following the evening meal. This night’s accommodation could probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to ( 5 hours trekking).
DAY 2: MAI CHAU TREKKING
Breakfast with the family and setting off on a 7-hour trek. On the way stop for a picnic lunch of sandwiches and fruits. Around 16h 00 we arrive at Pieng Ve Village inhabited by the Muong people. Our good cook will treat you to a fine meal, Our outstanding guide will tell you stories of life in Pieng Ve village. The hosts will share their home brewed rice wine with you and traditionally offer a toast or fruits to your good health and happiness
DAY 3: MAI CHAU -> BAN BUOC
After breakfast trek 4 hours to Ban Buoc village. 12h 30 Arriving at the new hosts who are Thai. With lunch finished there will time for a short siesta or to stroll down to the river before embarking on a 3-hour walk around villages and meeting villagers along the way. After an afternoon of cultural insights you will return to Ban Buoc village ( there will be a opportunity to freshen up at the river before the sun set. In the evening following dinner, you will have the opportunity for more cultural interaction.
DAY 4: BAN BUOC -> BAN CUM
After breakfast start 4-hour trek from Ban Buoc to Ban Cum where you have lunch. You have the afternoon to wander around one of the most picturesque Thai villages in Mai Chau valley. This evening is spent in Ban Cum ( White Thai village).
DAY 5: BAN CUM -> BAN LAC
After Breakfast start 4-hour trek from Ban Cum to Lac village – The “Tourist center” in Mai Chau. Here you can have variety of choice to buy traditional souvenirs for your family and friends. In the afternoon you are free to wander around villages. This evening after dinner you enjoy Thai music and dance. Overnight in Lac village (White Thai village).
DAY 6: BAN LAC MAI CHAU VALLEY TREK
From Lac you go 30 minutes by car to Go Lao where you start 2-hour trek to Da river. This day you will see a beautiful waterfall in Go Lao on the way trek to Da river. After 2 hour trek transfer to a boat. Cruise the river for 2 hours. lunch on board. Afternoon start 2- hour trek to a Dzao village. Dinner and spend night at the Nanh village.
DAY 7: MAI CHAU -> HANOI
Breakfast. Retrace your steps back to the boat. Cruise 2 hours to Ban Voi. Lunch on board. Afternoon continue 3-hour trek to Hoa Binh. This day you will have chance to admire picturesque view of Hoa Binh reservoir on the height of 300 m before continuing your drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi about late afternoon. Trip ends.