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Ha Noi – Hoa Binh – Hang Kia – Pieng Ve village – Ban Buoc – Ban Cum – Lac village – Nanh village – Hoa Binh – Ha Noi
Known for its beaches, traumatic history, and bustling cities, Vietnam’s best kept secret may be its trekking destinations. The areas of Mai Chau are full of great hiking trails, stunning scenery, and local hilltribes which are waiting to be discovered. From Hanoi travel southwest toward the Laos border. The change in scenery is dramatic as you leave behind the flat, busy streets of the capital and reach the limestone karsts and rolling green hills of the Mai Chau area.
+ Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
+ Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
+ English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
+ Meals as mentioned:B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
+ Entrance fee to indicated sights
+ Permit and porter for trekking
+ Sleeping bag and mattresses
+ Waterproof bluebag for luggage
+ Tents if needed
+ Mosquito net
+ Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
+ Other meals
+ airport tax
+ single room supplement
+ personal expenses
+ travel insurance
+ flight in/ out of Vietnam
+ any optional additional tours or activities during free time
+ surcharge for peak season
+ local holiday days and gala dinner (X’mas, New Year & Tet “Lunar New Year”)
Day 01 Ha Noi – Arrival
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport where clients will be met by our tourist guide and transfer to Hoa Binh province ( 75 km from Ha Noi). Enjoy ethnic performance. Overnight in Hoa Binh.
Day 02 Hoa Binh – Hang Kia
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 03 Hang Kia – Pieng Ve village
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 04 Pieng Ve village – 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 5 : 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 6: Ban Cum – Lac village
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 7: Nanh village
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 8: Nanh village – Hoa Binh
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. This evening you have dinner and enjoy traditional Muong orchestra. Overnight in Hoa Binh Hotel ( Hotel on stilts).
Day 9 : Hoa Binh – Ha Noi – Departure
Have breakfast at 7.30 and leave Hoa Binh at 8h 00. Arrive in Ha Noi at 10h00. Have city tour. Lunch in restaurant. In the afternoon go to Noi Bai airport for Departure.
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