Explore the hill villages of the Mai Chau – Pu Luong region and meet friendly hilltribes
Escape the beeping horns and bustling bikes of Hanoi by venturing out into the serene Mai Chau & Pu Luong nature reserve. Make the acquaintance of curious locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture by staying in their house. Snack on weird and wonderful delicacies, and discover a slice of rural paradise while cycling through remote villages and along paths that border spectacular rice paddies.
Destinations: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Sai Village – Kho Muong Village – Ban Hin Village – Pho Doan market – Ha Noi
DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU – SAI VILLAGE (-/-/-)
Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 7:00 am transferring to Mai Chau. Upon arrival at Pom Coong village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, then lunch will be served at local home. We will then leave Mai Chau for a short ride along the Ma River (22km) to Sai village. Off the bus and off the beaten path, we begin our trek to Duom and Hang villages. For 2.5 hours we will trek through outstanding mountain scenery and picturesque rice paddies, see hand-crafted bamboo water wheels, and talk with the lovely local people. Spend the night in a local Thai family’s traditional home on stilts. They will be our hosts for the night and you will have the opportunity to share stories about your lives and cultures. Stay overnight with the Thai people in their house on stilt.
DAY 2: HANG – EO KEN – PA BAN – KHO MUONG VILLAGE (B/-/-)
The daily life here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up at the first sign of day light and take part in the activities in the morning, or take a stroll around Hang village before having breakfast with our new Thai friends. Start trekking at 8:00 am. Today we will be walking for an approximately 5 to 6 hours. The first section is hard with some steep climbs and stream crossings. The second stage is glorious with beautiful views of the valley, rice terraces, rich rain forests, and meandering streams. Picnic lunch on the way at Eo Ken village. Arrival in Kho Muong village is always special as the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam, nestled between steep karst mountains with rice terraces in the afternoon sun. Spend our second night nearby in a typical Thai stilt house in Kho Muong village.
DAY 3: KHO MUONG – BAN PON – BAN NUA – BAN HIN VILLAGES (B/-/-)
The sounds of village life will tell you that morning has arrived. Breakfast then trek to Hin village (5 – 6 hours). On this route we will encounter some steep climbs and more stream crossings. Along the way we will visit an incredible cave, only recently discovered, now protected by the Forest Rangers. The trekking will become more and more remote although one is never that far from a villager tending their fields. Pass steep limestone mountains and curiosity conjuring caves, through the dense rain forests all inside the borders of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and onto Nua village. After this tough trek, there is nothing more refreshing then dunking yourself in a cool stream. Surely you will not be the only one taking part in some of the fun of stream bathing.
Afternoon, continue to Hin village of the Thai people. We will be welcomed as honored guests. Spend the time with them. Then free time for you to learn more about the traditional custom and culture here. Overnight at local homestay in Him Village.
DAY 4: BAN HIN – BAN TRINH – BAN CAO – PHO DOAN MARKET (B/-/-)
After breakfast, continue 2-hour trek through rice fields, village to get to Pho Doan Market. Then drive back to Canh Nang. Afternoon go back to Ha Noi by car. Tour ends at your hotel around 16: 00.
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