Mai Chau is home of Thai people setting in a valley surrounded by sweeping mountains. It is sleepy, rural life villages where the people rise with the sun to nature’s soundtrack. Mai Chau is one of the most picturesque areas in the north-west of Vietnam and offers fantastic trekking opportunities. Nearby Mai Chau, we will get Pu Luong Nature Reserve which is also an area of outstanding beauty and off the beaten track with great hiking routes.
Enjoying the fresh and stunning rural scenery
Walking through beautiful hillside villages and magnificent rice paddies
Meeting & chatting with local Thai ethnic people
Trekking through the Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
- Other meals listed in the itinerary
- Expert English-speaking local guide
- Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Service charges and government VAT tax
ITINERARY BY DAY
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong
After breakfast, around 8.00AM our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel to transfer to Mai Chau with spectacular views unfolding around every bend. Upon arrival in Mai Chau – Pom Coong Village, we take a walk around the village to meet the local Thai people. After having lunch with a local family in their home, we will then travel to Phuc Tan Village in the afternoon, where you will take a 2 to 3-hour walk through beautiful hillside villages and magnificent rice paddies to Hang Village. You have opportunity to experience the beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve and seeing the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people on the hiking route. Spend your night in a traditional Thai stilt house, complete with a delicious dinner of home cooked food.
Day 2: Pu Luong Trekking – Mai Chau – Hanoi
In the early morning, you are awaken up by the sound of nature stirring into action and the sun rising over the valley. You will see the local Thai farmers already be awake preparing for the day in the early morning. You may wish to join the farmers or take a stroll around the village before having breakfast. This morning, you trek through the Pu Luong Nature Reserve (back on some of the same routes) then onto the main road. After a 3-hour walk, the driver will pick you up and drive you Pom Coong village again for lunch. Leave Mai Chau at and drive back to Hanoi around 18:00.