Hanoi - Mai Chau Trekking Tour
Surrounded by lush paddy fields and tall cliffs, Mai Chau is an idyllic village. Not only being well-known as a spot for those love trekking and hiking while traveling in Vietnam, but Mai Chau tours also attract tourists for the cultural diversity of ethnic minorities living in this land. This itinerary definitely highlights your vacation in Vietnam.

Tour Code: VEHM 04
Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Date: Departure date upon your request
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Tour Category: Mai Chau tours
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village
Day 2: Hang Kia – Van Village
Day 3: Van village – Pom Coong Village
Day 4:
Pom Coong Village – Mai Chau – Hanoi

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy the drive route through the picturesque countryside
  • Discover the unique culture of ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam
  • Have home-stay nights with hospitable host families
  • Savor the authentic Vietnamese food
  • Trek through green lush vegetation and scenic landscape
  • Gain a great perspective on the daily life of the local
  • Revel in the Tradition Dance of White Thai people
Experience your Vacation with
  • Guides: Hand-pick from our best guides, mature, acknowledgeable, all are licensed, great senses of humor
  • Drivers: friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience, door-to-door services
  • Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
  • Viet Vision Travel Office: 24/7 customer service, accommodate all your needs
  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village (L, D)

In the morning, you will be picked up by the vehicle and journey northwest to Hoa Binh province. After about 3,5 hours, arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in Pom Coong village. Next, drive to Sa Linh for 3-hour trekking through some H’mong villages to get a closer look at their authentic lifestyle. Your accommodation today is a stilt house of H’mong minority people. Whilst enjoying their hospitality, you will discover a little more about their lives and culture.

stilt house in mai chau

Day 2: Hang Kia – Van Village (B. PL, D)

After breakfast, trek and hike to Van Village, home to the White Thai people. The trek will take you through some scenic scenery with jungle, corn plantation, rice paddies fields, and villages which provide you with an opportunity to closely observe mountainous life in Vietnam.

mai chau trekking journey through rice fields

Your picnic lunch will be served along the way. By mid-afternoon, arrive in Van village where you can stroll down to the nearby stream or around the village. The local hosts for this evening will treat us to a good meal and stories of life in their village. They will also share their home-brewed rice wine and toast our good health and happiness.

local village in mai chau

Day 3: Van Village – Pom Coong Village (B, PL, D)

Spend the morning strolling around the surrounding villages and meeting villagers along the way. After a morning’s exploring, return to Xo village for lunch. Then embark on a 3-hour trek to the village of Na Meo where the vehicles await for driving to Pom Coong village for overnight in the homestay.

old woman in mai chau

In the evening, see the Traditional Dance of the White Thai people. You will also have a chance to join with them for the dance and drinking the Can Wine, it is one of the local specialties.

traditional dance of ethnic minority

Day 4: Pom Coong Village – Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)

In the morning, visit Mai Chau market then take an easy walk to some nearby villages. After lunch in Mai Chau, transfer back to Hanoi. You will arrive back in Hanoi by approximately 16:30. Trip ends.

What’s Included?

  • English/French speaking guide
  • All transportation and transfers by A.C bus
  • All accommodation at a local homestay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary as (B = Breakfast, PL = Picnic Lunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Drinking water during the trek (Allow 2 bottle per person/day)
  • The local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook …)
  • Trekking arrangement

What’s Excluded?

  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Meals not indicated
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Other personal expenses

Homestay with H’mong people:

Basic & simple: the wooden house is built on the ground with, floor cover with clay. There is no shower, we just get water from water tank and wash with the basin. Simple squad toilet in the garden.

Homestay with Thai people:

Basic and simple; the house is built on stilt with the bamboo floor and thatch roof and squad toilet is outside of the house.

We provide:

Simple sleeping mat, bed sheet, mosquito net, pillow, and blanket.

What to bring

For your better comfort, please bring along: toilet paper, torch, toiletries with you.