The 6-day tour is arranged in north-western Vietnam taking you to Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces. The tour begins with a car transfer from Hanoi to Hoa Binh, and then Mai Chau valley where you start trekking through local Thai hamlets and rice paddy fields. You spend the following day trekking through other Thai villages before arriving in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. There, you follow small hiking trail going along hill sides through Thai and Muong villages. Spending 5 nights at local home (homestay); Eating local food and chatting with local Thai and Muong friendly villagers offers the opportunity to experience the real life. The 6-day trekking tour is customized for active, adventure travelers. There are about 6 hours trekking per days. This adventure holiday is only available during the dry season starting from October until April. Contact Lotussia Travel for more details.
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau
Pick up at your hotel to go to Mai Chau via Hoa Binh – one of the most beautiful mountainous places in the Northwest of Vietnam. Stop at Muong and Dzao village to discover the daily life and culture of these hill tribes. Have lunch in Hoa Binh Hotel. After lunch continue going to Mai chau by car. 13:00 arrive in Mai Chau. Chek in Thai’s house then walk around peaceful Thai villages in Mai Chau valley. You have a chance to see how Thai people weave colorful clothes, breed silk worm, grow rice. Overnight in house on stilts in Mai Chau.
Day 2: Mai Chau – Van Mai
Breakfast. start 4-hour trek to Van Mai. Lunch in Van Mai. Afternoon rafting in Suoi Sia stream to enjoy beautiful landscapes along the stream. Dinner and overnight in Thai village.
Day 3: Van Mai – Ban Hang – Pa Kha village
Breakfast. Transfer to Ban Hang ( 20 km). Start 4-hour trek to Eo Ken, Pa Ban, Pa Kha. Lunch in Pa Kha. Afternoon trek to Ban village to discover Muong minority’s life. Overnight in Pa Kha.
Day 4: Pa kha – Kho Muong – Hin village
Breakfast. Trek to Kho Muong village. This is a beautiful Muong ethnic village in the valley. Tourists will spend one hour to discover this village to find out local peoples’life. Then Continue treking to Pon, Nua village. Picnic lunch en route. Afternoon trek to Hin Village. Dinner and overnight in Hin village
Day 5: Hin village – Pho Doan Market – Mai Chau.
Breakfast. Trek through Trinh, Cao villages to get to Pho Doan Market. Visit the market. Lunch in Pho Doan.
Afternoon transfer To Mai Chau. In this place you will have variety of choice to buy typical souvenirs for your family and friends. In the evening following dinner is Thai Minority’s show and drink local wine. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Hoa Binh – HaNoi.
Breakfast. Transfer to Bai Sang. On the way visit Go Lao waterfall. One last hour trek to admire the view of Hoa Binh Reservoir. Get on the boat. Sailing on Hoa Binh reservoir. Lunch on board. Afternoon take 3-hour trek on the trail along Hoa Binh reservoir. You will be met up again with your vehicle and travel back to Hanoi. Trip ends.
Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of trekking tours in all over Vietnam. The above trekking tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable and subject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries we don’t put all here since there are some dishonest individuals have copied, without our agreement our contents and pasted on their site for commercial purpose. If you need further information or have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vietnam!