Best 7 Day Trek Mai Chau Adventures

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Trek Mai Chau Adventures is another 7 days tour we arrange in the northwest Vietnam. This hard trek takes you to Mai Chau valley and other villages of Hoa Binh

Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

Trek Mai Chau Adventures is another 7 days tour we arrange in the northwest Vietnam. This hard trek takes you to Mai Chau valley and other villages of Hoa Binh where you visit peaceful rural villages, and meet up with friendly Muong, Thai people.

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DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU

You will be met up with Lotussia Travel team and transferred to Hoa Binh ( 75 km from Ha Noi). Upon your arrival in Hoa binh, start 3-hour trek to Ban Voi. You will admire picturesque view of Hoa Binh reservoir on the height of 300m above sea level. After 3 hours trekking transfer to a boat. Lunch on board. Cruise on Hoa Binh reservoir to Bai Sang. Transfer to Mai Chau ( 15 km), on the way to Mai chau stop to see Go Lao waterfall. Dinner and overnight in Mai Chau.

DAY 2: MAI CHAU -> XA LINH

Breakfast. Start 3.5-hour trek to Xa Linh. This morning you will trek through rice fields, jungles before going to Xa Linh. Afternoon continue 4-hour trek to Hang Kia, stop en route for seeing the H’Mong hill-tribe people. Overnight at Hang Kia village.

DAY 3: XA LINH -> CUN PHEO

An early morning start to trek mountainsides to Tau Na. The trekking is quite adventurous at times with some steep uphill and downhill walking, but the views are incredible. However, some physical preparation will enable you to fully appreciate today’s trek. Overnight at Cun Pheo – A Muong village.

DAY 4: CUN PHEO -> POM COONG

The spectacular countryside and simple lifestyle of the Thai ethnic minority people are a highlight of Mai Chau valley although conditions are very basic. Lunch in Van Mai. In the afternoon trek to Pom coong. En route to Van Mai you have the chance to meet local people, all friendly and Welcoming. Overnight at Pom Coong village.

DAY 5: POM COONG -> NOONG LUONG

In this morning we spend 3 hours walking up to reach Noong Luong where you can see Muong villages on the highland of 1.200 m above sea level. A good meal is already awaiting you in local house. Afternoon trek to Tra Day to discover the rural life of Muong ethnic. Dinner and overnight in Noong Luong.

DAY 6: NOONG LUONG -> BAN MY

This day will be long with picnic lunch en route. You will trek through many villages and rice field, hills, forests. On the way you will meet interesting local people who are working on farm or on rice field. Tourists arrive in Ban My village at 5h00 PM . Warm hosts and hot meal is ready to serve you. Overnight in Ban My village.

DAY 7: BAN MY -> HANOI

Trek 2 hours get out Ban My ( Tan Lac District) before you will be picked up again by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi.

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Itinerary Disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

Inclusions

Our trip cost usually includes the following services. Please bear in mind LOTUSSIA Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Local porter(s).
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.

Exclusions

Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation pre/post trip.
  • International travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

Trip Routes

Principally, LOTUSSIA Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, LOTUSSIA Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.

Accommodation

LOTUSSIA Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or homestays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.

Meals

LOTUSSIA Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, LOTUSSIA Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.

Drinks

As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, LOTUSSIA Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. LOTUSSIA Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, LOTUSSIA Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).

Vehicle

In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.

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  1. Yvonne

    5 out of 5

    Small group with a very knowledgeable guide, who adapted the walk to accommodate the capability of the group, mixed up the walks after considering the weather conditions and ensured that there was plenty of time both on the walks and in the small villages to take in the views, environment and ambiance. Homestays and meals were of a very good standard, with plenty of variety. Mai Chau is an amazing and stunning region.

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