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Mai Chau Lodge and Hiking Adventure 6 Days/5 Nights

Mai Chau is Vietnam's secret alternative to Sapa. This trip to the highlands of Vietnam's Mai Chau region (pronounced My Chow), offers a mix of culture and adventure set amongst some of Vietnam’s most stunning scenery - limestone mountains covered in thick, lush vegetation, green rice paddies and corn fields, plumes of bamboo groves, tea plantations and waterfalls. Base yourself at the boutique Mai Chau Lodge for three nights in addition to spending a further two nights staying in ethnic minority villages. Hike through villages of the H’mong, Thai, Dzao people for an average of five hours a day for an indepth experience of Mai Chau & Vietnam's ethnic minority hill tribes, where you will notice different styles of housing amongst the various tribes and watch families (wearing their traditional, intricately embroidered clothing) plough their fields using water buffalos. It is like going back in time when visiting Mai Chau. Vietnam has many hidden jewels and Mai Chau is highly recommended by Buffalo Tours' for both adventure, cultural immersion and relaxation.
  • Getting away from the crowds and experiencing a quiet, less travelled route
  • Staying in local homestays, meeting with the villagers, trekking through stunning countryside and learning about Vietnamese and ethnic minority lifestyles
  • Relaxing in Mai Chau Lodge, equipped with a swimming pool, sauna, giant spa, restaurant serving delicious traditional cuisine and much more
In brief:

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau

Day 2: Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village
Day 3: Hang Kia - Van Village
Day 4: Van Village - Mai Chau Lodge
Day 5: Mai Chau Lodge - Nanh Village
Day 6: Mai Chau - Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (L, D)

Upon arrival in Mai Chau valley you will check into the lodge and have a brief orientation to the facilities and activity options (such as nature walks, cycling, and visiting hill tribe villages). Dinner will be served accompanied by a traditional dance performance by the local Thai people. 

Day 2: Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village (B, L, D)

Following breakfast in Mai Chau town, you will be driven to the Hmong village of Sa Linh from here commence a three hour hike to the village of Hang Kia. Overnight in a village homestay at Hang Kia .

Day 3: Hang Kia - Van Village (B, L, D)

Today get truly off the beaten track as you trek (approx. 6-7 hours) through tropical rainforest, using the local tracks and passing through cornfields as you descend into Mai Chau Valley. Arrive at Van village by late afternoon. Van is home to the Thai people and spend the night here in a traditional house .

Day 4: Van Village - Mai Chau Lodge (B, L, D)

After breakfast, continue to walk (approx. 2 hours) to Xam Khoe village where a vehicle will transport you to Mai Chau Lodge for rest and relaxation in comfort .

Day 5: Mai Chau Lodge - Nanh Village (B, L, D)

From the lodge drive to the Da River and take a short boat ride to visit this beautiful village of Dzao ethnic minority. Enjoy a picnic lunch and return to the lodge in the early afternoon. There is the option to relax in the lodge grounds. Overnight in Mai Chau lodge.

Day 6: Mai Chau - Hanoi (B)

Breakfast provided in Mai Chau and then depart to Hanoi mid-morning .

Prices: From US$650 per person based on 4 people traveling
Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
Trip Included:
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing with breakfast included
  • Food as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary

Trip Excluded :

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuity

Other Mai Chau Packages

Mai Chau Village To Village Walking Tour 4 Days/3 Nights
Mai Chau Walks 3 Days/2 Nights
Mai Chau & Pu Luong Trek 9 Days/8 Nights
Cycling Mai Chau 3 Days/2 Nights

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