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Mai Chau easy trek & homestay

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3-day tour with 2-day trekking
Trekking grade: Introductory. View grading definition here
Places to visit: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Buoc Village - Xo village - Van Village - Van Mai village - Hanoi

Mai Chau is a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. This adventure tour offers an easy trek in the best valley of North West Vietnam then combines with home stay in villages of Thai people. You will trek for two days through the scenic and peaceful villages and stay overnight in local homes where we have the chance to get to learn about culture of the Thai people. From the mountainous region of Mai Chau, we travel back to the nation's capital, Hanoi.
Tour Highlights
  • Scenic villages
  • Homestays in villages of Thai people
  • Beautiful and easy trails
  • All meals included

Mai Chau easy trek & homestay route map


Day 1: Transfer to Mai Chau/Trek to Xo Village
Day 2: Trek Van Village
Day 3: Trek and transfer to Hanoi

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 31st Dec, 2017

Group of 1 trekker: US$ 475
Group of 2 trekkers: US$ 275
Group of 3-4 trekkers: US$ 230
Group of 5-6 trekkers: US$ 170
Group of 7 trekkers upon request


- A/C car transfer
- English speaking guide
- Local cook and cooking items
- Meals as indicated
- Home stay permission
- Water & Snacks
- First-aid kit
- Entrance & Sightseeing fees
- Service charges and taxess


- Travel insurance
- Visa process and stamp
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal trek protection gears
- Others not mentioned



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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Xo Village

08:30 am: Our Vietnam adventure tour guide collects you from the hotel and leave Hanoi for Mai Chau. After 4-hr beautiful bus ride we reach Pom Coong, a village of the Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau valley. Lunch in Pom Coong Village. In the afternoon we take a light walk on village road to Xo, a village of the Thai ethnic minority. Dinner and overnight in a local house.
Transfer Hanoi – Mai Chau:   4-hr 
Trekking:     14 km – Introductory grade
Meals:     Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:   Home stay 

Day 2: Xo Village – Buoc Village – Van Village

After breakfast at the home stay, we say goodbye to the host and walk to Buoc Village. The whole hiking trails today is about 18km on dirt, off-road paths. Most of them are unpaved and energy-absorbing. However, on the way, we would see lovely scenes of villagers working on rice paddies and children going to school. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, we will reach the beautiful village of Van. We will spend the second night with a local family.
Trekking:     18 km – Moderate grade
Meals:     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:   Home stay

Day 3: Van Village – Buoc Village – Van Mai Village – Hanoi

After breakfast at the home stay, we walk on village roads which run between mountains and rice paddies. The road condition is somehow better but goes up and down along hills and terraced fields. With about 14km of hiking villages, we can get it done in around 4 hours before reaching our lunch stop, Van Mai Village, around 11:30 am. Lunch in a local house before taking a bus ride back to Hanoi.  We would arrive in Hanoi around 5.30pm.
Our "Mai Chau easy trek and homestay" completes in Hanoi.
Transfer Mai Chau – Hanoi:   4-hr 
Trekking:     14 km – Introductory grade
Meals:     Breakfast, Lunch
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.