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  • This cultural adventure combines trekking with home stays in the Northern Vietnam province of Hoa Binh, Son La & Thanh Hoa Provinces.
  • Pu Luong Nature Reserve an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity.
  • The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas and rice terraces.
  • On this trek observe the everyday life and culture of the farming communities of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities.
  • Stay with local families in their traditional stilt wood homes.

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau, light trek to Hang Kia village

Day 2: From Hang Liak village Trek to Van village

Day 3: Van village Trek to Xam Khoe village

Day 4: From xam khoe Trek back to Poom Coom village

Day 5: Mai Chau trek onto Pu Luong, Kho Muong village

Day 6: Trek to Nua and Hin villages

Day 7: Hike to Son village

Day 8: Trek to Ton village then van to Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau, light trek to Hang Kia village

We depart from your hotel at 8:00am to Mai Chau town – Hoa Binh province. This scenic drive takes about three hours. En routes, we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. After lunch in a traditional stilt house of the Thai people in Poom Coom village, we drive for one hour to Xa Linh village to begin 3 hrs trek through beautiful villages, the gravel tracks and small paths used by the locals. Our destination for this evening is Hang Kia village, home of the H'mong minority people. Dinner and stay overnight as the guests of an H'mong family in a traditional house, situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards.

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, homestay, entrances fees, lunch, dinner

Day 2: From Hang Liak village Trek to Van village

Breakfast and then we get well and truly off the beaten track as we trek through tropical rain forest, using the local tracks and passing through corn fields as we descend in to Mai Chau Valley. The trek takes around 5 hours and is quite steep in places. Lunch will be provided at the local stall at the foot of the valley. From here, we pass through several ethnic minority villages, long spread out fields decorated with water wheels to make our way to Van village by late afternoon. Later we will have time to walk around this charming little white Thai village, enabling us to understand a little more about how the people live. Tonight we will be hourned guests in one of their traditional stilt houses. Dinner will be served here and you are able to sample some of their homemade rice wine!

Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals

Day 3: Van village Trek to Xam Khoe village

Today we have a whole day - easy and nice trek passing through several more Thai hamlets. We walk on the valley floor and are surrounded by rice paddies and beautiful scenery. Picnic lunch en route and arrival in Xam Khoe village in the afternoon. Cook, then enjoy the dinner with the host, slumber away after having nips of maize wine. Free time to walk around or chat with local people, then have a good night sleep.

Inclusion: guide, homestay, all meals,

Day 4: From xam khoe Trek back to Poom Coom village

Say farewell with the host after breakfast. Trek back to Mai Chau valley and Poom Coom village through beautiful rice terraces, inhale peaceful atmosphere here in the morning...Lunch will be served by Thai people, free time for you to stroll around the village in the afternoon. This village is near a small town. So this makes a good chance for you to refresh a bit and prepare for the next challenges of trekking on the following days. Dinner and overnight in Poom Coom village.

Inclusion: guide, homestay, all meals

Day 5: Mai Chau trek onto Pu Luong, Kho Muong village

Leave from the Poom Coom village after breakfast, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, take a quick ride (40 minutes) to the trekking base. The highlight on this walk is experiencing the beauty of Pu luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Have pinic lunch then we continue our wonderful trek down to Kho Muong village before dark.The host family welcome us, free time to take rest, have shower then a traditional dinner and stay the night.

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, all meals, homestay with permit.

Day 6: Trek to Nua and Hin villages

Having breakfast, then start for a harder full day of hiking. Continue on through the valley. There are some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings. Trek to an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by the Forest rangers. The trekking becomes more remote yet one is never far from a villager tending fields, passing steep limestone mountain, rain forest inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve to Nua village. After a rough trek, what is more refreshing than a cool stream …This will surely bring you a new experience…. Stream bathing! Then picnic lunch will be served here. Relax from the heat of the day before continuing on to Hin – the village of Thai people in the afternoon. We will be welcomed as honoured guests. Have dinner with local people at their traditional house. Free time for you to talk and learn their traditional customs and culture. Prepare picnic lunch for the next day.

Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals, homestay,

Day 7: Hike to Son village

Leave Hin village after having breakfast at Thai people, we will start for a full day trek to Son village. Climbing up hardly, we will get in deeper inside the Pu luong Nature Reserve with wild and rich tropical forest, having picnic lunch on the way. Continuing our trek passing through Ba beautiful village to Son village when the “sunset” - if it does not rain. Take a break and stretch your legs on the house on stilt of Thai people or strolling round this village and get in contact with hospitable friendly local people here. Dinner and overnight in Son village.

Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals, homestay

Day 8: Trek to Ton village then van to Hanoi

Breakfast is prepared by guide then we start our trek at 8:00 am to Ton village. Today we will have a nice and easier trek, just a bit up and down through rice paddies, jungle fever… After 2.5 hours we get to Ton village. Driver will pick us up and transfer to Muong Khen town for lunch. Arrive and end in Hanoi in the afternoon.

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch,

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Accomodation for this trip all are home stay

Tour Cost included:

 

7 nights homestay accommodation with daily breakfast (Homestay basic but clearn)
Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food,

All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days

English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
Permit fees

All taxes & services charge.

 

Tour Cost Non Included:
International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam
Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
Visa fees to Vietnam
Travel insurance
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
Tipping/ Gratuities
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.