Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hang Kia Village (L, D).
08:30 our driver meets you at lobby of your hotel, we drive
to Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around three hours. Along
the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as
rice paddies. After lunch in a traditional stilt house of
the Thai people, we drive for one hour to Sa Linh Village
to begin our trekking. The verdant and rugged mountain scenery
combined with the colorful local population makes this an
unforgettable experience. Today we walk along gravel tracks
and small paths, used by the locals. Our destination for this
evening is Hang Kia village, home of the Hmong Minority people.
Here we stay overnight as the guests of an H'mong family in
a traditional long house, situated in a picturesque valley
of peach orchards.
Today we get well and truly off the beaten track as we trek
through tropical rain forest, using the local tracks and passing
through cornfields as we descend in to Mai Chau Valley . On
the way we will encounter the local villagers as they go about
their daily business: whether it be tilling the fields, logging
or herding buffalo. The trek will take around 7 hours and
is quite steep in places. Lunch will be provided en route,
and weather permitting, we will have a picnic near a babbling
brook at the foot of the valley. From here we pass through
several White Thai villages, and are sure to attract attention
as this part of the country receives very few visitors. We
will arrive at Van village by late afternoon and we will have
time to walk around this charming little village, enabling
us to understand a little more about how the people live.
The village is home to the Thai people, and tonight we will
be their guests in one of their traditional stilt houses.
There, we will be toasted as honored guests and will be able
to sample some of their homemade rice wine!
Trek from Van Village to Sam Khoe Village and drive to Pong
Comg for lunch. Following lunch we drive to Ban Sai village
from here we trek to the Thai Village of Hang. We spend the
night with a local Thai Family who will be our hosts in a
traditional house built on stilts. We will definitely learn
more about their lives and cultures when staying with them.
The sound of mountain, cock and pork make us up for a new
day and breakfast. We stroll around the Hang Village before
we start trekking. We will be hiking about 6 hours through
many Thai Villages and hamlets and encounter friendly children,
villagers before arriving Kho Muong Village, home to the Muong
ethnic minority, where we stay overnight.
Following a simple breakfast, we trek for three hours on
un uphill gradient through a picturesque forest passing several
villages along the way. We break for a lunch in Nua village
before we downhill to the Hin village. We overnight in the
Thanks for the graceful host; we walk about 4 hours thoughts
beautiful hamlets, villages and meet our driver again and
drive back to Cuc Phuong National Park via Thanh Hoa Province.
You go through the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam countryside.
Rising this morning with the sounds of the forest all around
us, we commence to trek through the lush rainforest, past
centuries old trees. Meet driver at other site of the national
park from here we make our way back to Hanoi.
Accommodation offering in this trip: ( click to see hotel )
Tour Cost includes:
Full transportation as tour program indicated.