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Magnificent Mai Chau / Pu Luong 3 day explorer

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This tour begins and ends in Hanoi and is the best tour for anyone who fancies experiencing the beautiful lush valleys of Mai Chau and the Pu Luong nature reserve. Hiking across the landscape and passing through tribal settlements, this tour takes you off the beaten track and allows you to stay in the homes of local people. Along the way, marvel at the stunning landscape and chat to local people as you explore this fascinating region.

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Magnificent Mai Chau / Pu Luong 3 day explorer

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Experience local culture as you pass through ethnic villages and meet Thai and Muong tribes

Get away from it all as you leave the big city and the noise behind

Taste the best of local cooking served by your hosts

Get to know the locals as they welcome you into their homes

Marvel at the beautiful landscape

Day 1: Journey to Mai Chau

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

7.30am Collection from your hotel for the journey

10am Quick break to stretch your legs / refreshments

12am On arrival in Mai Chau you will be served your midday meal by locals

After lunch: Well rested, you will take a leisurely bicycle ride through the homesteads of a local tribe known as the White Thais. You will have plenty of opportunity to snap photographs of locals going about their day to day tasks. As you go, take the chance to talk with them and learn more about their culture. The ride is along gentle terrain however if you prefer you can take a small hike instead through the fields, visiting villages along the way.

In the early evening you will have the chance to help with preparing dinner with a local host. Hear about the traditional methods of cooking and learn about the ingredients used in cooking for generations. Then, sit down with your hosts and chat to them before walking to the shared accommodation in a traditional stilt house.

Day 2: Hiking off the beaten track  

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Following a leisurely breakfast you will head out to start your hike (duration approx. three hours) that will take us to the town of Pho Doan. Your guide will organize a midday meal in a local establishment before we take a taxi to our next point of departure. Another hike of similar durations awaits us in the afternoon, through the beautiful valley and charming hamlets on the way to the Thai settlement of Hieu.  Here, you will have the chance to refresh yourself by the stream, relax and perhaps have a wander about the town chatting to those you meet on the way. Tonight, a local host family will welcome you for dinner before bed.

Day 3: Onward to Pu Luong and return to Hanoi

Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Enjoy breakfast with your hosts before exploring the village further which we will take a short leisurely hike to a small settlement to meet our car. We will have lunch in the town of Muong Khen before heading onward to Hanoi, where we will reach your hotel in the early evening.

2 nights staying in local family homestay
Private transfer with Air conditioned vehicle
 Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
 Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
 Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts)
Hynam’s live English speaking guide
What’s excluded
 Other meals mentioned in the itinerary
 Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
 Tips for guides and drivers
 Travel insurance
 

 

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With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed