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Mai Chau Discovery Tour from Hanoi – 4 Days

Mai Chau Discovery Tour from Hanoi – 4 Days
Mai Chau is just 130 km in the northwest of Hanoi and it sets amongst some of northern Vietnam’s most stunning scenery. This 4-day Mai Chau tour offers a combination of culture and adventure; allows us to spend 3 nights in ethnic minority villages, trekking and walking an average of 5 to 6 hours a day. This trip is definitely special for travelers who prefer to get off the beaten track as Mai Chau where you can enjoy the endearingly hidden and untouched beauty.

Tour Code: VEH14
Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
Tour Type: Trekking and Exploration
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (Pickup & Drop off at the hotel)
Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia – Van village – Poong Con village – Hanoi
Date: No fixed date
Group Size: Private Tour Only
Tour Categories: Hanoi Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)


Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia village (10 km)
Day 2: Hang Kia – Van village (20km)
Day 3: Van village – Poong Cong village (Mai Chau) (25km)
Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia Village (10 km) (L, D)

In the morning we depart Hanoi for 3.5-hour drive to Mai Chau. Following is lunch in Lac village, we drive to Sa Linh from where we commence a 3-hour trek to Hang Kia, where you can catch the images of many villages of Mong ethnic people, corn fields, plum forests, and tea hills.  Homestay at Hang Kia village.

hang kia pa co mai chau from hanoi

Day 2: Mai Chau Discovery: Hang Kia – Van Village (20km) (B, L, D)

Today we get well and truly off the beaten track as we trek through tropical rain forest. Arrive at Van village by late afternoon. Van is home to the Thai people, we spend the night in a traditional house to discover local cultures of Mai Chau people.

thai ethnic group in mai chau

Day 3: Mai Chau Discovery: Van Village – Pom Coong Village (25km) (B, L, D)

After breakfast, today we will have 6-hour trek to Pom Coong, a village belongs to white Thai people. While we go trekking, we can enjoy many picturesque Thai villages. On the way, we will stop at Xo village for our picnic lunch. We arrive at Pom Coong village in the late afternoon. Overnight in homestay.

Pom Coong village in mai chau

Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)

In the morning we take a pleasant walk to some nearby village, we also have a chance to visit Mai Chau market where you can buy some souvenirs and handicraft products that are specialties of Mai Chau district.

mai chau market

Have lunch in the village and head back to Hanoi in the afternoon. The trip concludes in your hotel in Hanoi.

About Price

It depends on whether you would like to take a private tour or sit in coach tour, the price per person also varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, cabin types and your departure date. Please send us your requirements. Our online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s Included?

  • Accommodations at basic local homestay
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary (4 lunches, 3 Dinners, 4 Breakfast)
  • A/C transfers & transport by private car, van or coaches, with a reasonable supply of drinking water
  • Water during trek
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Local speaking English tour guide/s (Other languages upon requests)
  • Local cook

What’s Excluded?

  • Meals and beverage not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary


  • If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our cook and local people so that they can serve you better.
  • We will have a cook (local people) go with us and cook for us until Poong Coon Village. The cook will prepare pick nick lunches and accompany us the whole time in Mai Chau.
  • Some meals are prepared and cooked by a local family
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinn


    Please be advised that the local homestay is not the hotel and the homestay is exactly in the condition how the local people live. The homestay has a squat toilet and no shower. It is very basic. We always try to choose the clean enough homestay to offer our clients. But please do not expect too much at a local homestay. This is a part of the experience when you take this trip.Hang Kia Village: Basic local H’mong home stay – Thatch rood house Van Village: Basic White Thai Homestay – House on stilts Poong Cong Village: Basic White Thai Homestay – House on stiltsAbout the Homestay: The H’mongs’ homestays are in very basic condition, we will stay with a local family with three generations. Viet Vision Travel supported local people by providing local homestay all the equipment for tourists including mats, blankets, and mosquito nets.
    The White Thai homestay is very clean and in better condition. We stay in the house on stilts. The family provides us with clean mats (quite hard), mosquito nets, blankets, pillow

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