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Mai Chau Trek – A Must Do for Active Adventure Travelers

Mai Chau is the closest mountainous destination to take a trek for those who do not have enough time to go to Sapa like me. I was really impressed by the green and magnificent beauty of Mai Chau from Cun Pass, panoramic view was wonderful. I took a trekking tour (accompanied by a friendly local guide) to visit some villages there where ethnic minorities live, enjoyed a dish so celled “com lam” and a kind local wine named “ruou can” which drunk with a small tube, rather interesting.

Mitchelle Isaacs

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Wonderful Mai Chau Trek

We are adventure lovers and took some trekking tour in Vietnam. Our choice for this summer is Mai Chau and Pu Luong. After much research we opted to go with Mai Chau trek. What a great choice they turned out to be!

They really went above and beyond what we had expected and gave us many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. We found their services excellent and the prices very reasonable. We had so much fun with them, and will continue to do so whenever we are in Vietnam.

We were really impress by the nature of Pu Luong. From the lady at the homestay to the naked boys who walking on the road in such a hot summer day, thay are all friendly, really authentic.

Sophie Mordelles

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Mai Chau Homestay Trekking Trip

Hi,

My boyfriend and I are thinking of booking a Mai Chau Homestay Trekking Trip and are wondering if anyone has ever stayed at the Pom Coong Village? It sounds like a wonderful experience but we just want to find out a little more about the conditions in the village e.g mozzie nets, sleeping arrangements etc

Thanks,

Beatrice

This is very nice small Thai village and easy access from Mai Chau town. If you stay here, try to stay with a family on the edge of the village near the rice field as it really provides an added value of sitting on the window overlooking the peaceful lush green field. The most friendly family is Mrs. Vuong house while her daughter Mrs. Chung is more famous for tour groups.

You will simply stay with your host family in a traditional house on stilts. No private room in the house. At night. they will set up a mattress with sheet, pillow, blanket and mozzie net. The traditional grass flower mattress is a little bit hard though but the experience is unforgettable.

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Trek Mai Chau 3 Days

The 3-day tour to Mai Chau includes two half day treks and a full day trek taking you through paddy fields, vegetable gardens and local Thai villages. The trekking tour is easy and can be appropriated for small group tours, family travel or active individual travelers.

Day 1:  Travel Hanoi – Mai Chau. Cycle around Mai Chau village.

7.30: Depart from Hanoi. The journey from Hanoi to Mai Chau takes about three hours and a half including some short breaks, photo stops. You will arrive in Mai Chau valley around noon, in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy a short bicycle ride to discover the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes. You cycle for about two hours on flat roads, off-road biking trail.

In the evening, complement your experience by sampling delicacies from the local region during dinner time and enjoy the performance by local troupe of ethnic minority Muong and Thai people. It is so relaxing to watch the exotic dances featuring the flower, land-scape and daily agriculture cultivating activities and sweet dating songs in the fresh mountain air.

Overnight at local home (homestay).

Day 2: Mai Chau Trek.

After breakfast, start the walking tour to H’mong village to get a deeper immersion into the ethnic communities and to understand how they live from a real life perspective. Lunch will be provided in a local village.

Trek back to the village around mid afternoon. Dinner and overnight at homestay.

Day 3: Mai Chau Trek. Travel back to Hanoi.

After breakfast, enjoy another short trek which takes about 3 hours before making a stop for lunch. Then get on your vehicle again for the 4-hour drive back to Hanoi. Trip ends.

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Hiking Vietnam Mai Chau in December

December is a very good month for trekking in Mai Chau. December falls into early winter in the northern Vietnam. During this period, the temperature is cool, at about 22 degree C day time. The temperature can be lower at night, about 13 degree C. When there is a monsoon, the temperature can go to 10 or even lower. It is chilly cold when the temperature goes under ten since it is quite humid in the northern Vietnam. There is a little rain in December. Following the statistics there are about 5 hour sunshine per day. It is cloudy most of the time.

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is the name of a district of Hoa Binh province where are located the two villages Lac and Poom Coong are inhabited by the White Thai people. For most of travelers and tourists travelling to Mai Chau is to coming to Lac and Poom Coong villages.

From Hanoi you can hire a car and travel to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about 3.5 – 4 hours. Those who are on budget can buy a bus ticket at My Dinh station. There are two daily departures from  Dinh bus station. You can also take the Son La and Moc Chau public bus that take you through Mai Chau as well. Renting a motorbike is also a good choice for many active adventure travelers. Please note Vietnamese driving license is required since international driving license is not applicable in Vietnam.

Mai Chau offers a wide selection of trekking tours ranging from easy, short walking day tours to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of Mai Chau treks start in either Lac or Poom Coong village. You travel through different Thai hamlets, rice fields, hillsides before taking another hiking trail to get back to Mai Chau again where you will be picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Those who are more adventurous may prefer more active and longer treks getting off of the car in the national road #6, from there they begin their trek hiking through H’mong and Dzao village until they reach Mai Chau where they are picked up again and transferred to back to Hanoi.

There are also some other extension tours which can be combined with Mai Chau trekking tours including Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Tam Coc river boat trips, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Cuc Phuong National Park trekking, birding tours…These optional tours may be ideal for active, adventure travelers seeking a multi-activity holidays in Vietnam.

If you already plan your Mai Chau trekking tour in December, you have many choices. You can do either day tour or multi-day trekking tour. If you book the day tour, we recommend you combining it with other optional extensions such as Tam Coc sampan cruise tour, countryside cycle, Halong bay tour. Otherwise there are different multi-day trekking tours in Mai Chau which take you through Thai and H’mong villages.

If you travel with your kids to Mai Chau in December we recommend some easy hiking tours. You hike on flat trails without much up and downhill walk. If you kids are under 15, you can choose some half day hike around Mai Chau. It is a bit cool in December but the weather of December is very good for active adventure travel activities. This month falls into the high travel season of inbound tourism, especially on the Christmas Day and the New Year Eve. If you already fix your travel plan, try to book the tour and get it confirmed as soon as possible.

At Lotussia Travel most of Mai Chau trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private car with driver, accommodation, food, meals, drinking water and travel permit. For more information either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

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Trek Vietnam Mai Chau in November

November is a very good month for trekking in Mai Chau. November falls into late autumn and early winter in the northern Vietnam. During this period, the temperature is cool, at about 25 degree C day time. The temperature can be lower at night, about 17 degree C. When there is a monsoon, the temperature can go to 10 or even lower. It is really cold when the temperature goes under ten since it is quite humid in the northern Vietnam. There is a little rain in November. Following the statistics there are about 5 hour sunshine per day. It is cloudy most of the time.

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is the name of a district of Hoa Binh province where are located the two villages Lac and Poom Coong are inhabited by the White Thai people. For most of travelers and tourists travelling to Mai Chau is to coming to Lac and Poom Coong villages.

From Hanoi you can hire a car and travel to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about 3.5 – 4 hours. Those who are on budget can buy a bus ticket at My Dinh station. There are two daily departures from  Dinh bus station. You can also take the Son La and Moc Chau public bus that take you through Mai Chau as well. Renting a motorbike is also a good choice for many active adventure travelers. Please note Vietnamese driving license is required since international driving license is not applicable in Vietnam.

Mai Chau offers a wide selection of trekking tours ranging from easy, short walking day tours to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of Mai Chau treks start in either Lac or Poom Coong village. You travel through different Thai hamlets, rice fields, hillsides before taking another hiking trail to get back to Mai Chau again where you will be picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Those who are more adventurous may prefer more active and longer treks getting off of the car in the national road #6, from there they begin their trek hiking through H’mong and Dzao village until they reach Mai Chau where they are picked up again and transferred to back to Hanoi.

There are also some other extension tours which can be combined with Mai Chau trekking tours including Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Tam Coc river boat trips, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Cuc Phuong National Park trekking, birding tours…These optional tours may be ideal for active, adventure travelers seeking a multi-activity holidays in Vietnam.

If you already plan your Mai Chau trekking tour in November, you have many choices. You can do either day tour or multi-day trekking tour. If you book the day tour, we recommend you combining it with other optional extensions such as Tam Coc sampan cruise tour, countryside cycle, Halong bay tour. Otherwise there are different multi-day trekking tours in Mai Chau which take you through Thai and H’mong villages.

If you travel with your kids to Mai Chau in November we recommend some easy hiking tours. You hike on flat trails without much up and downhill walk. If you kids are under 15, you can choose some half day hike around Mai Chau. It is a bit cool in November but the weather of November is very good for active adventure travel activities. This month falls into the high travel season of inbound tourism. If you already fix your travel plan, try to book the tour and get it confirmed as soon as possible.

At Lotussia Travel most of Mai Chau trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private car with driver, accommodation, food, meals, drinking water and travel permit. For more information either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

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Trek Vietnam Mai Chau in October

October is one of the two best months for trekking in Mai Chau. October falls into autumn in the northern Vietnam. During this period, the temperature is cool, at about 28 degree C day time. The temperature can be lower at night, about 19 degree C. The sky is clear with about 5 hour sunshine per day. There is only little rain which is less frequent than in September. Besides, it is quite dry with clear sky. Traveling to Mai Chau in October, you also have the opportunity to see people harvesting, to experience the life of a farmer.

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is the name of a district of Hoa Binh province where are located the two villages Lac and Poom Coong are inhabited by the White Thai people. For most of travelers and tourists travelling to Mai Chau is to coming to Lac and Poom Coong villages.

From Hanoi you can hire a car and travel to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about 3.5 – 4 hours. Those who are on budget can buy a bus ticket at My Dinh station. There are two daily departures from  Dinh bus station. You can also take the Son La and Moc Chau public bus that take you through Mai Chau as well. Renting a motorbike is also a good choice for many active adventure travelers. Please note Vietnamese driving license is required since international driving license is not applicable in Vietnam.

Mai Chau offers a wide selection of trekking tours ranging from easy, short walking day tours to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of Mai Chau treks start in either Lac or Poom Coong village. You travel through different Thai hamlets, rice fields, hillsides before taking another hiking trail to get back to Mai Chau again where you will be picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Those who are more adventurous may prefer more active and longer treks getting off of the car in the national road #6, from there they begin their trek hiking through H’mong and Dzao village until they reach Mai Chau where they are picked up again and transferred to back to Hanoi.

There are also some other extension tours which can be combined with Mai Chau trekking tours including Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Tam Coc river boat trips, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Cuc Phuong National Park trekking, birding tours…These optional tours may be ideal for active, adventure travelers seeking a multi-activity holidays in Vietnam.

If you already plan your Mai Chau trekking tour in October, you have many choices. You can do either day tour or multi-day trekking tour. If you book the day tour, we recommend you combining it with other optional extensions such as Tam Coc sampan cruise tour, countryside cycle, Halong bay tour. Otherwise there are different multi-day trekking tours in Mai Chau which take you through Thai and H’mong villages.

If you travel with your kids to Mai Chau in October we recommend some easy hiking tours. You hike on flat trails without much up and downhill walk. If you kids are under 15, you can choose some half day hike around Mai Chau.

At Lotussia Travel most of Mai Chau trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private car with driver, accommodation, food, meals, drinking water and travel permit. For more information either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

Trekking Vietnam Mai Chau in September

Trekking Vietnam Mai Chau in September

September is a good month for trekking in Mai Chau since September falls into late summer and early autumn. During this period, the temperature is less hot than in August, at about 30 degree C day time. The temperature can be lower at night, about 22 degree C. The sky is clear with about 6 hours sunshine per day. The big rain is less often. It is less humid than August. The weather is very nice at the end of the month – cool, sunshine, dry, clear sky. If you plan your trekking tour to Mai Chau in September, both options shot treks and multi-day treks can be available.

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is the name of a district of Hoa Binh province where are located the two villages Lac and Poom Coong are inhabited by the White Thai people. For most of travelers and tourists travelling to Mai Chau is to coming to Lac and Poom Coong villages.

From Hanoi you can hire a car and travel to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about 3.5 – 4 hours. Those who are on budget can buy a bus ticket at My Dinh station. There are two daily departures from  Dinh bus station. You can also take the Son La and Moc Chau public bus that take you through Mai Chau as well. Renting a motorbike is also a good choice for many active adventure travelers.

Mai Chau offers a wide selection of trekking tours ranging from easy, short walking day tours to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of Mai Chau treks start in either Lac or Poom Coong village. You travel through different Thai hamlets, rice fields, hillsides before taking another hiking trail to get back to Mai Chau again where you will be picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Those who are more adventurous may prefer more active and longer treks getting off of the car in the national road #6, from there they begin their trek hiking through H’mong and Dzao village until they reach Mai Chau where they are picked up again and transferred to back to Hanoi.

There are also some other extension tours which can be combined with Mai Chau trekking tours including Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Tam Coc river boat trips, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Cuc Phuong National Park trekking, birding tours…These optional tours may be ideal for active, adventure travelers seeking a multi-activity holidays in Vietnam.

The domestic travel season begins in June and ends up around late August. During this period there will be many Vietnamese people going on holiday. While most of them go to the beach, some still travel to the mountainous area seeking the fresh air of the nature. Mai Chau is still one of favorite places for Vietnamese tourist and this may be crowded at weekend. Therefore, there is few Vietnamese tourist going to Mai Chau in September. The village becomes is again calm and peaceful.

If you already plan your Mai Chau trekking tour in September, you have many choices. You can do either day tour or multi-day trekking tour. If you book the day tour, we recommend you combining it with other optional extensions such as Tam Coc sampan cruise tour, countryside cycle, Halong bay tour. Otherwise there are different multi-day trekking tours in Mai Chau which take you through Thai and H’mong villages.

At Lotussia Travel most of Mai Chau trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private car with driver, accommodation, food, meals, drinking water and travel permit. For more information either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

Trek Vietnam Mai Chau in August

Trek Vietnam Mai Chau in August

August may not be an ideal month for trekking in Mai Chau since August falls into mid-summer when the temperature is quite hot, at about  31 degree C day time. It is possible that the temperature goes up to 35 and 38 degree C outside. The temperature can be lower at night, about 24 degree C. The sky is clear with about 5 hours sunshine per day. The big rain is quite often. It is humid and uncomfortable. Only day tours and short treks are recommended to those travelling to Mai Chau in August.

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is the name of a district of Hoa Binh province where are located the two villages Lac and Poom Coong are inhabited by the White Thai people. For most of travelers and tourists travelling to Mai Chau is to coming to Lac and Poom Coong villages.

From Hanoi you can hire a car and travel to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about 3.5 – 4 hours. Those who are on budget can buy a bus ticket at My Dinh station. There are two daily departures from  Dinh bus station. You can also take the Son La and Moc Chau public bus that take you through Mai Chau as well. Renting a motorbike is also a good choice for many active adventure travelers.

Mai Chau offers a wide selection of trekking tours ranging from easy, short walking day tours to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of Mai Chau treks start in either Lac or Poom Coong village. You travel through different Thai hamlets, rice fields, hillsides before taking another hiking trail to get back to Mai Chau again where you will be picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Those who are more adventurous may prefer more active and longer treks getting off of the car in the national road #6, from there they begin their trek hiking through H’mong and Dzao village until they reach Mai Chau where they are picked up again and transferred to back to Hanoi.

There are also some other extension tours which can be combined with Mai Chau trekking tours including Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Tam Coc river boat trips, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Cuc Phuong National Park trekking, birding tours…These optional tours may be ideal for active, adventure travelers seeking a multi-activity holidays in Vietnam.

The domestic travel season begins in June and ends up around late August. During this period there will be many Vietnamese people going on holiday. While most of them go to the beach, some still travel to the mountainous area seeking the fresh air of the nature. Mai Chau is still one of favorite places for Vietnamese tourist and this may be crowded at weekend.

If you already plan your Mai Chau trekking tour in August, we recommend a day tour, an overnight trip to Mai Chau. These short trips also offer you the opportunity to do some hour walking through local Thai hamlets, rice fields. If you do the overnight trek, you have the opportunity to spend a night at home. This type of accommodation is truly simple and basic but offers the real life experience. Try to book your Mai Chau trip in week days if possible.

We recommend to most of travelers, those who travel to Mai Chau in August some alternative option which include Mai Chau short breaks in combination with Tam Coc or/and Halong bay. At Lotussia Travel most of Mai Chau trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private car with driver, accommodation, food, meals, drinking water and travel permit.

For more information either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

Trekking Vietnam Mai Chau in July

Trekking Vietnam Mai Chau in July

July may not be an ideal month for trekking in Mai Chau since July falls into mid-summer when the temperature is quite hot, at about  31 degree C day time. It is possible that the temperature goes up to 35 and 38 degree C outside. The temperature can be lower at night, about 24 degree C. The sky is clear with about 6 hours sunshine per day. The rain gets shower more than in June. It is quite humid and uncomfortable. Only day tours and short treks are recommended to those travelling to Mai Chau in July.

Mai Chau is located in Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 60 km from Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is the name of a district of Hoa Binh province where are located the two villages Lac and Poom Coong are inhabited by the White Thai people. For most of travelers and tourists travelling to Mai Chau is to coming to Lac and Poom Coong villages.

From Hanoi you can hire a car and travel to Mai Chau. The road transfer takes about 3.5 – 4 hours. Those who are on budget can buy a bus ticket at My Dinh station. There are two daily departures from  Dinh bus station. You can also take the Son La and Moc Chau public bus that take you through Mai Chau as well. Renting a motorbike is also a good choice for many active adventure travelers.

Mai Chau offers a wide selection of trekking tours ranging from easy, short walking day tours to multi-day challenging trekking tours. Most of Mai Chau treks start in either Lac or Poom Coong village. You travel through different Thai hamlets, rice fields, hillsides before taking another hiking trail to get back to Mai Chau again where you will be picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Those who are more adventurous may prefer more active and longer treks getting off of the car in the national road #6, from there they begin their trek hiking through H’mong and Dzao village until they reach Mai Chau where they are picked up again and transferred to back to Hanoi.

There are also some other extension tours which can be combined with Mai Chau trekking tours including Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Tam Coc river boat trips, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Pu Luong Nature Reserve trekking tours, Cuc Phuong National Park trekking, birding tours…These optional tours may be ideal for active, adventure travelers seeking a multi-activity holidays in Vietnam.

Some people say that Mai Chau is a popular travel destination and that Mai Chau may be crowed and this cannot be the place for those who look for an off-the-beaten path destination. In fact there are many Vietnamese tourists visiting Mai Chau, especially students and young people, those who love outdoor, adventure travel.

The domestic travel season begins in June and ends up around late August. During this period there will be many Vietnamese people going on holiday. While most of them go to the beach, some still travel to the mountainous area seeking the fresh air of the nature. Mai Chau is sometimes crowded at weekend.

If you already plan your Mai Chau trekking tour in July, we recommend a day tour, an overnight trip to Mai Chau. These short trips also offer you the opportunity to do some hour walking through local Thai hamlets, rice fields. If you do the overnight trek, you have the opportunity to spend a night at home. This type of accommodation is truly simple and basic but offers the real life experience. Try to book your Mai Chau trip in week days if possible.

At Lotussia Travel most of Mai Chau trekking tours are provided with English-speaking tour guide, private car with driver, accommodation, food, meals, drinking water and travel permit. An extension tour which includes water activity is highly recommended while you book any Mai Chau trek in July.

For more information either mail to travel at lotussia.com or visit www.lotussiatravel.com

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