Friday, March 8, 2013

Mai Chau homestay & village trekking

Nepal tourism Information:
Tour details
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong or Sai village (L,D) (170 km)
Leave from your hotel at about 8.00am. Transfer to Mai Chau. We drive on a very nice road and passing through spectaculars on routes. Arrive in lac village, we take a short walk around Thai village. Lunch will be served here on local house. Then we take short ride to Ma river. Ferry to cross the Ma river then we start our walk for 2 hours through beautiful villages, hill sides, magnificent rice paddies, water wheels…
mai chaumai chaudet mai chau
And one of the highlight on this walk is to experience the everyday life and culture white Thai people and stay in their traditional house on stilts as honor guests where we will be having dinner and stay at their traditional Thai house on stilts. At evening, you can enjoy with our local people, tour guide to order some local products like tropical fruits, free-range chicken, duck and pipe wine. O/N at homestay in the village.
Day 2: Sai or Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Hanoi (B,L)
The daily life of the locals here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up and take part in their activities to experience their lovely colourful life (this is sure with fun!). Breakfast at their house, then at 8 am start our trek through the ethnic primitive village then our driver transfer us to Lac village for lunch. We should leave Mai Chau at about 2.30 pm and return Hanoi by 6 p.m.

Trip notes:

Departure times: 8h00 - 8h 30 AM


A local cook accompanies your trekking tour, the food quality is emphasized on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce, for example; Vietnamese spring rolls, eggs, chicken and pork, steam rice, noodles, tofu and available green vegetables )

Home stay overviews:
There is no better way to immerse in local culture than experiencing a village home stay. Not only is this a wonderful cultural exchange, it offers the visitor great respect for how people live without all the comforts and appliances of the West. By staying with a family we ensure that the economic benefits of our travel filter down to the villages and families that most need it.

Home stay accommodation in villages is simple in terms of bedding and amenities. You will sleep in a dormitory style room and are provided with a mattress, clean sheet and pillow. In some stilt-houses can accommodate to a private bedrooms which are used for a new wedding couple

Amenities are shared with the host family. Toilets are usually western-style, hot water is not available for showers in far -off villages byt available in touristic home stays

The trekking day
A typical trekking day starts at about 8h00 - 8h30am. We aim to reach the next overnight stop between 4.30pm and 5.00pm – because of the easy terrain travelled on this trip.

we may get to our destination a little earlier or later depending on your leisure time. During the trek you have short breaks for rests, snacks and there’s plenty of opportunity for photographs.  

What to bring
Pack lightly for the trek, no more than 10kg as you carry your own pack. Remember, you are only going for two nights! For an extra cost, we can arrange your luggage to be transported ahead to the village home stay. Use your day pack and travel wallet to carry your personal items and important documents. We recommend using a sturdy day pack with good back support and a waterproof cover. 

Your luggage should include: trekking boots or walking shoes, thongs or comfortable slip-on shoes for night time, light weight long pants & shorts, shirt & t-shirt, warm clothes for at night, raincoat, hat, sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, flashlight, essential toiletries, water bottle, camera, spare batteries, pen & paper, original passport, barley sugar/lollies for sustenance, zip lock bags, toilet paper and personal medication. (Optional: light weight sleeping bag.)

Equipment provided
Silk inner sheet, first-aid kit, walking pole and gaiters (on request).

Note on client safety 
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reason, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village or for any other factor that may impact client safety.

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