3 days, 2 nights


This trekking tour explores the beautiful Mai Chau region. The area is home to the White Thai Muong ethnic minority people, known for their resistance to assimilation, and also for their hospitality. You’ll walk through photogenic landscapes, meet friendly villagers and get off-the-beaten-path. Staying with local families, you’ll get a glimpse into local life and a true appreciation of this hidden gem.


Stunning scenery


Local homestay


Mountain trekking


Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau - Te Village

We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8AM and travel 160KM south-west to Mai Chau. On arrival we’ll begin our trek through open rice fields, forest, passing tiny villages and meeting the local farmers at work. Finally, we descend into a valley that is home of a White Thai community. Our homestay hosts will welcome you and serve dinner before we take a well-earned rest for the night.Overnight at the home of a White Thai family in Te Village.

Day 2: Te Village – Pu Luong Nature Reserve

After breakfast we’ll trek to Xam Khoe Village. You’ll have some time to explore and then a vehicle will transport us to a local family’s house for lunch. Then we’ll take a car to Don Village, where we will start a 1.5 hour-walking-trip along the road to Hieu Hamlet – the most beautiful and remote hamlet in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We’ll hike an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ trail, passing through the beautiful valley of rice terraces and up to mountains for a panoramic view of the area. Continue trekking up along the captivating waterfall until you arrive at a stilt house for overnight homestay. You’ll have dinner featuring local specialties and then stay overnight in a traditional bungalow of Black Thai with wonderful views from the window.

Day 3: Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Hanoi

After breakfast with locals, you will say good-bye to the sweet host family. Visit Pho Doan Market if it’s on Sunday, taking the chance to witness the hustle and bustle of the Northwest upland fair and then transfer to Tom village for a scenic trek with your tour guide. On the trek, you’ll be mesmerized as you pass the precariously situated rice fields that are terraced up the side of the mountain, reaching toward the sky. You’ll be fascinated by the numerous water-wheels, a unique cultural innovation of Thai and Muong people living in the nature reserve of Pu Luong to move irrigation water uphill for their farming activities.Lunch will be served by a local family in Mai Ha Village. Then you’ll head back to Hanoi after a short visit around Lac Village which is famous for its embroidery handmade products.
Itinerary subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.Included: Ground transport, English-speaking guide, accommodation, activities & meals mentioned above. Not included: Airfares, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities, personal expenses & all other services not clearly mentioned above.



We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.


We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.


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