From Thai to Muong ethnic villages
From Thai to Muong ethnic villages - 08 Days
You will discover
Day 01Hanoi arrival (-/-/D)
Day 02Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)
Day 03Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
Day 04Mai Chau - Pa Co – Hang Kia – Cun Pheo – Mai Hich (B/L/D)
Day 05Mai Hich – Eo Ken – Chieng Lau – Don village (B/L/D)
Day 06Don – Bang – Kho Muong Village – Uoi village (walking 15km) (B/L/D)
Day 07Pu Luong – Scared fish – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Day 08Hanoi departure (B/-/-)
You will be interested in:
- Discover the ethic and the nature beauties.
- Enjoy rafting along the river
- Experience homestay in the local villages
- Walking in the valley of rice terraces
- Local traditional foods and specialties
Day 01 : Hanoi arrival (-/-/D)
Our Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you at airport and transfer to Hotel in the city center.
Check in hotel (after 12.00 noon) or leaving your luggage at hotel and enjoy a walking in the old quarter called 36 streets. The city was built from the 10th century by the villagers by the Red River Delta. You could see the special architectural houses. They are narrow in width and deep in length. You cross to discover some typical streets such as: Ma May, Hang Ma, Hang Dong, Hang Bac and Hang Gai… and tourist sites stop: Dong Xuan market – the biggest market in the northern Vietnam, Bach Ma temple ( white horse temple) and the traditional ancient house at 87 Ma May street.
Enjoy our welcome dinner at a finest local restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02 : Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)
Today, we discover deeply the capital of Vietnam, filled with timeless charms.
Start to visit the Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) the first University of Vietnam built from the 11th century by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Continue to visit Chua Ha (Ha Pagoda) known as a sacred place to pray for the luck in love, especially for the future spouse.
After that, transfer to Ethnology Museum (closed every Monday) which offers a deep insight into our Vietnam cultures through traditional costumes, tools, music instruments and real typical traditional house of many minority ethnic groups. Enjoy a special water puppet show in the museum garden.
Lunch is served in Cha Ca Thang Long restaurant (Grilled fish with vermicelli) a Hanoi specialty.
In the afternoon, discover the Ho Chi Minh complex included: Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh House on stilts, fish pond.
For those who are interested in visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: it is opened only in the morning and closed every Monday and Friday. We have to queue up sometimes to a couple of hours to go inside the mausoleum.
Transfer to the old quarter to visit the Hoan Kiem lake ( Restored Sword Lake) and Ngoc Son temples in the middle of the lake.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 03 : Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
At 8.00am, meet our tour guide and driver for a depart to Mai Chau where Muong people live.
On the way, we will visit a Muong village at Cau Trong. Continue to Thung Khe pass where offer a splendid panorama views of the valley before arriving in Mai Chau town.
Mai Chau is a beautiful valley, located 150km away from Hanoi. It is great place with harmony landscapes, green mountain ranges, rice terraces, villages, White Thai ethnic people and their house on stilts.
Arrival at 12.00, enjoy our lunch with traditional delicious foods in village. Relax then discover this valley by bikes or walking to Na Phon through the rice fields and villages. Discover the local cultures with their daily life. On the way, see the rural works on rice fields, see the weaving craftsman, we could encounter with locals, visit Thai family, all of these make an authentic life of the locals in this region.
Back to the village for dinner and enjoy a homestay at the village (stay at the house on stilts, basic equipment but quite comfortable for an authentic experience, included: clean mattress, pillow, mosquito net, blankets, outside bathroom)
Option: you could attend a traditional dancing show while tasting of local alcohol ( On request).
Overnight home stay in Mai Chau.
Day 04 : Mai Chau - Pa Co – Hang Kia – Cun Pheo – Mai Hich (B/L/D)
Depart from Mai Chau to Pa Co. it is possible to visit a local market in Pa Co on Sunday.
Pa Co located 35 km from Mai Chau, closed to Moc Chau plateau. This is a place of H Mong people, living in the hills.
Start a trekking to Pa Co – Hang Kia commune through the green Hmong Villages. This ethnic group previously cultivated poppy. Nowadays, they cultivate maize, manioc, groundnuts…
Discover the local life in Hmong village; visit a family, a school and a dispensary…
The plum hills, primitive forest, the rice terrace field will follow you along the way.
Enjoy a picnic lunch
In the afternoon, you will trek down to the slopes to reach of Cun Pheo Valley. Meet our driver and transfer to accommodation in Mai Hich village.
Overnight Homestay in Mai Hich village and enjoy dinner with local family.
Day 05 : Mai Hich – Eo Ken – Chieng Lau – Don village (B/L/D)
Enjoy your breakfast at the village and transfer to visit Eo Ken, 30km away from Mai Hich.
On the way, you could take a stop for some visits. Arrive in Eo Ken where the Muong Ethnic lives, you will walk down the slope and enjoy the spectacular view of Pu Luong Nature reserve, rice field terrace and mountain. Visit a family of Muong ethnic in the village Eo Ken an extraordinary discovery of their authentic life.
Continue walking through this beautiful landscapes and crossing a stream and reach another village – Hang Village. Lunch will be at local family or picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, transfer to Chieng Lau Village a beautiful rice field place, bamboo water wheels, walk through the field to the village to encounter the locals. Discover their life, culture and customs.
Another highlight of the day, enjoy a bamboo rafting along the river will give you an exceptional moment of relaxation after walking.
Take our transfer to Don Village for accommodation and dinner.
Overnight homestay in Don Village.
Day 06 : Don – Bang – Kho Muong Village – Uoi village (walking 15km) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at your homestay then enjoy a walking day to discover the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and its inhabitants.
Start from Don Village and throughout the valley, crossing the rice terrace to Kho Muong village – the most remote village in Pu Luong. Located in the valley and surrounded by the beautiful lime stone mountains and rice terrace. Kho Muong is the habitat of Thai. Admiration of their rice terraces, encounter the local en route. You camera should be always ready for the masterpiece pictures of the century.
Lunch will be served in the homestay at Kho Muong Village.
In the afternoon, continue following the trails in the forest and the manioc field to reach Uoi village, a beautiful village of Thai ethnic still preserved the thatched houses. Keep walking to Lan Ngoai Village before take a transfer back to accommodation for relaxing.
Overnight homestay in Kho Muong village.
Day 07 : Pu Luong – Scared fish – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Enjoy breakfast before saying good bye the host then walking down to the spectacular valley of rice terrace.
Hiking through small paths and reach slowly to 4 picturesque villages: Leo – Mo – Chu – Danh.
Your camera is very helpful to capture these unforgettable beautiful moments. During the hiking, you will enjoy the changing of the landscapes rice terrace, villages, wild fields, ponds, streams, mountains and plain intermingle.
Lunch will be served.
In the afternoon, enjoy a transfer back to Hanoi. On the way, visit the sacred fish stream in Cam Luong. This place is well known for a special kind of fish with high density in the stream. It is called sacred fish for the many mysterious stories created around this special creature.
Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 08 : Hanoi departure (B/-/-)
Enjoy your last minutes in the capital of Vietnam before transfer to airport for your flight to next destinations or flight home.
Private tour price
The prices are quoted on USD and based on per pax (Twin/double sharing - 3 star accommodation)
Valid to 31 December 2018
|Group size||1 pax||2 pax||3 - 4 pax||5 - 7 pax||>8 pax|
|Grand total price/pax||995||590||475||395||Contact us|
- Meals as indicated (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- English speaking tour guide
- Private transfer
- All entrance fees
- Water on tour
- Vietnam Visa approval letter
- Service charges and Tax
Service Not Included
- Your international flight from/to your country
- Travel insurrance
- Personal expenses
- Tipping and Gratuities.
- Other not mentioned in the program
What clients say about us?
Right from the time of my enquiry, to tour around Vietnam, the team at Authentik was very proactive and professional in their approach.Jan 8, 2018
A tailor-made trip perfectly organized by Authentik Vietnam.Nov 26, 2017
I still remember that we appreciated the warm welcome and warmth of the people who welcomed us into their family.Nov 21, 2017