Mai Chau - Moc Chau Minorities Encounter

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Overview

The mountainous region of Moc Chau could be summarized in a few words. Tea hills and limestone cliffs, interminable orchards, corn fields to the top of each peak, dairy products consumed by a whole country .... But we will go further, to meet its mountain peoples, their traditions, authentic custome and their well-known warm local hospitality.

Highlights

  • Walk in the heart of beautiful mountain landscapes
  • Discovery of Thaiand H’Mong cultures

What to bring

  • Sun & rain gear (including sun scream)
  • Insect repellence
  • Trekking clothes (long pants recommended)
  • Trekking shoes/sandals (light trek)
  • Warm clothes in winter (mid Nov to early March)
  • Original passport
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau

Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau

Meals: lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Homestay at a traditional house-on-stilts

7:30 AM – pick up from your hotel. On the morning drive to Mai Chau, we'll leave the city behind and pass through craggy, mountainous landscape to arrive at Mai Chau valley around noon time. Lunch will be served at a local Thai house.

After lunch, there’s time for a small walk around Mai Chau valley for a glimpse of villagers’ daily routines such as rice planting, herding buffalos or brocade weaving.

Around 15:00 – we leave for Hua Tat village – the entrance of Moc Chau plateau. Check-in a local homestay, enjoy a home-cooked dinner and overnight in the stilt house with our friendly H’Mong hosts.

With ‘Homestay’ experience, your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There’s no private room and you’ll sleep on the floor in a large communal area. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow and mosquito net. The restroom is at international standard and a few steps from the main house.

Moc Chau - Ha Noi

Day 2 Moc Chau - Ha Noi

Meal: breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: not included

Breakfast will be served with all local products then we’re ready for a deeper exploration of the evergreen plateau. As we’re driving to town centre, you’ll pass by lush corn fields, tea plantation and local villages on both sides of the road.

We’ll then get off from the main road and take a 1-hour walk to a beautiful valley inhabited by H'mong people. Get lost in time in this charming area until the guide brings you back on earth...on the sealed road actually. There’s also time to refresh and learn about the secret of Ooloong tea before getting back to your homestay for lunch and collecting your luggage.

Around 14:00 - we’ll leave for Hanoi, with some fantastic memories stored in the camera and in your heart.

PRICE PER PERSON based on joined-group tour

Validity Price per person
based on group of 2
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 USD 147
[vnd 3 424 000]

* A private room at the homestay is available with a surcharge.

* Please contact our travel consultants at info@handspan.com  to get discount for group of more than 2 people. Private trip for a solo traveler is also available with extra charge.

Child policy

  • Discount to be applied for children under 12 years old, please contact us at info@handspan.com for a detailed offer

Services included

  • Homestay accommodation in Moc Chau
  • Meals as specified in the program
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes

Services not included

  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance

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