Things to do in Mai Chau, Sapa Travel Guide

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There is a popular 18 km trek from Lac village (Ban Lac) in Mai Chau to Xa Linh village, near a mountain pass (elevation 1000m) on Hwy 6. Lac village is home to the White Thai people, while the inhabitants of Xa Linh are H’momg. The trek is quite strenuous to undertake in a day, so most people spend the night in a village along the way. Arrange a local guide and a car to meet you at the mountain pass for the journey back to Mai Chau. Be warned that there is a 600m climb in altitude and the trail can be slippery in the rain.

Longer treks of three to seven days are possible. Ask around in the Mai Chau villages of Lac or Pom Coong. Many cafes and travel agencies in Hanoi run expensive trips to Mai Chau. These include all transport, food and accommodation.

Further more, if travelers with to have a more adventurous trip, they can extend the trip to Pu Luong National reserve, just a neighbor of Mai Chau and then to Cuc Phuong National park, making it a ecological triangle tour.

Trekking is the most popular activity in Mai Chau, but there is also other way to discover this beautiful destination. Take a motor biking or cycling tour will surely leave unforgettable experience in your mind.

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