MAI CHAU TREKKING AND PROJECT ITINERARY 11D/10N

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    MAI CHAU TREKKING 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS 
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
    On arrival in Hanoi, you will be met at the airport by our local guide and transported to the overnight accommodation. After checking in and refreshing, you may wish to get out and take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Old Quarter in Hanoi before an evening meal of the delicious local cuisine. Overnight in Hanoi.
    Day 2: Hanoi- Mai Chau Trek (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, you will be met at their Hanoi accommodation and transferred 4 hours to the small town of Mai Chau in Hoa Binh province. Here you will have lunch with the local community who belong to the Thai ethnic minority group, in their traditional stilt houses. After lunch, you will prepare a day bag (enough for 1 night) and leave the big bag in the town (the luggage will be then transferred to our homestay where we stay during the project). Then you will be transported to the start of the two days trek in this beautiful region of lush green limestone mountains, valleys and rice paddies. You will walk along gravel tracks and small paths, used by the locals to Hang Kia village.  In the afternoon, you will have the chance to explore the village and then stay overnight in a traditional long house with a Hmong family (Homestay)
    Day 3: Trek (B/L/D)
    Today you will get well and truly off the beaten track with the local guide as they trek through tropical rain forest, using the local tracks and passing through cornfields until eventually descending in to Mai Chau Valley.  Lunch will be provided en route and then you will arrive Pung Village to settle into the homestay that will be their home during their project. You will get your luggage here. Spend your time to explore the village and have a quick look to the project that we will work on tomorrow.
    Day 4: Mai Chau Valley (Project) (B/L/D)
    After breakfast meet family host and start your work from today. Your team will transfer all material from the main road to family where you are building the bathroom for them. We should divide in 2 or 3 small group.
    - Team 1: transfer all material to project site
    - Team 2: Digging foundation and waste container
    - Team 3: Mixing cement, sand, mortar
     12:00 Lunch
    Keep doing this work until finish in the afternoon.
    18:30 dinner will be served at homestay.
    Day 5: Mai Chau Valley (Project) (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, keep doing work at project site with professional builder, you may divide into 2 small groups, 1 work at the project site, 1 will go to help local people such as do gardening, rubbish pick up in the community
    12:00 Lunch serves
    14:00 In the afternoon you will do weaving bamboo basket with an artist, after finish the basket you can keep it as a souvenir
    18:30 dinner serves
    Overnight at home stay-
    Day 6: Mai Chau Valley (Project) (B/L/D)
    You will have an opportunity to interact with families and local children throughout your stay, learn about their day to day lives and how they make a living.  In addition to working on the project each day, you can also spend some time exploring, visit the local school and walking through the beautiful picturesque valley and local villages of this region.
    Day 7: Mai Chau Valley (Project) (B/L/D)
    Today is the final day of community project. You will work hard to ensure that they complete the goals that they have set for themselves. This is the last night that you will be in their village, so there will be an opportunity to farewell the community and perhaps participate in some traditional dancing with the local villagers who will share something of their own culture to thank you - Enjoy Music – Thai Dance show in this evening.
    Day 8: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L/D)
    After breakfast, you will start packing their luggage before bidding a farewell to our homestay host and the village, get on the transportation, you will start moving to Mai Chau town, where you stop for lunch, after lunch have some time to explore the surrounding villages and craft markets. Afterwards you will be transported back to their pre- booked accommodation in Hanoi in the afternoon/evening.
    Day 9: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)
    Today you will set out with their guide to explore Hanoi. The guide will take you to some interesting sights around Hanoi which may include the Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Complex, and Hoan Kiem Lake with some time to walk around the markets on the way back to the hotel. You can take in a local puppet theatre show after dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.
    Day 10: Halong Bay (B/L/D)
    Today you will wake up early and transfer to Halong Bay for a boat trip.  They will leave the city behind and drive through the Red River Delta to Halong Bay. You will hop aboard a beautifully restored traditional wooden junk and explore the jade green waters of Halong Bay over lunch.  This afternoon the tender will take you to a secluded part of the bay where the water is perfect for swimming and kayaking around the limestone karsts. You’ll return back to the boat just in time to watch the sunset from the top deck before enjoying a beautiful dinner on board.
    Overnight on Cruise
    Day 11: Halong Bay- Hanoi (B/L/D)
    After a good night's sleep, you will continue sailing past beautiful karst formations. The cruise will travel on through floating villages where you will experience the life of the local fishermen in the bay. Later on, you will get off the boat to explore the one of the many incredible caves where they will learn about how the local landscape was formed millions of years ago.  In the late afternoon you will transfer back to Hanoi.  Enjoy the last night as a team in Hanoi, reflecting on many wonderful travel and cultural experiences from your time in Vietnam.
    Day 12 Depart Hanoi (B)
    Today you will wake up early, after breakfast, you will enjoy 1 hour cyclo to enjoy the last moment of Hanoi.  You are free to buy any last minute souvenirs before heading home.  Depart Hanoi.
     

                         GROUP SIZE
     
    PRICE PER PAX (USD)
    14 pax 15 pax 16 pax 17 pax 18 pax 19 pax 20 and up single supplement
    3*** 528 527 519 512 506 500 495 155
    4*** 578 577 569 562 556 550 545 205
     
    ACCOMONDATION DETAIL
     
    DESTINATIONS
     
    3***
     
    4****
    HANOI  
    Vietview Or Similar
    The Light Or Similar
    HA LONG Swan Cruise Or Similar Swan Cruise Or Similar (3***)
    MAI CHAU Homestay Homestay
     
     
    INCLUSIONS
     
    EXCLUSIONS
     
    • Hotel in twin/triple sharing room basis with daily breakfast
    • Transfer by air-conditioned bus as itinerary
    • Meals as indicated: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
    • Big bottle of water for refilling
    • Entrance fees, boat trips and excursions
    • Excellent English speaking guide
     
     
    • Project Fund
    • Travel Insurance
    • Visa fee if any
    • Domestic and International air tickets
    • Personal expenses
    • Others not mentioned nor specified above
     
     
     
     
    Policy for Payment
     
    Cancellation policy for Tours & Tour Packages Reservations
           No Show: 100 % charge
           1 - 7 days: 50 % of the tour price
           8 - 14 days: 30 % of the tour price
           15 - 29 days: 10 % of the tour price
           30 days up: No charge
     
    Remark:
     
    • This meal quality is based on Grade -  Moderate (Not Available with Incentive/ MICE group or New year duration)
    • Tour Guide is based on English speaking only. Other language  will be surcharged 30USD/ 1day/ 1 booking
    • 01 FOC based on twin share  from 15 full paying guests (Means 15pax + 1FOC)
    • Sequence of itinerary subject to local arrangement (It depends to traffic jam/ weather or flight details)
    There might be Surcharge on New Year eve and holidays, please contact us for more details
    Should you have any further inquiry, please feel free to contact us at any time:
     
    Vietnam CBT
    Head Office: 5th Floor, 19B Tran Hung Dao St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tel: +84 437264128 I Fax: +84 437264129     
    Email: vietnam.cbtprojects@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.vietnamcbt.vn/
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    Whatsapp/Viber/Zalo: 0084 966686235
    Hotlines: +84 984 999 386 Mrs. Tracy Le
                  +84 913 052 258 Mr. Kevin Vu
     
     

     

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