North Family Trek Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Sapa


Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes of northern Vietnam with our exclusive North Family Trek. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture, tradition, and natural beauty as you traverse the serene valleys of Mai Chau, the pristine Pu Luong Nature Reserve, and the awe-inspiring terraced fields of Sapa. This trek is meticulously crafted to provide your family with an immersive and educational experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


  • Journey to the picturesque landscapes of Mai Chau, a valley embraced by emerald-green rice fields and surrounded by rolling hills.
  • Engage in eco-friendly activities in Pu Luong nature reserve.
  • Visit ethnic villages, where traditional customs and colorful attire showcase the diversity of Sapa.
  • Duration


  • Destinations

    Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Sapa

Our Services Include:
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Escorted excursions included in program
Our Services Exclude:
  • Tipping for tour guide & driver
  • Other services not mentioned in our program.

An additional surcharge applies for bookings on Christmas, New Year & Tet (Lunar New Year).



Hanoi - Mai Chau 4hrs

A scenic 4-hour drive from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Located in Hoa Binh Province, Mai Chau is famed for its splendid vistas of mountains and valleys surrounded by lush landscapes and stilt houses, inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group.

Upon arrival, check-in and rest in a while. In the late afternoon, take a leisurely 2 to 3 hours cycling tour through the beautiful valley of Mai Chau and the minority villages including the interaction with local people to learn about their daily lives. Later, return to your hotel and overnight in Mai Chau. Lunch is on your own.

Overnight in Mai Chau

**Accommodation is at separate quote. Extra transfer charge is applied for guests staying at Avana Retreat.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve

After breakfast, depart from your hotel for the 1.5-hour drive to Pu Luong. Situated on the way from Mai Chau to Cuc Phuong National Park, it is a truly “off the beaten track” destination for those who are looking for a peaceful venue, stay away from the bustling life with the stunning rice terrace fields, beautiful nature, breath-taking mountain passes and traditional villages of ethnic minorities. On arrival, start trekking through the beautiful scenery and the local villages before reaching Pu Luong retreat where a tasty lunch lunch will be served. Later, drive back to Mai Chau and the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Mai Chau


Today is free at leisure to unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before checking-out and driving back to Hanoi. Estimated arriving in Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Around 9 am, meet our representative in Sapa and start trekking to Cat Cat village which is home to the ethnic Black H’Mong. Explore a beautiful waterfall and the nearby remains of a hydroelectric power station constructed by the French during the colonial era then have lunch at Lao Chai. Follow a dirt trail that winds through the mountains and enjoy the spectacular scenery of terraced fields, and vegetable patches as you arrive at Ta Van village. Meet with the local family and help them to prepare dinner with some traditional dishes.


  • Tour duration: 8-10 hours
  • Hiking distance: 10-15 Km (6-9 Miles)
  • Accommodation is not included, homestay in Sapa is very basic and do not recommend for high-end clients.
  • Capacity: Min 2 pax - Max 8 pax

After breakfast, bid farewell to our local host and start trekking to Su Pan then connect to Ban Den village. Rest for a while at the waterfall on the way and continue your journey by passing through a bamboo forest. A picnic lunch will be provided or lunch at the local home will be arranged. Afterward, walk a bit before hopping on our vehicle and driving back Sapa Center.


Today is free at leisure to unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before checking-out and driving back Hanoi. Estimated arriving Hanoi in the late afternoon.