Day 1: Mai Chau - Pong Cong Village (L,D)
We depart Hanoi and head west toward Hoa Binh City where we stop for refreshments and coffee. Leaving Hoa Binh, we climb toward the Mai Chau valley, about another 1.5 hours away, stopping on the way to take in the spectacular scenery. Following lunch in Mai Chau town, we stroll around the stunning villages of Thai people.
Our hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people and we will stay in one of their traditional stilt houses. There, we will be toasted as honoured guests and will be able to sample some of their homemade rice wine! In sampling these people's hospitality, we will discover a little more about their lives and culture following the evening meal. Tonight's accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than your usual accommodations at home.
Day 2: Pong Cong Village - Na Meo - Xo - Lac Village (B,L)
Following breakfast we begin our half-day trek of 15 km in this beautiful valley, going from one village to another. As we walk, we will encounter the local villagers going about their daily business tilling the fields, logging or herding the buffalo. We reach our destination at Khoe Village . Drive back to Lac Village for lunch. Afterwards we can stroll around the hamlets, before returning back to Hanoi . End of services.
Tour price includes:
- All transportation and transfers
- English or French speaking guide
- Homestay with local family
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Admission fees and permits where applicable
- Drinking water during the trek
Tour price exclude:
- International Flights
- International departure tax
- Pre & Post trip accommodation in Hanoi
- Visas and Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Tips and Gratuities
- Travel Insurance
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