Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia village.
We leave Hanoi heading west to Hoa Binh Province. We climb towards the Mai Chau valley another two hours away stopping to take in the spectacular scenery.
Following lunch in Mai Chau town we drive to the White Thai village of Xa Linh where we start a 2-hour trek to the village of Hang Kia. Our hosts this evening will be the H’mong people. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we learn a little about their way of life.
Tonight’s accommodation will be basic although mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets are provided.
Day 2: Hang Kia – Van village.
This morning we have a 4-5 hour trek to Van village is home of the White Thai people. The trek takes us through unforgettable scenery and provides us with an opportunity to witness the authentic rural life.
Arriving in Van village by mid to late afternoon there will be time to take a short walk around the village.
Our hosts for this evening will treat us to a fine meal and stories of life in Van village.
Day 3: Van village – Xo village.
We spend the morning strolling around the surrounding villages. We then return to Van for lunch. After lunch, stroll down to the river (if weather permit) before embarking on a 3hour walk to the village of Xo.
Dinner and overnight in Xo village.
Day 4: Xo village – Poong Coong village – Hanoi.
Bidding farewell to our hosts we have a five-hour trek from Xo to Poong Cong village. Lunch will be provided in a local stilt house.
After lunch, we will drive back to Hanoi.
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