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7:00 Depart from your hotel in Hanoi for transfer to Mai Chau Valley (abouth 4,5 hours). Have lunch at the traditional stilt-house of White Thai tribe upon your arrival in Lac Village, where you will be introduced to the local culture.
White Thai in Mai Chau is specialized in weaving intricate brocade for generations, and are delighted at the opportunity to show their skills to foreign visitors. The village is organized as a community co-operative, set up and sustainably managed by the people themselves.
After lunch, travel a further 15km to board on a Thai tribe's rowing sampan type. Row along the silken waters of the Ma River, stopping at the ethnic villages dotted along the riverbanks.
Arrive to Hang Village located inside Pu Luong Nature Reserve, where you have dinner and spend your night for today in a eco-tourism homestay hosted by friendly Thai ethnic tribe and enjoy trying tasty local dishes in the natural surroundings. Here the you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience the life and culture of the locals as you stay at an ethnic house on stilts for the night as honored guests.
Pu Luong Nature Reserve, with its rich biodiversity blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, rice terraces and breathtaking scenery.
Hanoi to Mai Chau: 150km (4,5 hours)
Mai Chau to Ban Hang Village: 87km
The daily life of the locals here starts early for the farming, so quell the morning grumbles and rise with the sun. Experience the morning routine of the villagers before breakfast at the local house then setting off on your trek at 8:00 AM through the verdant splendor of Pu Luong Nature Reserve then onto the main road.
The trek on dirt unpaved routes through local minority group villages and evergreen rice fields, vegetable farms and fruit orchards, undulating up and down hills and valleys, with sspectacular karst rock mountains as backdrop.
After a 3 hour walk inside the nature reserve, transfer to the Poom Coom Village for lunch in Mai Chau Valley. Departure from Mai Chau at 2:30 PM and head back to Hanoi at abou 6 PM.
Ban Hang Village to Pom Coong: 80km (2,5 hours)
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