Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
From your hotel, our guide and driver will take you to Mai Chau (Hoa Binh Province) along the highway 6 about 135km. Mai Chau is a small town with many different ethnic minority groups living here such as the White Thai, H'mong, Zao, Muong, Tay, and Viet. The local people here are very friendly and welcoming, as well as famous for their handicrafts and their skills in embroidering clothes. Along the way you will stop at Thung Khe pass to enjoy the scenic landscape, and see a Muong tribe. You will have an authentic lunch with a local family of the White Thai Tribe. Then enjoy some free time to interact with the villagers. In the afternoon, you will take part in a trekking tour on visiting to the "Pom Coong" and "Na Phon" villages. An opportunity for you to have an over view of terraced rice paddies and small ethnic villages. Furthermore, you will discover the natural beauty of the valley and get more knowledge about the culture of the White Thai people, as well as their life style. Then back to your home stay for help preparing the traditional dinner. It's time for you to get to know more about the local cuisine and culture. This evening, you will have time to enjoy a live dance and music performance before stay overnight in the house on stilts.
Day 2: Mai Chau - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Today you will have breakfast prepared by the host family, and then take a short drive through the surrounding countryside. You will have chance to trekking through rice paddies and down winding lanes to visit the "Cum" and "Xam Khoe" villages. Let enjoy yourself in the special local culture and fell the peaceful nature here. You will have an authentic lunch at one of these villages. In the afternoon we will drive you back to your hotel in Hanoi.