ITINERARY BY DAY
DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU – XO VILLAGE (-/L/D)
8:00 am: Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Mai Chau. After 4-hr beautiful bus ride we reach Pom Coong, a village of the Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau valley. Lunch in Pom Coong Village.
In the afternoon we take light walk on village road to Xo, a village of the Thai ethnic minority. Dinner and overnight in a local house.
DAY 2: XO VILLAGE – BUOC VILLAGE – VAN VILLAGE (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the home stay we say goodbye to the host and walk to Buoc Village. On the way we would see villagers working on rice paddies and children going to school. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, we will reach the beautiful village of Van. We will spend the second night with a local family.
DAY 3: VAN VILLAGE – BUOC VILLAGE – VAN MAI VILLAGE – HANOI (B/L/-)
After breakfast at the home stay, we walk on village roads which run between mountains and rice paddies. We reach our lunch stop, Van Mai Village, around 11:30 am. Lunch in a local house before taking a bus ride back to Hanoi. We would arrive in Hanoi around 5:30 pm. Trip completes in Hanoi.
Notes: Homestay condition is very basic
Meals: Vietnam food.
What to bring: Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, sleeping bag (optional), rain coat, toiletries, original passport, first-aid kit