Destination General Information: Hoa Binh Province
Hoa Binh is the province in the West of Hanoi and filled by mountainous areas. It is the home to groups of ethnic minorities with unique cultures and tradition. An exploration of this land will leave you unforgettable memories of wonderful experiences and activities.
It is a pleasure for Ecohostasia to bring you a countryside journey to Hoa Binh province at its best.
Tour Route: Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Hanoi
Tour Types: Explore and Experience
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Local stilt houses
Day 1: Ha Noi – Pu Bin
Depart Hanoi at 7:30 am. On the way up the limestone cliffs, enjoy the spectacular sceneries with verdant hills and small forests playing hide-and-seek in the hazy. We stop by White Stone Valley, a frequent stop for visitors on the way to Mai Chau, it is also a local market full of freshly sweet, boiled corns, sugar cane, bottled forest honey, lilies, forest pepper, handmade wooden archery bow, etc. Arrive in Pu Bin before noon. After greetings our friendly host family of White Thai Ethnic, we enjoy a delicious authentic lunch.
Early afternoon, start trekking from Pu Bin Spice Hills to Xa Loong village through the jungle to the Love Valley, interact with local people in their house on still. Herbal foot bath after trekking is one of the experience activities on Pu Bin Spice Hills. Then, you will enjoy the cooking demonstration prepared by our local chef. After dinner, enjoy “Mua Sap” a famous local bamboo danced performed by young local girls and boys from the village (optional activities).
07.30: Hotel pick- up
11.30: Arrive at Pu Bin and be greeted by our friendly hosts
11.45: Enjoy welcome tea
12.15: Enjoy a local lunch
14.00: Start trekking (2,5hrs) from Pu Bin Spice Hills to Xa Loong village through the jungle to the Love Valley
17.00: Relax and enjoy the herbal foot bath.
18.00: Join a demonstration cooking class
19.00: Dinner is served with local food prepared by our hosts
20.00: Enjoy “Mua Sap”
21.15: Relax and enjoy the evening. You will rest overnight in the stilt houses with our Thai hosts
Day 2: Pu Bin – Ha Noi
After breakfast, trekking through the jungle to Nang village with a visit one of the White Thai family and enjoy Pu Bin’s beauty including visits to houses on stilts where you will see the deep roots of the ethnic Thai culture through vibrant local encounters. Heading back to Pu Bin Spice Hills for refreshing up and pack your luggage.
The last local lunch will be served before say goodbye to the village and transfer back to Hanoi. Trip ends
07.15: Enjoy a light breakfast
08.00: Trekking to Nang village
12.00: Enjoy the last of Pu Bin lunch
13.30: Say goodbye to the village and transfer back to Hanoi
17.30: Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi