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Overview

Visit one of the most remote villages in Hoa Binh province. Located 145 km from Hanoi, Pu Bin is a perfect destination for a traveller who loves nature and the authentic and rural countryside life. Go on this immersive short getaway of ethnic Thai family culture, practices and livelihoods.

Trip Highlights

Pu Bin – Mai Chau

Remote villages in Hoa Binh province

Meet and get to know the Thai ethnic cultural minority 

Visit local homes & farms

Visit the home of a shaman and farms and get a taste of living like a local. 

8km trek to Mai Chau

Take the small trails through lush forest before arriving in Mai Chau.

Itinerary

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Hanoi – Pu Bin

From your chosen hotel in Hanoi to Pu Bin (145km): approx. 4hrs Easy walking (3 – 6 km) depend on clients’ wish

Located 145 km from Hanoi; Pu Bin is home to some of the least-discovered villages in Hoa Binh province and is an unknown destination for travellers who love nature and authentic life with the rural countryside.

This morning at 08:00 enjoy a 4 hour leisure drive to Pu Bin and leave the commercial city behind. On the way pass through mountainous landscape and enjoy the spectacular scenery with verdant hills and small forests playing hide-and-seek with the sun in the misty morning light. Arrive to Pu Bin at noon and enjoy lunch after being greeted by our friendly hosts, an ethnic Thai family. In the early afternoon stroll around and admire the deep roots of the ethnic Thái culture through vibrant local encounters. Return to Pu Bin Spice Hill and relax with a traditional herb massage/bath from the Thái Minority. Dinner will be served in a cozy atmosphere.

 Overnight at Pu Bin

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Pu Bin – Mai Chau

Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy a simple yet tasty breakfast among the tranquil and green mountainous area.

After breakfast, participate in gardening activities such as watering the vegetables and harvesting sweet potatoes, taro or jam depending on the season. Collect some lemongrass or litsea. Then, with the guidance of a local, learn how to extract the essential oil from the harvested natural ingredients.

Afterwards, take part in a cooking demonstration of traditional Thai ethnic food. Tuck-in to the lunch prepared personally before packing up for a 45-minute transfer to Mai Chau.

Check-in to the hotel before hopping on a bicycle for a leisurely ride around Mai Chau to discover the tranquil valley.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

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Mai Chau - Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then take a leisurely walk to the village of minority groups nearby. Stop at the home of locals where natural ingredients of dyeing are already prepared for a hands-on workshop to learn the traditional process of making fabric of Thai people. Back to hotel for lunch before driving back to Hanoi

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

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