DAY 1 HANOI – MAI CHAU
Meals: lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Mai Chau
We will be picked up at 8:00 am from our hotel and head to Mai Chau in the morning. We will leave the city behind and pass through a craggy, mountainous landscape. We will drive up a massive pass and end in the mountainous circus of Mai Chau around noon time. Lunch will be served in a local Thai house.
In the afternoon, we will have a small walk around Mai Chau valley before our quick transfer to the small remote village of Mai Hich. If the weather permits, we will have the chance to enjoy a short cycling ride around the village. Afterward, we will return to the traditional house on stilts of our friendly Thai hosts for dinner and overnight.
Note: Our accommodation tonight will be provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There will be no private room and we will sleep on the floor in a large communal area. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow, and mosquito net. The restroom is at international standard and a few steps from the main house.
Upgrade accommodation to a private bungalow at the Sol Bungalow (or similar resort) is available.