Transfer to Mai Chau in Hoa Binh province, stopping en route to visit the Muong Cultural Space, a museum dedicated to the largest ethnic group of the region, the Muong. Continue on to Mai Chau and enjoy a local lunch in Van Village.
After lunch, transfer to the Hmong ethnic minority village of Xa Linh where you'll begin your walk. Mai Chau is set in a lush green valley, verdant rice paddies and tea plantations surrounded by jungle covered mountains with the ever present sound of trickling irrigation streams. Walk through beautiful countryside, passing through traditional villages whose friendly Hmong minority inhabitants are always keen to interact. Your destination for the evening is Hang Kia, a typical rural village of the Hmong embraced by peach and plum trees.
Overnight at homestay in Hang Kia Village.
Trekking distance: approx. 6.5km