Today you will leave the hustle and bustle of Hanoi to head out to Hoa Binh. Surrounded by limestone karsts and a primary tropical forest and not widely introduced to tourists, this hideout in the southwest of Hanoi seems to be isolated from the surrounding area and remains its untouched beauty. The
Muong people inhabited there will surely be happy to share with you about their generation-to-generation customs and culture which is well preserved until these days.
On arrival, take some time to refresh yourself, relax and enjoy lunch with a local family. Your food is prepared by a woman of the Muong people, a minority ethnic group with many curious legends; her spices and herbs will create a booming of flavors and aromas in your mouth. Enjoy the traditional tea after lunch and transfer down to the second village where you stay the night. You are welcomed by a charming family of the Muong ethnic group, who cultivates the sense of true welcome, in their beautiful traditional wooden house on stilts posed by the waterfalls.
Settle down and take your time to refresh. Later in the afternoon, you will hike through the picturesque landscapes of rice fields and mountains. Stop at a beautiful waterfall, have some free time to swim in the clear azure water and enjoy the refreshing nature. On the way back, you, with the help of local guide, will collect several kinds of vegetable and herb to make the traditional dish for dinner.
Have dinner with the local family and taste the local whiskey for a good sleep!
Overnight in the charming home of the Muong
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Sustainability guidelines: Several mountain villages in Vietnam have been endangered by the upsurge of tourism, meanwhile we have searched and developed products such as Ngoc Son Ngo Luong to introduce you to the original culture of really authentic villages. Our mission is to promote but maintain and we cannot do this without your good and active collaboration. So please kindly follow the guidelines below to maintain the beauty of the area untouched during your trip there:
Please respect the local culture by observing it and taking the different gently.
Please do not give kids candy/ toys/money directly, especially on the road. Stationary and book are preferred. Please leave gifts to local schools or to the leader of the community.
No direct tipping, although you can buy local products to support the community. Do not pay more than you are asked for
Please respect the environment and do not litter on the way.
Purchasing products from wild animal is not recommended.
Ngoc Son Ngo Luong, 1 night