Meet up with your tour guide and vehicle in Hanoi, and depart for the Mai Chau valley, about three hours away. Enjoy views of the mountainous landscape, and stop for photo ops along the way.
On arrival in Mai Chau, visit the Lac village of White Thai hill tribe, where you can see their stilt houses built with large palm-leaf roofs, polished bamboo-slat floors, a center kitchen, and patterned windows. Lunch is served at a local house with traditional dishes featuring flavors of the mountains, such as ruou can (wine drunk out of a jar through pipes), nep (sticky rice), ginger, and com lam (bamboo-tube rice).
In the afternoon, visit Pomcoong village, and see what daily life is like for this hill tribe. Enjoy a performance of their traditional dance, a gong festival, a local home, or other activities. Your tour ends with the drive back to Hanoi.