Morning, depart Hanoi and head west towards Hoa Binh city where we stop for refreshments and visit Hoa Binh hydro station was built in the 1980's. Leaving Hoa Binh we climb towards the Mai Chau valley, about another two hours away to the White Thai village of Lac. Enjoy the stunning views while lunching on tasty local dishes cooked by the White Thai girls of the village. Afternoon we walk to the surrounding village then drive to Co luong harbor for the delights of a boat trip on Ma River for visit Ban En village. Trek along the river bank to where you will embark again the boat to return the Lac village. Your hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people. While enjoying these people's hospitality, you’ll find out a little more of their lives and cultures during the evening meal. Tonight’s accommodation in a stilt house will probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to but nonetheless a lot of fun. Traditional dancing can be arranged as an extra if wanted.