We drive 74 km (1.5 hour) from Hanoi
to Hoa Binh
town (The nearest place from Hanoi can be met hill tribe people) passing through parts of the scenic North-West mountainous region of Vietnam. Upon arrival, we board our private boat and cruise on the Da River. We visit villages of the Muong and the Dzao ethnic minorities on the river bank. After the cruise, we drive back to Hoa Binh town for lunch before driving back to Hanoi. On the way back, we'll visit the famous silk village of VanPhuc, which has been well-known for its Lua Van or silk weaving craft. Van means cloud. Silk of Van Phuc
is of high artistic value.