The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value. Leave the city behind and explore the beautiful nature of Vietnam.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong
Depart Hanoi for Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around 4 hours.
Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. We will reach Mai Chau valley by lunchtime.
Following lunch in Pom Coong village we drive 14 miles (22 km) further into the reserve where we begin our hike.
We will hike for approximately 3 hours before arriving at Hang Village, which is home to a Thai ethnic minority.
We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Before dinner we can stroll around the village to observe the daily life and activities of the locals.
Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village
Enjoy breakfast in the morning, before a 6-hour walk through the jungle. In a village along the way we will take a lunch break.
After lunch we will pass through several Thai villages before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.
Day 3: Trek to Cao Hoong Village
The third day will start with a climb to the Pu Luong range. En route we will pass through a number of small villages. After 3 hours of light ascent the path will take us down to the village of Cao Hoong. In this village of Thai ethnic minorities, we will spend the night in local home.
Day 4: Trek to Cao Village
Our trek through the lush countryside will take around 6 hours. The hiking path runs uphill and downhill through forest, rice terraces and scenic villages. On the way we may see farmers working on rice paddies and children going to school. We will stop for a lunch break in a local village.
We spend the night in the village Cao.
Day 5: Cao Village – Canh Nang Town – Mai Chau
After breakfast we trek toward Ma River. The trek is quite gentle since we descend a wide-open valley. After 2 hours we will reach Pho Doan Town where we will visit to the local market. Afterwards we trek along Ma River. We will be picked up and taken to Mai Chau where we will enjoy a late lunch.
Our overnight homestay will be in Pom Coong village.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Hanoi
Today is a relaxing day. We can take a stroll in Mai Chau Valley to observe the daily life of the locals. After lunch in local home we will drive back to Hanoi.
The tour concludes at 5 pm in Hanoi.
- AC vehicle, English or French speaking guide, Porter & cook, Meals as indicated in the itinerary, Homestay permissions, First-aid kit, Water & Snack, Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance, Visa, Tips, Personal expenses