Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights
Group size: 2-12 pax
Itinerary: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hanoi
Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve 6 days - The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the Northwest to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this 6-day trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend nights with friendly locals.
Good for experienced trekkers/adventures
6-day private tour to visit Mai Chau and Pu Luong
Hard trek tour through remote villages and spend the night in homestay accommodation
Description Tour Prices
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (L/D)
08.00 Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around 4 hrs. 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 22km further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately 3 hrs before arriving at Hang Village, which is home to 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 daily life activities of the locals.
Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village (B/L/D)
This morning we have breakfast in the home stay before we begin the big trek of the day. Today we will be walking for around 6 hrs on a rocky path running through jungle. Lunch stop will be in a village along the way.
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 (B/L/D)
Today we have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route we pass through a number of small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hr of light ascent we will we will descend to the village of Cao Hoong, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local home.
Day 4: Trek to Cao Village (B/L/D)
Our trek through the verdant countryside today will take around 6 hrs. The trek path runs uphill and downhill through forest, rice terraces and scenic villages. On the trek we may see farmers working on rice paddies and children going to school. Lunch break will be in a local village.
We spend the night in the Thai village of Cao.
Day 5: Cao Village – Canh Nang Town – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
After breakfast we trek toward Ma River. The trek is quite gentle since we descend a wide-open valley. After 2 hrs trek we will reach Pho Doan Town where we will visit to the local market. Following we trek Ma River, on the way we will see nice view of river, paddies and water wheel. We will be picked up and transferred to Mai Chau for a late lunch.
Overnight homestay in Pom Coong village.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L)
Today is a relaxing day. We can take a stroll in Mai Chau Valley to observe daily life activities of the local. Lunch in local house before driving back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi around 5 pm, tour concludes.
What to bring: Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, sleeping bag, rain coat, tioletries, original passport, first-aid kit