Pu Luong Nature Reserve & Mai Chau trekking adventure
6 Days/ 5 nights
Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Mai Chau - Hanoi
The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity region stretching from Mai Chau in the north west to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terrace and breathtaking scenery. On this trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong Ethnic Minorities and spend nights with friendly locals.
Tour Code : VA 02
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Preserve (4 hour driving, 3 hour trekking)
We depart Hanoi fro Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around 4 hours. Along the way we pass field of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. We will reach Mai Chau Vallley by lunch time. Following lunch in Pom Coong Village we drive 22km futher into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately 3 hours before arriving at Hang Village, 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 (6 hour trekking)
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 hours 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 Village 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 (6 hour trekking)
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 hours of light ascent 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 (6 hour trekking)
Our trek through the verdant countryside, today will take around 6 hours. 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 (4 hour trekking)
After breakfast we trek toward Ma River. The trek is quiet gentle since we descend a wide open valley. After 2 hours trek we will reach Pho Doan Town where we will visit to the local market. Following we trek Ma Reiver, 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 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 daily life activities of the local. Lunch in local house before driving back to Hanoi, arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 P.M. Trip concludes.
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
Trip Price Included
English speaking guide
Transfers and transportation
Water on day trek (01 bottle 1,5l of water/day)
Accommodation (home stay)
Entranced fees and permission
Trip Price Excluded
Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
Personal expenses: Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills
Tips and gratuities
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat…