Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau – Pu Luong
Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM and transfer to Mai Chau on our spectacular 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at PoomCoom village in Mai Chau, we take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people then lunch will be served.
At 1:00 PM, take a short car ride in about 1 hour before we set off for our hiking through the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve, the trek is
intermediate level and requires some walking up hills but it’s worth your hike as we will see many spectacular views of villages and terraces.
Arrival at the Thai stilt homestay in the late afternoon.Free time to rest and shower, then a traditional dinner with our host family.Overnight here.
Driving Distance: about 230 km
Trekking Distance: about 9 km (3 hours)
Trail Difficulty: 3/5
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, lunch, dinner, drinking water, homestay with permit
Day 2: Hidden trails of Pu Luong
Waking up early today is recommended as your chance to witness more local activities in the morning. After having our breakfast, we say goodbye to our host by around 8.00 AM for our good hike ahead.
More trek today through hidden gems of Pu Luong including the beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces, and peaceful villages.
We stop for our picnic lunch then continue our trek through more villages to reach Hieu village in the afternoon.
Take rest as you wish then you are free to stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to the homestay for dinner and overnight at homestay. Contact us if you wish to stay at an Ecolodge at Hieu village, instead of homestay.
Trekking Distance: about 12 km (5 – 6 hours)
Trail Difficulty: 3/5
Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals
Day 3: Hieu village – Pho Doan – Hanoi
Your last day here at this beautiful nature reserve and friendly villagers so take the chance to explore around on your own or with our guide around the village.
We will then take an easy walk in about 1,5 hoursto the town-let of this nature reserve where you van is waiting for us.
Lunch at one of the local restaurants before having a scenic drive back to Hanoi. Finish our trip at your hotel around 5:00 PM.
Driving Distance: about 235 km
Trekking Distance: 8 km
Trail Difficulty: 2/5
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, permit