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4-Day Phu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking Adventure from Hanoi

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Day 1: Hanoi-Mai Chau-Pu Luong (L, D)

At 8am your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and depart to Mai Chau. You will pass through mountainous landscape on the way and stop for lunch in a Thai ethnic minority group’s stilt house in Lac village. After lunch, wander around the homes which will give you an overview of the community’s daily life. The village operates as a community co-operative, set up by the people themselves. The villagers specialize in weaving brocade products and are always keen to show visitors their skills. Later, a 15km drive takes you to a motorboat for a ride along the Ma River, pausing en-route to visit some of the nearby ethnic minority villages. After docking, you’ll hike to Hang village where you’ll spend the night in a stilt house.

Day 2: Pu Luong - Hiking(B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will stroll around Hang Village, a small Thai minority community where you can visit local families in their stilt houses and drink green tea. You’ll then hike through pristine scenery which will take you to Eo Ken village, well off the beaten track high on a slope of a mountain. It’s a stiff hike but the effort is worth it. Lunch will be prepared by a local family, after which a short hike takes you to meet a waiting car for a one hour drive. When you step down, a stroll downhill will take you to Kho Muong village where you will spend the night with a family in a traditional stilt house complete with a natural stream for your bathroom!

Day 3: Pu Luong - hiking(B, L, D)

After an early breakfast, you will walk to a large limestone cave near the village. It is worth visiting but the route can be dangerous in some places. To avoid accidents, it’s important that you wear suitable clothing, stout non-slip shoes and follow the guide’s instructions in full. From there, you’ll continue your route through the forest and villages with a picnic lunch prepared by your tour guide. Your dinner and overnight stay will be in another stilt house.

Day 4 : Pu Luong - Thanh Hoa - Hanoi(B, L)

This morning, you will drive through villages to visit to a local market. On the way, you will see many local people heading in the same direction. It’s an excellent opportunity to see the local commodities, watch the interaction between buyers and sellers and get insight into the culture of Pu Luong’s minority communities.

From there, you will drive to a small town for lunch, stopping on the way to visit the remarkable water wheels of the Muong people. After lunch, you will cross the Ma River to visit Cam Thuy ‘Sacred Fish Stream’. Afterward, you’ll return to Hanoi arriving in the late afternoon finishing your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hanoi Hotels
Departure Time
8:00 AM
4 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private car
  • English speaking guide
  • Home stay
  • Meals follow program (B,L,D Vietnamese food) B:Breakfast L:Lunch D:Dinner
  • Cool water
  • Drinks, laundry, telephone and other private services
  • Tip for guide and driver
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pù Luông Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in northern Vietnam. This nature reserve is situated in Quan Hóa and Bá Thước districts of Thanh Hóa Province, North Central Coast region of Vietnam. Pu Luong Nature Reserve is bordered by Mai Châu, Tân Lạc and Lạc Sơn districts of Hòa Bình Province. The reserve is located along two parallel mountain ridges, that run from north-west to south-east, and are divided by a central valley, which contains several human settlements and a large agricultural land area, therefore, is not included within the nature reserve. Pù Luông is endowed with great biodiversity, its flora and fauna is closely associated with the Cúc Phương National Park 25 km south-east.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 19 July 2019

I went om the tour to mai Chau thru this travel agent I would say this destination is gorgeous in the north of Vietnam compare to Ninh Binh I would say mai Chau I really enjoyed it with the nature , I slept at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AdventureGirlls
Hai N, Front Office Manager at Adventure Indochina Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Our team at Adventure Indochina Travel would like to thank you for such detailed feedback, and the time and effort you took to write your review. All of our staff pride themselves in offering and also arranging the tours best suited to our client’s needs,...More

Reviewed 1 July 2019

me and my friend really enjoy the loop .this is the first time i write review , because this is unforgetable memory ever, like my friend did review , just want to write this for letting other travelers know , if you want to do...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kendal999
Hai N, Front Office Manager at Adventure Indochina Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Kendal. All of our team are extremely happy to know that you both enjoyed our Authentic Ha Giang Loop tour. It is very gratifying to know that the 4-day tour lived up to all of your expectations. It is very kind of you to share...More

Reviewed 5 April 2019

Special thanks to Thien the fantastic tour guy! I was in Vietnam for about 1 months and he helped me a lot with all tours! make sure to choose give to guide you trough Vietnam!More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Krzysztof K
Hai N, Front Office Manager at Adventure Indochina Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

All of our staff are so glad to hear that you so all enjoyed your stay in beautiful Vietnam, and that you all had such a positive experience on all of your tours we provided, which were numerous and varied. I will make sure to...More

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