Destinations: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Kho Muong Village - Nua Village - Huou Village - Pho Doan town - Hanoi
Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.
Highlights: The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding unspoiled 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 trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and overnight at friendly local homestay.
Adventure Mai Chau - Puluong Trekking 5 Days
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong (L/D)
08:00 Tour guide and car pick up for depart from Hanoi 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 by a lunch in Pom Coong Village. After lunch 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.
21:00 Overnight at homestay
Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village (B/L/D)
7:30 Have breakfast at your homestay
8:30 Start a hard trek of the day with 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.
21:00 Overnight at homestay in Village
Day 3: Trek to Nua Village (B/L/D)
07:30 Have breakfast at your homstay.
08:30 Start 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 Nua village, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local home.
21:00 Overnight at Local house in Village.
Day 4: Trek to Huou Village (B/L/D)
After breakfast and start trek through the verdant countryside 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 Huou village with local house.
Day 5: Huou Village - Pho Doan Town - Hanoi (B/L)
The last days tour. After breakfast will be start trek toward Ma River. The trek is quite gentle since we descend a wide-open valley. We trek for 6 km till reach Pho Doan Town where we will visit to the local market. Meet our driver then go for a lunch at local restaurant before returning to Hanoi.
17:30 Arrival in Hanoi and End the trip.
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