A nature Reserve near Mai Chau town of the Thai people is Puluong Nature Reserve, it is a great choice for your tour with days from Hanoi, you can visit and stay in the traditional home of the Thai - one of Vietnam 54 ethnic minorities, visit to these beautiful villages you will also have chance to walk or trek on trails less travelled, meeting the locals....all of this will simply offer you an unforgettable experience.
Mai Chau and Pu Luong Nature
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong (L, D)
8:00 Our car and tourguide will be pick you up from from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for transferring to Mai Chau. Daydream as we drive a safe route with spectacular views around every bend.
11:30 Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, after short break the tour guide will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people.
12:30 Lunch has been arranged at the village.
14:00 Continue driving around 20 km more to Puluong Nature Reserve then start a 2 to 3 hour walk through beautiful hill side villages, magnificent rice paddies, seeing hand crafted bamboo water wheels. The highlight on this walk is experiencing the beauty of Pu luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Here in Hang village we will have a traditional dinner and stay the night.
Day 2: Pu Luong Discovery (B, L, D)
It will be interesting for you to get up and observe, or even take part in their activities in the morning because the daily life here starts early, take an opportunity to stroll around Hang village before having breakfast served by Thai people, then at 8 a.m start our trek. Today we will be walking approximately 5 to 6 hrs .The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossing, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, rich rain forest, streams.
Picnic lunch on the way at Eo Ken village, arrival in Kho Muong - the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam. It is recommended to stroll round the village and join in as villagers go about their daily lives, or relax in one of the three-eco homestays superbly set up by FFI (Flora and Fauna International) in conjunction with local villages. Please be soft and nice, nature is just very lovely here. Arrival in Kho Muong village in the afternoon. Here we will spend our second night in a typical Thai eco – stilt house.
Day 3: Pu Luong - Hanoi (B, L)
8:00 Tour guide will be pick up and start for an easy day trek. We will continue on through beautiful valley, unspoiled villages with nice view, sure with much impression. Relax from the heat of the day before continuing on to a village nestled between steep karts mountains and nice terraces. Arrive in a small town in Pho Doan market after 3-4 hrs trekking.
12:30 Short break for lunch in a local food stall in the town. Our driver will bring us to Canh Nang, follow 217 road to Cam Thuy and back to Hanoi. Finish our trip at your hotel in Hanoi.
What to bring?
Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks. If you feel the need then sleeping bags, cable lock for your bags is recommended.
Homestay condition is very basic.
Meals: Vietnam food.
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