Trekking in Cuc Phuong and Pu Luong and Halong Bay Cruise - 12 Days focusing on north Vietnam is perfect for trekkers who enjoy walking but also want insight into the culture of the destination. You will encounter ethnic minority people as well as visit the fascinating city of Hanoi. Walk in Pu Luong nature reserve and give you a brilliantly different experience. An amazing trek visiting remote tribal villages in the mountainous backcountry of northern Vietnam. We stay in traditional village houses as we trek through the beautiful rice paddies of Mai Chau and Pu Luong. Experience the culture, customs, and cuisine of the friendly hilltribes. Hanoi - Cuc Phuong National Park - Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve - Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Mai Chau Scenic Valley - Tam Coc sublime limestone mountain - Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long long - Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park

8:00 AM pick up from your hotel and we leave bustle and hustle behind, our shuttle bus will take you to Cuc Phuong National park on the scenic route, passing the Red River Delta rural area. You admire stunning green rice fields and tranquil villages. upon arrival park, we do check-in and have lunch in a local restaurant at the park headquarter. After lunch, we take first visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center and Turtle Conservation Center of the park, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world. The primate center houses specimens of langurs, loris, and gibbon species, including the critically endangered Delacour’s langurs, Golden – head langur, Tonkin snub-nosed langur, and black-crested Gibbon. After visiting and learning about the taste of conservation, we come to the hotel and have dinner.

Activities: Transferring and visiting National park
Accommodation: Cuc Phuong Guesthouse
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: No
Vehicle Support: yes

Day 2 : Cuc Phuong National Park – Trek to Khanh Village

Get up early to enjoy pristine nature and the sound of Gibbons, we have a hearty breakfast and commence visiting the cave of prehistoric man, where human skeletons and stone tools dating back to some 7500 years old have been found, leaving the cave, our bus will bring you to central park on the scenic route. We pass through the core of the tropical jungle to Bong center where we start our trekking journey to Ban Khanh village. We trek through dense tropical forests to admire thousand years old trees and meet some rare animals en route. Upon arrival in Ban Khanh – peaceful and hospitable Muong ethnic community, stroll around the village to learn about their daily life and culture, enjoy delicious home-cooked dinner with homestay owners, and stay overnight in Ban Khanh eco homestay.

Activities: Trekking through National Park to the Village
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 15 -18 Km: Trekking times: 7-8 Hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 3 : Ban Khanh – Thuong village – Pu Luong Nature reserve.

After enjoying pancake and banana cake, we say goodbye to our friendly Host. Start a beautiful trekking day by experiencing bamboo rafting on a Tranquil Buoi River to Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve. Disembarking on the raft, the motorbike will bring you to Thuong village which boasts an alluring Mo waterfall and welcomes  Muong ethnic minority. You will enjoy lunch at the eco homestay located next to the waterfall. In the afternoon, we will trek through the tropical forest, ascend the hill, and stroll down to the green valley to Ngoc son Ngo Luong. On arrival at the eco homestay, we enjoy not only herbal tea and  authentic Muong cuisine but also experience traditional music performances by the local women

Activities: Trekking and rafting on Buoi River to the Village
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 15 – 18 Km: Trekking times: 7-8 Hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 4: Khuong Village trek to Mon Village

Have a lovely breakfast at Mu stream homestay, you will stroll around the Khuong village to learn further about the everyday life of local people, and then follow a short trail to Mu village where you are excited at the incredible Mu waterfall and a simple remaining water-power rice mortar. Typically, one of the best our door activities you can do today is swimming. After lunchtime, you will come back to Mu stream homestay. In the afternoon,  you will hike on a trail running through the lush village and stunning rice paddy fields to Mon village. Arriving at the eco homestay, relax by yourself and have dinner with a local family.

Activities: Trekking from Village - Village
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 14- 17 Km: Trekking time: 6-7 Hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 5: Mon village trek to Hieu village.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in a homestay, we commence our new trekking day to Phu Luong nature reserve. We will hike on a single track to Coi Gao village and then turn off to the forest. On the way, you have the chance to hike through one of the most beautiful route links between two nature reserves. You will hike under canopies of great trees, sometimes going through small springs, and may be lost in the sound of nature for some hours, finally, you will reach Phu Luong nature reserve. Have a picnic lunch en route, keep trekking out of the forest at sunset time, you will hike on the village road and capture the fascinating image of the immissions of cooking smoke from various stilt houses of Thai ethnic community.. arriving at Hieu eco-village. You will be warmly welcomed by a friendly homestay owner, have dinner and stay overnight with the Thai Family nearby the waterfall.

Activities: Trekking from the village - Village
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 18  -20 Km Trekking time: 7-8 hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 6 : Hieu trek to Kho Muong Village.

Get up early to stroll around the village or go to a waterfall to swim, come back to the homestay for breakfast, we continue our trekking day to Kho Muong villages. we start hiking from the homestay, passing a tranquil village and stunning rice field to Pho Doan Town were open regularly weekend market. If we are lucky we meet a colorful hill tribe market. After visiting, we keep hiking through the picturesque rice terrace to Kho Muong village. today we will trek through the central area of Phu Luong Nature Reserve. It is blessed with breathtaking scenery and magnificent limestone panoramas. Arriving in Kho Muong eco homestay, spend your time visiting Cave's nearby village and walk around the village to witness their activity life. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Thai eco homestay.

Activities: Trekking from Village - Village
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 13- 16 Km: Trekking time: 6-7 Hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 7: Kho Muong Trek To Hang Village

Today is hike 50% on village paths single track trail, through rice paddy terraced, cross stream and 50% on an old disused unpaved French road – the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. There are some good descents and several more streams crossings. The trekking is the remote yet one is never far from a villager tending fields..relax from the heat of the days in a local home while lunch is cooked before continuing to a village nestled between steep karst mountains. It is recommended to stroll around the villages and join in as the villagers go about their daily lives. Or relax in one of the three Eco homestays. Overnight homestays in the traditional stilt house of Ban Hang Villages. Sometoughsectionsthroughforestonsmallpaths.

Activities: Trekking village - Village
Accommodation: Ecohomestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 14- 18 Km: trekking time: 7-8 hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 8:  Hang Village Ban Sai – Boat trip to Co Luong

After a leisurely breakfast, hike through the narrow valley to the junction where we hike to the fantastic Ma river. Take a boat upstream a short way ( approx 40 minutes) past a string of minority villages. Arriving at the meeting point with the driver, we take a bus to Mai Chau for lunch. After lunch, take time to walk around Mai Chau Village by some gifts for your friend.

Activities: Trekking, boat trip transferring to Mai Chau
Accommodation: in Mai Chau Eco-house
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: 9 Km: Trekking time: 2 km
Vehicle Support: yes

Day 9 : Mai Chau – Trang An – Tam Coc

Say goodbye Mai Chau, we jump on a bus. Enjoy brilliant scenery on the way to Van Long Wetland Reserve. Have lunch en route, after lunch, we continue to explore magnificent scenery on the way to  Trang An – a world heritage site take three hours boat trip to explore marvelous scenery and admire stunning nature, picturesque limestone mountains, visit some holy temples on our way to learn about Vietnamese traditional religion. Following the rice, the paddy trail leads us to Tam Coc ( three grottos) to admire the wonderland. Spend two hours on boat trips to discover breathtaking scenery on the Ngo Dong River.  Have dinner and stay overnight in Tam Coc Hidden charm resort.

Activities: Transferring and visiting Boat trip
Accommodation: Tam Coc Eco- Homestay
Meals: B/L/D
Trekking distance: No

Vehicle Support: Fully support

Day 10: Tam Coc – Hai Phong – Halong Cruise

Have a hearty breakfast in Hotel. our shuttle will meet you at 8:00 in the lobby and take you to Halong bay. stop at midway for having breakfast and enjoy hot coffee. After taking a short break, we continue to Halong bay. on the way you will impressive with exotic Tonkin scenery and peaceful villages. Upon arriving in Halong bay, do check-in and board on boat for three days two nights exploring Halong Bay. Have lunch and dinner on the boat

12.30 – 13.00: Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.
13.30 – 15.00: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations.
15.00 – 16.30: Cruise to Cap La, Tra San.
16.30 – 17.30: Enjoy paddling around Cap La and Tra San by kayak.
17.45 – 19.00: Back to junk for swimming or relaxing.

19.00 – 21.00: Have dinner and overnight on board in Cong Do.
Activities: Transferring to Halong bay
Accommodation: on cruise
Meals: B/L/D
Transferring Distance: 160 Km

Day 11: Halong Cruising - Kayaking and visiting the beautiful caves.

07.30 – 08.00: Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08.15 – 09.15 : Start cruising to Vung Vieng.
09.30 – 10.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic rowboat, meet the local people, and pass through the floating school and fish farms.
10.30 – 11.30: Reach Hon Co Island for swimming or relaxation. Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave.
12.00 – 13.30: Have a BBQ lunch and relax on a wild beach or in Thien Canh Son cave (Depending on the availability and weather condition).
13.45 – 15.45: Back to junk for relaxing while cruising to the Cong Do area
16.00 – 17.30: Enjoy swimming or kayaking through Cong Do and Thay cave area

19.00 – 21.00: Have dinner & overnight on board.
Activities: Exploring Halong and Bai Tu Long Bay
Accommodation: On Cruise
Meals: B/L/D
Kayaking  time: 3-4 hours
Vehicle Support: No

Day 12: Halong – Hanoi

07.30 – 08.00: Enjoy the fresh air & gentle breeze of the bay in the morning. Have breakfast on board.
08.30 – 09.30: Free time for swimming & relaxing.
10.00: Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
11.45 – 12.00: Disembark. Drive directly to Hanoi City. Stop for coffee and relax at midway.  Arriving at Hotel at 15:pm. Do check-in. our team says goodbye to all of you.

Activities: Transferring back to Hanoi
Accommodation: None
Meals: B/L
Transferring distance:200 Km
Vehicle Support: Yes


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Tour price : Contact us

Group size : 2 to 25 hikers

Join in group tour tour departure dates : 12th monthly

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Meals in tours: L= Lunch, D = Dinner, B = Breakfast
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Accommodation homestay, guesthouse, and Halong cruise - 11 nights
  • Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part)
  • Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part)
  • All road and transport taxes
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Hanoi (
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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