Pu Luong Nature Reserver Trekking Experience – 5 Days

Pu Luong Nature Reserver Trekking Experience – 5 Days
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Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking Experience – 5 Days. The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest, and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest to Cuc Phuong National Park in the southeast. 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 spend nights with friendly locals.

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong

After breakfast, we depart Hanoi for 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 lunch, in Pom Coong Village 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 the 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 the daily life activities of the locals.


Transfer:  4 hrs

Trekking:  3 hrs/easy terrain

Meals:   Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village

This morning we have breakfast in the homestay before we begin the big trek of the day. Today we will be walking for around 6 hrs on a rocky path running through the jungle. The 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.


Trekking:  6 hrs/slightly uphill/rocky path

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 3: Trek to Cao Hoong Village

Today we have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route, we pass through several small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hr of light ascent, we will descend to the village of Cao Hoong, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in a local home.


Trekking:  6 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 4: Trek to Cao Village

Our trek through the verdant countryside today will take around 6 hrs. The trek path runs uphill and downhill through the forest, rice terraces, and scenic villages. On the trek, we may see farmers working in rice paddies and children going to school. Lunch break will be in a local village. We spend the night in the Thai village of Cao.


Trekking:  5 hrs/small climbs

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 5: Cao Village – Canh Nang Town –Hanoi

After breakfast, we trek toward the Ma River. The trek is quite gentle since we descend a wide-open valley. After 2 hrs trek, we will reach Pho Doan Town where we will visit the local market. Following we trek Ma River, on the way we will see a nice view of river, paddies and water wheel. We will be picked up and transferred back to Hanoi. End The Tour.


Trekking:  4 hrs/long descent

Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: None


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Group size: 2 to 25 pax

Join in group tour departure: 10th and 25th monthly

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Meals in tours: B= breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Accommodation in home-stay
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • 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)
  • Entrance fees and permissions
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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