Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful areas in northern Vietnam. This is an area of outstanding beauty, an exciting mix of culture and rich biodiversity stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest to Cuc Phuong National Park in the southeast. The region is blessed with lush forests, vast limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces, and breathtaking scenery. This 5 days trip allows us to explore the mountainous Pu Luong Nature Reserve and experience the culture of the Thai and Muong people in scenic villages in traditional rustic home-stay accommodations. This is a challenging trek, with unforgettable rewards.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (L, D)
Today morning you will be picked up by Green Discovery Indochina‘s guide and driver, and then we will depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau. After 3 hours drives, we will arrive in Pom Coong village in Mai Chau, take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai village, then lunch at home-stay in Pom Coong village.
In the afternoon we will drive to Pu Luong Nature Reserve, the car will drop us at Phu Le, then we will start to trek from Phu Le to Hang village, it take 2.5 hour. Spend the night with a local Thai family in a traditional house built on stilts. Tonight we will overnight in home-stay at Hang village.
Day 2: Hang village – Kho Muong village (B, L, D)
In the morning, we will enjoy our breakfast served by Thai people, then we will start our trek at 8:00am, our trekking today will take an approximately 5 to 6 hours. The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, and rich rain forest.
We will have lunch in the jungle on the way to Eco Ken village. Arrival in Kho Muong- the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam nestled between steep karat mountains and nice terraces in the afternoon.
Tonight we will have dinner and overnight in Thai stilt house in Kho Muong village.
Day 3: Kho Muong – Hin village (B, L, D)
After breakfast in the stilt house of Thai people, then we will start for a harder full day of hiking. We will trek through rich forest and beautiful villages including the scenic Kho Muong, with Thai and Muong villages.
Enjoy our picnic lunch in the jungle, and then we will keep trekking down to Hin village.
Tonight we will have dinner and overnight in a stilt house of Thai people in Hin village.
Day 4: Hin village – Ton Village (B, L, D)
Today morning we will leave Hin village after having breakfast at stilt house of Thai people. Start for a full day trek to Ton village. Climbing up hardly to get in deeper inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve with wild and rich tropical forest, having picnic lunch on the way.
After lunch, continuing our trekking to Ton village, arrive in Ton village in the afternoon. Take a break and stretch your legs on the house on stilt of Thai people or strolling round this village and get in contact with hospitable friendly local people here.
Tonight we will have dinner and overnight in Ton village.
Day 5: Ton village – Dong Van village – Hanoi (B, L)
After having breakfast, we will start our trek to Dong Van village. Arrive in Dong Van village at around 10:30 AM, our diver will pick you up at Dong Van village, then we will depart from Dong Van to Hanoi, having lunch on the way back to Hanoi. We will arrive in Hanoi at around 5:00 PM. Tour end.