If you are looking for a tranquil place, escape from the normal touristic adventure destinations in Vietnam and enjoy an authentic Northern Vietnam in one place, Pu Luong Nature Reserve with staying at Pu Luong Retreat is a perfect choice. Here, you can see all highlights of the North in Vietnam: the breathtaking landscape of mountain ranges in Sapa, the scenic rice terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai, the mighty rivers and waterfalls of Cao Bang as well as the Mai Chau’s simple remote traditional villages, where you can see and experience the particular cultural heritage and lifestyle of local ethnic minorities. Specially, Pu Luong Retreat is able to help you enjoy a new, memorable and less-touristic adventure in this dreaming land.
Day 1: Water wheels walk and rafting | 2.5 km easy walk – 1.5 hours | 2 km rafting – 1.5 hours
AM: You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting.
PM: You will be transffed to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.
Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.
Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
Day 2: Enthralling trekking routes | 4 km easy walking – almost 3 hours
AM: Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.Your camera will not be able to sit still!
Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot. Then you will be transferred back to Puluong Retreat for lunch.
PM: Check out the Lodge.
- Private transfer round trip
- Private bed (House on stilt) or Private room with ensuite (for Bungalow)
- All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
- Entrance and Sightseeing fees
- Full board: 2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfasts
- River rafting
- Free Wi-Fi at Pu Luong Retreat
- Welcome drink
- 2 bottles of water in rooms daily
- River kayaking: US$ / 1 guest / kayak
- Drinks, Gratuities and other personal expenses
- English/French speaking guide