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 cultures, 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-day Vietnam adventure tour allows us to explore the mountainous Pu Luong Nature Reserve and amazing experience with the culture of the Thai and Muong people in scenic villages with traditional, rustic home-stay accommodations. This is a challenging trek, with unforgettable rewards.
 

Tour Code: VEH 15
Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Hang Kia – Kho Muong – Ban Hin – Ban Ton – Dong Van
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)
Adventure Activities:
Hiking, Trekking
Tour Category: Vietnam Adventure Tours

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong
Day 2: Ban Hang – Kho Muong
Day 3: Kho Muong – Ban Hin
Day 4: Ban Hin – Ban Ton
Day 5: Ban Ton – Dong Van village – Hanoi.

 
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (L, D)

From your hotel in Hanoi, you will be picked up by Viet Vision Travel’s guide and driver then depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau. After 3,5 hours of driving, arrive in Pom Coong village. Next, take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai village and interact with local people. Enjoy lunch at a homestay in Pom Coong village.

pu luong nature reserve

In the afternoon, drive to Pu Luong Nature Reserve, stop at Phu Le where you will start your trekking tour from Phu Le to Hang village in about 2.5 hours. Your path is filled with immense rice fields and scattered stilt houses. Spend the night with a local Thai family in a traditional house built on stilts. After dinner, enjoy a traditional dance and unique bamboo tube liquor. Overnight in Hang village.

enjoy bamboo tube liquor in mai chau

Day 2: Hang Village – Kho Muong Village (B, L, D)

In the morning, enjoy breakfast served by Thai people, then start the trekking tour of about 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 the valley, rice terraces, and rich rainforest.

kho muong village

Have lunch in the jungle on the way to Eco Ken village. Arrive in Kho Muong – the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam nestled between steep karst mountains and rice terraces in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Thai stilt house in Kho Muong village.

Day 3: Kho Muong – Hin Village (B, L, D)

Start the second day of hiking after breakfast in the stilt house of Thai people. Trek through the rich forest and beautiful villages including the scenic Kho Muong, with Thai and Muong villages. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the jungle then keep trekking down to Hin village. Tonight, enjoy dinner and overnight in a stilt house of Thai people in Hin village.

stilt houses in mai chau

Day 4: Hin Village – Ton Village (B, L, D)

Today, leave Hin village after having breakfast at stilt house of Thai people. Start for a full day trek to Ton village. Climb up hard to get in deeper inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve with wild and rich tropical forest, having picnic lunch on the way.

mai chau hiking tour

After lunch, continue your 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 around this village and get in contact with hospitable friendly local people here. Overnight in Ton village.

Day 5: Ton Village – Dong Van village – Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, start the last trek to Dong Van village. Arrive in Dong Van village at around at noon, you will be picked up at Dong Van village, then depart from Dong Van to Hanoi, having lunch on the way back to Hanoi. We will arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Tour ends.

adventure tour in mai chau and pu luong

What’s Included?

  • Private round-trip transfer with A/C
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Home-stay permissions
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

What’s Excluded?

  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines.

Recommended Hotel List:

Cities3 stars4 stars5 stars
Ban HangHomestayHomestayHomestay
Kho MuongThai stilt houseThai stilt houseThai stilt house
Ban HinHomestayHomestayHomestay
Ban TonHomestayHomestayHomestay