Details

Unique Experiences:
  • Discover Pu Luong Nature Reserve as you stay in a cosy retreat
  • Explore the wild nature, cross suspension bridges, find the water wheels and raft the river
  • Get up and close to local life in the countryside.
Participants:
Small Group Adventure - Typically no more than 8 fellow travellers. A small group brings you closer to local life and gives you the flexibility to venture off the beaten path and go beyond the ordinary.

This group departs with a minimum of 1 traveller.
Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Daily
Type of Transportation:

Private Car

Type of Accommodation:

Dorm Room in Comfortable House on Stilts with Shared Bathroom

Physical Rate: 2/5
Child Policy:

Children below 8 years of age are prohibited from joining this tour.

Included in Price:

Meals: 2 x Breakfasts, 3 x Lunches, 2 x Dinners
Accommodation: 2 x Nights at Pu Luong Retreat, or similar
Transport: Private Car or Van
Miscellaneous: Entrance Fees

Excluded from Price:
  • Vietnam visa
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Mai Chau, Pu Luong
Start City:
Hanoi
End City:
Hanoi

Itinerary

Day 1: From Hanoi to Pu Luong

At 07:30 am you'll be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi to start your trip. Stop en route in Mai Chau to see the famous collection of villages and pretty scenery before you continue driving to Pu Luong. You'll be entering Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley.

You’ll 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.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred 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.

Once arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you’ll have a short rest to gear up for the bamboo river rafting with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the view, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts until arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge. From here you’ll disembark and get transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat in Dorm Room, or similar


Day 2: Pu Luong Discovery

Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat, where you'll 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 won't 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. Savor the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.

After enjoying delicious food, you'll have some free time to explore the refreshing water at the nearby river, before moving to our pick-up point for your transfer back to the Retreat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat in Dorm Room, or similar
Note: Trekking distance approximately 13 km, and easy walking for about 6 hours. 


Day 3: From Pu Luong to Hanoi

Today, you'll have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making weaving colorful textiles, followed by lunch at the Lodge.

By noon, you will be checking out from the Lodge and drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon with the difficulty of deciding, which activity has been the best highlight on your trip.

Arriving back in Hanoi around 17:30 PM, where you trip ends. Please do remember, whatever you may wish, we are more than happy to help.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: Trekking distance approximately 4.5 km, and easy walk for about 2 hours.

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