Experience the best of Mai Chau and Pu Luong’s diverse natural world on this 4-day adventure through the wild. Explore the peaceful landscape in Mai Chau. Venture through Pu Luong Nature Reserve on an adventurous trek to discover hidden nature and wildlife. Chance to learn about locals in this mountainous northwestern part of Vietnam.
Tour code : AOT04
Travel style : Adventure & Off The Beaten Track
Duration : 04 Days - 03 Nights
Route : Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Hanoi
Day start with our pick-up at your hotel at 8 AM. Transfer to Mai Chau on a 4 hour drive. Short break half way at the local market of the Muong ethnic minority to learn about their daily life and customs or enjoy the panoramic scenery at top of Thung Khe pass known as one of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam. Reach Mai Chau valley at lunchtime.
After lunch, chance for you to visit the real local Thai traditional stilt house before cycling to villages of the Thai ethnic minority to learn about their daily lives and culture. Stop by a local village to learn about cloth weaving as a traditional handicraft. Get picked up by car and move to hidden Buoc village. After check-in the local lodge there, enjoy your sunset by the swimming pool, or cycle and walk around the village. Dinner at the lodge with the local people
After a local breakfast, start an easy 7 km trek off the beaten path to visit the beautiful surrounding villages with lush rice terraces, hanging bridge across wild stream. Back to lodge for lunch before moving to Pu Luong nature reserve on a 2 hour drive.
Start your 6 km trek winding through the green terrace rice fields and crossing the stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai minorities. Dinner at the lodge along with some rice wine “locally called happy water” made by local family. Enjoy a quiet night in the middle of the reserve.
Start the day with an early wake up to enjoy the breathtaking view from the lodge at sunrise. After breakfast , follow the trail through the emerald terrace rice fields and jungle to Hieu waterfall. Lunch by the waterfall after a 14 km hike and trek.
Afternoon is free time for you to relax and swim in the waterfall or trek to explore the surrounding village and jungle before check in the rustic local homestay
Call it a day after a cozy dinner with the family. Enjoy the rice wine and have a conversation with the locals to understand more about their culture and customs.
After breakfast, move by car to Cham stream. On the way, visit Ba village and cross the hanging bridge to discover the giant waterwheels, duck farm to learn about local agriculture system. Get on bamboo raft for a relaxing boating along Cham stream. Back to lodge for lunch. After lunch, walk around the village to enjoy last moments before saying goodbye to this wonderland to go back to Hanoi
Please note that accommodations mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed.