Mai Chau & Pu Luong 3-Day Hidden Trails Trek

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What You'll Do
  • Visit mountainous townlet Mai Chau & peaceful villages in Pu Luong Natural Reserve.
  • Do the trekking “off the beaten path” route in Pu Luong Natural Reserve and get deeper in the tropical forest.
  • See the paddy rices and countryside secenery
  • A chance to get close with the local hill tribes- mostly Muong & Thai people, stay at their eco- stilt house, see the water wheel and the local food.
This is a great combination of adventure, nature & culture. You will be guided through the picturesque regions of the Pu Luong Natural Reserve. Enjoy the surrounding beauty and biodiversity, visit and stay in the traditional homes of the Thai people.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong (~ 230 km & ~ 3 hour trek)

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 transferring to Mai Chau on our spectacular drive. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people then lunch will be served.

13:00, take a short car ride in about 1 hour before we set off for our hiking through the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve, the trek is intermediate level and will require some walking up hills but it’s worth your hike as we will see many spectacular views of villages and terraces.   

Arrival at the Thai stilt homestay in the late afternoon. Free time to rest and shower, then a traditional dinner with our host family. Overnight here.

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, lunch, dinner, drinking water, homestay with permit.

Day 2: Hidden trails of Pu Luong (5 hours trek)

Waking up early today is recommended as your chance to witness more local activities in the morning. Our breakfast and we will say good-bye to our host by around 8.00 for our good hike ahead.

We will be doing from 5-6 hours hike today through more gems of Pu Luong including beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peaceful villages.

We stop for our picnic lunch then continue our trek through more villages to reach to Hieu village in the afternoon.

Take rest as you wish then you are free to stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to the homestay for dinner and overnight at homestay.

Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals

Note: Contact us if you wish to stay at an eco lodge at Hieu village, instead of homestay.

Day 3: Hieu village – Pho Doan – Hanoi

Your last day here at this beautiful nature reserve and friendly villagers so take the chance to explore around on your own or with our guide around the village.

We will then take an easy walk in about 1,5 hours to the town-let of this nature reserve where you van is waiting for us.

Lunch at one of the local restaurants before having a scenic drive back to Hanoi. Finish our trip at your hotel around 17:00.

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, permit
What's Included
  • See inclusive items listed after each day
What's Not Included
  • Visa, insurance, drinks, personal expenses, others not mentioned in details, tips are welcome!
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Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 7:00 am transferring to Mai Chau.

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