Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The 3 days tour Pu Luong Trek takes you to the less traveled places in Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa where you visit peaceful villages of stilt houses and meet up with the Thai, Muong.
DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU -> PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE
7:30am you will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Poom Coong village, Mai Chau we drive further into the Pu Luong Nature Reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving in the Hang village which is inhabited by the Thai ethnic group. We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.
DAY 2: PU LUONG TREKKING
Breakfast will be provided in the local house. We leave the village at about 8:00 in the morning and we hike today for about six hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong around late afternoon. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.
DAY 3: PU LUONG -> HANOI
This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided. After lunch, we will be picked up again by our vehicle again and enjoy the three-hour drive back to Hanoi. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, you will be dropped off at your hotel or the place where you were picked up on the first day. The end of Lotussia Travel service.