Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Best 4 Day Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking Tour is one of our top 4 days trek we arrange in Vietnam. The 4 day tour starts in Hanoi, taking you to Mai Chau valley, and then Pu Luong National Park where you visit peaceful Muong, Thai villages, and explore the rich ethnic culture.
DAY 1: HANOI -> MAI CHAU -> PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE
7:00 a.m: you will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Mai Chau. You will travel through Hoa Binh town and arrive in Poom Coong village, Mai Chau at about 10:30. You will take a short walk around Lac and Poom Coong village to visit the ethnic Thai people. Lunch will be served at local home in Poom Coong village. After lunch, you will then leave Mai Chau for a short drive south-west along the Ma River (22km). You will be dropped off at Sai village, Pu Luong Nature Reserve where you will begin the four-day trek through different Thai and Muong villages. You will trek through outstanding mountain scenery and picturesque rice paddies. You may wish to talk with friendly local villagers. You will spend the night in a local Thai family’s traditional house on stilts in Hang village.
DAY 2: PU LUONG TREKKING
After your simple breakfast, provided in the local stilt house. You will start the day at 8:00 am. Today you will be walking for an approximately 5 to 6 hours. The first section is hard with some steep climbs and stream crossings. The second stage is glorious with beautiful views of the valley, rice terraces, rich rain forests. Picnic lunch will be provided on the way at Eo Ken village. Around lat afternoon, you will arrive in Kho Muong village. The village is nestled between steep karst mountains with rice terraces in the afternoon sun. You will have dinner and spend the second night in a typical Thai stilt house in Kho Muong village.
DAY 3: PU LUONG TREKKING
After breakfast, you will trek to Hin village (5 – 6 hours). On this hiking trail you will encounter some steep climbs and more stream crossings. Along the way you will have the opportunity to visit an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by the Forest Rangers. The trekking will become more and more remote although one is never that far from a villager tending their fields. You will pass by steep limestone mountains and curiosity conjuring caves, through the dense rain forests all inside the borders of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and onto Nua village. You lunch will be served en route. After lunch, you continue trekking to Hin village of the Thai people. Have dinner and spend the night in a local house.
DAY 4: PU LUONG -> HANOI
After breakfast, continue 2-hour trek through rice fields, village to get to Pho Doan Market. If this falls into Sunday, you may want to visit the busy Pho Doan market. You will be picked up again by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Arriving back in Hanoi around late afternoon, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi city center. The end of Lotussia Travel service.