Trek Mai Chau & Pu Luong Retreat
Tour in North Vietnam
From 260 USD
This tour offers the top trek trail in Mai Chau and a gem Pu Luong Retreat that gives you 360 stunning views right from its room. The adventure leads you deeply down into the nature of valley, jungles, and beautiful terrace fields. You also encounter lots of ethnic people while enjoying a deluxe, eco-friendly at Pu Luong.
Depart at: Ha noi
Finish at: Hanoi
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Retreat - Kho Muong - Pon - Nua village - Pu Luong - Hanoi
TOUR BRIEFINGDay 01: Hanoi - Mai Chau hiking
Day 02: Mai Chau - Pu Luong Retreat
Day 03: trek to Kho Muong - Pon - Nua village
Day 04: Village life at Pu Luong - Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau - trekking easyHIT Indochina’s guide and driver greet you at your hotel and we depart for Mai Chau at 8am. This scenic drive takes around 4 hrs. Along the way, we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. We will reach Mai Chau valley by lunchtime.
Following lunch in Pom Coong Village we drive 22km further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately 3 hrs before arriving at Hang Village, which is home to Thai ethnic minority. We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Before dinner, we can stroll around the village to observe daily life activities of the locals.
Transfer: 4 hrs
Trekking: 3 hrs/easy terrain
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Mai Chau - Pu Luong retreatLeaving Mai Chau and we drive to a beautiful, hidden gem - Pu Luong Retreat. You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve after about 2 hours drive by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You 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.
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 a river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.
Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.
Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
Activities: trekking 2 hours + bamboo rafting 1.5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: room at Pu Luong Retreat
Day 3: trek to Kho Muong - Pon - Nua villageWe have breakfast at the Retreat. Start our real trek today to hidden villages of Kho Muong that is the habitats of Thai people. The trail is relatively rocky passing awesome terrace fields. We will have a lunch en route before keeping our trek to Nua village.
The next trek consists of light ascend and descend hiking and consume your energy more. Nua village is the place of Thai people too. The total length of this day is about 12 km hiking. You should be familiar with adventure activities and have active lifestyles. We go back to the Pu Luong retreat late afternoon.
Trekking: 12 km - Moderate grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: room at Pu Luong Retreat
Day 4: Village life Pu Luong - HanoiWe have breakfast at the Retreat. In the morning, you have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Take a glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making rice wine and weaving colourful textiles, followed by lunch at the Lodge.
After lunch, we drive back to Hanoi for next 4 hours transfer. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon.
Services for "trek Mai Chau and Pu Luong retreat" ends up here!
Trekking: 2 hours easy walk
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Not available
Why this Tour?
- Lovely Mai Chau with terrace fields dotted by stilt houses
- Hidden gem - Pu Luong retreat
- Easy trekking to surroundings
- Fun bamboo rafting
- 360 view from Pu Luong Retreat rooms
Rate Valid Dec 2017
Group 1 person: US$ 680 pp
(5% OFF in May-Sep)
Group 2 persons: US$ 390 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 325 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 260 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 75
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)
What is Included
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Private A/C car transfer as program
- Homestay at clean, basic conditions
- Entrance fees
- Room at Pu Luong retreat
- Visiting excursions as indicated
- Daily breakfast and meals as indicated.
- Drinks of 02 bottles of water/person/day
- Services charges and taxes
What is NOT Included
- Pre/post accommodation
- Visa fee arrangement
- Tips for tour guides
- Personal expenses and other drinks
- Other services not mentioned
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