Mai Chau - Pu Luong Trekking

The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding unspoiled beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the northwest to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend a night at a friendly local homestay.


Hanoi | Mai Chau | Pu Luong | Kho Muong Village | Nua Village | Huou Village | Pho Doan Town | Hanoi

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Day 01

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong

Go to Mai Chau

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, departure from Hanoi to Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. This scenic drive takes around 4 hrs. Along the way pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies.

Reach Mai Chau valley by lunchtime to eat in Pom Coong Village.

Drive 22km further into the reserve where the trek begins. Walk for approximately 3 hrs before arriving at Hang Village, home to Thai ethnic minority. Spend the night with a local Thai family in a traditional house built on stilts. Before dinner, stroll around the village to observe daily life activities of the locals.
Day 02

Kho Muong Village

Trek to Kho Muong Village

Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have a breakfast in the home stay before starting your trek. Today you will be walking for around 6 hrs on a rocky path running through jungle.

Lunch stop will be in a village along the way.

After lunch we will pass through several Thai villages before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village, your guests for the night.
Day 03

Nua Village

Trek to Nua Village

Accommodation: Local House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route, walk through a number of small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hrs of light ascent, descend to Nua village, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where you spend the night in a local home.
Day 04

Huou Village

Trek to Huou Village

Accommodation: Local House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek through the verdant countryside during around 6 hrs. The trek path runs uphill and downhill through forest, rice terraces and scenic villages. You may see farmers working on rice paddies and children going to school.

Lunch break will be in a local village.
Day 05

Huou Village - Pho Doan Town - Hanoi

Back to Hanoi

Accommodation: No

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, trek toward Ma River. The trek is quite gentle since we descend a wide-open valley. Walk 6 km to reach Pho Doan Town where you will visit the local market.

Meet your driver and go for a lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Hanoi.


For a longer experience, add this trip to another one in Vietnam.


For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Round trip in AC vehicle Hanoi - Mai Chau
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter
  • Home Cook meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 4 Nights home stay accommodation
  • First-aid kit
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinking water
Trip Exclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses

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