Pu Luong & Mai Chau Trekking

Leaving the busy city behind, we will take you to Pu Luong and Mai Chau to explore the hill tribes life and local culture. This tour can be personally customized for you to meet all your special requests.


Hanoi l Pu Luong | Mai Chau

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Day 01

Hanoi - Pu Luong

Drive to Pu Luong

Accommodation: Homestay in Pu Luong

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Leave Hanoi in the morning, you will start the journey to Pu Luong. You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve 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.
In the afternoon, you will be transffed 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 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 bamboo river rafting 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.
ApproximatelyWater wheels walk and rafting | 3 km easy walk – 1.5 hours | 800m river rafting – about 45 minutes
Day 02

Pu Luong Trekking

Discover local life in Pu Luong

Accommodation: Homestay in Pu Luong

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

In the morning, start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.Your camera will not be able to sit still!
Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.
ApproximatelyEnthralling trekking routes | 19 km easy walking – 6 hours
Day 03

Pu Luong - Mai Chau

Leave Pu Luong, depart for Mai Chau

Accommodation: Hotel in Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

This morning, you have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making weaving colourful textiles, followed by lunch at the Lodge.
After lunch, check out the Lodge, transfer to Mai Chau. Overnight in Mai Chau
Estimated duration of approximately: Village life and the community | 4,5 km easy walk – 2 hours
Day 04

Mai Chau Exploring

Local villages visiting

Accommodation: Accommodation in Mai Chau

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Take a 30-minute drive to Mai Ha village. We start walking to Kha village and sightseeing around Kha lake – the heart of Mai Chau. This lake is the irrigation system that reserves the water source for Van Mai valley, providing life to the peoples living around. On our way we will see many White Thai villages. Local people leave their houses to do daily works in forest or in the rice feld. During our walk we will take some short breaks to drink tea and chat with them. Continuing to Te Village, a small authentic village located in the jungle. Top off the journey by dropping by a Thai family to understand more about culture of Thai minority
people. Picnic lunch will be served on the way or in a local house.
Day 05

Mai Chau – Hanoi

Transfer back to Hanoi. Say goodbye our team!

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Leave Mai Chau and transfer back to Hanoi. End of service.


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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
  • Accommodation in a Twin/Double sharing room 
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transportation
Trip Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Drinks 

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