Pu Luong trekking and homestay

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The Pu Luong limestone landscape is an area of outstanding beauty, culture interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the North to West to Cuc Phuong national park in the South East. It is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong people and stay in scenic villages and in traditional homestay accommodation. Pu Luong Nature Reserve offers opportunities for easy to moderate trekking, ranging from one to several days visits. Visit the bat cave at Kho Muong, raft on Ma river, journey to pleasant Thai villages or camp on the Pu luong mountain for stunning panorama.

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Pu Luong Trekking in 2 Days – Overnight at local homestay

Highlights 

  • Learn about how the locals transfer water to fields by bamboo water wheels
  • Stay overnight at local homestay and see how they live everyday
  • Enjoy the bamboo rafting trip over Cham River
  • Trekking through the off-the-beaten track ways offering stunning landscapes

Pu Luong trekking and homestay via Vietnam Package Travel

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi – Pu Luong walking and rafting

Morning: 8.00 pick up at your hotel in Hanoi then depart for a 4 hour drive to Pu Luong Nature Reserve via breathtaking mountain pass of northern Vietnam which giving you a panoramic view of the rice field, villages and valley. You arrive at Pu Luong around noon, take walk down about 800 meters to local homestay and enjoy the homemade lunch served with traditional local food. After lunch, make your own way to explore the beauty of surrounding, with its captivating panoramic views over the rice terrace field and villages.

Afternoon: Transfer by car to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you start your walk through the field for search of stunning bamboo water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is transferred from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.

Continue the foot-path to a local fisherman’s house where you have a short rest for brief and preparation of rafting adventure with Mr. 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, disembark and be transferred back to homestay for dinner. Overnight in homestay.

Summary: Walk through rice fields, water wheels: 2.5 km easy walk – 1.5 hours | rafting: 2 km – 1.5 hours

Day 2  Pu Luong trekking – Ha Noi

Wake up in the morning with the sound of birds and beautiful running creek stream, relaxing water sounds through forest. Enjoy your breakfast before checking out and say goodbye to the kind host of homestay. You start to descend into the magnificent valley 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!

You might stop at village; visit a local family to know more about their life and local culture before continuing to the base of the valley where the car waiting to transfer you back to Hanoi. Lunch on the way then and arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Summary: 4 km easy walking –3 – 3.5 hours

Pu Luong trekking trail via Mai Chau trek

Pu Luong Trekking in 3 Days – Stay at Local Homestay & Pu Luong Retreat

For those who would like to spend more time in Pu Luong and get more experience, this tour is absolutely nice choice to you both to enjoy the relaxation in Pu Luong Retreat and to learn about the authentic life of local people by staying overnight at local homestay.

Highlights

  • Learn about how the locals transfer water to fields by bamboo water wheels
  • Stay overnight at local homestay and see how they live everyday
  • Enjoy the bamboo rafting trip over Cham River
  • Trekking through the off-the-beaten track ways offering stunning landscapes

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Pu luong walking and rafting

Morning: 8.00 pick up at your hotel in Hanoi then depart for a 4 hour drive to Pu Luong Nature Reserve via breathtaking mountain pass of northern Vietnam which giving you a panoramic view of the rice field, villages and valley. You arrive at Pu Luong Retreat around noon and enjoy the delicious lunch served with traditional Vietnamese food. After lunch, make your own way to explore the beauty of surrounding, with its captivating panoramic views over the rice terrace field and villages.

Afternoon: Transfer by car to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you start your walk through the field for search of stunning bamboo 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.

Continue the foot-path to a local fisherman’s house where you have a short rest for brief and preparation of rafting adventure with Mr. 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, disembark and be transferred to Kho Muong Village, take walk down about 800 meters to local homestay, check in and enjoy the homemade dinner served with traditional local food. You will feel the warm and hospitality of locals here. Overnight in homestay.

Day 2: Cave exploration – Uoi village – Lan village – Pu Luong retreat

After breakfast at homestay, start a short walk into the beautiful valley of Kho Muong Village to a pristine wild nature cave where you could see sparkle stalactites when the light shines on as thousands of stars shining in the night sky.

Walk back to homestay then check it out for another day of trek through mountain ranges dotted by charming hidden villages. Your eyes will keep looking and camera never stops when you reach to Uoi and Lan Villages which are home to Thai people.

Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.

After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water of the nearby river and get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farm land and rice fields, and learn about making rice wine and weaving colorful textiles.

In the afternoon, moving to our pick up car and be transferred to the Pu Luong Retreat. Dinner and overnight .

Day 3: Pu Luong trekking

Morning: Wake up in the morning with the sound of birds and beautiful running creek stream, relaxing water sounds through forest. Enjoy your breakfast before start to descend into the magnificent valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces.

You might stop at village; visit a local family to know more about their life and local culture before continuing to the base of the valley where the car waiting to transfer you back to Retreat. Check out your bungalow then having lunch before get back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi in the late afternoon. End of services.

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