Private 3-Day Trekking Tour: Pu Luong Nature Reserve Including Homestay From Hanoi

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Your Hanoi city hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 3-day, privately guided trek through the picturesque regions of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve offers a great combination of northern Vietnams landscapes and traditional cultures. Enjoy the surrounding beauty of terraced rice fields and the biodiversity of limestone mountain forests on this unforgettable eco-adventure, led by an experienced guide. Visit local villages and stay for two nights in traditional stilt homes as you immerse yourself in a cross-cultural experience with the Thai people, the areas ethnic minorities. Round-trip transport by private vehicle is included from Hanoi.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

This private 3-day eco-tour in northern Vietnam takes you hiking along hidden forest trails to several villages where youll come face to face with Thai ethnic communities. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you take part in daily village life amid the rice fields. Meals are included; enjoy traditional specialties during your two homestays.

Please note: Trekking on this tour is moderate to difficult, and accommodations are basic, including a provided mattress and blanket, with bathroom facilities located outside the stilt houses.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (L, D)

Departing from your Hanoi hotel in the morning, you’re driven by private vehicle to Mai Chau and the village of Poom Coom. En route, enjoy picturesque views of the verdant countryside and chat with your informative guide about what to expect in the days ahead.

Upon arrival, take a short walk to visit a community of ethnic Thai people, one of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities. Then enjoy a Thai lunch before taking a 1-hour car ride to the location where you’ll start your trek.

For approximately 1-hour, hike through Pu Luong Nature Reserve, enjoying the tranquil beauty of its limestone mountain forests and valleys draped with terraced rice fields. This intermediate-level trek requires some walking up hills but is worth the effort for the views of the bucolic landscape. While you hike, learn from your guide about some of the regional flora and fauna, including nearly 600 animal species.

When you arrive at your Thai stilt homestay — you’ll be welcomed by your host family and have free time to rest and shower before enjoying a traditional dinner.

Overnight: Homestay in Pu Luong

Day 2: Pu Luong (B, L, D)After breakfast with your hosts, prepare for a full day of trekking — more difficult than the first day. From your homestay, hike for about 5-6 hours via Hin village. Here, stop alongside a cool stream to rest from the heat of the day before starting the more challenging, but equally wonderful, portion of the trek.
Although the route traverses more remote areas, you and your guide will never be far from a villager tending the fields. Pass steep limestone mountains as you make your way through the rainforests of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
A picnic lunch is served at Pon village before you continue to an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by forest rangers.
Press onward with some steeps climbs, stream crossings and valley walks until you arrive in Hieu village, perhaps one of the most beautiful settings in Vietnam. It is recommended that you stroll around the village and join villagers as they go about their daily lives. Or simply relax in one of three eco-stays set up by Flora and Fauna International (FFI) in conjunction with the locals.
Here, you will have dinner and spend your second night in a typical Thai stilt home.
Note: An easier trekking route is available upon request.
Overnight: Homestay in Pu Luong

Day 3: Hieu Village – Pho Doan – Hanoi (B, L)Arise early if you’d like to observe or even take part in your host family’s morning activities. You can also take the opportunity to stroll around the village before having breakfast served by the Thai people.
Your trek starts after your meal and lasts approximately 1.5-hour. Hike with your guide up to village, where you can stop for a short rest and experience the local culture. Then it’s just a short walk to the main road, where your driver picks you up and takes you for lunch.
After lunch, you have free time to walk around the village before transferring back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel in the evening.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

2-nights homestay accommodation with local families

Professional guide

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Moderate- to high-level trekking is involved; inexperienced trekkers or those with health conditions are not advised to take this tour

Minimum age is 12

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

What to bring

Passport

Change of clothes

Sunglasses, sunblock and hat

Toiletries

Insect repellent

Flashlights

Personal first aid kit and any medication

Spending money for small purchases