- Amazing trekking paths in unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve
- Encounter and say "Xin Chao" to friendly ethnic minorities
- Authentic homestay in villages at a real local house
- Beautiful and no tourist hiking trails
- All meals included
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong ~ 3hrs trekking
After breakfast we depart Hanoi for Pu Luong Natural Reserve via Mai Chau. 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: Trek to Kho Muong Village ~ 6hrs trekking
This morning we have breakfast in the home stay before we begin the big trek of the day. Today we 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. You could misunderstand Kho Muong belongs to Muong ethnic but actually, it belongs to Thai people.
Trekking: 6 hrs/slightly uphill/rocky path
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Trek to Nua/Cao Hoong Village ~ 6hrs trekking
Today we have a full day trek as we climb to the Pu Luong range. En route we pass through a number of small hamlets and minority villages. After 3 hr of light ascent we will we will descend to the village of Cao Hoong/Nua, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local home. (Cao Hoong has not good condition like Nua village, there is no toilet, bath room is very clean and modern but you could feel the best original local life. In case, you would like to have more convenient condition, you could choose Nua village).
Trekking: 6 hrs/light climb followed by a gentle descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house
Day 4: Cao Hoong/Nua Village – Hanoi ~ 3hrs trekking
Morning at your homestay. After enjoying breakfast, we take the last 3 hours trek to the point our car waiting. The trek includes a light climb uphill then walk down slope at pleasant level. We reach Pho Doan by lunch time. Lunch served en route depending on your walking speed. We transfer back to Hanoi afternoon. Arrive in Hanoi around 06.00PM.
Services ends up on your hotel/or the pick-up point of the starting day.
Trekking: 3 hrsp/light climb followed by a gentle descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Not Available
- A/C vehicle as indicated
- Professional trekking English speaking guide
- Porter & cook support
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Homestay permissions
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snack
- Entrance fees
- Herbal for foot bath
- Service charges and taxes
- Travel insurance
- Pre and post accommodation
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned
THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Depart from: Hanoi - End at: Hanoi
When: Year round see more Vietnam weather
Activities: Trekking, Culture expedition
Transport: AC vehicle, on foot
Accommodation: 3 nights homestay
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Support crew: Local cook
Trekking grade: Moderate Grade that means this tour involves in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness.
Meals and food
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On the trek the support crew will cook meals for us. The emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious local produce. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.
Homestay in remote villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We may sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our tour guide
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
The trekking day
A typical trekking day start at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or 5 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
- Trekking poles: manufactured by Coleman, USA. Telescoping pole extends from 27 to 53 inches. Contoured handle grip features adjustable nylon strap and compass. Aluminum pole has steel tip with removable cover and basket for various terrains
- Sleeping bags and/or mattresses in homestay
- Summer sleeping bags: Satin sleeping bag 60cm x 180cm. Used for home stay and camping in hot weather
- Winter sleeping bags: manufactured by Landus, France. Winter bag (5 degree) 60cm x 200cm. Used for home stay and camping in cold weather
- Waterproof blue bag for luggage
- Radio: manufactured by Kenwood, Malaysia. 16-channel VHF FM Transceiver. Used for jungle trek with group from 5 passengers up. Help to manage group
- ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
- Origin passport to declare for homestay permission
- Hiking Shoes
- Flip flops/string-back sandals or river boots
- Small backpack with rain cover
- Clothes: trekking pants, thermal underwear (top/bottom), t-shirts, long-sleeved shirt, pajama/sleeping pants, underwear (what you’re comfortable with), pairs of socks
- Rest and sleeping clothes.
- Hat, sunglasses, sun protection.
- Waterproof pants and jackets
- Rain coats
- Bottle of water
- Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
- Anti-insect repellent
- Common medicines in your personal first aid kits
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