Mai Chau is mountainous valley inhabited by Thai people centuries ago. It is one of the most picturesque regions of Vietnam’s Northwest. Nearby, the Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area with outstanding beauty and biodiversity and worth exploring on foot. You could explore and experience a hidden gem of Vietnam by Mai Chau and Pu Luong 2 day trekking tour
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (170 km & 3 hours walk)
08:00 am, depart from your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Mai Chau. You will follow the new highway Hanoi Hoa Binh then drive in a safe route via Thung Khe pass, stops on the way for photos. Upon arrival at Poom Coong village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, then lunch will be served at local home.
By 1:30 pm, driving 30 km more to Pu Luong Natural Reserve then start a 2 to 3 hour walk through beautiful hill side villages, magnificent rice paddies, seeing hand crafted bamboo water wheels. The highlight on this road is experiencing the beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Overnight in Hang village where you will have a traditional dinner and stay the night.
Day 2: Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Hanoi
The daily life here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up at the first sign of day light and take part in the activities in the morning, or take a stroll around Hang village before having breakfast with our new Thai friends.
At 8:00 am start a trek inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve (back on some of the same routes) then onto the main road, after a 3 hour walk, the driver will pickup you and transfer to the Poom Coong village for lunch.
We should leave Mai Chau at 2:30 pm and end the trip in Hanoi by around 6:00 pm.
- Private transfer with A/C
- English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- Home-stay permissions
- Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
- Travel insurance
- Visa to Vietnam
- Tips for tour-guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- Homestay condition is very basic
- Meals: Vietnam food.
- This tour itinerary and tour prices are subject to change without prior notice, please refer to our terms and condition before booking.
- Please travel responsibly, the small things you do will make a big difference
What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks.
If you feel the need then sleeping bags, cable lock for your bags is recommended.