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3 days Pu Luong Adventure

Hanoi, Mai Ha, Hang, Kho Muong, Hanoi.

Experience the nature and culture of Mai Ha and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Head into the depths of scuplted rice terraces by bicycle and foot.

Take the opportunity to explore the spectacular limestone mountains and we are also guests of traditional wooden stilt-houses of White Thai and Muong people. A truly enriching experience!

Day 1 Hanoi / Mai Ha / Hang Village
We depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau District, about 150 km south-west of Hanoi. On arrival at a village of Mai Ha, we hike and cycle around the open rice fields, and idyllic villages in a particularly picturesque part of the area.

Lunch is served in a local family. We absorb the daily life and appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the local people we meet along the way.

Afternoon finds us hiking along a footpath surrounded by terraces and picturesque hills. We hike due to Hang Village. The night is spent in one of the White Thai family.

The Thai people are an ethnic minority group originally from southern China and ethnically linked to the Thai in Thailand.

We enjoy the warm hospitality over a dinner with the host and an overnight stay in a traditional stilt-house. (Lunch and dinner are included).

Day 2 Hang Village / Kho Muong
The day begins with a beautiful hike through the tiers of splendid rice terraces, past several idyllic villages, verdant hillocks, lush farmlands and beautiful mountains.

Finally, we arrive in Kho Muong village, located in a picturesque valley and home to the Muong people.

Tonight we settle in with a Muong family in a traditional wooden house to experience their way of life. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).

Day 3 Kho Muong / Hanoi
Kho Muong has the beautiful scenery featuring stunning rice terraces, spectacular limestone karsts and idyllic villages - a perfect place for our last day in Pu Luong.

After breakfast we hike around corn fields and rice terraces, along towering mountains and verdant hills. We see the villages and people going about their day.

This is followed by our journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at about 5pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).

The facts…

Physical activities:

Our itinerary includes bicycle ride and hikes with:

- a 1-2 hour bicycle ride on Day 1.

- a 7-9 km hike on Day 1.

- a 15-18 km hike on Day 2.

- a 10-12 km hike on Day 3.

We need to be reasonably fit as the hikes can be challenging sometimes, depending on the weather conditions.

From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot. From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport:

- bicycle.

- vehicle.

Tour Guides:

Our experienced and friendly Tour Guides speak fluent English.

They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Accommodation:


- homestays (2 nights).

Clean and comfortable homestays with mosquito nets provided.

Meals:

- 2 breakfasts.

- 3 lunches.

- 2 dinners.

We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.

We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Trip cost:

- $146USD per person for a group of 2 to 4 people.

- $116USD per person for a group of 5 to 8 people.

The cost of the trip includes:

- accommodation.

- Tour Guides.

- meals listed on the itinerary.

- entrance fees.

- permits where applicable.

The cost of the trip does not include:

- travel insurance.

- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).

- other personal expenses.

What to take:

Pack essentials for 3 days away from Hanoi, including light comfortable clothes sui
table for outdoor activities, comfortable hiking shoes.

Take a small day pack for cycling, hiking and trekking.

We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...

Have a great journey!!!  

 

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