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This Mai Chau & Pu Luong Trekking Tour offers you an interesting journey to off-beaten-path areas with impressively natural landscapes in Mai Chau valley and Pu Luong Nature Reserve. In this trekking journey, you are exposed to outstanding natural landscapes of deep valleys, high mountains, waterfalls & tropical forests, and take part in interesting activities such as biking & trekking to explore beautiful rice-terraces, rustic & picturesque villages and traditional Ethnic houses.
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DAY 01: HANOI – MAI CHAU
This morning, you will be met and picked up by our Asia Senses travel guide and driver and transferred to Mai Chau Valley on a spectacular 4-hour drive. Just few kilometers before arriving in MAI CHAU, make a stop to see the panoramic vista of Mai Chau Valley. Your lunch is served at a local restaurant in Mai Chau.
NOTE: Depending on the day of the week, visit Mai Chau Market and Van Village.
In the afternoon, discover the beautiful landscape in and around the valley of Mai Chau by bicycle or on foot. You will catch a glimpse of the peaceful rural life: farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and kids are playing on the ground.
In the evening, enjoy the dinner then watch the Thai’s traditional dance and drink the ethnic traditional wine “ruou can”.
Waking up early today is recommended as you will have a chance to witness more activities of locals in the morning. After breakfast, jump on a 1.5 hour drive to the starting point in PU LUONG for the trekking tour today. This point is located near Don Village in Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
Upon arrival, start our trek in 3.5 to 4 hours, descending down to the valley of natural reserve, visiting Don and Kho Muong villages with a nice captivation of rice cultivation & local farming activities. Have picnic lunch on the way.
Then trek to the top mountain slope for panoramic views of far doted villages in the region. How impressive you must say when experiencing this wonderful beauty especially during the harvest season.
Overnight at homestay in Don Village with local family.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Homestay in Don Village
DAY 03: DON VILLAGE – HIEU VILLAGE
In the morning, wake up with nice sounds of waterfall nearby and fresh scenery of green terraced rice fields and tropical forest.
After having our breakfast, we say goodbye to our host by around 8.00 AM and a transfer is provided to our today starting point.
Start the day trek today with the destination of Hieu Village, via nice cool streams. On the trekking way, the mysterious land lying dangerously on the back of the mountain with rice-terraced paddies tottering horizontally to the sky will capture your heart and imagination at first sight. Have your lunch in a local village.
Upon arrival at the Hieu village, you are free to stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the nearby waterfall. In the evening, enjoy your dinner with local specialties and stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house of Black Thai with wonderful view from windows.
Overnight at homestay in Hieu Village with local family.
Homestay in Hieu Village
DAY 04: HIEU VILLAGE – HANOI
This morning, we will take some soft treks, to see the nearby paddy fields before catching our van ride back to HANOI, along the beautiful landscapes of Canh Nang and Cam Thuy Districts. Lunch is served in a local restaurant on the way. Arriving back in Hanoi, our driver will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. End of our services.
Private Tour (for 02 pax, cheaper if more)
Tour Price Includes
Accommodation as listed above
English Speaking Guide
Meals as mentioned
Private vehicle for transfer (not available during trekking)
Motorbike support where need
Local guides for trekking days
Bottled water per person per trekking day
Snacks and local fruits
Sightseeing tickets and entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary
Tour Price Excludes
International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
Travel and medical insurances
Meals other than mentioned above
Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, ...)
Tips for local guides and drivers
When to Go
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