- Hike through the beautiful and less explored area of Pu Luong in northern Vietnam
- See rice terraces as far as the eye can see
- Meet friendly local people along the way
- Experience the life of the local families while you are sleeping at their place
- Duration: 3 days
- This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 people
Hello, we would love to take you to a beautiful part of northern Vietnam with wonderful rice terraces, but less touristy than Sapa. During these 3 days you will see the beautiful nature of the northern mountain area and experience local life as you are sleeping at the homes of local families.
On your first day you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8 am transferring you to Mai Chau, which is a spectacular drive. Upon arrival you will have the chance to stroll around before a lovely Vietnamese lunch is served. In the afternoon we will be brought to the place by car where we set off for hiking through the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve. The trek is intermediate level and you will see many spectacular views of villages and rice terraces. In the late afternoon we will arrive at our stilt homestay. You can relax before a traditional dinner with the local family is served.
Waking up early the next morning is recommended so that you have the chance to witness more local activities. After enjoyed our breakfast and said goodbye to the family we will start our hike at 8.00 am. The hike today will take around 5-6 hours through more gems of the Pu Luong area. Beautiful views of valleys, nice rice terraces and peaceful villages will soothe your eyes. We have a break for our picnic lunch and then continue our trek through more villages to reach finally reach Hieu village in the afternoon. You can take a rest or stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to the homestay for dinner and overnight stay. You also have the option to stay at an eco-lodge. Just inform us about your preference after your booking.
Your last day in this beautiful area you have the choice to explore the area on your own or with our guide from the village. We will then take an easy walk of around 1,5 hours back to the town where our van is waiting for us. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants before having a scenic drive back to Hanoi. You will arrive at your hotel in Hanoi around 5 pm.
We just want to inform you that the accommodation is really basic (squad toilet, mat on the floor, blankets).
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Drinking water
- Other drinks than water
What to bring:
Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, proper hiking boots /trekking 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.