Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve 3 Days Tour Itinerary:
DAY 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D) 140km:
07:30 – 7:45 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to start the Mai Chau – Pu Luong 3 days tour.
09:00 = Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
11:00 = Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
12:00 = Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. (Vegetarian is available).
13:00 – 15:30 = Cycling to visit the traditional villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and rice paddies to learn about their daily life and culture and the traditional way of weaving. Stop by a local stilt house for a tea break.
16:00 = Free time to walk in the small alleys around the Lodge or to relax by the swimming pool
19:00 = Dinner at the Lodge and free time.
|*Sleeping options :Mai Chau Rustic Home
Communal dorm in house on stilts or Deluxe room
Day 2: Pu Luong – Hieu Waterfall full day trek (B,L,D ). (Hard Trek 10kms):
07:00 = Have breakfast in the lodge and check out.
07:30 – 08:30 = Board the van to Pu Luong. Short break at Pu Luong Eco Garden to drop your bags.
09:00 – 12:30 = Board the van to Pho Doan to start your trek. (Visit local market of Pho Doan only on Thursday and Sunday morning) From there , follow the small road, trail through the terrace rice fields, jungle to reach Hieu Waterfall. Have lunch by the waterfall.
Afternoon = Free time to relax and swim in the waterfall or trekking to explore the surrounding village and jungle.
15:30 = Board the van to go back to Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat
17:00 – 19:00 = Free time to relax by the infinity pool.
19:00 = BBQ Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.
|*Sleeping options: Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.
Traditional dorm in the house on stilts or Private Room (no Air-con) or Deluxe Room with Air-con.
Day 3: Pu Luong – Hanoi 200km. (B,L):
07:30 – 08:30 = Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge and check out.
09:00 – 12:00 = Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to learn about the local people in Pu Luong. Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave) of Kho Muong village, this is the largest cave in Pu Luong. (Depending on the weather condition)
12:00 – 13:00 = Lunch at the Eco Garden Restaurant.
13:00 = Free time to relax in the Infinity pool or walking around the village.
14:00 = board the van to go Mai Chau to catch the Limousine bus to go to Hanoi.
17:00 = Soft break on the way.
19:30 = Arrive in Hanoi old quarter drop you off at your hotel.