Trekking in Mai Chau and Phu Luong Nature Reserve 4days
This trip offers one of the most outstanding natural scenery in the North Vietnam, active travellers haveopportunity to enjoy and explore the impressive nature beauty and culture richsess of Mai Chau – Phu Luong Nature Reserve, the pictureque rice terrace paddy, magnificent limestone mountain ranges of Pu Luong Nature Reserve and visit one of Thai and Muong Ethnic minority. Visitors also experiences in interacting and staying in Muong,Thai homestay tribes, enjoying traditional food, joining with Thai alive music performances. Trekking on the mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails, the views are stunning while we passed through villages and across lush rice paddy. Trekking (trekking tour) through the core of Phu Luong nature reserve will expose the best scenery, experiencing the most diverse Phu Luong with a huge variety of rare fauna and flora in the limestone mountain fore.
– English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
– Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
– Private Eco homestay village based on size of group
– Meals details in itineraries ( 4 breakfast, 4lunches, 4dinners)
– Van or bus transfer on the first day and the last day
– Truck supported and carry luggage to homestay each day
– Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
– First aid kit
– Cold water box, small fresh towel.
– Mineral water for drinking
– Support crew to supply picnic lunches and water on trekking day, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in trekking.
– Local trekking guide
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phu Luong (~ 230 km & ~ 3 hour trek)
Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 transferring to Mai Chau onour spectacular drive. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in MaiChau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people thenlunch will be served. 13:00, take a short car ride in about 1 hourbefore we set off for our hiking through the beauty of Pu Luongnature reserve, the trek is intermediate level and will require some technical skills. We start
walking up hills but it’s worth your hike as we will see manyspectacular views of villages and terraces. Arrival at the Thai stilthomestay in the late afternoon. Free time to rest and shower, then atraditional dinner with our host family. Overnight here.Inclusion:Transfer, guide, entrance fee, lunch, dinner, drinking water, homestay with permit.
Day 2: Hang – Kho Muong Eco Village
Today is hike 50% on village paths single track trail, through rice paddy terraced, cross stream and 50% on an old disused unpaved French road – the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. There are sone good descents and several more streams crossings. The trekking is the remote yet one is never far from a villagers tending fields..relax from the heat of the days in a local home while lunch is cooked before continuing to a village nestled between steep karst mountains. It is recommended to stroll around the villages and join in as the villagers go about their daily lives.
Summary:” overnight in traditional stilt house of Kho muong village/Breakfast at homestay/lunch en route/ dinner homestay. Trekking times: 7- 8 hours/ distance: 19 km
Day 3: Hidden trails of Pu Luong (5 hours trek)
Waking up early today is recommended as your chance to witnessmore local activities in the morning. Our breakfast and we will saygood-bye to our host by around 8.00 for our good hike ahead. Wewill be doing from 5-6 hours hike today through more gems of PuLuong including beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peacefulvillages. We stop for our picnic lunch then continue our trek through lush rice terrace and waterwheels, cross more villages to reach to Nua village in the afternoon. Take rest asyou wish then you are free to stroll around the village to interact withthe locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to thehomestay for dinner and overnight at homestay. Nua Village
Inclusion:Guide, homestay, all meals trek 7 hours –16 km
Day 4: Hieu Eco village – Pho Doan – Ha Noi
If you are lucky enough to be here on Thursday you will be treated to be delights of the pho Doan market.
We set off early, along wih many of the villagers en- route to the markets. We have the opportunity to explore the market and soak up the atmosphere continuing for 4 hours uphill along the footpaths to the hiddeen villages of Kho Muong. This is perhaps the most remote of the village homestays. Trek to a recently discovered and now protected cave, home to rare bats. It is a fantastic tour around the cavernous hollow interior, untouched as yet by fairy lights and concrete trails. Overnight in Ecotourism homestay Kho Muong.Summary: Stay at Home stays Kho Muong/ Lunch en route/ Dinner at Kho muong Village
Trekking time: 4 hours/ distance: 15 km
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