Amazing Pu Luong Nature Reserve

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The Best Amazing Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Trip Code: STPLNS05

Best places to visit:

Hanoi → Mai ChauThanh HoaPu Luong Nature Reserve → Hanoi


This cultural adventure combines trekking with homestays in the North Vietnam. From Hanoi, you drive to Pu Luong Nature Reserve an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas and rice terraces. On this trek observe the everyday life and culture of the farming communities of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities.

For an authentic Vietnamese experience. You will stay with local families in their traditional stilt wood homes. Your trek ends in Ton Village, a peaceful valley with pancake flat rice fields trimmed with jagged mountains.


  • Pass through the picturesque countryside of rice paddy fields and spectacular mountain scenery to Mai Chau.
  • Discover the diversified culture, custom of White Thai and Muong minority people in Mai Chau and Thanh Hoa province.
  • Explore the colorful and biodiversity of nature in Pu Luong National Park


Amazing Pu Luong Nature Reserve Travel Map

Amazing Pu Luong Nature Reserve Travel Map

Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve. O/N At Hang Village (L/D)

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

Morning activities:

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 am transferring to Mai Chau. Day dream as we drive a safe route with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau. Where will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people. Then lunch will be served at local home.

Afternoon activities:

By 1:00 pm take a quick ride (15 minutes) Where we start our trek from 2 to 3 hour walk through beautiful hill side villages, magnificent rice paddies, seeing hand crafted bamboo water wheels. The highlight on this walk is experiencing the beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Here in Hang village we will have a traditional dinner and stay the night.

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Day 2: Hike To Eo Ken & Kho Muong Village. O/n At Kho Muong Village (B/L/D)

Hike To Eo Ken & Kho Muong Village. O/n At Kho Muong Village

Morning activities:

Here, daily life starts early. It will be interesting for you to get up,take part in your host family’s activities in the morning,take an opportunity to stroll around Hang village before having breakfast served by Thai people. Start our trek at 8 a.m. Today we will be walking for a approximately 5 to 6 hrs. The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings,the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley,rice terraces,rich rain forest…

Afternoon activities:

Picnic lunch on the way at Eo Ken village. Arrival in Kho Muong- the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam. Nestled between steep karst mountains and nice terraces in the afternoon. Spend our second night in a typical Thai eco –stilt house in Kho Muong.

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Day 3: Trek To Nua & Hin Village. O/n At Hin Village (B/L/D)

Trek To Nua & Hin Village. O/n At Hin Village

Morning activities:

Having breakfast, then start for a harder full day of hiking. Continue on through the valley. There are some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings. Trek to an incredible cave,only recently discovered and now protected by the Forest rangers. The trekking becomes more remote yet one is never far from a villager tending fields,passing steep limestone mountain,rain forest inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve to Nua village. After a rough trek, what is more refreshing than a cool stream … This will surely bring you a new experience…. Stream bathing! Then picnic lunch will be served here.

Afternoon activities:

Relax from the heat of the day before continuing on to Hin village – the village of Thai people in the afternoon. We will be welcomed as honoured guests. Have dinner with local people at their traditional house. Free time for you to talk and learn their traditional customs and culture. Also prepare picnic lunch for the next day.

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Day 4: Hike To Son Village. O/n At Son Village (B/L/D)

Hike To Son Village. O/n At Son Village

Morning activities:

Leave Hin village after having breakfast at Thai people, we will start for a full day trek to Son village. Climbing up hardly, we will get in deeper inside the Pu luong Nature Reserve with wild and rich tropical forest, having picnic lunch on the way.

Afternoon activities:

Continuing our trek passing through Ba beautiful village to Son village. When the “sunset” – if it does not rain. Take a break and stretch your legs on the house on stilt of Thai people or strolling round this village and get in contact with hospitable friendly local people here. Dinner and overnight in Son village.

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Day 5: Trek To Tom Village Then Van To Hanoi (B/L)

Trek To Tom Village Then Van To Hanoi

Morning activities:

Breakfast is prepared by guide then we start our trek at 8:00 am to Tom village. Today we will have a nice and easier trek,just a bit up and down through rice paddies,jungle fever… After 2.5 hours we get to Ton village. Driver will pick us up and transfer to Muong Khen town for lunch.

Afternoon activities:

After lunch at Muong Ken town. We keep driving back to Hanoi. But the last visit is Hoa Binh Hydro power station. The biggest power station in Vietnam. Arrive and end in Hanoi in the afternoon. It’s time to say good bye to tour guide and driver. Hope you have a wonderful time in Pu Luong Nature Reserve with Happy Travel.



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Carefully selected accommodation
  • Homestay (Note: Stilt house for homestay is standard, it is a share with has the curtain to separate each mattress, share bathroom together. However, it is clean and safe for stay)
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • Permission
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International Air Fare in & out Vietnam
  • Domestic Air Fare
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks…
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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