Trekking in Mai Chau - Pu Luong from Hanoi 3D2N

Duration: 3D2N
Price: $169 (Valid to 31st of Dec 2022)
Highlights: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hanoi

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and high biodiversity stretching from Mai Chau in the north-west to Cuc Phuong National Park in the south-east. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this 3-day trek through Pu Luong Nature Reserve you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong ethnic minorities and spend your nights with friendly locals.

  • Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (L / D )
    Our tour guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi to begin the drive to Mai Chau with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at Pom Coong village in Mai Chau, you can take a short walk or ride on a bicycle to visit the Thai people in the village before having lunch in a local home. After lunch, you will start trekking through the lush forests of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. In the evening you can discover more about the everyday life and culture of the White Thai people as you have dinner and spend the night with a local family in a traditional wooden stilt house.
  • Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village ( B / L / D )

    If you rise up early, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the sun rising from behind the mountains and shining down on the farmers as they begin another day of hard graft in the fields. If you like, you can even join the farmers in their morning activities to get a real feel of life in rural Vietnam. After having breakfast with the Thai people, you will begin a 5- 6-hour trek. The first stretch is hard with some steep climbs and some stream crossings, but it is worth as it the next stretch has glorious views of the valley, rice terraces, rich rainforests, and streams. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way at Eo Ken Village. The trek will lead you to Kho Muong which is possibly the most beautiful village in Vietnam. You can stroll around the village and join the villagers as they go about their daily lives, or relax in one of the three eco homestays set up by FFI (Flora and Fauna International) in conjunction with the local villages. You will have time to drink in the tranquil ambiance of Kho Muong and socialize with the friendly locals as you spend the night in the village in traditional Thai style eco – stilt house.

    Accommodation: Homestay in Kho Muong

  • Day 3: Mai Chau – Ha Noi ( B / L )
    Today you will trek for another 3 hours, starting with a nice easy stretch, giving you the chance to relax and connect with your surroundings. You will take short rest in Eo Ken Village and then continue trekking with some steep climbs to tackle and yet more streams to cross. Again, this will open up to fantastic views of the valley below. You will then return to Hang Village. You can take some time to rest before getting back to the main road where the driver will be waiting to collect you. You will then drive back to Mai Chau for a late lunch. After lunch, you will have a little more time to rest or walk around the village before departing for Hanoi. You will arrive back in Hanoi at your hotel in the late afternoon.


Group Size 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-8 pax 9-10 pax 11-15 pax
USD /pax 339 286 218 188 181 169

What do you need to know before book the tour?
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small daypack for hiking and trekking.
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat.
Please note
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Round trip transportation by air-conditioned van
Excellent English or French Tour Guide
Meals in the village;
All Entrance fees
Homestay accommodation
Bicycle, motorbike
Traditional dance, Traditional wine

Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
Travel insurance
Other services not mentioned above.

For Children
Kids under 5y: free of charge
Kids from 5y to under 10y : pay 75%
Kids from 10y and older: as adults.