The Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, cultural interest and 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 trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Thai and Muong people and stay in scenic villages with traditional homestay accommodation.
Day 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong (Hang village).
After breakfast we depart for Pu Luong Natural Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Ban Sai village we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang. We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.
Day 2: Pu Luong (Hang village – Sai village).
This morning we have the opportunity to stroll around Hang village before we start trekking. Today we will be walking for approximately five hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Sai, another Thai commune. Here we will spend our second night in a typical Thai stilt house.
Day 3: Pu Luong – Hanoi.
This morning we have the opportunity to stroll around Sai village before we return to Hanoi. On the way back we will stop at a Muong village, before continuing onto Hoa Binh town for lunch. Arrive Hanoi around late afternoon. End trip.