03 days Trekking in Mai Chau Phu Luong nature reserve
Highlight: 3 Day trekking 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 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 forest.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Hang village (L, D) (170 km & 3hour walk)
Today morning we will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at 8:00 AM, and then we will depart from Hanoi. Upon arrival at Pom Coong village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, then lunch will be served at stilt house of Thai people in Pom Coong village. After lunch, we will leave Mai Chau for a short ride along the Ma River (22 k m) to Tan Phuc village. Off the van and off the beaten path, we will begin the trekking to Hang village. For 3 hours we will trek through outstanding mountain scenery and picturesque rice paddies, Thai and Muong stilt house on the green mountain. We will arrive in Ban Hang village in the afternoon; become guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Tonight we will have a traditional dinner and stay the night in Hang village.
Day 2: Hang village – Kho Muong village (B, L, D)
Get up and observe, or even take part in their activities in the morning because the daily life here starts early, take an opportunity to stroll around Hang village before having breakfast served by Thai people, then at 8 a.m. start our trek to Kho muong Village. Walk approximately 5 to 6 hours. The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossing, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, rich rain forest, and streams. 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. Stroll round the village and join in as villagers go about their daily lives, or relax in one of the three -eco homestays superbly set up by FFI (Flora and Fauna International) in conjunction wit h local villages. Please be soft and nice, nature is just very lovely here. Arrival in Kho Muong village in the afternoon.Spend our second night in a typical Thai eco – stilt house.
Day 3: Kho Muong- Pho Doan, transfer back to Hanoi (B, L)
‘This morning, at 8:00 AM we will start our trek ( approx. 5 to 6 hrs.). The first hiking is not too hard so just relax and talk with nature before reaching to Uoi village. Take short rest then continue our wonderful trekking with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossing, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, rich rain forest, streams…. Pho Doan village is in front of us.
Stop for a short rest, experience the local daily life then we take a short further walk to the main road. Here driver will pick us up back to Mai Chau for a late lunch. After lunch, more rest or walk around the village and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi in the late afternoon.Finish our trip at your hotel in Hanoi.
– 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 ( 3 breakfast, 3lunches, 3dinners)
– Van or bus transfer on the first day and the last day
– Truck supported and carry luggage to homestay everyday
– 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
What is not included
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Persional expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
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