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Nature Excursion In Mai Chau & Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Experience the best of Mai Chau and Pu Luong's diverse natural world on this 4-day adventure through the wild.

This itinerary brings the peaceful landscape in Mai Chau to your vision, allows you to venture through Pu Luong Nature Reserve on an adventurous trek to discover the hidden nature and wildlife sleeping in the middle.

Take this chance to learn about the locals in this mountainous Northwestern Vietnam and enjoy your holiday like no one else.

Tour Code : AOT04

Travel Style : Adventure & off the beaten track

Duration : 4 Days - 3 Nights

Route : Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Hanoi


Get ready before 8 AM to be picked up for Mai Chau on a 4-hour drive.

Along the way, take a short break at a local market where the Muong ethnic minority run their daily trading life and enjoy the panoramic scenery at the summit of Thung Khe Pass. The place is proudly listed as one of the 10 most beautiful passes all over Vietnam. Arrive at Mai Chau Valley right after that for an exotic lunch.

When your lunch is over, get ready and visit the exceptional local Thai traditional stilt house before cycling to villages where the Thai ethnic minority call it their home. Over here, take this chance to learn more about their unique daily lives and culture before stopping by a local village to study about the traditional cloth-weaving technique which is seen as a special handicraft of the land.

Next off, head for Buoc Village to end your day. Check in the local lodge there and enjoy the romantic sunset by the swimming pool. Otherwise, feel free to go cycling or walking around.

Start an easy 7-km off the beaten path trek to visit the dreamy surrounding villages filled with lush rice terraces and a hanging bridge across a wild stream.

Get back to the lodge for lunch before moving on to see the sensational Pu Luong Nature Reserve after a 2-hour drive.

Up on arrival, join in your 6-km trek sneaking through the green terrace rice fields and crossing a poetic stream to the rural villages of the Black Thai minorities. Dinner at the lodge including some rice wine made by local family themselves is well arranged. Enjoy this peaceful night in the middle of the reserve.

Day three begins with the dream-like sunrise in the heart of the woods. After breakfast, follow the trail through the emerald terraced rice fields and forests to the Hieu Waterfall. This is where you have lunch after a 14-km trekking trip.

Afternoon then is a pleasant time to relax and go swimming at the chilly waterfall. Other than that, feel free to wander around for a full exploration of the surrounding villages and jungles before checking in the rustic local homestay.

A cozy dinner with our host is available right afterward. Don't forget to take a good sip of rice wine and start a conversation with the locals to understand more about their customs.

On the last day, travel by car to Cham Stream first in the morning. On the way, visit Ba Village and cross the hanging bridge to discover the giant waterwheels and an interesting duck farm to learn about local agriculture system at the site.

Hop on a rustic bamboo raft for a relaxing boating along the Cham Stream.

Travel back to the lodge for lunch and walk around the village to enjoy the very last moments before making a farewell to this dreamy countryside and get transferred back to Hanoi.

QUOTATION: This rate is quoted in USD, base on double / twin occupancy. Valid from 01 November 2018 - 30 December 2019. If you have any special request, please contact us to customize your trip.

Solo or > 25

ACCOMMODATION: Please note that accommodations mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed.

  • A/C car transfer during the trip
  • Drinking water on car
  • Accommodation at homestay/ 3 star hotel
  • Licenced English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets and travel permits
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Hotels in Hanoi
  • VAT
  • Travel insurance
  • International & dosmetic flights
  • Beverage on meals
  • Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc...
  • Tips & Gratuities