Mai Chau to Pu Luong Trek & Homestay 3 Days

Mai Chau to Pu Luong Trek & Homestay
Highlights: This 3-day soft adventure, a great combination of local culture, nature and adventure, takes you to the scenic valley of Mai Chau thence to Pu Luong Nature Reserve where you will experience the everyday life and local culture with focus on Thai people, stay with local families in their authentic traditional stilt-houses.

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley Trek & Homestay (3 hour trekking)
Day 2: Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve (6 hour trekking)
Day 3: Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Hanoi (3-4 hour trekking)

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley Trek & Homestay (3 hour trekking)
After breakfast, your guide will meet and take you on 2,5 hours journey to Hoa Binh. Your first visit will be the Muong Cultural Space to have an overview of Muong people and its culture. Continue driving to stunning valley of Mai Chau for lunch at a stilt-house, followed by a stroll around interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes of Pom Coong village. Then a short drive will take you to a remote village of the valley for approximately 3-hour trek passing by authentic villages and lush paddy fields. Spend the night in a Thai family.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in a Thai's stilt-house.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve (6 hour trekking)
This morning will devote to more trekking which takes you mainly downhill, firstly with a gentle descent on a wide track, then turns into a narrow path winding through hamlets, cultivated fields where you enjoy beautiful views over the valley below. The trek involves several stream crossings, steep descents and balancing between rice paddies. There are lovely views of karts rock formations at a distance.

After a home lunch at a local family in a nearby village, you'll be picked up to the starting point of the trail leading to Pu Luong Nature Reserve where you will commence a 3-hour trek to Hang village. The route takes in peaceful landscape of the Nature Reserve, quaint stilt houses, and rice paddy fields. You will cross a small stream which later can be seen snaking its way at the bottom of the valleys. Enjoy a delicious home dinner with the local family where you stay the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in a Thai's stilt-house.

Day 3: Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Hanoi (3-4 hour trekking)
Today you might consider getting up early to get a true feeling of a remote village life and wander around to witness daily activities of the locals such as feeding the cattle and poultry, watering and harvesting vegetable in their gardens. After breakfast, start the day with trekking along a small hilly path all the way to Eo Ken village. The trek involves stream crossing, steep ascent beautiful mountain views. After lunch at another local family, you'll be picked up for the return journey to Hanoi, arriving in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Prices & Inclusions

Price is from~US$ 157 per person
All prices are per person, valid till October 31, 2016
Prices Include:
- 2-night accommodation with local family in a Thai's stilt-house (home-stay)
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
- Experienced English speaking guide
- All meals as indicated in the detailed itinerary 
- All entrance and permission fees
- VAT and other taxes

Prices Exclude:
- Tips and gratuities, drinks and personal expenses
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