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Mai Chau and Pu Luong expedition trek 5 day tour

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This 5 day expedtion tour is perfect for those who want to experience this beautiful region of Mai Chau and Pu Luong nature reserve by trekking with more detail than the shorter tours. The area is known throughout Vietnam and beyond for the beautiful mountains, farms and forests. It is here that the ethnic Thais live, maintaining the same traditions that have been passed from generation to generation. The lush forests and farms contribute to clear air and a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for those wishing to get away from it all.

Destinations included:
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong

Mai Chau and Pu Luong expedition trek 5 day tour

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Meet and stay with local families and enjoy learning more about traditional cultures in the area

Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the area as you take a hike through the lush landscape

Eat local food and learn about the area as you pass through towns and villages

Day 1: From Hanoi to Pu Luong via Mai Chau

230km drive, 9km hike

Exertion level – moderate

Included – local guide, taxis, entry fees, meals and accommodation

You will be collected from your accommodation in Hanoi early in the morning for the four hour journey to Mai Chau. On arrival we will visit a small settlement at Lac and will take some time to explore the area before enjoying a traditional lunch of local specialties with your hosts from the Thai community that inhabits this area.

After lunch there is a short one hour taxi ride to our next destination. Here we will begin a hike deep into the stunning Pu Luong nature reserve. This hike is of a moderate exertion level as there are a few hilly climbs, however you will be rewarded with plenty of wonderful panoramic vistas of the surrounding area, including several charming towns and villages. This evening we will reach a local family’s home – here we will stay for the night and enjoy their hospitality over the evening meal.

Day 2: Hike to the village of Hieu  

12km hike

Exertion level – moderate

Included – local guide, meals and accommodation

This morning you should rise early and take in some more sights in and around the village before breakfast. Once we have eaten you will leave the homestay and your charming hosts early as we have a long trek to undertake this morning. We pass beautiful homes and sleepy settlements, watch locals look after their farms and enjoy the tranquility of the forests. Following a nice lunch we reach the village of Hieu in the early evening. Here, you will have time to rest or wander around the village or perhaps take a refreshing dip in a stream. Tonight, again enjoy dinner prepared by locals before heading to bed. As an optional extra you could opt to spend the night in the eco lodge at Hieu – if you would like to explore this option please contact us for further information.

Day 3: Trek from Hieu to Nua

12km hike

Exertion level – moderate

Included – local guide, meals and accommodation

After breakfast you will continue your trek through the area, following refreshing streams until we break for our midday meal. After a quick rest we continue our journey, weaving along local walkways and alongside rice farms on the way to our next stop. This evening, have a bit of a rest and refresh yourself before having dinner.

Day 4: Trek from Nua – Son

15km hike

Exertion level – moderate

Included – local guide, meals and accommodation

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we begin today’s activities – a full day’s hike further into the Pu Luong reserve. As we have done on previous days, we will stop for a light lunch at about midday. Once you have rested a little we will continue on, passing interesting local tribal settlements as we go. Hopefully we will have the chance to witness the spectacular sunset as we approach the settlement of Son. Evening meal and accommodation is again in a Thai home.

Day 5: Trek to Ton and return to Hanoi

7km hike

Exertion level – easy

Included – local guide, meals and return transfer to Hanoi

After breakfast we hit the road early. We will hike at a leisurely pace today, ambling along trails that border rice fields and jungles. We plan to arrive in Ton mid-morning, where we will meet up with our taxi for the return journey to Hanoi. On the way you will receive your last meal in a local town, before arriving in Hanoi in the early evening.

Trekking Distance: 7km

Trail Difficulty: 2/5

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch.

What’s Included:

  • Live’s Hynam English-speaking Guide
  • Accommodation: homestay with private room
  • Transportation as Mentioned
  • Activities
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals as Indicated (05 lunches, 04 dinners, 04 breakfast
  • 1 Bottled Water per day

What’s Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Tips for Guide

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed