Pu Luong Trekking & Retreat
3 days - 2 nights
DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU - PU LUONG RETREAT
8:00 am, transfer to Pu Luong Natural Reserve (about 5 hours). We stop at Lac Village in the area of Mai Chau to have lunch. Eating and relaxing among the fresh rice-fields of Mai chau, menu is Vietnamese simple dishes.
2:00 pm, we arrive at Pu Luong Retreat, check-in, arrange your luggage and change your costume fast. After that, we will see place of Water-wheels of Cham River. Let walk around to enjoy the cool and fresh stream, see the impressing imagine of water-wheels. Tour guide will share you the running method of water-wheels to move water from river to Tan Lap Bridge.
Subsequently, you visit a local fisherman’s house with a leisure time in a rafting. Listen to the way of paddling and steering the raft yourself while going along the peaceful river. Admire the picturesque scenes around Pu Luong Retreat before the dinner. Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat
DAY 2: PU LUONG TREKKING ROUTES
After breakfast, 8:00 am, we start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still!
Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farm land, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch. After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river.
15.30 Moving to pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat. Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat.
DAY 3: PU LUONG LOCAL VILLAGE, BACK TO HANOI
After breakfast, you have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farm land and rice fields, and learn about making rice wine and weaving colorful textiles, followed by lunch at Lodge. 12.00 Saying goodbye and return to Hanoi. Arrive your hotel in Hanoi around 5:00 pm. Trip ends.