Mai Chau and Pu Luong (private tour)
Day 1. Hanoi – Mai Chau
8.00am You will be picked up at your hotel by your guide and driver to go to Mai Chau (Hanoi – Mai Chau: 160km, around 4 hours) through beautiful countryside with stunning views of the mountain.
12.00 Arrive in the Man Chau village. Surrounded by steep mountains and lovely rice paddies, tiny Mai Chau is an interesting and rural area where you can see and learn how Thai people organise their life and the way they communicate with one another. Lunch at local restaurant
Check-in your hotel then start to discover the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes with the 2 hours biking tour or relaxing walk through the paddy fields to Thai ethnic villages of Pom Coong and Lac.
Dinner on your own. Overnight in Mai Chau
Day 2. Mai Chau
Getting up early to enjoy the fresh morning atmosphere of this mountainous Man Chau.
After breakfast, departure from your hotel to Pu Luong Retreat. You go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a stunning mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole green valley. You arrive at your bungalow in time for a tasty lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its harmony to the beautiful nature reserve.
In the afternoon, your guide will take you to bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your short walk in search of stunning water wheels that located between the rice paddies and streams. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo structure via simple constructions of all sizes. Enjoy the bamboo rafting on the stream to enjoy the nature and to feel the peace
Transfer back to Pu Luong Retreat Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel
Day 3. Mai Chau – Pu Luong
Breakfast time. Today it’s time for you to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around amazing rice terraces. Walk through small ways led in vegetation to slowly show you a beautiful village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.
Continuing to the bottom of the valley, you wonder between roads and wet farmland, old villages and green fields, ponds, water-lodged areas, rivers, hills and open land. Enjoy the magnificent scenery as you trek to this beautiful spot. Then you will be picked and transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for lunch.
After enjoying traditional Vietnamese food, you’ll have free time in the afternoon to relax and swim at the swimming pool with the refreshing water or reading book. Dinner on your own. Overnight at Retreat Pu Luong