PU LUONG RETREAT - HIEU WATERFALL 3 DAY 2 NIGHT HOMESTAY & TREK
Start date: Daily
With the adventurous Pu Luong 3 days tour you will have the chance to discover beautiful landscapes and get closer from the nature and the local people. After a first trek around some local villages and discovering the rice field terraces surrounding the valley , another trek will take you deeper inside the reserve to reach Hieu waterfall and walk around in the jungle or enjoy a relaxing time swimming by the waterfall. You will then be welcome in an authentic traditional house to overnight where you will share diner , rice wine and exchange culture with the family. To end this 3 days tour in Ou Luong Nature Reserve , a pleasant and easy walk will take you to the impressive waterwheels irrigation system before to relax on a bamboo rafting ride on Cham Stream.
DAY 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong. (L, D) 200km
07:00 - 07:30. Pick-up at Hostel in Hanoi Old Quarter and start the Pu Luong 3 days tour by Limousine bus.
09:00. Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
11:00. Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and customs; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
13:00. Arrive in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Have lunch and check in.
14:30 – 17:30. Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to learn about the local people in Pu Luong.(6kms)
19:00. Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine with the family. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.
Day 2: Pu Luong – Hieu Waterfall full day trek(B,L,D). (Hard Trek 14kms)
07:30 – 08:30. Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.
09:00 – 12:30. Following the small road, trail through the terrace rice fields, jungle to visit Hieu Waterfall. Have lunch by the waterfall.
Afternoon: Free time to relax and swim in the waterfall or trekking to explore the surrounding village and jungle before check in the rustic homestay and you are welcome to help the family to prepare the dinner.
18:30. Dinner with the family and enjoy the rice wine and have a conversation with the local to learn more about their culture and customs. Enjoy the night in the middle of the Jungle.
Day 3: Easy Trek, Bamboo rafting on Cham Stream – Hanoi 200km (B,L).
07:30 – 08:30. Have breakfast in the homestay. Say goodbye to the host and continue your trek through another paths of the Reserve to pick up the van to go to Cham stream.
10:30. visit the Ba village and cross the hanging bridge to discover the giant waterwheels, and duck farm to learn about Local agriculture system.
11:30 getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream.
12:30. Pick up the van to go back to the lodge for Lunch.
13:00. Have lunch and have free time to relax or walking around the village before boarding the Limousine bus to go back to Hanoi at 14:30.
17:00. Soft break on the way.
19:30. Arrive in Hanoi old quarter drop you off at your hostel. Tour finish.
-Friendly and passionate local guides.
-Meals mentioned in the tour itinerary.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Bring your passport with valid visa, hiking shoes, hat, insect repellent, sun-block..