Pu Luong – a Natural Reserve near Mai Chau townlet of the Thai people will be a great choice for your weekend from Hanoi, the closest place near Hanoi where you can visit and stay in the traditional home of the Thai – one of Vietnam 54 ethnic minorities, bonus to the lovely visit to these beautiful villages you will also have chance to walk or trek on trails less traveled, view native animals and more...... all of this will simply offer you an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (160 km)
Departure from your hotel at 7.00 a.m to MaiChau. Tea break at half way. Arrival in Pomcoong village, take a walk for 30 min to visit around this village of the Thai, then lunch will be served on here at local house.
Leaving by 2 p.m. for our short ride (15 min) to Ma river, boating down river for about 30 min, then start your hike, this will be through villages, hill sides, rice paddies......and take 2 hours walk, one of the highlight on this hike is to visit and talk to the locals here.
Again boat ferry across the river, then hit the road to Sai village, (also the Thai) where you will have dinner and stay home tonight at their traditional house on stilts.
Day 2: Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Hanoi (160 km)
The daily life of the locals here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up and take part in their activities (this is sure with fun!). Breakfast at their house, then at 8 a.m. you will be walking / hiking to visit the Nature Reserve of Pu Luong, please be soft and nice, nature is just very lovely here.
After 3 hours walk, you will be picked up and transfer to Mai Chau town for our lunch. Leave Mai Chau at 2.30 p.m, and our journey will bring us back to Hanoi by 6 p.m.