Mai Chau valley Vs Pu Luong reserve (3 Days - RT308)

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  • Leisure cycling across Mai Chau valley
  • Trekking to remote and wondrous ethnic villages
  • Fantastic, rugged mountainous scenery

Tour Code: RT-308

Pu Luong nature reserve is all about nature and deeply rooted ethnic cultures. This trip offers a wide array of natural sceneries: jungle, terraced rice fields, forested limestone mountain, rivers, cascades and natural pools. It is beautiful and the local hospitality from Thai people is recognized throughout the country. Get ready for an unforgettable trip. And because we are some kind of perfectionists, we will harmoniously balance the rhythm of the tour with a stage in Mai Chau valley.


  • Hoa Binh province, Mai Chau district, Mai Hich village
  • Thanh Hoa province, nature reserve of Pu Luong, les Bais de Hieu ecolodge



Meals: lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Village stay at a traditional house -on-silts

8:00 – pick up from your hotel. On the morning drive to Mai Chau, we'll leave the city behind and pass through craggy, mountainous landscape. We drive up a massive pass and end in the mountainous circus of Mai Chau around noon time. Lunch will be served in a local Thai house.

In the afternoon, we’ll have a small walk around Mai Chau valley before getting a quick transfer to a small remote village of Mai Hich. Weather permits there’s a chance for a small cycling around the green village. Afterwards, we return for dinner and overnight in the stilt house with our friendly Thai hosts.

Your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There’s no private room and you’ll sleep on the floor in a large communal area. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow and mosquito net. The restroom is at international standard and a few steps from the main house.


Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner | Accommodation: Village stay at a traditional house -on-silts

We leave our hosts after breakfast and drive East for about 15 km before entering the Pu Luong nature reserve. You’ll then get down the car for 2-hours trekking on single trail through Thai villages and rice terrace, with opportunity to take a break at local houses en-route.

Meet your car again for a quick transfer to our lunch stop at a small lodge. In the afternoon, we step into the wild with an awesome hike on trails across the second half of the reserve to reach its Western edge. The hike is not too hard and lasts 3 to 4 hours. It makes it an intermediate level trek. Plan to bring along good shoes and batteries for your camera.

After a demanding afternoon, we get to Ban Hieu village, check-in a local house and go for a refreshing swim in the cascades and natural pools nearby. Homemade dinner before a well deserved time for rest.


Meals: breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: not included

Easy morning, depending on the season and your preference, you can stay at the lodge and relax, go for a walk to a waterfall nearby. It is pretty easy, accessible to most of people and offers a unique experience in North Vietnam.

We have an early lunch at the lodge and then walk for about an hour and half to the road where our car can access. We drive back to Hanoi on the Ho Chi Minh road and should be there around 18:00.  


  • 1.1 Mai Chau
  • 1.2 Mai Chau
  • 1.3 Mai Chau
  • 2.1 Mai Hich
  • 2.2 Mai Hich
  • 2.3 Mai Hich
  • 3.1 Pu Luong
  • 3.2 Pu Luong
  • 3.3 Pu Luong
  • 4.1 Les Bains de Hieu
  • 4.2 Les Bains de Hieu
  • 4.3 Les Bains de Hieu

Accommodation upgrade and/or itinerary extension are available at a surcharge                         


  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program: One night in Mai Chau, One night in Pu Luong
  • Bicycle in Mai Chau
  • Meals as specified in the program: 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinner
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Activities as mentioned in the tour program
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees 


  • Any international and domestic flight
  • Vietnam visa
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Individual insurance

Children’s Policy

  • Above 9 years old: Apply the same price as an adult.
  • From 4 to 9 years old: 50% of an adult tour price.
  • From 1 to 3 years old: Free of charge (only 1 child).
  • Please note the age of the child(ren) on Additional Information Form.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the tour.
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