Pu Luong is in the middle of one of Vietnam’s most stunning protected area. Pu Luong Nature Reserve is approximately 170 km north-west of Hanoi, which takes about 4-hours to drive to. Once there you are rewarded with a lush jungles, magnificent rice terraces, and breathtaking limestone mountains.
The area is has some of the last lowland limestone forests and limestone habitat forest in northern Vietnam. It has over 1000 different types of plants, 84 mammal species (including 24 bat species), 162 bird species, 55 fish species, 28 reptile species and 13 amphibian species. Pu Luong nature reserve is also likely to have the largest Vietnamese populations of the globally critically endangered, endemic primate, Delacour’s Leaf Monkey.
The area also is also home to two ethnic groups – the Black Thai and Muong people. Pu Luong means ‘highest peak’ in the local Black Thai language. The Black Thai people, who’s village surrounds Pu Luong Treehouse, are subsistence farmers and have called Pu Luong home since the 16th century. The almost 300 people of this village descend from two families, Hà Công and Hà Văn. The surnames of all the families still reflect their descendents’ names, which is said to come from a dragon that was raised by humans, that created Pu Luong as a gift to his parents by creating a land of mountains, streams and rice fields.
Hanoi - Pu Luong Thanh Hoa 2 Days 1 night trip
Day 1: Hanoi - Pu Luong( Lunch, Dinner)
07.30 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. You will start Pu Luong Adventure trip and ready with 4 hours driving journey follow Ho Chi Minh Trails (1B – National Higway). One stop on the haft way for a short break.
12.30 You will enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breath-taking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting.
14.30 You will be transferred to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk passing the rice field to stunning water wheels area. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes. Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted bamboo rafts. Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong for dinner. Overnight in Puluong Discovery
Day 2: Pu Luong - Local Villages visiting - Hanoi( Breakfast, Lunch)
06.30 - 07.00 Having your breakfast
08.00 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 farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot. Then you will be transferred back to Pu luong for lunch.
10.30 Back to Pu Luong the check out and having lunch.
12.00 Saying goodbye and return to Hanoi.
17.00 Arrive your hotel in Hanoi City. Trip ends.
10 pax – 15 Pax
20 - 30 pax
40 - 45 pax
Group Still House
Private room/2 Persons
Private Bungalow or Thai Traditional House( Sharing)
English speaking following the itinerary
Meals as mentioned: 2 lunches, 1 dinners, 1 breakfasts
Private car Transportation from Hanoi
All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
Entrance and Sightseeing fees
River adventure with bamboo rafting
Complimentary bottles of mineral water everyday (2 bottles/person/day)
Single Room plus: 40$ extra
River kayaking (Note: If you want to do kayaking on the Cham River the extra payment will be 25 USD/person)
Drinks, Gratuities and other personal expenses
What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines.
Cancellation by Customer:
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
For no show cases, there will be no refund.
All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by us
Cancellation by Weather:
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.
Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
From 8 to under 10 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
Over 10 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.