Pu Luong – Mai chau – Moc chau > 6 days cultural tour

  • Discovery of the beautiful Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Immersion in Thai and H’Mong minorities of the North-West
  • Different activities > hiking, biking, bamboo raft
  • Travel off the beaten track
  • Visit to a tea plantation
  • Gastronomic discovery of local specialties

Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Moc Chau > 6 days tour off beaten tracks

You will go off the beaten track in Pu Luong, Mai Chau and Moc Chau for 6 days to discover the local life of the Thai and H’Mong ethnic groups . First of all by visiting the magnificent Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Through superb landscapes, you will contemplate magnificent landscapes as well as the bat cave, the largest in the Reserve. Departure then for the village of Mai Hich , near the more famous valley of Mai Chau. Far from the tourist trails, you can take a bike ride in the middle of the rice fields.

Then you will go to the H’Mong . First in Pa Co where you can visit the superb market if you go there on Sunday. You will learn about the techniques of making traditional hemp costumes. Particularity of the H’Mong since hemp is not authorized in Vietnam but tradition has prevailed. You will then hike in the village of Hang Kia to learn about local life.

For the end of the stay, you will leave for another remote village, Ta So. Immersion among the H’Mong. trekking in the surroundings to discover deeply the daily life in remote area. Visit local house, join cooking with the hosts.

This 6-day stay will allow you to discover another facet of Vietnam. A traditional Vietnam from another era. You will also be able to learn about the difference between the daily life of the H’Mong and the Thai. A peaceful and cultural trip in the middle of magnificent landscapes.

Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Moc Chau > cultural tour 6 days

  • Day 1 > Hanoi – Pu Luong Reserve
  • Day 2 > Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Day 3 >Pu Luong Reserve – Mai Hich
  • Day 4 >Mai Hich – Pa Co
  • Day 5 > Pa Co – Ta So
  • Day 6 > Ta So – Hanoi
  • Day 1 > Hanoi – Pu Luong Reserve
  • Pick up from your hotel in the Old Quarter early in the morning and transfer to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Arrival at the homestay , check-in and lunch. You will then be transferred by car to the starting point of the hike. You will take a path in the middle of magnificent rice terraces which will then lead you to a viewpoint to admire the picturesque village of Kho Muong. Nestled in a valley inaccessible by car, this village remains isolated from mass tourism. You will continue the walk to the superb cave of Bats, the largest in the Reserve. Possibility to visit the cave depending on weather conditions. Return by scooter to the top of the village and then return to the homestay . Dinner on site or possibility of organizing a dinner with the locals. Quiet night.
  • Day 2 > Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • duong-lam_smallDay placed under the sign of the discovery of atypical and remote places. First, you will be taken to a suspension bridge to start a walk that will take you to the bamboo watermills. Particularity of the Thai minority, this ingenious system allows the irrigation of the fields. You will learn about the creation of this system which has improved the agricultural production of the locals. You will then take the car to go to the village of Ui to discover the local crafts. The road will continue to the village of Hieu for a hike in the village and discover the pretty waterfall that runs along it from top to bottom. Lunch on site. You will then go to Son Ba Muoi , a set of 3 remote villages. You can immerse yourself in traditional life, visit a local house and drink tea with the locals. Return to the homestay at the end of the afternoon for dinner and a quiet night.
  • Day 3 >Pu Luong Reserve – Mai Hich
  • tam-coc_smallAfter breakfast, you will be transferred to the village of Mai Hich , about an hour's drive. Far from the mass tourism that can be found in the Mai Chau valley , the village of Mai Hich and its surroundings have managed to preserve a local atmosphere. On arrival, you will leave for a day of cycling in the surrounding countryside. You will pass by small paths, over a bamboo bridge and through rural landscapes to experience local life. In the late afternoon, you will relax for a short bamboo raft ride on the river. Local dinner and night at the homestay .
  • Day 4 > Mai Hich – Pa Co
  • After breakfast, depart for the H'Mong village of Pa Co, 1 hour and 15 minutes by road. If arriving on Sunday morning, visit the superb local and colorful market. Very little frequented by tourists, you will be immersed in the world of the H'Mong . If you arrive on another day, you will be taken directly to Hang Kia Village. You will learn about how to make the traditional outfits as well as indigo making. You can also try your hand at drawing with beeswax to create patterns. You will have lunch with a local family. In the afternoon, you will go hiking around the village to discover the local agriculture. Return to the homestay at the end of the afternoon to relax. Diner and night at the place.
  • Day 5 >Pa Co – Ta So
  • After breakfast, departure towards the pretty H'Mong village of Ta So, in the province of Son La. Follow the path, passing through the tea fields of Nong Truong. You will be able to walk in the middle of the alleys of tea trees and learn about the culture of tea. The road will then resume to Ta So where you will arrive for lunch and room check-in. In the afternoon, you will hike around the village to discover local life. You can attend and even join them depending on the season. Dinner and night at the homestay .
  • Day 6 > Ta So – Hanoi
  • For this last day, you will go hiking to reach viewpoints and other remote villages off the beaten track. (Possibility to take a scooter ride while driving or as a passenger). You will discover the habits and customs of the H'Mong , an exciting ethnic group that transports you to another time. You will be back at the homestay for lunch and check out. After a short break to relax, you will take the road to Hanoi. Arrive late afternoon and drop off at your hotel. End of tour.
Sample Description
  • Included:
  • Private comfortable car with air conditioning
  • Professional english-speaking tour guide
  • Local tour guide in remote areas
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities mentioned
  • Water
  • Excluded:
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses