Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh > 6 days luxury wellness tour

pu luong circuit luxe bien être 6 jours - luxury wellness tour
  • A luxury wellness circuit
  • Three magnificent destinations in a rich and generous nature
  • Discover the daily life of the H’Mong and Thai minorities
  • Learn about the use of jungle products
  • Visit a national park and endangered animal rescue centers

Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh > 6 days luxury wellness tour

Enjoy a moment in connection with nature while discovering the daily life of minorities in this luxury wellness tour. Mai Chau, Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Ninh Binh, three very different but equally splendid places. Places conducive to well-being and relaxation.

You will reach the surroundings of Mai Chau to arrive at one of the most beautiful hotels in North Vietnam. A replica H’mong village with rice terraces, waterfalls and nearby local villages. A perfect combination of luxury and culture.

You will then discover the superb Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Covering some 17,000 hectares, this haven of peace benefits from a rich and varied fauna and flora. Called the “Little Sapa”, the landscapes are similar but much less impacted by mass tourism.

While a hike along the rice fields will lead you to a magnificent isolated hamlet and its cave, another trek will make you discover the benefits of jungle products. A total immersion, accompanied by a local Black Thai guide, who will give you an unforgettable experience.

Halong Bay on land is also a magical getaway. Visit a national park, an animal rescue center, one of Vietnam’s largest pagodas and the ancient capital Hoa Lu. A trip out of time!

More information about Cuc Phuong National parc here >

Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Ninh Binh > 6 days luxury wellness tour

  • Day 1 > Hanoi – Mai Chau
  • Day 2 > Mai Chau
  • Day 3 >Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • Day 4 > Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Ninh Binh
  • Day 5 > Ninh Binh
  • Day 6 > Ninh Binh- Hanoi
  • Day 1 > Hanoi – Mai Chau
  • Early departure for the Mai Chau valley. On the way, stop at Thung Pass Khe , in the 10 most beautiful passes of Vietnam, where you can visit a local market and taste some local dishes if you wish, such as sticky rice cooked in bamboo while observing the magnificent view. We will continue the road to the magnificent Avana Retreat . After lunch on site, the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the place, its swimming pool, its Spa and the room. Diner and night at the place.
  • Day 2 > Mai Chau
  • duong-lam_smallThe day will start early with a meditation session around the waterfall. After this spiritual escape, the day continues with the visit of a H'mong village and the discovery of the traditional way of sewing where you can learn it. Healthy and organic lunch. In the afternoon, you will explore the jungle for an exciting walk. You can learn about the benefits of certain plants and their use by local minorities. Back at the hotel, free time to relax and enjoy the facilities. Dinner free. Night on site (option of a private dinner around the waterfall).
  • Day 3 >Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve
  • tam-coc_smallAfter breakfast, transfer to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. You will arrive at the hotel and after settling into the room, you can relax to admire the breathtaking view. A local lunch will be served at the restaurant. You will then go for a walk to the hidden village of Kho Muong. Magnificent walk along rice fields and crossing a small hamlet. Arriving from the top of the village, you will be able to realize the superb bue and the exceptional location of this village inhabited by the Black Tay. After crossing the village, the walk continues to the bat cave which can be visited if the weather permits. Return to the hotel where you can relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
  • Day 4 > Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Ninh Binh
  • After breakfast, you will explore the jungle with a local guide. You will learn about the use of forest products. You will participate in the harvest of certain products (depending on the season) and the preparation of the fire for a “Black Thai” picnic. You will cook with the guide in the bamboo, rice, plants and what will have been collected during the way. The jungle is full of consumable products for nutritional or medical purposes and you will be surprised at all that can be found there. Back at the homestay after lunch, you will have time for a relaxing break before hitting the road to Halong Bay Ninh Binh land . Arrived at the hotel and after checking into the room, you will take part in a cooking class with tasting. Night on site.
  • Day 5 >Ninh Binh
  • After breakfast, depart for Cuc National Park Phuong , an hour's drive. Visit to the primate rescue and turtle conservation center. You will then go hiking in the park to discover the generous nature of the park, including its century-old trees. Picnic lunch on site. The walk continues in the park until the return to the car. On the way back, you will stop at the Bai Dinh pagoda, one of the largest in Vietnam. You will then go to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam to learn about the history of this site. Return to the hotel where you can enjoy the swimming pool, the Spa and the Jaccuzzi . Diner and night at the place..
  • Day 6 > Ninh Binh- Hanoi
  • After breakfast, departure by bike to visit the Bich Dong pagoda then finally go for a ride in a sampan (traditional boat) in the site of Tam Coc. Light picnic organized on board during the cruise. Afterwards, return to the hotel for lunch and a relaxing break to enjoy the tranquility of the place. In the afternoon, return to Hanoi and end of the tour. Possibility to extend for one night and take a transfer to Halong Bay (optional).
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