DAY 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong. (L, D) 200km
07:00 – 07:30 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by Limousine bus.
09:00 = Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
11:00 = Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and customs; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
13:00 = Arrive in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Have lunch and check in.
14:30 – 17:30 = Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to learn about the local people in Pu Luong.(6kms)
19:00 = Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine with the family. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.
*Sleeping options: Traditional dorm room in the house on stilts or Private Room no Air-con (High standard accommodations) at Pu Luong Nature Homestay
Day 2: Easy Trek to Chieng Lau, Yen, Ba villages, Bamboo rafting on Cham Stream – Hanoi 200km. (B,L)
07:30 – 08:30 = Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.
09:00 = Board the van to the starting point. Following the small road through the terrace rice and sugar cane fields, cross the Hanging Bridges to visit other remote rural villages of Thai Ethnic. Visit the Thai’s traditional ancient house to learn more about the daily life of the local people. Stop at the giant waterwheels, ducks farm to learn about the agriculture before getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream.
12:30 = Pick up the van to go back to the lodge, check out.
13:00 = Have lunch and have free time to relax or walking around the village before boarding the Limousine bus to go back to Hanoi at 14:30.
17:00 = Soft break on the way.
19:30 = Arrive in Hanoi old quarter drop you off at your hotel.