PL02: The Best of Pu Luong - 3 days / 2 nights

The best tour of Pu Luong that combines all fun things to do in this beautiful natural reserve. The Pu Luong retreat is a perfect place to stay as it is located in picturesque valley.

4 hour drive from Hanoi with a stopover at beautiful Mai Chau valley, you will arrive in Pu Luong, an untouched natural reserve and home to the Thai and Muong minority. This is our highly recommended tour package that designed to discover the best of Pu Luong, including biodiversity value, mountains, rivers, rice terraced fields, ethnic villages, culture, etc.  Pu Luong is the great place for trekking, biking, rafting, homestay and if you want to refesh yourselves, Pu Luong retreat is the best choice.


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  • Bungalow

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    (Jan 1 - Apr 30 & Oct 1 - Dec 31)

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    (May 1 - Sep 9)

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NOTE: The above tour prices are estimated per person & applied for group of 2 persons! Depending on your favorite hotels, traveling dates & group sizes, the tour prices will be updated! Please contact us at for further information!

Water wheels walk and rafting

(3 km easy walk – 1.5 hours – 1 km rafting – 1 hours )

AM: Picked up by our private tour guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi then start your trip to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking 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.

PM: You will be transffed to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. 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 bamboo river rafting with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.

Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.

Day 01

Enthralling trekking routes

(19 km easy walking – 6 hours)

AM: 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 to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.

PM: After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.

Day 02

Village life and the community

(4,5 km easy walk – 2 hours)

AM: You have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making weaving colourful textiles, followed by lunch at the Lodge.

Note: You can extend your trip with a night in Mai Chau valley, please let us know if you want it

Day 03


All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
Private bed (House on stilt) or Private room with ensuite bathroom (for Bungalow)
All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
Entrance and Sightseeing fees    
English Speaking guide
Full board: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
River rafting
Welcome drink
2 bottles of water in rooms daily

  • Private bed (House on stilt) or Private room with ensuite bathroom (for Bungalow)
  • All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees          
  • Local guide(none speak English)
  • Full board: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • River rafting
  • Free Wi-Fi at Pu Luong Retreat         
  • Welcome drink
  • 2 bottles of water in rooms daily

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This is private tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle in each destination. This is sample tour and can always be personalized to meet your personal needs and travel budget.

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