Welcome to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This place brings a peaceful and wild beauty with scenic villages of Thai people, Mong people, golden terraced fields, majestic tropical forests.
Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of nature with our meticulously crafted 3-day 2-night adventure in Pu Luong, seamlessly merging the captivating landscapes of Mai Chau and the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Nestled between the picturesque Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces, this tour promises an unforgettable escape into Vietnam’s unspoiled beauty.
Itinerary for 3 days 2 nights in Pu Luong
Day 1: Pu Luong tour exploring Bac Ha Village
Departing from Hanoi, we will arrive at Pu Luong around noon. After resting, having lunch, tourists will check in and relax in their rooms. Afternoon will be a great time to explore Bac Ha village, one of the most beautiful villages of Pu Luong. When the sun sets, we will return to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
Day 2: Don Village – Lan Village – Hieu Village
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Don Village, Lan village and Hieu village in turn. Tourists will have lunch at Hieu village and return to the hotel at 16:30. Visiting these villages of Pu Luong, you will absolutely be surprised by the scenery here. Besides, you also have the opportunity to learn, experience the culture and immerse yourself in the daily life of the local people.
Day 3: Visit Bang Village – Hanoi
Exploring Bang Village after a buffet breakfast as you will be hiking 5km. Bang village is located at the entrance to Pu Luong Nature Reserve (when traveling from Mai Chau). Walk around the village to see the ancient stilt houses and feel the hospitality of the indigenous people. After that, visitors will return to have lunch at the hotel, check out and come back to Hanoi.
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Where to go during the Pu Luong Tour in 3 days 2 nights?
Son Ba Muoi, small Sapa of Thanh Hoa
Cao Son consists of 3 villages Son – Ba – Muoi in the highlands of Lung Cao commune, Ba Thuoc district, Thanh Hoa province, where the ethnic people live and reside (mainly Thai). When you take your first steps in Cao Son land, Son village will slowly appear as a majestic, poetic landscape painting. Continuing the journey to discover Muoi and Ba villages, visitors will not be surprised by the magical beauty of this place.
Pu Luong Peak: The highest peak of Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Pu Luong Peak is about 1,700 m high, is one of the attractive destinations for tourists who love to explore, experience, trekking and immerse themselves in the mountain nature. It takes about 6 hours in good weather to climb to the top of Pu Luong. Standing on the top of Pu Luong, you can fully admire the poetic landscape of the mountains, the golden terraced fields, the typical Thai stilt roofs.
Don Village: The epicenter of Pu Luong, Thanh Hoa
Don village is located in the center of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This place has a cool climate all year round, typical of the high mountains, so it is an ideal choice for tourists who want to relax. The people in Don Village are mostly Thai people and a few Muong people. Visitors to Ban Don can enjoy specialties prepared by local people, enjoy “Straw Liquor”, participate in cultural exchange programs, learn about the traditional craft of indigenous people.
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Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking
- Wake up to the melodious sounds of nature, energizing you for the day ahead.
- Embark on an invigorating trekking journey into the heart of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, where pristine landscapes and vibrant rice terraces await.
- Immerse yourself in the local culture as you interact with friendly villagers and witness their way of life.
- Return to Luong Retreat in the evening, replete with tales of your exploration.
Departure – Chau Pu Mountain Retreat – Ninh Binh
- Bid farewell to Luong Retreat and set out for Chau Pu Mountain Retreat, a luxurious mountain escape that perfectly encapsulates tranquility.
- Explore the picturesque surroundings or indulge in relaxation at the resort.
- Depart for Ninh Binh, where captivating sceneries seamlessly blend with your unforgettable experiences.
- Conclude your journey with a heart full of memories and a desire to return.
What to eat at Pu Luong?
Pu Luong cuisine showcases a delightful fusion of Thai culinary traditions, featuring a delectable array of grilled dishes, aromatic spices, and flavors reminiscent of the mountainous region.
Co Lung Duck
Coming to Pu Luong Thanh Hoa, it is definitely impossible to ignore the delicious dishes made from Co Lung duck. Ducks here are raised on streams, naturally foraging in water flowing from rocky mountains, so the meat is firm, lean, delicious and has small bones. Ripe duck meat with reddish brown skin, sweet meat, unique attractive aroma that visitors will never forget.
Grilled stream fish
The fish is cleaned, marinated with ingredients available in the mountains and forests such as: Mac Khen, forest herbs, chili, lemongrass and salt. The fish is rolled with herbs, clamped with fresh bamboo sticks and grilled over hot ash coals until the fish turns yellow, the aroma is ripe. Enjoying grilled stream fish dipped in salt and pepper, served with five-color sticky rice, upland sticky rice wine will give visitors a deep impression.
Lam rice in Pu Luong has a special taste because it uses upland rice with large grains, white and fragrant, a very simple dish with a typical flavor of the mountains. The blend of the aroma of sticky rice with the aroma of bamboo, creates an attractive aftertaste of Lam rice Pu Luong.
It is an indispensable specialty in the meals of Thai people in Pu Luong. Wine needs to be made from cassava yeast and spring water, so the taste is very strong and unique, the sweet and spicy taste makes people drunk when they do not know.
Tips: Refer Pu Luong Travel Guide for an overview of your trip.