Pu Luong Vacation from Hanoi
The perfect vacation away the hustle of city life.
This tour will take you to Pu Luong Nature Reserve, a serene countryside of unspoiled beauty. Leisurely walks are the best way to immerse yourself in the surrounding nature and local culture. Wandering through terraced fields and engaging with the Thai ethnic people will offer you truly relaxing moments. Additionally, the opportunity to enjoy bamboo rafting and explore the giant water wheels within remote hamlets in Pu Luong adds an enchanting experience to your vacation. Welcome to Pu Luong.
- Marvel at Water Wheels of Thai People
- Relax on a bamboo rafting experience
- Enjoy easy rides to admire Bat Cave and Hieu Waterfall
- Visit Lan villages, the Kingdom of Thai People in Puluong
Departure/ReturnHotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
Departure TimeAround 7:00 AM from your hotel
Return TimeApproximately 6:00 PM
OutfitComfortable clothes for walking
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Homestay on traditional stilt house, WiFi
Limousine bus two ways Hanoi - Pu Luong
English speaking tour guide in Pu Luong
Local guide, sightseeing tickets
Transfer in Pu Luong as Itinerary
Bottled water on tour
Drinks and laundry
Fee for upgrade to private room
HANOI – PU LUONG (L - D) Village Life | Water Wheels | Rafting
10:00 AM: Stop for a 15-minute rest break halfway through the journey. Enjoy picturesque village landscapes along the way.
12:00 PM: Arrive at Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Check-in at your reserved room (standard check-in time 14:00) and relax at your own pace.
01:30 PM: Afternoon leisurely walks
Transfer to Ban Cong and start a 2.5km walk. Cross a suspension bridge to reach one of Pu Luong's most scenic villages, where the largest stream flows through. Along the river, admire stunning landscapes, rice fields, and village life at Pu Luong. Seek for the giant water wheels, a remarkable creation of Vietnam's mountainous ethnic minorities. Difficulty level 2/5.
Arrive at Chieu Lau dam and embark on a bamboo rafting experience. Paddle the raft upstream with locals and have fun.
03:00 PM: The raft lands on the other side of the river. Embark on another 2km trek through rice fields and villages, completing a loop trail. Meet the transfer at the main road and return to the hotel for relaxation by 05:00 PM.
Evening: Culinary exploration and leisure
Optional cooking class for those interested. Enjoy a delicious dinner at 7:00 PM, followed by free time to relax. This concludes your first day in Pu Luong.
PU LUONG – HANOI (B - L) Iconic Rice Terrace | Local Brocade
08:45 AM: Take a leisurely stroll down the valley to Don village, renowned as the epicenter of Pu Luong. This area boasts a gentle road that winds through vast terraced fields. With every step, you'll witness the captivating transformation of the scenery. As you continue your walk, you'll come across Uoi hamlet. When viewed from above, this hamlet nestles humbly at the base of the towering mountain. We assure you that this landscape will be a visual delight and may even fill up your phone's memory card with its beauty.
Descend the hill to Lan Village, often referred to as the "Kingdom of Thai People in Pu Luong" home to around 100 Thai families. You can opt for a leisurely bicycle ride (optional) or take a relaxed stroll around. Here, you'll encounter the soothing sights of cool streams, verdant farmlands, ducks joyfully paddling in ponds, and friendly locals going about their day. You'll have the opportunity to observe their everyday activities, marked by simplicity and humility, with a special focus on their traditional brocade sewing. Take this time to engage with the locals and learn about their craft. After that, transfer back for check out your room by 11:30 and have lunch.
01:00 PM: Prepare for the bus journey back to Hanoi. Expect to arrive at your hotel in Hanoi by 6:30 PM, barring heavy traffic. The tour concludes at your Hanoi hotel.
Timing and distance are measured at Puluong Excursions' meeting point in Don Village. Based on your actual location, the tour operator will provide you with a detailed timeline before the departure time.