Pu Luong Retreat is located in Thanh Hoa Province, about 15 km from Mai Chau. It provides a refreshing escape from the crowds only 160km - 4-hour drive from Hanoi. With magnificent mountain ranges, stunning rice terrace fields, scenic rivers and waterfalls, breathtaking mountain passes and remote traditional villages, Pu Luong is truly a microcosm of Northern Vietnam. 9 comfortable bungalows, 1 traditional stilt house with 16 comfy beds, an open-air restaurant with nice cuisine, infinity pool, spa area, and rock garden are all at your disposal in Pu Luong Retreat to discover the hidden details, built by hand from the ground up, with meticulous attention.
Day 1: Hanoi - Pu Luong - Water wheels walk and rafting (L, D)
8h00: Be picked up at your hotel and transferred to Puluong, You enter 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.
Afternoon, you will be transferred 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 the 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 rafting adventure 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 the scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
Day 2: Pu Luong - Hanoi: Enthralling trekking routes (L)
Morning: 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. Savor the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot. Then you will be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for lunch.
After lunch, leave for Hanoi, arrive in Hanoi around 17h00. End of the tour
Price: from 175USD/person. Prices may vary from travel date, hotel, group size, etc. Contact us for the best price and tour.
- Private car pick up, transfer and sight-seeing
- English speaking local guide,
- Room in Pu Luong Retreat
- All admission fees
- River rafting
- Meals as indicated ( B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Personal expenses, drinks
- River kayaking (Note: If you want to do kayaking on the Cham River the extra payment will be 25 USD/person)
- Single supplement for solo traveler: 130USDextra
For your booking and payment:
Contact us: +84-967-299-095
We will contact you within 12-24 hours and work closely with you for your itinerary.