- Amazing trekking paths in unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve
- Encounter and say "Xin Chao" to friendly ethnic minorities
- Authentic homestay in villages at a real local house
- Beautiful and no tourist hiking trails
- All meals included
Day 1: Hanoi – Ton village – Pu Luong ~ 3hrs Trekking
Depart from Hanoi at 08:00 am, we head to Ton village, after three hours up into the mountain we arrive in Ton village and start our trek to Pu Luong nature reserve. Starting at Ton village in Nam Son commune, we start to trek on the main road about 1 hours to forest for picnic lunch. After lunch, we start trekking down to Nua village. It is a hard trek down but stunning view from the site of the mountain the highlight on this trek are the beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, the daily life of local and culture of the white Thai people. The host family welcomes us, free time to take rest, have a shower then a traditional dinner will be served by the owner of the homestay.
Overnight in Nua.
Transfer: 3 hours
Trekking: 3 hours/hard terrain
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Trek to Kho Muong Village ~ 6hrs Trekking
This morning we have breakfast in the homestay before we begin the big trek of the day. Today we will be walking for around 6 hours on a rocky path running through the jungle. Lunch stop will be in a village along the way. After lunch, we will pass through several Thai villages before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. You could misunderstand Kho Muong belongs to Muong ethnic but actually, it belongs to Thai people.
Trekking: 6 hours/slightly uphill/rocky path
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Kho Muong – Ninh Binh ~ 1hr Trekking
Get up and observe or even take part in your host family activities in the morning because here daily life starts early, take an opportunity to stroll around the village before having Thai style breakfast.
We then take one hour trek up to the main road our driver will pick us up to the drive to Cam Thuy for lunch. After lunch we drive to Ninh Binh - the place is famous for both natural beauty and historical stories. Ninh Binh is the capital for the very first feudal dynasty of Vietnam with the unique queen of Vietnam who was crowned twice across two dynasties - Dinh and Le.
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Trekking: 1 hour/slightly uphill
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Bike/Sightseeing Ninh Binh - Drive to Hanoi ~ 22km/ Biking
Biking from your hotel to Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam date back from the 9th century. Visit the temples of Dinh - Le who were the very first kings of Vietnam after 1000 years under Chinese regimes. In the humble corner of this area, there is a small but solemn temple of Queen Duong Van Nga - a special woman made a huge contribution to building up the Le Dynasty. Our tour guide will help you to know about this story with both historical facts and mystical words-of-mouth.
After visiting the ancient capital of Vietnam, we climb some hundred steps to the top of a mountain for a great view over the “Halong Bay on the rice field”.
When we finish panorama view we get our bikes then biking through an amazing area of limestone mountains uprising on rice paddies to reach this area. After 1hr riding, we actually set our bikes in Tam Coc. Lunch in a local restaurant and then enjoy an interesting rowing boat trip on the river to explore the Halong Bay on the rice paddies. Drive back to Hanoi for next 2.5 hours. Our tour to reveal hidden Pu Luong and Ninh Binh end up on your hotel arrival.
Transfer: 130km driving
Biking: 22km on flat, rocky and a bit bumpy roads
Boat trip: 2 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
|2 person||US$ 385|
|4 persons||US$ 278|
|6 persons||US$ 231|
|8 persons||US$ 213|
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- A/C vehicle as indicated
- Professional trekking English speaking guide
- Porter & cook support
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Homestay permissions
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snack
- Entrance fees
- Herbal for foot bath
- Service charges and taxes
- Travel insurance
- Pre and post accommodation
- Tips and gratitude
- Personal expenses
- Others not mentioned
THIS ADVENTURE INFORMATION
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Depart from: Hanoi - End at: Hanoi
When: Year round see more Vietnam weather
Activities: Trekking, Culture expedition
Transport: AC vehicle, on foot
Accommodation: 3 nights homestay
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Support crew: Local cook
Trekking grade: Moderate Grade that means this tour involves in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness.
Meals and food
- Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
- Day 2-3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On the trek the support crew will cook meals for us. The emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious local produce. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirement.
Homestay in remote villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We may sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our tour guide
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
The trekking day
A typical trekking day start at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or 5 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
- Trekking poles: manufactured by Coleman, USA. Telescoping pole extends from 27 to 53 inches. Contoured handle grip features adjustable nylon strap and compass. Aluminum pole has steel tip with removable cover and basket for various terrains
- Sleeping bags and/or mattresses in homestay
- Summer sleeping bags: Satin sleeping bag 60cm x 180cm. Used for home stay and camping in hot weather
- Winter sleeping bags: manufactured by Landus, France. Winter bag (5 degree) 60cm x 200cm. Used for home stay and camping in cold weather
- Waterproof blue bag for luggage
- Radio: manufactured by Kenwood, Malaysia. 16-channel VHF FM Transceiver. Used for jungle trek with group from 5 passengers up. Help to manage group
- ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
- Origin passport to declare for homestay permission
- Hiking Shoes
- Flip flops/string-back sandals or river boots
- Small backpack with rain cover
- Clothes: trekking pants, thermal underwear (top/bottom), t-shirts, long-sleeved shirt, pajama/sleeping pants, underwear (what you’re comfortable with), pairs of socks
- Rest and sleeping clothes.
- Hat, sunglasses, sun protection.
- Waterproof pants and jackets
- Rain coats
- Bottle of water
- Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
- Anti-insect repellent
- Common medicines in your personal first aid kits
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