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Mai Chau & Pu Luong Super Trek 5 Days - CHALLENGE YOURSELF!

Code: MP05
Routes: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hanoi
Duration:5 Days / 4 Nights
Features: Mai Chau and Pu Luong is famous for its beautiful mountains and valleys of the Thai people. This great trekking destination maintains outstanding biodiversity. The geography is a globally important example of a lowland limestone forest ecosystem covered by rich tropical forest.

Trip Itinerary

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM transferring to Mai Chau on our spectacular 4 hour drive. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people then lunch will be served.


At 1:00 PM, take a short car ride in about 1 hour before we set off for our hiking through the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve, the trek is
intermediate level and requires some walking up hills but it’s worth your hike as we will see many spectacular views of villages and terraces.


Arrival at the Thai stilt homestay in the late afternoon. Free time to rest and shower, then a traditional dinner with our host family.Overnight here.


Driving Distance: about 230 km

Trekking Distance: about 9 km (3 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 3/5


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, lunch, dinner, homestay with permit.

Waking up early today is recommended as your chance to witness more local activities in the morning. After having our breakfast, we say good-bye to our host by around 8.00 AM for our good hike ahead.


More trek today through hidden gems of Pu Luong including beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peaceful villages.


We stop for our picnic lunch then continue our trek through more villages to reach to Hieu village in the afternoon.


Take rest as you wish then you are free to stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to the homestay for dinner and overnight at homestay. Contact us if you wish to stay at an Eco lodge at Hieu village, instead of homestay.


Trekking Distance: about 12 km (5 – 6 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 3/5


Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals

Breakfast at the homestay at 8:00 AM, we take another day of village-to-village trekking and via nice cool streams. Short pause for lunch enroute then following the local path via rice paddies to get to our homestay for shower, dinner and stay the night.


Trekking Distance: 10-12 km (about 5-6 hours)

Trail Difficulty:4 /5


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, homestay, entrance fee, all meals, permit

Leave Nua village after having breakfast. Start our full day trek climbing deeper into the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Picnic lunch on the way. Continuing our trek passing through ethnic villages. Our day ends with a wonderful sunset (weather dependent) in Son village. Dinner and overnight at our Thai homestay.


Trekking Distance: about 15 km

Trail Difficulty: 3/5


Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals.

Breakfast is prepared by your guide then start trekking by 8:00 AM. Today we will have an easy day with small ups and downs through rice paddies and the Pu Luong jungle. After about 2.5 hours we get to Ton village. Our driver will be waiting for us there to transfer us to Muong Khen town for lunch. Arrive and end in Hanoi in the late afternoon.


Trekking Distance: 7km

Trail Difficulty: 2/5


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, breakfast, lunch.