PU LUONG – OFF THE BEATEN PATH TREKKING PU LUONG – OFF THE BEATEN PATH TREKKING

Discover the Northen part of Vietnam which filled with mountain ranges and limestone islets in Halong Bay. Unlike “the brother" Sapa, Pu Luong is fewer tourists and defined as a new paradise of Vietnam where time stood still and your mind will be broadened by the authentic insight into the life of ethnic minorities. Pu Luong located in the Northwest was named by Thai ethnic group which means " The highest peak of the region", it offers the paranomic view over the rice terraces and mountains beyond. Then heading to the East Sea, immerse in the stunning landscape of the legendary Halong Bay, cruising to the emerald water and enjoy yourself swimming or kayaking among those limestone karsts.

» Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.

» Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.

» Pu Luong: Be amazed by the raw beauty of Northwest jungle and trekking into the remote village and meet friendly locals.

S000283 PACKAGE TOURS 799 USD Số lượng: 1 cái

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight.

If you arrived early, you can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.

DAY 02: DISCOVER THE PARADISE IN MIDDLE OF THE JUNGLE (B)

Pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi. You will start Pu Luong Adventure trip and ready with 4 hours driving journey to follow Ho Chi Minh Trails (1B – National Highway). One stop on the haft way for a short break.

You will enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breath-taking 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.

You will be transferred to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk passing the rice field to stunning water wheels area. 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. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted bamboo rafts. Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.

DAY 03: EXPLORE THE HIDDEN GEM OF VIETNAM - PU LUONG (B)

Having breakfast.

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 to enjoy a simple picnic lunch. After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river.

Moving to pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.

 DAY 04: IMMERSE IN THE BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF NORTHWEST REGION (B)

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!

Depart from Pu Luong transferring to Mai Chau. Daydream as we drive a safe route with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, then lunch will be served at a local home.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

DAY 05: TRAVEL FROM MAI CHAU TO BA VI (B)        

We will continue on through beautiful valley, unspoiled villages with a stunning view then transfer to Ba Vi, a district located in the suburb of Hanoi. You will have a chance to interact with locals that live in

Have dinner with your local host.

Overnight in Ba Vi

DAY 06: DISCOVER A DIFFERENT SIDE OF HANOI (B/L)

08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours’ driving, you will arrive your Mr. Duoc’s house with a welcome drink.

10:00 – Then visiting the 30-year-old tea plantation in Ri Village. This is a green and peaceful place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the village. This Tea Plantation plays important for providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. You will have a chance to help a local family to harvest tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage as Vietnam traditional tea.

Mr Duoc is a veteran in the Vietnam War and the owner of a large tea farm. He also is an expert on handling the raw tea leaves and he will introduce you how to make a good green tea before selling.

You will have a great time listening to the host’s stories and his life in Vietnam war, besides, enjoying great tea with green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.

11:15 – Driving about 10 minutes to visit another host family in Moc Village to give you a cooking class by Mrs. Chin – a host family. She will show you how to cook Vietnamese food, and you have a great time to enjoy lunch with food you done.

13:45 – After lunch, you have time to walk (or bicycle) around the village to explore local culture and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, unshell the rice and may be see the workshop of local hammerer who is working there for 70 years and makes and fixes all the farming tools in the village.

15:00 – You have a cycling tour for 1 hour will through beautiful rice fields and villages. You can find out the daily life of local people and interact with them.

Mr. Chau is the next host, who will welcome you with fresh mint lemon juice, which all ingredients freshly picked from his own garden. Besides that, soak your feet in warm water with herbs following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority. This will give your feet a relaxing time after cycling sessions around the village.

Your afternoon will end with a boat trip about 30 minutes down the Da River on which you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and explore the local life along the riverside.

This is great time say goodbye host family to drive back to Ha Noi center. End your tour at the hotel around 18:30

(Meals: breakfast, lu n ch)

DAY 07: CRUISING TO THE SPECTACULAR HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.

Overnight on cruise

(Meals: breakfast, luch, dinner)

DAY 08: WAKE UP WITH THE DRAGON IN THE BAY (B/L) - SAY GOODBYE TO VIETNAM

Rise early for Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00.

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

(Meals: Breakfast)

  • Price Info:

    Destination  Hotel  Website 
    Hanoi Tu Linh Legend Hotel or similar http://tulinhpalacehotel.com/
    Halong Bay sunlight cruise or similar http://sunlighthalongcruise.com/
    Pu Luong Pu Luong Retreat or similar https://puluongretreat.com/
     

    INCLUSIVE 

    √  Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

    √  All transportation mentioned above

    √  Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

    √  Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

    √  Experienced English speaking guide

    √  Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

    √  All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

    √  2 days/1 night cruise in Halong Bay

    √  Kayaking boat in Ha Long bay (if any)

    √  Tissues and water on coach

    √  Service charges and government tax

    √  Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

    √  24/7 hotline support guaranteed

    √  Vietnam Visa letter approval

    √  No extra charge after services confirmation

    EXCLUSIVE 

    X  International flights to Vietnam and back

    X  Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

    X  Travel insurance

    X  Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

    X  National Holiday surcharge (if any)

    X  Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)

    X  Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)

    X  Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am

    X  Other services not mentioned above

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Discover the Northen part of Vietnam which filled with mountain ranges and limestone islets in Halong Bay. Unlike “the brother" Sapa, Pu Luong is fewer tourists and defined as a new paradise of Vietnam where time stood still and your mind will be broadened by the authentic insight into the life of ethnic minorities. Pu Luong located in the Northwest was named by Thai ethnic group which means " The highest peak of the region", it offers the paranomic view over the rice terraces and mountains beyond. Then heading to the East Sea, immerse in the stunning landscape of the legendary Halong Bay, cruising to the emerald water and enjoy yourself swimming or kayaking among those limestone karsts.

» Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.

» Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.

» Pu Luong: Be amazed by the raw beauty of Northwest jungle and trekking into the remote village and meet friendly locals.

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Price: 799 USD

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