Pu Luong Trekking Retreat
Travel off the beaten path into the stunning natural landscape of Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Dotted with small farming communities and etched with vibrant green rice paddies, Pu Luong is the essence of rural charm and an amazing place to escape the crowds. Immerse yourself in nature and the hospitality of the locals on this 3-day trekking experience.
With a choice of homestay or a deluxe bungalow, there is something for every kind of traveller.
Trekking Distances: 27 km over 3 days – longest day 19km
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Night
Transport: Minibus, foot and raft
Private bed or private room with ensuite bathroom
All activities mentioned in the below itinerary
Local guide(limited English)
3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
Free Wi-Fi at Pu Luong Retreat
Hanoi – Pu Luong
3km easy walking – 1.5 hours; 1km rafting – 1 hour
You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley.
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 in search of the stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from the river to handmade bamboo aqueducts.
Stop by a local fisherman’s house to rest and then gear up for the bamboo river rafting with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views.
Arriving at the scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
19km easy walking – 6 hours
Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat, passing tumbling rice terraces.
Trek along small paths surrounded by vegetation towards a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.
Continuing to the base of the valley, weaving between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.
After enjoying delicious food, spend a few hours at your leisure. Take some time to explore the refreshing water in the
nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.
Pu Luong – Hanoi
4,5 km easy walk – 2 hours
This morning you have the chance to get another glimpse of village life as you trek up to the community above the retreat.
Meet the locals who call this beautiful place home, walk around the working farmland and rice fields, and learn about the local weaving techniques for colourful textiles, followed by lunch at the lodge.
Bid farewell to Pu Luong and make the journey back to Hanoi, arriving late afternoon.
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