DAY 1: HANOI – PU LUONG WALKING AND RAFTING (L/D)
Morning: We will begin our trip at 8.00 am in your hotel in Hanoi and drive through the breathtaking mountain pass of northern Vietnam. On the way, you will have the first glimpse of the mountainous area of Vietnam filled with valleys, rice fields, and mountains. After 4 hours, you arrive at Pu Luong Retreat and served with delicious food featuring Vietnam cuisine. After enjoying your lunch, you will stroll around and explore the surrounding. Here, you can capture the scene of vast green fields and forests, the blue sky and the traditional village.
Afternoon: We will take you to a unique site by car, a suspension bridge over the Cham River. At that moment, you will begin your exciting exploration around Cham River to learn about the water transfer system only exist in Pu Luong. This one-of-a-kind method in which bamboo waterwheels move water from the river to the handmade aqueducts will certainly entertain visitors around the world.
Afterward, you will visit a fisherman’s house to rest and make preparation for the rafting adventure with Mr. Dinh and his team. This intriguing trip will take you on the peaceful Cham River on excellently handcrafted rafts. Do not forget to capture the beauty of forests, mountains, and river combined with the traditional village and rice terraces on the way. Additionally, it is possible for tourists to learn how to sail the rafts.
At Tan Lap Bridge, you will disembark and be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat. It is always great to sit back in the middle of nature to relax, slowly enjoy delicious food while reflecting on what you have experienced on the trip.
Summary: Walk through rice fields, water wheels: 2.5 km easy walk – 1.5 hours | rafting: 2 km – 1.5 hours
DAY 2: PU LUONG TREKKING (B/L/D)
After breakfast, your second day will begin as you walk down on a mountain path and find a hidden village on the mountain. Here, it would be a waste to not find a beautiful spot in the middle of the mountains to enjoy our picnic lunch and sceneries.
The allure of the village not only lies in the beauty of nature but you can also find the beauty culture and people when taking a closer look at their life. Stroll around the village to see the unique customs and traditions such as rice wine and textiles weaving. Feel free to explore to your heart’s content and we will transfer you back to Pu Luong retreat in the afternoon. Have dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: PU LUONG TREKKING – HANOI (B/L)
Morning: Immerse yourself in nature, see the sunlight slip through the leaves and feel the warmth of the sun. Taste your breakfast in the atmosphere filled with the chirp of birds and gentle winds. After that, we will take you to a valley where you can view the gorgeous landscape and relax near the elegant rice terraces.
If you still want to discover more about the culture of Thai people, you can stop at the nearby village and fulfill your curiosity. Then, trek back to the base of the mountain and transferred back to the retreat. We will have a lunch before you sit back and hear toward Hanoi. In the late afternoon, you will reflect back to what you have seen and wait to share your great stories with others.
Summary: 4 km easy walking – 3 to 3.5 hours
Price: Please contact us
– Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
– Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
– Accommodation in Pu Luong Retreat
– Local English Speaking guide
– Water and cool tissue
– Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
– Entrance fees
– Meals where mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
– Items of personal nature
– Travel insurance
– Tips/gratitude for guide