Mai Chau Pu Luong Nature Reserve Escape 4days

Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh

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Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong lunch, diner
Day 2 Eo Ken - Kho Muong Hamlets Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Kho Muong - Pho Doan - Ninh Binh Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch

Full itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hang Village

170km - 3 hours trekking

08:00: Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi, departing to Mai Chau (140km-4h drive), passing the beautiful landscapes of rice terraced fields, sugar cane fields and ethnicvillages. You will arrive at Poom Coong hamlet around noon. Have a lunch with local food (vegetarian meal available)

Afternoon, trekking to visit Pom Coong hamlet with vegetable gardens, fish ponds, stilthouses, rice paddies and discover the Thai’s daily life.

Continue your 3-hour trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve before reaching Hang village. Dinner and overnight at a Thai stilt house in Hang Village.

Note: Car is available if you are unable to trek.

Meals: lunch, diner

Day 2

Eo Ken - Kho Muong Hamlets

5-6 hours trekking

Breakfast with the host family. Around 8:00, you start a trekking about 5-6 hours passing through some steep slopes and streams to reach a place that gives you beautiful views of the valley, rice terraces and forests.

Picnic lunch on the way to Eo Ken hamlet. Arrival at Kho Muong hamlet nestled between karst mountains and beautiful rice terraces. Dinner and overnight at a stilt house in Kho Muonghamlet.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Kho Muong - Pho Doan - Ninh Binh

3.5 hours of trekking

Homestay breakfast in Kho Muong. Your trekking will last about 3.5 hours before arriving in Pho Doan, where you will have the opportunity to visit its Sunday market.

Lunch at a local restaurant in Pho Doan before transferring to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh province, which is called "Halong Bay of Land". Overnight at hotel in Tam Coc.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hanoi

Full day to discover Ninh Binh, one of the most famous sites in Vietnam, also known as "Halong Bay" with many limestone hills and tunnels dug by erosion. Enjoy a 2-hour sampan ride through the rocky peaks of Tam Coc.

Then bike tour (note: bus transfer for those who do not want to ride a bike) to the Bich Dong pagoda (2km) located on hillside.

Continue the bike ride to Hoa Lu - ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century to visit the temples dedicated to Dinh and Le Kings. (Note: Depending on your state of health, you can continue cycling to Hoa Lu (8km from Tam Coc), otherwise you can be transferred by private car). End of the tour, heading back Hanoi afternoon!


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Trip Notes


All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation including daily breakfast with double/ twin room or homestay

Tours with local English Speaking Guide

Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)


Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated

Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)


 Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program

Travel insurance

Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Single Supplement

Early check in & late check out



Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Ninh Binh

Ngoc Anh Hotel

Tam Coc Garden Resort

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort


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