PU LUONG TREKKING – 2D1N (private)

Pù Luông Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in a valley between two-mountain ridges and guarantees limited amount of tourist. It’s off the beaten track here as you trek through forests and large, often terraced rice fields.

You’ll find the friendliest people here that will gladly invite to their home; the local culture is rich and authentic and with two rice seasons and a milder climate a great alternative for Sapa.

Day 1:

Hanoi – Pu Luong NR – Water Wheels Easy Hike (3km)(L-D)

After breakfast at around 8am we start driving through the countryside towards Pu Luong. We enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you panoramic views of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation of choice, in time for a delicious lunch, followed by some free time to explore this beautiful place with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting.

After lunch we will transfer you to the suspension bridge over the Cham River, where we begin our walk along the river and rice fields in search for the stunning water wheels. 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 where (depending on water levels) we take bamboo rafts to take a short boat ride. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.

Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to your beautiful overnight stay for dinner.

Transportation: Private A/C transportation

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Various options at a wonderful and idyllic place in the valley

Day 2:

Pu Luong – Uoi & Lan Villages (6km) – Hanoi (B-L)

Today, after breakfast;

This is a common and easy walk around the most beautiful valley of rice terraces in the valley in front of the accommodation. We start to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Then we will walk through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque Uoi village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still when you see the panorama view of the village from above.

Continue walk down hill to Uoi village then on to Lan village. If time permits, we will visit a local family where we can learn about their traditional brocade weaving (not guaranteed). Walk through the rice paddies again to get back to the main road from where the car will bring you back to the accommodation.

After lunch we check out and your private transportation will bring you back to your hotel/ stay in Hanoi where the tour ends.

Transportation: Private A/C transportation

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: N/A

Accommodation: N/A

Extra option: We can of course also run this tour, starting in Hanoi and finishing in Ninh Binh – Tam Coc, just let us know!

  • Private transportation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Meals as indicated in the day programs or specific itineraries
  • All entrance fees (as indicated in the day programs or specific itineraries
  • Free Wi-Fi at your overnight place
  • Welcome drink
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • English speaking tour guides.
  • Beverages 
  • Tips and personal expenses 
  • Travel insurance 
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 
  • Booking voucher from us 
  • Valid Passport with valid visa 
  • Cash for personal expense

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information

Especially for the north and central Vietnam;

In the period between November and April, the weather is variable, from sunny to cold and rainy. It is advisable during this period to bring some rain gear with some warmer clothes. In the period from April to November, it is good to pack a hat with a wide brim, sunscreen (at least SPF15) and a reliable insect repellent. A thin rain poncho is useful all year round.

The south of Vietnam is generally a lot warmer all year round, so warm clothing is not really necessary.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!