Pu Luong, also called Phu Luong, was recognized one of Nature Reserves in the Northwestern of Thanh Hoa province. It is not only the habitat of plentiful of flora, but the living environment of many species of fauna as well. With an area of 17,662 ha, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is ideal place for developing main types of Vietnam tourism.
Pu Luong (alternatively called Phu Luong) is one of nature reserves located in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts in north-western of Thanh Hoa Province. Pu Luong shares the boreder with Mai Chau, Tan Lac and Lac Son districts of Hoa Binh Province to the North-east. Covering total area of 17,662ha, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is ideal for developing main types of tourism such as trekking and mountain biking, etc.
The Nature Reserve is situated along two parallel mountain ridges running from the north-west to the south-west. In the middle of the nature reserve is a valley that separates it into two parts. This valley is the settlements of several local people and a large area of agricultural land.
Pu Luong is the habitat of plentiful of flora. It possesses the primary forest, which can be regarded as closed evergreen tropical seasonal forest. A diverse flora covers the forest with at least 1,109 vascular plant species. Besides, three primary forest subtypes found at the site also play an important role, including primary lowland forest on limestone and schist/shale, primary coniferous submontane forest on limestone and primary submontane forest on basalt.
Furthermore, Pu Luong is also the living environment of total of 84 mammal species, in which there are 24 bat species, 162 bird species, 55 fish species, 28 reptile species, 13 amphibian species, 158 species of butterfly and 96 species of land snail. Here is an important place for the safeguarding of Delacour's Leaf Monkey.
Thanks to the variety of flora and fauna inside, Pu Luong Nature Reserve should be an ideal destination for tourists in Vietnam travel, especially for those who enjoy eco-tourism and adventure tours.
Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Pu Luong - Mai Chau 4 days Trekking Tour
Day 1 : Hanoi - Ninh Binh (Lunch, Dinner)
8:00 am, Our guide pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi, Depart for HoaLu (Ninh Binh), enjoying the rural scenery along the road. Visit Hoa Lu Old Citadel. In the afternoon, take a rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottoes). Then drive to Cuc Phuong National Park for having dinner & Overnight in Cuc Phuong Bungalow.
Day 2 : Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have breakfast, Then transfer then visit to the Primate Rescue Centre, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of the endangered primates of Vietnam. From here we drive further to the center of the national park where we start our real jungle trek through the national park. A national park ranger will be our on-site guide who makes sure that we do not get lost and he will tell us about the flora and fauna of the park. Picnic lunch in the shade of a giant tree. After 6-hr trek with lots of descents and ascents on jungle trails we make the last climb downhill to a peaceful valley and reach the village of Khanh, home to Muong ethnic minority. We will have dinner and spend our night with a family in their traditional house-on-stilt.
Day 3: Cuc Phuong – Pu Luong Nature Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Have breakfast, then trekking & enjoy bamboo rafts (take bamboo boat on the Buoi River) then flowing up to drive point, then it will be interesting for you to get up and take part in their activities to experience their lovely colorful life (this is sure with fun!). Upon arrival Pu Luong, check in their house then visit Po Muoi cave and take a short walk around the villages. Have lunch with tasty local foods. Take a rest about 1 hour, after that start trekking 4 km up to Eo Ken village where Muong and Thai people live. You have chance to see the best over view of the terrace rice fields, having dinner and stay at their traditional house on stilts.
Day 4 : Pu Luong - Mai Chau - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Have breakfast, then drive to Mai Chau, upon arrival Poom Coong hill tribe for lunch. After lunch After 3 hours walk around village, We should leave Mai Chau at 2.30 pm and return Hanoi by 6 p.m. Finish our journey at your hotel. Thanks for joining us and hopefully to serve you next time.
Price per person in US$
4 - 6 pax
7 - 10 pax
11 - 15 pax
Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Pu Luong Thanh Hoa - Mai Chau 4 Days Trekking Tour
01 night in Cuc Phuong Bungalow, House on stilt in Pu Luong - 02 nights
English speaking following the itinerary and local guide
Meals as mentioned: 4 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts
Private transportation from Hanoi and follow the itinerary
All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
Entrance and Sightseeing fees
Complimentary bottles of mineral water everyday (2 bottles/person/day)
Single supplement for solo travelers: 195 USD extra
River kayaking (Note: If you want to do kayaking on the Cham River the extra payment will be 25 USD/person)
Drinks, Gratuities and other personal expenses
Cancellation by Customer:
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
More than 45 days prior to trip departure: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
30-45 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
15-29 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
7-14 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
Within 7 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
The above fees are subject to an added bank transaction fee.
There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
For no show cases, there will be no refund.
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Cancellation by Weather:
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.
Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
From 8 to under 10 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
Over 10 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.