The Mai Chau Valley and Phu Luong Reserve tour has been designed to give our clients a trekking holiday in the mountains of Vietnam along with other experiences that are ‘new’ to them, such as home-stays, wondrous scenery, jungle and warm and friendly people. On this 5 day tour clients will take part in river-cruising, trekking, rafting, swimming, and enjoy picnic lunches as they meander through a beautiful part of the country. This tour has the added bonus of home-stays, giving clients an experience of spending nights with host families in their homes, to give a full picture of the lives of country folk.

Mai Chau Valley

Hanoi - Thung Nai – Bai Sang (boat trip on Da River) – Mai Chau

  • Depart to Hoa Binh province by private car.
  • Arrive in Thung Nai and board a boat for a cruise on the Da River, stopping at an islet.
  • Enjoy your lunch on Dao Dua (Coconut Island)
  • Continue cruising to Bai Sang Wharf then trek through bamboo forests and meet our van, waiting to take us to Mai Chau.
  • Check in our home-stay in Mai Chau.
  • Enjoy dinner, a traditional show and tasting the local wine.

Mai Chau: Cycling around and bamboo rafting.

  • Cycle around the villages, fields to enjoy sightseeing of peaceful valley.
  • Enjoy the stunning site of layers of cliffs set amongst picturesque karsts with a green background.
  • A  lunch is served in the family in the village or pinnic lunch on the way if you are interested in active as trekking or moutain biking ( 15 km)
  • We go on a bamboo rafting adventure on the Xia stream– a less tourist village – for unspoiled views of the countryside, productive rice fields, stilt houses, working water buffalo and locals in colourful dress.
  • Check in the nights’ home-stay accommodation.

Pu Luong trekking: Hang village – Eo Ken – Kho Muong

  • Transfer from Mai Chau to Ban Hang, passing through Co Luong on a beautiful hill road.
  • Begin trekking, the first section of the trek has some steep climbs and stream crossings, but then enjoy the following section with its beautiful views of the valley, rice terraces, rich fertile rain-forests and meandering streams.
  • A picnic lunch will be taken on the way to Eo Ken Village.
  • Arrive in Kho Muong Village, nestled in between steep karst mountains and amongst beautiful rice fields, in the afternoon.
  • Stay overnight in a stilt house of a White Thai family in Kho Muong village

Pu Luong trekking: Kho Muong – Hieu Village

  • After breakfast we begin our hike to Hieu Village. The hike passes many different scenes, including mountains, jungle and terraced rice fields.
  • Feel free to dunk parts of your body into the cooling stream waters along the way.
  • Relax and take a picnic lunch along the way.
  • Continue on to Hieu Village and check into our home-stay accommodation or relax in the mountain lodge by the waterfall.

Ban Hieu – Ninh Binh / Hanoi.

  • Enjoy breakfast
  • Transfer back to Ninh Binh or Hanoi.