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Days 6
Private Tour
All year round
Classic & Culture Tour
trekking is the major activity during the trip, local interaction
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6
Private Tour
All year round
Classic & Culture Tour
trekking is the major activity during the trip, local interaction
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DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU
The tour starts from Hanoi at 08.00AM. A smooth drive will take you along beautiful rural scenery toward Hoa Binh province. You will have some stops on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at Lac Village around noon. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch at a local stilt house and break before the afternoon hike to the surroundings to visit villages, farms and experience the rhythm of local’s daily life. Back to your home stay, fresh up and dinner. Overnight at the home-stay.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: XA LINH - HANG KIA - CUN PHEO - VAN VILLAGE
After breakfast, transfer by car a short way to today’s starting point: Xa Linh village. The trek route follows a mixture of paths, streambeds, and steep jungle hillsides. Reach “Elephant Valley”, a flat trail leading to Hang Kia, the only H’mong village of the trip, where you will relax and enjoy a late lunch. This afternoon’s trek is mainly downhill trek following tracks, which wind through hamlets and cultivated fields with beautiful views of a valley below. The scenery is stunning with the backdrop of rice paddies and the karst Rock Mountains in the distance. There are several stream crossings, suspension bridges and good descents as well along the way. Arrive at Cun Pheo and take a short break and onward to Van village, a village of the White Thai minority for a night in a local homestay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: VAN VILLAGE TO HANG VILLAGE (PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE)
Today offers you a beautiful trekking day, too. The trek route passes through many indigenous villages and offers a wonderful opportunity to experience rural village life. Stop at a small village on the way for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer by road to Sai village for another hike (~7.5km) to Hang Village, an oasis in the middle of Pu Luong Nature reserve. Here you cross into a new and exciting district, once used as part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, where very few westerners have traveled in. Check in the home-stay. Dinner and overnight at the local house.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: TREKKING THE HILLS OF PU LUONG
This wonderful day of hiking takes you through the valley with some steep climbs on a more remote route. Although remote, there are always glimpses of a villager tending fields or walking back from early morning market. At lunchtime, escaping from the midday heat at a local house and having a chance to relax before continuing on to Kho Muong village. Nestled between steep karst Limestone Mountains, the village is really one of the most amazing settings on this trip. For those with enough energy, there is an optional trek to an incredible cave that has only recently been discovered. Spend the night at Kho Muong Village – Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE - HANOI
After having breakfast at the house, say good-bye to the host family and embark on the last hike for the morning. The hike today is quite gentle downhill but still offers you great opportunities to enjoy the marvelous landscape of Mountains, dense forest and farms. Arrive at a little town of Pho Doan where your private transport is waiting for you. Have lunch and drive the whole afternoon back to Hanoi. Arrive at your place in Hanoi and end the adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays)

  • 3 nights at homestays - local houses  (basic bedding)
  • 1 night at Pu Luong lodge (twin/ double/ extra bed)

Transport (Bus/ car)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)
  • Local way leader (On the treks)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Porter if needed (Carry your language, food and sleeping stuffs)
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Accommodation in Hanoi
  • Any air tickets
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
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