Pu Luong anhd Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve is the limestone forest which locates at the border among Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh and Hoa Binh Province, where the two ethnic minorities of Muong and Thai living. This tour will be a great choice for your two days or weekend from Hanoi, the closest place near Hanoi where you can visit and stay in the traditional home of the Thai – one of Vietnam 54 ethnic minorities, visit to these beautiful villages you will also have chance to walk or trek on trails less travelled, meeting the locals....all of this will simply offer you an unforgettable experience
Day 1: Hanoi - Pu Luong (L, D)
Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 7:30 am transferring to PuLuong by Hochiminh route. Day dream as we drive a safe route with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at PuLuong, we will take a walk 4 km to visit the ethnic Thai people at Huou village. Gate way to Reserve by a walk following the village’s dirt road running through the beautiful and peaceful landscape made of the Thai minority’s hundred years old stilt houses, which are embellished by high arecas and vegetable gardens, all surrounded by paddle rice fields. Drinking ruou can “wine drunk out of a jar through pines”, having delicious dinner of fresh local products, chatting the whole evening with the hospitable host family… it is an real opportunity to learn and understand the culture and the daily way of life of the minority.
Day 2: Pu Luong – Mon village - Hanoi (B, L)
The daily life here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up at the first sign of day light and take part in the activities in the morning, or take a stroll around village before having breakfast with our new Thai friends.
At 8:00 am start a light trek 6 km inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve from Huou to Mon village. Lunch in Mon village. Continue to visit Mu waterfall then transfer by motorbike to car parking in NgocSon, the driver will pick us up and transfer to the Hanoi. We should leave at 3:30 pm and return Hanoi by 6:30 pm.
Finish our journey at your hotel.