Discovery tour through Mai-Chau and Pu-Luong reserves – Vietnam

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6 days / 5 nights
Availability : January - December
Hanoi
Max People : 10
Discover Vietnam and its reserves

Set off to Vietnam and dive in its culture! Leave the conventional idea of holiday behind, and jump on this 6-day adventure in the nature of the Hanoi region, through the Mai Chau and Pu Long natural reserves. The most unique part of this tour? You will stay in the huts and traditional houses in the villages you will encounter on the way! Fall in love with the local cuisine and learn everything about traditions to live Vietnam to the fullest!

Itinerary

Day 1The Adventure begins - Hanoi

Arrival at Hanoi airport, transfer to the city. Hanoi, or the “River-bound City”, is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes that made it into one of the most charming cities of Asia. Overnight in hotel.

Included meals: none

Day 2Hanoi - Mai Chau

The tour guides will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast by bus / shuttle, heading to the city of Hoa Binh, where you will stop for refreshments and visit the Hoa Binh hydroelectric station built in the 80s. Leaving Hoa Binh, continue by bus to the Mai Chau valley. This area is home to many mountain tribes including Muong and Thai ethnic minorities. Enjoying the hospitality of these people, you will discover a little more about their lives and cultures during lunch. Arrive at Mai Chau around 12:15.
Free time at the end of the tour. Dinner around 6:30 pm with set menu. Possibility to see the traditional Thai dance
in the stilt houses. Overnight at Mai Chau in stilt house.

Day 3Mai Chau - Pu Luong

After breakfast bike ride around the village. Around noon, departure from Mai Chau to Pu Luong to enjoy the extraordinary view of the mountains and rice fields. In the afternoon arrival in the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, from here start a 2-3 hour trek through beautiful hilltop villages and magnificent rice fields. The highlight of this walk is the beauty of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Here you will be welcomed as guests in a traditional Thai house on stilts. Traditional dinner and overnight.

Day 4Pu Luong trekking

At 8 am the trek begins from the Thai village, about 5-6 hours long. The first trekking is characterized by climbs and streams, the second is panoramic with beautiful views of the valley. Packed lunch at the village of Eo Ken. Arrival in the village of Kho Muong
in the afternoon. Overnight in a typical Thai house/stilts.

Day 5Pu Luong - Hanoi

After breakfast, an easy trek will make you start the day. Continue through the valley. Take a break before continuing in a village nestled in the mountains. Arrival in a small town and visit the Pho Doan market after 3-4 hours of trekking. Short break for lunch at a local stall in the city. From here transfer by bus / shuttle to Canh Nang and back to Hanoi. Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6Departure from Hanoi - The Adventure ends

After breakfast, free time around the city. Transfer to the airport via bus/shuttle.

Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.

The price includes

  • Hotel accommodation in a double room for 2 nights
  • Accommodation in stilt houses for 3 nights
  • All meals
  • Transfers via bus/shuttle
  • Boat trip as scheduled
  • Tour guide for the whole tour

The price does not include

  • Contract management fee (10€, mandatory)
  • Return transfers to and from Hanoi
  • National/International flights
  • Visa expenses (if necessary)
  • Tips to locals and / or drivers
  • Extra expenses
  • Insurance coverage
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes"

Partner terms and conditions

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Shall the client cancel the reservation, a 50$ management fee will apply. Moreover, the following cancellation fees may apply:

1. 52 days before departure date: total refund, but 50$ fee will apply;
2. 51 to 35 days before departure date: fees will amount to 10% of total price;
3. 34 to 21 days from departure date: fees will amount to 25% of total price;
4. 20 to 14 days from departure date: fees will amount to 50% of total price;
5. 13 to 6 days from departure date: fees will amount to 90% of total price;
6. 5 days from departure date: fees will amount to 100% of total price.

Percentages do not include any travel costs (plane, train… tickets) paid by the partner. Those will not be refunded.
Refunds will apply within 30 days from request.

CHANGES IN ITINERARY:

The partner supports the will of clients who may want to change their itinerary, but every case will be analyzed differently. Additional costs may apply.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

It is mandatory for all clients to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from booking date and any other visas.
Clients declare, under their own responsibility, to have all needed personal documents.

HEALTH CONDITIONS:

Participants must be in good health, any issues are taken under their own responsibilities.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

The partner will give confirmation of the booking only after having made sure that clients have a valid insurance. Clients must undersign a “Assistance, Medical, Luggage” insurance before departing.

Sharewood can also provide for:

  • Airline ticket office
  • Transfers on site
  • Reservation of any extra nights (aside from the selected package)
  • Cancellation insurance policy
  • “Assistance / Medical / Luggage” insurance policy
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