Pu Luong Vietnam, what to do in 2 or 3 days?
- on Mar 5, 2020       By: BN
A naturally beautiful destination recognized as a nature reserve, Pu Luong is a magnificent natural setting located just over four hours’ drive from Hanoi. You will be seduced by this timeless refuge nestled between limestone reliefs, mountains and tropical forests. The Pu Luong nature reserve is also appreciated for its superb rice terraces, its waterfalls, its numerous hiking trails and for the hospitality of its inhabitants, the vast majority of whom are Thai and Muong. Whether you stay for 2 or 3 days, Pu Luong will remain a memorable stopover during your trip in Vietnam.
What to do in Pu Luong in 2 days?
Several options are available to you if you wish to stay 2 days in the Pu Luong nature reserve. You can choose to stay with locals in a remote village like Ban Kho Muong, superbly located in a very steep valley dominated by impressive limestone formations. It’s a pretty little village of traditional wooden stilt houses inhabited by the Thai ethnic group. Staying with a Thai family will allow you to immerse yourself in the fascinating local life.
Travellers who want more comfort can choose to stay in a lodge or a family inn that deserves some attention such as the Hieu Baths or the Pu Luong Home. Two charming addresses run by Thai families where tradition and comfort offer you successful travel experience. After lunch enlivened with local specialities, the afternoon is generally spent exploring the splendid countryside on foot. You have the beautiful rice terraces that spread out at the foot of the karst mountains, breath-taking pictures that you never tire of contemplating. In the evening, it will be possible to join the family to help prepare the meal. The dinner with the family full of conviviality will allow you to know their habits and customs which they fiercely preserve.
Hiking fans can do a 2-day walking itinerary with a night at the locals. The Pu Luong nature reserve is a true hiker's paradise with the great diversity of its ecosystems and its many picturesque villages. There is a multitude of routes capable of satisfying all levels.
What to do in Pu Luong in 3 days?
Discovering Pu Luong in 3 days will allow you to stay in 2 villages. You can visit a village and its surroundings and spend the night there the first day then go on foot or by bike to a second village the next day. This will allow you to know more about this fabulous natural setting and also to have a little more time, so as not to rush anything.
In 3 days, from Pu Luong, it is also possible to reach the nearby Ngoc Son Ngo Luong nature reserve by a magnificent walk in the heart of a dense jungle where a beautiful waterfall runs. In Ngoc Son Ngo Luong, a charming address, the Suoi Mu Lodge welcomes you for a natural stay at the edge of a waterfall.
Hiking lovers can take advantage of these 3 days to take an itinerant trekking tour through the Pu Luong nature reserve. This includes magnificent valleys dotted with jagged hills, jungles, streams and rice terraces. Three days of walking through varied terrain with two nights homestay in traditional wooden houses on stilts. Three days to be as close as possible to country life, peoples and traditions.
This third day in Pu Luong can be devoted to rest. How about settling in a waterfall-adjacent bungalow to breathe in the surrounding nature? Hieu Baths is an address devoted to idleness and letting go. If you are with your family, children will greatly appreciate being able to take advantage of this spring break to be able to swim in the lovely waterfalls of Ban Hieu village. Nothing like a day of rest to continue your peaceful trip in Vietnam.
Useful information about Pu Luong
To take full advantage of the Pu Luong nature reserve and to be able to admire its superb rice terraces, we advise you to favour the months of April, May, June, end of September, October and November.
The discovery of the Pu Luong nature reserve can combine perfectly with those of Mai Chau and /or Tam Coc, the famous Halong Bay on land.
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