A Cultural and Scenic Journey through Rural Pu Luong Nature Reserve 3 Days

Embark on a three-day Pu Luong Nature Reserve tour for a perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. Explore scenic landscapes, visit local villages, experience the Bamboo Bridge, ancient waterwheels, bamboo rafting on Cham Stream, and traditional Thai silk-making. Unforgettable memories await in rural Vietnam.

Day 1: Half-day Trekking, talking, and visiting local people. (Guide)

If you’re looking for a unique experience that combines adventure and cultural immersion, then a half-day tour in Pu Luong Nature Reserve is perfect for you. This tour offers the opportunity to explore the picturesque countryside, trek through scenic rice paddies and traditional villages on foot, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

The tour starts with a leisurely trek along the trails of Pu Luong, where you will be surrounded by stunning scenery, including terraced rice paddies, rolling hills, and lush vegetation. As you make your way through the landscape, you will have the opportunity to visit the homes of local people and talk to them about their daily lives and traditions.

One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to a local spring, where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in the stunning scenery. You will also have the chance to see the daily works of local people, including farming and other traditional activities.

After the trek, you will be able to witness the local craftsmanship as you see how stilt houses are constructed. The tour ends with a visit to a traditional village, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the locals, try local food and drinks, and learn about the culture and traditions of the ethnic minority groups in the area. After that, you will come back to your hotel and enjoy your dinner by your own account.

This half-day tour is perfect for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and experience the beauty and simplicity of rural Vietnam. With its stunning scenery, rich cultural heritage, and friendly locals, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is truly a unique and unforgettable destination.

Overnight at Pu Luong Boutique Garden With a Private Bungalow

Day 2: Discover the Beauty and Culture of Pu Luong Nature Reserve: A Bamboo Bridge, Waterwheels, Rafting on Jungle Stream, and Silk-weaving (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

After breakfast, embark on a car tour to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the Bamboo Bridge. This unique landmark spans the Ma River and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Take some time to admire the bridge, which is rebuilt every year using traditional techniques and materials.

Once you arrive at the Bamboo Bridge, take some time to explore this unique landmark. Made entirely of bamboo, the bridge spans the Ma River and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Take your time to enjoy the structure of the Bamboo Bridge.

The Bamboo Bridge is a famous landmark located in the heart of the Vietnamese countryside, spanning across the Ma River. The bridge is made entirely of bamboo and is a marvel of local craftsmanship.

The Bamboo Bridge is rebuilt every year, using traditional techniques and materials. The bridge is designed to be sturdy enough to support the weight of pedestrians, bicycles, and even small motorbikes.

Walking across the Bamboo Bridge is a unique experience that allows you to take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. From the bridge, you can see the tranquil Ma River and the lush greenery of the Vietnamese countryside.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Bamboo Bridge is also an important connection between local communities on either side of the Ma River. The bridge is used by locals to transport goods, visit friends and family, and attend local festivals and events.

The Bamboo Bridge is a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese people, who have been using bamboo as a building material for centuries. It’s a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the area and is a unique cultural experience that you won’t forget.

Afterward, your guide will accompany you to visit a traditional local house nestled in the picturesque countryside of Vietnam, offering you a deeper understanding of the rich culture and history of the region. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals as they welcome you into their home. A delightful lunch will be served, prepared with love and care, creating an atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

Next, head to Chieu Lau Village to witness the traditional way of farming and see the ancient waterwheels at work. These machines are used to irrigate the rice paddies in the area and are powered by the natural flow of water from the Cham River.

Waterwheels in Pu Luong are an interesting cultural and historical attraction that you can visit. These waterwheels are used to irrigate the rice paddies in the area and are powered by the natural flow of water from the Cham River. They have been used for generations by local farmers and are an integral part of the agricultural landscape in Pu Luong.

Visitors can witness the traditional way of farming and see how these waterwheels work. It’s a beautiful sight to see these ancient machines at work and to understand the importance of them for the local people.

Aside from visiting the waterwheels, tourists can also take a walk around the area and explore the peaceful countryside. The stunning scenery with terraced rice fields and limestone mountains is a great backdrop for taking photos.

Visiting the waterwheels in Pu Luong is a great way to learn about the history and culture of the area while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

You will then have some time to explore the surrounding area, including the local rice paddies, streams, and traditional houses before driving to Cham Stream for bamboo rafting.

When you arrive at Cham Stream, you will transfer to a bamboo raft and start your rafting adventure. Your experienced guide will navigate the bamboo raft down the gentle stream while you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. You’ll pass by lush forests, terraced rice fields, and traditional stilt houses.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to Lan Village, a famous silk village in Vietnam and the home of the Thai ethnic group. Visit a local silk-weaving household and witness the process of making traditional Thai silk from cocoon to finished product. Discover how silk is dyed, woven, and transformed into beautiful scarves, bags, and textiles. You can even try your hand at making silk yourself!

After the silk-weaving demonstration, take some time to explore the surrounding area, including the local rice paddies, streams, and traditional houses.

After that, take some time to explore the surrounding area, including the local rice paddies, streams, and traditional houses before driving back to your lodge in Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

Overnight at Pu Luong Boutique Garden With a Private Bungalow

Day 3: Exploring the Local Market and Gathering Ingredients for Cooking Class – Hanoi (B, L)

Start your day with breakfast and enjoy a delightful morning in the garden as we gather the necessary items. Following the culinary preparations, savor a delicious lunch before departure.

The price for a private tour is USD 175/ per person

Our prices include:

  • Accommodation at Pu Luong Boutique Garden
  • Private boat for bamboo rafting
  • Visit local houses, farms… (Buffalos, pigs, dogs, cats, chickens…
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking local guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches (as specified in the itinerary) in the local house or on the bamboo boat

Our prices do not include:

  • VAT 8% (Government tax)
  • Drinks, gratuities, and personal expenses, tip for local house 5$ – 10$/ group
  • insurance
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