OFF THE BEATEN ROAD 5 DAYS ( MAI CHAU & PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE DICOVERY)

OFF THE BEATEN ROAD 5 DAYS ( MAI CHAU & PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE DICOVERY)

Mai Chau and Pu Luong become great destinations for a few day trips from Hanoi for " Off The beaten path".

Being a nature reserve with a total area of 17,662 ha, 3/4 of the nature reserve is primary tropical forest. This is also living place of ethnic Muong and Thai people. Pu Luong means the highest peak of the village, in Thai language. Scenery is beautiful with two ranges of mountains on both sides creating a lush green valley in the middle dotted with traditional villages, the locals here are among the most friendly people in Vietnam.

The best time to visit Pu Luong is during rice harvest season, from September to November or February until May. This time, the plantation is lush and weather is pleasant.

Multiple day trekking through via to Pu Luong on the least visited trails is also a good option for trekkers. Trekking through villages including Ban Hang,Ban Kho Muong and stay in one of the authentic homestay is the best activity one can do here. Lets join with us for the best experience in Vietnam ethnic way.

Duration: 5 days
Places: 10 seats
Prefix: From 585$/Person 650$
Destinations:

DAY 1: WELCOME TO HANOI - VIETMNAM!

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam.  Upon arrival, please go to custom desk as your first point of entry into the country and present these documents for visa upon arrival. After collect visa and luggage, Your private guide and driver  will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag.Or You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area. 

Meal: None

Overnight: Hanoi Hotel.

DAY 2: HANOI - MAI CHAU NATURE DISCOVERY(B/L/D)

08.00: Travel onto Mai Chau by private car. The journey is approximately 3.5hrs, with wonderful scenery including rice paddies and green mountains. A short break along the way is included. 12h00: Arrive in Mai Chau. Welcome drink with tea, followed by an appetizing lunch. The fresh, tasty dishes on offer include local vegetable, ingredients and flavors such as green bean, black mushroom, fish and chicken cooked in Thai ethnic minority style. After lunch, start the first discovery to the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes with a walk to Thái villages of Pom Coong and Lac and explore Chieu Cave (1000 step up) on the top side of the moutian for parorama view. Back hotel/ homestay for a relaxing time. 19h00: Complement your experience by sampling delicacies from the local region during dinner time with local family. 

Meal: None

Overnight: Mai Chau Hotel.

DAY 3: MAI CHAU - TREKKING TO PU LUONG NATURE OVERNIGHT BAN HANG(B/L/D)

After saying farewell to the Mai Chau host we start from late morning for a gentle 7-hour trek  with 14-16km by treking through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain  home to a Thai ethnic minority. you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savor the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch. After enjoying delicious food, we keep going for 2 more hours to Hang Village where we spend the night with local Thai families in their traditional stilted houses, and have the chance to stroll around the village before dinner. 

Meal: None

Overnight: Pu Luong Hotel.

DAY 4: BAN HANG BEATEN TRAIL TO KHO MUOMG VILLAGE(B/L/D)

The trek is a little harder day today, as we trek uphill into the Pu Luong range, passing through a number of small hamlets and minority villages en route. After 4 hours of gentle ascent, we will then descend to the village of Kho Muong, a village of Thai ethnic minority people, where we spend the night in local homes.  Trek: Approx. 7 hours, uphill trail and a gradual descent. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Overnight: Traditional stilt house.

DAY 5: KHO MUONG TREK TO PHO DOAN MARKET - DRIVING BACK TO HANOI - END TOUR(B/L/D)

This morning our final day of trekking takes us along the Pu luong mountain range where we will enjoy lovely views of the tropical forest valley, rice fields and waterwheels until we reach the small market down of Pho Doan where we stop for lunch. After lunch we will meet our car and return to Hanoi (approximately 4 hours), Arriving back in Hanoi around 17:30 PM, where you trip ends.

Trek: Approx. 3 hours, moderate descent. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 

Overnight: N/A.

PRICE

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services.

Categories

2 pax

4 pax

6 - 8 pax

Single Sup.

3 Star

640

520

420

105

4 Star

On the request

On the request

On the request

On the request

5 Star

On the request

On the request

On the request

On the request

Child from 4 – 10 years old: 75%


The prices are quoted in US Dollars per person based on 2 pax/room

 

Remark: We can tailor-make this program to meet your specific needs of activities as well as prices. Click yellow button "Send Enquiry This Tour" to give us your specific request now!
 

 

HOTEL SELECTION:

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour.  However, Bamboo Hat Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget.

LOCATIONS

SUPERIOR CATEGORY/ 3*

FIRST CLASS CATEGORY 4*

DELUXE CATEGORY 5*

Hanoi City

Era Hanoi Hotel

Babylon Gardent Hotel and Spa

Apricot Hotel

Mai Chau

Local Homstay Mai chau Eco Lodge                 N/A

Pu Luong

Local Homstay Pu Luong Retreat

N/A

WHAT IS INCLUDED & EXCLUDED?

INCLUSION


√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

√All transportation mentioned above

√Domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang and Hue– Ha Noi include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax

√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

√Experienced English speaking guide

√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary

√Tissues and water on coach

√Service charges and government tax

√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

√24/7 hotline support guaranteed

√No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSION

X International flights and departure taxes
X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Visa to enter Vietnam(25 usd
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am
X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

Feel free drop us an inquiry email at sales@bamboohattours.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   
Step 1: Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip. 
Step 2: Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 300 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%) or by American Express (Payment fee 3.85%)
Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
Step 4: Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. 

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
Payment Process
1.    Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
2.    After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
3.    Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 
Payment Type 
1.    Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept American Express, Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Bamboo Hat Tours is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot. 
2.    Kindly note: Payments by credit cards or American Express we apply a service fee of 3,85%. If you need more details and further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
3.    By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.

CANCELLATION
Bamboo Hat Tours must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
1.    31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
2.    15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
3.    14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
4.    No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE
1.    Bamboo Hat Tours demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Bamboo Hat Tours reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
2.    Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Bamboo Hat Tours a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS
1.    Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
2.    Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
3.    Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
4.    Tour is available at the time of booking
5.    Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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