NB06: Pu Luong Nature Reserve – 3 Day/ 2 Night

The Pù Luông Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding beauty, culture and biology. Stretching from Cuc Phuong National Park to Pu Luong. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. On this trip you can experience the everyday life and culture of Ethnic Thai and Muong people and stay in scenic villages with traditional homestay accommodation.

Activities: Trekking and cultural experience

Day 1: Ninh Binh - Kho Muong village:  L - D
After breakfast we depart Ninh Binh for Pu Luong Natural Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Kho Muong village we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hieu. We spend the night with a local Thai family (swimming under the waterfall) who will be our hosts in a traditional house built on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture. 

Tourguides & guests Rice terraces

Day 2: Ban Hieu village - Ban Don village:  B – L - D
In the morning we have an excellent opportunity to stroll around Ban Hieu village before we start trekking. We will be walking for approximately six hours a day. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Ban Don. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night. 

Day 3: Pu Luong - Ninh Binh or Ha Noi:  B - L
Leaving Ban Don village and trek for roughly three hours on an uphill gradient through a picturesque forest passing several villages along the way. After that we will take you on our car to La Han ferry, then will back to Ninh Binh or Ha Noi, where the trip ends.

Waterfall Waterwheels

What to bring
• Camera
• Towels
• Hat
• Sunblock
• Change of clothes

Included in price
• Entry Fees
• Local tour guide of English
• Private car/ motorbike with tourguide-driver
• Meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
• Hotel/ Hostel Pickup
• Accommodation/ Homestay
• Tips/ Gratuities are welcome!


Private Group


Private car


1 person

155$/ Pax



2 persons

120$/ Pax

180$/ Pax


3-5 persons

105$/ Pax

150$/ Pax


6-8 persons

99$/ Pax

144$/ Pax


8-16 persons

96$/ Pax

135$/ Pax