Located in Thanh Hóa Province, about 3 hours southwest of Hanoi, Pù Luông Nature Reserve would live up to most people’s image of an idyllic Vietnamese landscape and rural life. Jagged limestone mountains enclose a fertile river valley, dotted with small settlements of wooden houses on stilts. Luminous-green rice fields extend from the waters’ edge to the thickly-forested slopes, which are streaked with waterfalls. Women in conical hats tend the fields, men herd buffalo and goats from one pasture to another, and children play with domestic animals in earthy courtyards, or take turns jumping from bamboo bridges into rivers. It appears – to the casual visitor, at least – to be a landscape where nature is entirely benevolent; a land so fertile that it sustains each household throughout the year. If you can imagine how an animated Disney movie set in rural Vietnam might look, then you get the idea – kind of like a Vietnamese Shangri-La.
1st day - Ghost rider (L,D)
7:00 Start from Ocean Tours Office.to My Dinh bus station to catch the bus to Lac village , Mai Chau.
11:30 You will have lunch at Lac village and 1 hour free time to do some shopping around Lac village.
13:00 Get on your motorbike and enjoy the most beautiful landscape of Northern Loop. Don't forget to full charge your phone or camera to make sure that you will not miss any scenes on the way.
16:30 Arrive at the homestay in Don village. After a short break, we will visit Don village, walking around the village, taking pictures and enjoy the fascinating sunset on ricefield stretching as far as the eye can see.
18:00 Enjoy dinner with the local family and chill out until bedtime
2nd day - Bamboo raft racing (B,L)
6:30 Pack up all stuffs to ride the motorbike to a Harbour in La Han village. You will have time to enjoy unique breakfast with Vietnamese rice soup on the way.
7:30 You will enjoy the bamboo raft trip through Luong river and have an awesome racing the way back.
9:30 Back to the harbour get on your motorbike and ride back to Lac village, Mai Chau
12:00 Back to Lac village to have lunch and have a short break
13:00 Take the bus back to My Dinh bus station
18:00 Arrive back to Ocean Tours Office