Hidden Trails from Hanoi

From £130 - £240pp *(Depending on group size)


3 days / 2 nights

2-8 people

What you'll do

Intermediate Hike through the most beautiful parts of Vietnam's Northern mountains plus a deep interaction with Thai culture and traditions. Head from Hanoi to Man Chau and then to the hidden trails of Pu luong.

Drive to Man Chau then hike through the Pu Luong nature reserve. Arrive at the Thai stilt Homestay, where the condition is very basic and will give you the opportunity to connect with the local culture, as you will stay with a family of an ethnic minority and receive your dinner from them. Day 2 is a combination of trekking through beautiful countryside and visiting small mountain villages.

Nguyen Tuan Linh

Your Local Host:

Nguyen Tuan Linh

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Vietnam up in the rural areas of the tea country and growing up I developed a passion for the outdoors and just exploring the unexplored. I worked for my grandfather, in the rice fields in the Phu Tho province. And as I grew, so did my curiosity for the world, bringing the ambition of wo.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Hanoi - Mai Chau – Pu Luong

Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM transferring to Mai Chau on our spectacular 4 hour drive. Upon arrival at PoomCoom village in Mai Chau, we take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people then lunch will be served.

At 1:00 PM, take a short car ride in about 1 hour before we set off for our hiking through the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve, the trek is intermediate level and requires some walking up hills but it’s worth your hike as we will see many spectacular views of villages and terraces.

Arrival at the Thai stilt homestay in the late afternoon. Free time to rest and shower, then a traditional dinner with our host family.

Trekking Distance: about 9 km (3 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 3/5


Hidden Trails of Pu Luong

Waking up early today is recommended as your chance to witness more local activities in the morning. After having our breakfast, we say good-bye to our host by around 8.00 AM for our good hike ahead.

More trek today through hidden gems of Pu Luong including beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peaceful villages. 

We stop for a picnic lunch then continue our trek through some beautiful villages to reach Hieu village in the afternoon. You are free to stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to the homestay for dinner and overnight at homestay.

Trekking Distance: about 12 km (5 – 6 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 3/5

Hieu village – Pho Doan – Hanoi

Your last day here at this beautiful nature reserve and friendly villagers so take the chance to explore around on your own or with our guide around the village.

We will then take an easy walk in about 1,5 hours to the town-let of this nature reserve where you van is waiting for us.

We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants before taking a scenic drive back to Hanoi to arrive around 5pm.

Trekking distance 8km

Trekking difficult 2/5

Reviews (3)


Wednesday 27th February, 2019

Emails to and from the company when organising and booking were friendly and helpful. The sights were absolutely stunning, every day there were several Wow moments. We had a guide and driver and a large van for just the 2 of us, so we were very comfortable. Accommodation was good, hotels on a couple of the nights and 2 nights at homestays. All meals were included and they catered well for hubby who doesn’t eat meat. We really enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend this company.


Sunday 30th December, 2018

We did a 2 night 3 day trek to Pu Luong with homestays and plenty of walking. Our guide, Huy, did a great job looking out for our safety, providing insight and information and generally creating a fun time. Our driver was safe and friendly too! The homestay with Mr. Nam was a true highlight and the scenery was amazing! If Sapa is a little too far or too touristy this trip is for you!


Wednesday 19th December, 2018

This trip was an excellent adventure from someone who usually likes to do their own thing. From the moment we left Hanoi my friend and I knew it was the right tour company for our style of travelling which is laid back and relaxed .... we were given interesting local information, saw some amazing scenery, ate different types of food, and most importantly had lots of fun and laughs along the way.

Hidden Trails from Hanoi