Northern human immersion
Northern human immersion
Northern human immersion
During this trip, you will have the opportunity to establish a real human contact with locals in order to understand the tradiitons of different ethnic groups, whether by trade, crafts, rice paddies or fishing.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Hanoi
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DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    HANOI – MAI CHAU
    Departure for Mai Chau (4h drive).

    In the afternoon, bike ride on the flat paths in the small villages of Na Phon, Kha, Na Hi and Mai Hich around Mai Chau to explore the natural surroundings of all beauty. During your walk, you will meet the inhabitants and children who go about their daily work. Rice growing for some, fishing for the landing net for others, sewing and weaving workshop in one of the houses of the village or bamboo shoots drying activity on the road. In the evening, you will attend a traditional Thai music and dance show. This ethnic group has lived in this region for centuries and their lifestyle and traditions have changed little over the years.

    Dinner and night at the homestay of White Thais.

    Meals included: lunch, dinner

    Possibility of spending the night at the hotel (On request)
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  • Day 2
    MAI CHAU – PU LUONG
    Free time to relax and explore the surroundings of the lodge, with its magnificent views overlooking rice fields and peaceful surroundings. Then, depart for the Pu Luong Nature Reserve through a mountain pass with a breathtaking view of the entire valley. In the afternoon, transfer to a suspension bridge on the Cham River, where you will start your walk to observe the famous handmade bamboo water wheels. Visit a fishermen's house, then bamboo raft ride to discover beautiful landscapes. Disembark at Tan Lap Bridge, then transfer to Pu Luong Retreat for your dinner. 

    Your Lodge: Nestled on a hill with breathtaking panoramic views of rice fields and mountains, Pu Luong Retreat was built with local materials and offers a truly authentic experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 3
    PU LUONG AREA

    Departure for a hike of 6 hours to discover splendid rice terraces (adjustable level according to your state of form).

    During your walk, visit isolated villages in the mountains, immersed in splendid landscapes.

    After a picnic lunch in nature, free time to cool off by the river, then return to Pu Luong Retreat.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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  • Day 4
    PU LUONG - HANOI
    After breakfast, depart for a new 3 hour hike and meet with locals living in the hills above the lodge. Discovery of their daily life and weaving of colored textiles. Lunch at the local restaurant. Then return to Ha Noi. Free dinner, night at your expense. End of our services.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(price per person in EURO)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 174 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a personalized trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
 
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  • A supplement will be added to the price of your trip during the period of Christmas and New Year (from 24 of December 2020 to 04 of January 2021), as well as during the period of the festivities for Tet (from 10 of February to 17 of February 2021)
NOTES
Name of city / List of hotels Standard
MAI CHAU
 
Homestay
Basic comfort
PU LUONG
 
Pu Luong Retreat
House on still
 

These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the program or similar, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel)
  • Assistance from a English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
These prices do not include
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • The dinner of the last day
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above

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