Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Ninh Binh – The Escape 3 Days Tour From Hanoi: Boat Trip, Infinity Pool & Cycling


Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Ninh Binh - The Escape 3 Days Tour: Boat Trip, Infinity Pool & Cycling

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This combination is the perfect tour to discover most beautiful places of Vietnam.  Learn more about one of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups, the Muong people in Mai Chau valley, Pu Luong reserve is an authentic place unspoiled by tourism. Minorities in Pu Luong (as Black Thai) live from agriculture. Trekking through the villages will offer you the chance to meet them, discover their culture and daily life, learn about their agriculture system (especially the waterwheels system). The nature in Pu Luong is intact and swim by a waterfall in the middle of the jungle is an amazing experience that this tour provides to you. Then, in NinhBinh, you will board a boat to discover the Halong Bay on land, Trang An. Hiking to the top of mountain Mua cave to have great view river.

Pu Luong Nature Reserve, around 4 hours south of Hanoi, is one of the most spectacular areas of Vietnam’s north with soaring limestone peaks and deep green rice terraces dotted with ethnic Thai minority villages.

What makes Pu Luong Nature Reserve special is that so far, it’s relatively untouched by mass tourism. This is a perfect place for a couple of days of trekking or chilling. If you don’t mind hills, its quiet sealed roads are perfect for cycling too – though good bicycles are hard to come by. And there are some beautiful traditional style accommodations that sit in harmony with the landscape.
Where in Vietnam can you find a convergence of classical, historical values and captivating natural landscape? It is Ninh Binh province, an ideal eco-spot of tourism!
Ninh Binh, about 93 km south of Hanoi, was selected as a primary shooting site for Kong: Skull Island – the famous Hollywood movie. It possesses striking limestone karsts, record-breaking temples and pagodas, amazingly vast rice paddies, making the place exposed to the foreign travel market as well as international travelers.
The province of Ninh Binh also has a rich diversifies tourist potential with a lot of world heritage sites. Surrounded by stunning landscapes like Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Trang An tourism complex, Bai Dinh pagoda – the biggest pagoda in Vietnam, Cuc Phuong National Park, Van Long Nature Reserve, Hoa Lu Ancient Temple,…, Ninh Binh has so much to offer tourists.


Pu Luong Nature Resever

Pu Luong Trekking

View From Pu Luong Bungalow

Trang An boat trip in Ninh Binh

Biking around village

Over view from top of mountain Mua Cave in Ninh Binh



DAY 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong – Cave trekking (L, D) 200 km


07:00 :  Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve

10:00 = Short break (Outside of Hanoi)

12:00 = Arrival in Pu Luong eco garden located in Pu Luong Reserve nature and check in


14:30 : Trek 6 Kms (3 hours) inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve ( Trails and trek is suitable for everyone) . Follow the small roads through the rice terraces to visit the remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to discover the local lifestyle and explore Kho Muong local  Cave which is the largest natural unspoiled  cave in Pu Luong. Definitely you will be surprised at its beauty

19:00 : Enjoy dinner at Pu Luong eco gardern’s restaurant, with delicious and special dishes

Overnight options : Pu luong eco gardern – Dormitory or deluxe private room

Day 2: Pu Luong – Bamboo rafting – Trekking – Ninh Binh (B,L)


07:30  = Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

08:30 :  Board the car to the trekking point and start a medium or easy trek. From there , follow the small road, trail through the rice fields and do bamboo rafting on the river and see local giant water wheels


12:00 :  Have lunch at the lodge

14:00 – 17:30 :  Leave Pu Luong to go to Ninh Binh by car

19:00 : Diner time with new dishes of Ninh Binh countryside . Have a quiet night in the middle of villages

 *Sleeping: Private room – Trang an secreat gardern 

Day 3: Cycling to Trang An boat trip and Mua Cave (B,L):


7:30 – 8:30 = Breakfast at the Retreat

8:30 to 12:00 = Go to Trang An for a boat ride in between the karst pics and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere.

12:00 -13:30 = Check out and have lunch at the Retreat


14 :00 : Visit  and hinking Mua Cave by hiking 500 steps to Lying Dragon Mountain to enjoy stunning view .

16:00 : Leave Ninh Binh to go back Ha Noi

19:00 = Drop off in Hanoi old quarter. End 3 days of Pu Luong and Ninh Binh trip . Thank you and hope you feel enjoyable about the trip.


  • Join Group Tour: 280 USD/PERSON
  • Private Tour: On request

What’s included?

  • Transfer vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing tickets.


  • Other things are not mentioned in our tour program
  • Beverages -Travel insurance
  • Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s Day & Lunar New Year’s Day

Children Policy:

  • Children under 4: Comes free of charges
  • Children from 4-5 years old: 50%
  • Children from 6-8 years old: 75%
  • Above 8 years old: fully charged

NOTE: You should take along with: long sleeve clothes,hat, sun cream, sunglasses, Vietnam dongs.


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