If you want to escaped the bustle of city life and visit a place where armed with undulating terraces fading out to the horizon, majestic mountainous backdrop, fantastic waterfalls and great taste of remote life and cuisine, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is a perfect choice. Pu Luong Nature Reserve is a recommented best package Northern tour which is definitely off-the-beaten-path.
When to visit
The best time to visit Pu Luong is period between May and June or September and October. In the end of May, Pu Luong is about to begin the crop, you are able to see greenery of terraces. If you want to witness ripen rice paddies on the slope across the valley, you should come here by September when famers prepare to harvest.
What to see
Come to enjoy breathtaking scenery, marvelous waterfalls, the water- wheel, special food such as Co Lung duck, sticky rice, etc.. There are also crooked trails and the road is much adventurous as the road in Northern. Take a break from hiking through terraces and immerse into nature when visiting waterfalls. The high roadside location is breezy and is a great spot for tourists to take photograph.
For the best backpacking experience in Pu Luong, drive through valley to Co Luong village which is well known as bamboo chopsticks home-factories. Continue and stop by Thai village of Ban Lac where you can taste original wines, explore indigenous culture and beautiful paddy rice. Make your stay at Mai Chau Ecolodge which is teeming with unique-style bungalow and sensory comfort. Spend more time to go to neighbor areas such as Ban Kit, Ban Cao Hong, Kho Muong, Cuc Phuong National park.
Where to stay
Despite of a number of homestays and inns, Pu Luong Retreat remains prominent. Pu Luong Retreat is located on 15C road – the main road of Thanh Lam commune, linking to the downtown and in close vicinity to many attractions. Room option includes dorm, valley-view bungalow, suite bungalow. Bungalow room costs about $20 per night and dorm is much cheaper – only $13 per night. Pu Luong Retreat isn’t being equipped with modern facilities but they want to give all guests the truly sense of nature. Instead of staying in conditioning room, feel cool breeze of the highland. Pool, comfortable beds, sun lounge chair are great amenities you can relish. At night, let’s chill out with your friends, play around campfire instead of watching TV in-room. In the morning, wake up by the roar of waterfall and enjoy Vietnamese-style breakfast.
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