A good alternative to Sapa
Pu Luong Nature reserve is not well known as Sapa, but the area offer similar experience with rice field in terrace and ethnic minority villages. The mountain are smaller than Sapa and in minority living inPu Luong (Thai and Muong) have less colourful clothes, but the advantage is that you will see almost no tourist and the people are more authentic, it is not another touristic trap. Also, you will save time because it's closer from Hanoi and you can do a triangle route with Hanoi - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh or the other way around.
2 days trip
2 days 1 night trip from Ninh Binh
First and unique group tour departing from Ninh Binh to reach the hidden Pu Luong Reserve Nature. Discover fairy tale landscapes; trekking between rice fields and local villages to relaxing on a bamboo raft paddled by experienced locals.
You can end up the trip back in Ninh Binh, Hanoi or Mai Chau.
2 days 1 night trip - Hanoi - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh.
Unique group tour to reach the hidden Pu Luong Nature Reserve. The best opportunity to discover a beautiful and natural area. There is no better way to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and meet the local people than hiking in the Reserve. You will be impressed by the scenery. The mountains, the rice field terraces and the valley make this place so special. Welcome to Pu Luong!
2 days 1 night trip : Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh.
This tour offers for travelers with a limited time to visit two beautiful and very different areas. The renowned Mai Chau valley where you will be able to get closer to traditions during a cycling tour. Then, destination the less touristic place, Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Trekking to the biggest cave worth some efforts rewarded by stunning landscape. An overnight at Pu Luong Eco Garden to enjoy a refreshing time in the infinity pool and some delicious food.
3 days trip
Pu Luong : The Experience (from Ninh Binh)
First and unique group tour to reach Pu Luong Reserve Nature. Find out what Pu Luong has the best to offer. Trekking deep into the Reserve to reach hidden Hieu Village. On the way, look at the fabulous scenery, mountain range and rice paddies. Swim in the waterfall and share time with a local family to learn about traditions.
Pu Luong - The Experience (Hanoi - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh)
This is an adventurous tour in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. After a cultural and easy trekking the first day, a long trekking will take you deep in the Reserve to discover the beauty of this area. Crossing some hidden villages and meeting local people to finally enjoy a swim in Hieu waterfall. Hieu village is surrounded by high mountains and is preserved from the mass tourism. The last day, another trek through the rice field terraces to reach Doi Cave, the biggest one in Pu Luong.
Mai Chau Pu Luong : The Experience (Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh)
Visit two different places in a short time. The fantastic valley of Mai Chau and the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Nature lovers will appreciate the peacefulness of the site. Between cycling, trekking, bamboo rafting and visiting a cave, this tour offer various activities that you will not forget.