Welcome to Pu Luong, a biodiverse nature reserve filled with stilt-house villages, nestled in the northwest of Vietnam.
Here, the imposing mountains are covered with tropical forests and the valleys carpeted with water-logged rice paddies which sustain the area’s Thai and H’mong villages. Cycle or hike through this untouched region and spot farmers in conical hats, who are skilled in cultivating wet rice fields with the help of water buffalo and ingenious bamboo waterwheels. In dusty hamlets, local women weave baskets and embroider colourful tunics, while children play and cattle graze.
Situated three hours southwest of Hanoi, Pu Luong allows visitors to experience the Vietnam of yesteryear. Enjoy a homestay with a Thai family or relax at a secluded eco-lodge with uninterrupted views of the iconic Vietnamese countryside. Your days will be spent lazing on a wooden terrace, cycling through paddy fields or hiking to sparkling waterfalls that carve paths down limestone mountains. Scale Pu Mount Pu Luong for sweeping views of the reserve and head beneath the valley’s surface to see 250-million-year-old stalactites in Kho Muong Cave.
To truly experience Pu Luong’s countryside charm, talk to our Vietnam gurus, who can arrange the best local tours and accommodation in the area.