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Trekking Ngoc Son and Phu Luong Nature Reserve 14days

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This trip offers one of the most outstanding natural scenery in the North Vietnam, active travellers have opportunity to enjoy and explore the impressive nature beauty and culture richsess of Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, the pictureque rice terrace paddy, magnificent limestone mountain ranges of Pu Luong Nature Reserve and visit one of the biggest National Park Cuc Phuong…

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    All about the Trekking Ngoc Son and Phu Luong Nature Reserve 14days.

    Trekking Ngoc Son and Phu Luong Nature Reserve 14days

    This trip offers one of the most outstanding natural scenery in the North Vietnam, active travellers have opportunity to enjoy and explore the impressive nature beauty and culture richsess of Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, the pictureque rice terrace paddy, magnificent limestone mountain ranges of Pu Luong Nature Reserve and visit one of the biggest National Park Cuc Phuong. Visitors also experiences in interacting and staying in Muong,Thai homestay tribes, enjoying traditional food, joining with Thai alive music performances. Trekking (trekking tours) on the mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails, the views are stunning while we passed through villages and across lush rice paddy.Trekking through the core of Cuc Phuong National Park will expose the best scenery, experiencing the most diverse National Park in Vietnam with a huge variety of rare fauna and flora in the limestone mountain forest. The endangered Primates Rescued Center is a perfect place to see many kinds of rare primates such as Langur, Gibbon and Loris all over Vietnam, many of them are under threat of extinction.

    Trekking route: Lung van – Ton – Muoi – Son Village – Nua village – Kho Muong – Hang village – baot trip – Co Luong Transfer Mai Chau for lunch. And three transfer back to Hanoi

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    – English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
    – Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
    – Private Eco homestay village based on size of group
    – Meals details in itineraries ( 10 breakfast, 10lunches, 10dinners)
    – Van or bus transfer on the first day and the last day
    – Truck supported and carry luggage to homestay each day.
    – Boat trip inMa river
    – Three days and two nights Halong bay cruise trip on bay.
    – Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
    – First aid kit
    – Cold water box, small fresh towel.
    – Mineral water for drinking
    – Support crew to supply picnic lunches and water on trekking day, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner in trekking.
    – Local trekking guide What is not included

    1. Day1 Hanoi arrival

      Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport,JET Trekking Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

    2. Day2 Hanoi – Cuc Phuong National Park

      After having breakfast in hotel, we leave bustle and hustle behind, our shuttle bus will take you to Cuc Phuong National park on scenic route, passing Red River Delta rural area. You admire stunning green rice fields and tranquil villages. upon arrival park, we do check in and have lunch in local restaurant at the park head quarter. After lunch, we take first visiting the Endangered Primate Rescure Center and Turtle Conservation Center of the park, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world. The primate center house specimens of langurs, loris and ribbon species, include the citically endangered Delacour’s langurs, Golden – head langur, tonkin snub – nosed langur and black crested Gibbon. After visiting and learn about the tast of conservation, we come to hotel and have dinner in.

    3. Day3 Cuc Phuong National Park – Trek to Khanh Village

      Get up early to enjoy pristine nature and the sound of Gibbons, we have hearty breakfast and commence visiting the cave of prehistoric man, where human skeletons ans stone tools date back to some 7500 years old have been found, leaving the cave, our bus will bring you to central park on on scenic route. We pass through the core of tropical jungle to Bong center where we start our trekking journey to Ban Khanh village. We trek through dense tropical forest to admire thousand years old trees and meet some rare animals enroute. Upon arrival in Ban Khanh – peaceful and hospitable Muong ethnic community, stroll around the village to learn about their daily life and culture, enjoy delicious home – cooked dinner with homestay owners and stay overnight in Ban Khanh eco homestay.

    4. Day4 Ban Khanh – Thuong village – Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature reserve.

      After enjoying pancake and banana cake, we say good bye our friendly Host .Start beautiful trekking day by experiencing bamboo rafting on a Tranquil Buoi River to Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve. Disembarking the raft, motobike will bring you to Thuong village where boast an alluring Mo waterfall and welcome Muong ethnic minority. You will enjoy lunch at eco homestay located next to the waterfall. In the afternoon , we will trek through tropical forest, ascending to the hill and stroll down to green valley to Ngoc son Ngo luong. On arrival of eco homestay, we enjoy not oly herbal tea and authentic Muong cuisine but also experience traditional music performance by the local women.

    5. Day5 Khuong Village trek to Mon Village

      Have lovely breakfast at Mu stream homestay, you will stroll around the Khuong village to learn further about their everyday life of local peolpe and then follow a short trail to Mu village where you are excited at incredible Mu waterfall and a simple remaining water-power rice mortar. Typically, one of the best our door activities you can do today is swimming. After lunch time, you will come back to Mu stream homestay. In the afternoon, you will hike on trail running through the lush village and stunning rice paddy fields to Mon village. Arriving eco homestay, relax by yourself and have dinner with local family.

    6. Day6 Mon village trek to Hieu village.

      Enjoy delicious breakfast in homestay, we commence our new trekking day to Phu Luong nature reserve. We will hike on single track to Coi Gao village and then turn off to the forest. On the way you have chance to hike through one of the most beautiful route links between two nature reserve. You will hike under canopies of great trees, sometimes going through small springs and may be lost in the sound of naturesome hours, finally, you will reach to Phu Luong nature reserve. Have picnic lunch en route, keep trekking out of forest at sunset time, you will hike on the village road and capture the fascinating image of the immissions of cooking smoke from various stilt house of Thai ethic community.. arriving at Hieu eco village. You will be warmly welcome by friendly homestay owner, have dinner and stay overnight with Thai Family nearby waterfall.

    7. Day7 Hieu trek to Kho Muong Village.

      Get up early to stroll around the village or go to waterfall to swim, come back homestay for breakfast, we continue our trekking day to Kho Muong villages. we start hiking from homestay, passing tranquil village and stunning rice field to Pho Doan Town where open regularly weekend market. If we are lucky we meet colorful hilltribe market. After visiting, we keep hiking through picturesque rice terrace to kho muong village.today we will trek through the central area of Phu Luong nature Reserve. It is blessed with breathtaking scenery, magnificent limestone panoramas. Arriving in Kho Muong eco homestay, spend your time to visit Cave nearby village and walk around the village to witness their activity life. Have dinner and stayover night in Thai eco homestay.

    8. Day8 Kho Muong Trek To Hang Village

      Today is hike 50% on village paths single track trail, through rice paddy terraced, cross stream and 50% on an old disused unpaved French road – the original Ho Chi Minh Trail. There are sone good descents and several more treams crossings. The trekking is the remote yet one is never far from a villagers tending fields..relax from the heat of the days in a local home while lunch is cooked before continuing to a village nestled between steep karst mountains. It is recommended to stroll around the villages and join in as the villagers go about their daily lives.
      Or relax in one of the three eco homestays. Overnight homestays in the traditional stilthouse of Ban Hang Villages.
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      Summary:” overnight in traditional stilt house of Ban Hang village/Breakfast at homestay/lunch en route/ dinner homestay. Trekking times: 7- 8 hours/ distance: 16 km

    9. Day9 Hang Village Ban Sai – Boat trip to Co Luong

      After a leisurely breakfast, hike through the narrow valley to the junction where we hike to the fantastic Ma river. Take a boat upstream a short way ( approx 40 minutes) past string of minority villages. Arriving at meeting point with driver, we take bus to Mai Chau for lunch.After lunch, taking time to walk around Mai Chau Village by some gifts for your friends. Say good bye Mai Chau, transfer 3 hours back to Hanoi.we arrive in time for a big night
      celebration to mark the end of great trip. Stay in Tirant Hotel.

      Summary: Breakfast at homestays/ lunch in Mai Chau town/ Dinner at Hanoi Local restaurant
      Trekking times: 2 hours/ distance trekking 8 km. boat trip 1 hour/ transfer 3 hours to Hanoi

    10. Day10 Hanoi – Halong Bay

      Have hearty breakfast in Hotel . our shuttle will meet you at 8:00 at lobby and take you to Halong bay. stop at midway for having breakfast and enjoy hot coffee. After taking short break, we continue to Halong bay. on the way you will impressive on exotic Tonkin scenery and peaceful villages. Upon arriving in Halong bay, do check in and board on boat for three days two nights exploring Halong Bay. Have lunch and dinner on boat
      12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
      13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
      15h00 – 16h00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
      16h00 – 17h00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
      17h00 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
      17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
      19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

      Overnight on board.

    11. Day11 Day 11: Halong Bay (B/L/D)

      06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
      07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
      08h30 – 09h00 Transfer to V’Spirit day boat.
      09h30 – 10h30 Experience the life of a fisherman and learn more about the daily life of the local.
      10h30 – 11h30 Explore the zone by kayak or lay back, enjoy a nice swim at nearby remoted beach.
      12h00 – 14h00 Return to the day boat. Relax and enjoy lunch on board.
      14h00 – 15h00 Continue explore the area while passing Cua Van Fishing Village.
      15h00 – 16h00 Visit a Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls.
      16h00 – 17h00 Back to the main boat. Freshen up.
      17h00 – 19h00 Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the sundeck.
      19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

      Overnight on board.

    12. Day12 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

      06h30 – 07h15 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
      07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
      09h00 – 10h00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.
      10h15 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
      10h15 – 11h00 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
      11h00 – 12h15 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
      12h15 – 12h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
      12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.

    13. Day13 Hanoi – Full day city tour

      JET guide and bus will meet you at 8:00 am at lobby. We depart to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. The Ho Chi Minh Museum is the preserver of everything memorable related to Ho Chi Minh. The Museum consists of five extensive floors and was inaugurated on 2nd September, 1990, celebrating the 100th birthday occasion of the beloved President. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoian. After that, we will continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.When you finish your lunch at a local restaurant, we will proceed to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This is the most recent yet probable the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting museums in Hanoi and Vietnam. This is worth a thorough visit, for those who are keen to learn about the multiculturality of Vietnam and for those who would appreciate some green space. Then we will stop at Sword Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. After visiting Sword lake,our shuttle bus take you to Richsaw cycle parking to take one hour tour to discover Hanoi old quarter and daily life of Hanoi people. Our richsaw will drop you off in front of Water Puppet Theater to enjoy water Puppet show for 45 minutes. Our guide will meet you in front of door to pick you up and transfer to Hotel. Finish our services. Thanks for your joining Hanoi culture tour with us.
      Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance. Ethnology Museum is closed on Mondays.

    14. Day14 Hanoi Departure

      Have breakfast in hotel and free shopping until departure time to airport. We finish our service and thank you very much for joining Trekking tour with us.

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    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:
    When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations

    Our homestays

    Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels

    Easy
    There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…

    Moderate
    There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.

    Difficult
    There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.

    Tour Guide
    Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
    Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

    Porter
    During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack

    Vehicle
    Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.

    Food
    During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.

    Drinking water
    There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.

    Packing
    Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
    What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.

    1 medium-sized backpack.
    Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
    1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
    1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
    1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
    1 medium-sized towel.
    1 medium-sized dry bag.
    Hiking poles/walking sticks
    GPS

    Responsible Tourism
    We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

    Environment
    We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.

    Community
    Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
    Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.

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