Located at about 110km from Hanoi, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve covers seven communes within Tan Lac and Lac Son districts, Hoa Binh Province. 2-Day-1-Night Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve Tour gives to all adventurers the change to trek through forests, terraced rice fields, swim at waterfalls, meet the minority ethnic Muong people and stay overnight in house-on-stilts.
7:00 AM – pick up from your hotel and head southwest to Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve. We should get there around noon time. The car stops at the headquarters where we may meet some forest rangers and have a brief explanation about the nature conservation and livelihood improvement efforts taking place (if rangers are busy, then the local guide will have plenty of time along the hike to explain you all this). We then take a walk to a local restaurant where we have lunch.
The real rapture starts after lunch; from the restaurant we head down into the valley to reach its first plateau. We take our time to stroll around the village and have a break near the cascade of the Mu waterfalls. A bit gentler walking across the terraced rice fields brings us to the bottom of the valley to settle down in a cozy homestay there. After a warm welcome there’s time for relaxing in the stream by the house while dinner is prepared and the sun slowly sets.
The Mu village – where you’ll spend the night is located in the heart of the Nature Reserve and only accessible by foot or motorbike ride so it’s advisably to travel light with a daypack.
With ‘Homestay’ experience, your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There’s no private room and you’ll sleep on the floor in a large communal area. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow and mosquito net. The restroom is at international standard and a few steps from the main house.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay at a traditional house-on-stilts
We start early today to walk back to Mu village by another trail and then head to Khay and Mon villages in one of the most beautiful parts of the Reserve. As we walk, we’ll journey from quiet and wild natural areas into unusually dynamic villages alive with vivid sounds and scenes of life. This is your chance to really breathe in an atmosphere quite different from the one we usually know at home. We promise your guide will provide opportunities for numerous encounters with locals as you learn that these people are poor only in technology, but have an immense wealth of human knowledge about how to live together happily.
We will share lunch with a family in Mon village before some motorbike taxis bring us back to the entrance of the reserve. Time for refreshments in a local restaurant before the drive back to Hanoi. End of Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve Tour.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Services excluded: Other meals, tip, drinks, single room, personal expenses, insurance…
Valid till 31 December 2019 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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