Day 1: Water wheels walk and rafting | 3 km easy walk – 1.5 hours | 1 km rafting – 1
AM: You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving
you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a
delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating
panoramic views and tranquil setting.
PM: You will be transffed to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your
walk in search of stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water
is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.
Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the bamboo river
rafting with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between
learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.
Arriving at scenic Tan Lap bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat
Day 2| Uoi – Lan Villages | 6,5km trekking | Halfday
This is a common and easy walk around the most beautiful valley of rice terraces in front of the Retreat. We start to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Then we will walk through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque Uoi village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still when you
see the panorama view of the village from above.
Continue walk down hill to Uoi village then on to Lan village. If time permits, we will visit a local family where we can learn about their traditional brocade weaving (not guaranteed). Walk through the rice paddies again to get back to the main road to the car pick-up point. You will be transferred back
to Puluong retreat
PM: Check out the Lodge. See you next time!