Pu Luong Retreat - 2 Days

Pu Luong Retreat 

Pu Luong Retreat is simply wonderful. The retreat is located in the Pu Luong region which offers tourists a new, unique and off the beaten track adventure. This Region is unknown among most tourists. The retreat contains all the highlights of Northern Vietnam all in one place! Pu Luong is a “microcosm” of Northern Vietnam. Containing Sapa’s magnificent mountain ranges, Mu Cang Chai’s stunning rice terrace fields, Cao Bang’s scenic rivers and waterfalls plus Mai Chau’s remote traditional villages of ethnic minorities. Pu Luong Retreat takes the opportunity to provide tourists with the possibility to experience this beautiful and remote area combined with a wonderfully comfortable stay.

Why not take a moment to read our detailed itinerary.

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A comfortable stay in a cosy lodge close to nature with the most stunning panoramic views in the area. A lodge with meticulous attention to detail, built by hand from the ground up, Pu Luong Retreat invites you to discover the hidden details

  • Meeting locals who still retain their unique cultural heritage and way of living
  • Various activities in the most spectacular landscapes
  • Delicious meals prepared with local ingredients
  • A refreshing escape from the crowds.
  • 10 comfortable bungalows with stunning panoramic views
  • 1 traditional stilt house dorm with international standards
  • Homestays with international travel standard
  • Stilt house common area and open restaurant;
  • Infinity pool within reach of the rice terrace fields
  • Hidden spa area above a fishpond
  • Rock garden.

Day 1
Water wheels walk and rafting | 3 km easy walk – 1.5 hours | 800m river rafting – about 45 minutes

AM: You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You will 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 transferred 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 for dinner.

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 Pu luong retreat.

PM: Check out the Lodge.

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Children Policy

Children from 11 years of age will pay the same rates as adult.

A child from 6 to 10 years of age will be charged 70% of an adult rate, with one extra bed provided (check the availability of extra bed in advance), A child from 6 to 10 years of age will be charged 50% of an adult rate, none extra bed provided. For the accommodation, one child per parent room is maximum.

Free of charge for children under 6 years old, stay in parents’ room and use existing bedding, share food with parent, no additional meal provided


Formerly a pond for raising fish, the exact proportions were kept and traditional water management system maintained – fresh water is continuously piped in from a nearby stream in the mountains, and flows out from the base to the rice fields below.

Our pool offers you a breathtaking view of mountain passes and endless rice terrace fields. Enjoy the view while cooling down in the water or at one of the comfortable deck chairs. The bar close to the pool provides you with both cold and hot drinks, ideally in sunset time after a full day of activities.

The natural rocks and boulders are maintained around the pool to adapt the existing features of the land.


On the highest point of Pu Luong Retreat, the restaurant is located on the first floor of a house on stilt perfectly converted into convenient functions. Enjoy our various menu of Asian, Western and unique traditional Thai cuisines, served in a Set menu, buffet or A La Carte. Local ingredients are widely used in our dishes, especially the vegetables who can be taken from our own gardens by guests.

The spacious area has a capacity of 40 seats, with tables and chairs made with local materials by the Bamboo Master. The reception is gracefully styled with a stone fence from the local farm, with marble stone piled in perfect setup without using any kind of cement or glue.

Dinner is the highlight of the restaurant. Accompanied by cosy yellow lights from traditional bamboo lamps, all seats are arranged in our open-air restaurant. A few tables are set up outdoor to enjoy dinner under a starry sky. Lunch and breakfast are also served at our restaurant.

Another special add-on is our mini museum of Thai Crafts on the second floor. You can enjoy a campfire in a traditional Thai cooking fire or simply relax in our cosy lounge with a glass of wine or while reading a book.


Plenty of places and corners of Pu Luong Retreat are ideal for relaxing. Enjoy meditation or Taichi in the early morning, listen to the voice of nature: birds singing and wind waving through the palm trees. Try to listen to local people living their daily life: cultivation, harvesting and buffalo plough. Check with our staff and let them guide you.


  • Private bed (House on stilt) or Private room with en-suite (for Bungalow and family house)
  • All activities are mentioned in specific itineraries
  • Local guide (none English speaking)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Full board: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast (for 2 days 1 night) and 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts (for 3 days 2 nights)
  • Bamboo river rafting / kayaking for guest only
  • Free Wi-Fi at Pu Luong Retreat
  • Welcome drink
  • 2 bottles of water in rooms daily.


  • Visa approval in Vietnam.
  • Transfer from Hanoi to Pu Luong Retreat
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses : souvenirs, drinks, tips.

Accommodation typePackage price per person in USD
2 days – 1 night3 days – 2 nights
Twin-sharedSingle supplementTwin-sharedSingle supplement
Puluong retreat  traditional House on Stilts$99$143
Valley view bungalow$119$30$169$60
Duplex bungalow$119$30$169$60
Valley view suite bungalow$143$40$193$80

Return transfers from your hotel (Hanoi old quarter) can be arranged as part of your trip. Please request information at time of booking for this service.

Price From USD 119 USD $ 99/person
Total $ 99 USD

Trip Facts

  • Pu Luong Resort
  • 2 Days 1 Night or 3 days 2 Nights
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (See Itinerary)
  • Stilted House, Bungalow, Suites
  • Shuttle Bus Optional

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