The busy daily life often makes it difficult for us to find time for a long vacation. However, if you're looking for a short getaway to immerse yourself in natural landscapes, engage in outdoor activities, and indulge in unique dishes, then Pù Luông is definitely the ideal destination for you. With its convenient geographical location just about 180km from Hanoi, it takes around 4 hours to reach this hidden gem of Thanh Hóa province.


If you have only 2 days and 1 night for a weekend trip, let's explore what you can do in Pù Luông!


Day 1: Ha Noi - Pu Luong

Early on the first day, you'll head to Giáp Bát Bus Station, Nước Ngầm Bus Station, or Mỹ Đình Bus Station to catch a bus to Pù Luông. The popular bus route to Pù Luông is Hanoi – Bá Thước – Thanh Hóa, with a ticket price of around 120,000 VND per person. The bus will arrive at Cành Nàng town (Bá Thước, Thanh Hóa). From there, you can take a taxi or motorbike taxi to Pù Luông, which is about 20km away. Remember to negotiate the fare beforehand!


Alternatively, if you prefer to travel to Pù Luông from Hanoi on your own, Central Hills Pù Luông Resort provides specific directions.


If you depart around 6 AM, you'll likely arrive in Pù Luông around 10 AM. In Pù Luông, there are numerous accommodation options, from homestays to resorts with stunning views. After completing check-in procedures and leaving your belongings at the resort's reception, it's time for lunch! Enjoy local specialties like Cổ Lũng duck, mountain snails, local pork, hillside chicken, and delicious fresh fish like Lăng.


In the afternoon, you can choose from various exciting activities offered by Central Hills Pù Luông Resort, including:


  • Bicycle service: Free
  • Forest trekking tour: 1,000,000 VND/day
  • Bamboo rafting in Chàm stream, experiencing bamboo rafting and taking photos with the iconic Cọn nước waterwheel – a symbol of Pù Luông's cultural identity. The waterwheel, also known as a water-powered wheel, harnesses the natural water flow to irrigate fields and support daily life. Crafting a water wheel requires precision and craftsmanship, from selecting materials to assembling components. Price: 200,000 VND/person
  • Bat Cave and Kho Muong village tour: 350,000 VND/person
  • Visit to Phố Đoàn market (only on Sundays): 200,000 VND/person
  • Mai Châu gate and White Stone Pass tour: 650,000 VND/person


Evening is the time to enjoy a gala dinner. On weekends or during festivals, there might be cultural nights, traditional markets, and more. You'll immerse yourself in the local culture and have a memorable experience.


Day 2: Catching sunrise - Cloud hunting

Wake up early and join a trekking tour through Pù Luông National Park, reaching an altitude of over 700m. Gaze at the enchanting clouds embracing the mountaintops. Alternatively, if your trip coincides with Phố Đoàn market (Thursday or Sunday mornings), explore the market and continue to Thác Hiêu waterfall. Then, return to your hotel for rest, check-out, and head back to Hanoi.


We hope this suggested itinerary will help you plan your 2-day, 1-night trip to Pù Luông. Have a joyful and safe journey!