With the renovation and building of new roads, Pu Luong is easily reached overland. The shortest way is 160 km and a 4 hour drive from Hanoi. This road takes you up to high undiscovered areas in Pu Luong. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and views while driving through small authentic villages. The road passes through two provinces: Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa. Along the way there are many worthwhile stops for a panoramic view of the valley of Pu Luong, ethereal foggy forests of bamboo and the stone valley that might remind you of Halong Bay.
Another way from Hanoi is 180 km and a 4 hour drive. The first 120 km you follow the legend Ho Chi Minh Trail. The next 50 km takes you along the famous Ma (horse river) and through beautiful rice fields.
The last way from Hanoi is via Mai Chau. This road is 190 km and a 4,5 hour drive. This road is to be advised when combining Mau Chau with Pu Luong.
In general, Pu Luong has good connections with various well-known destinations. Mai Chau town, only 45 km and a 1,5 hour drive from Pu Luong Retreat, is the homeland of the Thai people and likewise the gate to access North West Vietnam with Son la, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Sapa. 2 hours South East of the Retreat gets you to Ninh Binh complex, with Cuc Phuong National Park and The World Heritage Trang An water land. Travelers who want to travel further to the remote Northern Laos provinces, could make a stop over in Pu Luong for 1 or 2 nights.