Trip to An Lac was an off the beaten path trip. Khe Ro forest situated northeast of Hanoi is beautiful and untouched, mountainous area with waterfall and lakes. Group of us did an ecotourism homestay, real homestay, so we could learn a lot about life in the village.
First day: visit to bee keeper, herbalist or wine maker. Second day was mainly about trekking to the highest peak of the region (3h up and 2h down). For me it was the best part of trip. Landscape from the top was marvellous. For those who couldn’t hike were organised other activities: swimming in the lake, walk with rangers.