Da Bac Hoa BinhHoa Binh, Vietnam
Da Bac Hoa Binh is a mountainous district of Hoa Binh Province offering off the beaten path jungle trek, hiking, trekking homestay, road cycling holidays, mountain bike tour, boat trips, motorbike, motorcycle tours from Hanoi. Da Bac district is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Da Bac district covers an area […]
Da Bac Hoa Binh is a mountainous district of Hoa Binh Province offering off the beaten path jungle trek, hiking, trekking homestay, road cycling holidays, mountain bike tour, boat trips, motorbike, motorcycle tours from Hanoi. Da Bac district is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi.
Da Bac district covers an area of 779 km2. It contains 1 township and 19 communes including Da Bac, Cao Son, Doan Ket, Dong Chum, Dong Nghe, Dong Ruong, Giap Dat, Hao Ly, Hien Luong, Muong Chieng, Muong Tuong, Suoi Nanh, Tan Minh, Tan Pheo, Tien Phong, Toan Son, Trung Thanh, Tu Ly, Vay Nua, and Yen Hoa.
Getting to Da Bac
The best way to get to Da Bac from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and brought to Da Bac. There are also public buses from Hanoi to Da Bac. Booking a guided tour is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide will be helpful in a such off the beaten path place in Hoa Binh province Vietnam.
From Hanoi, take Thang Long avenue, then turn left onto Xuan Mai town and follow Highway 6 to Hoa Binh City. It is then a further 15km to Da Bac. This route is about 95km and takes 2-3 hours.
From Hanoi, take Thang Long Avenue through Ba Vi, Che town and then take the ferry at Hop Thinh before driving to Da Bac. This route is about 110km and takes 3.5 hours by car. Despite being a longer route, this route is more scenic than Route 1.
When to go
Da Bac is warm year round with an average temperature of 26.7C. Rainfall is heavy during the summer months from May until September. 1721mm of rain is spread over one hundred sixty days of the year. The sunshine during the day varies during the spring, summer and fall months. The humidity is the lightest during autumn, winter and spring.
The best time to travel to Da Bac district should be the winter time, lasting from October to February. As the Vietnam weather is very cold in Da Bac, this period of time is suitable for exploring hot springs and relaxing yourself with the warmly mineral water in Kim Boi. Also, the winter coincides with the dry season in Da Bac Hoa Binh, so that travelers have more chance to go around and contemplate natural beauty of Hoa Binh’s non-touristy region.
What to do
Da Bac is both a natural and cultural destination in the northwest Vietnam. Just about 3 hour’s drive from Hanoi, Da Bac’s verdant countryside and mountains offer limitless possibilities for nature explorations as well as visits to many fascinating ethnic hill-tribe villages. In fact, there are so many places to see in and surrounding the region that you’ll have to plan well to fit them all in.
Hiking is the best way to discover Da Bac Vietnam. Explore Da Bac tropical forest, luxuriant mountains and Thai, Muong hill tribes on a trekking homestay package. Whether it is a single day walk or multi day hikes we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest, remote hill tribe villages or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.
We can combine most treks with other activities such as road cycling, mountain bike tours, charity projects, educational, student travel, community, volunteer works. If you need any further information or you can’t see what you are looking for please contact us we will be happy to help.
Cycling in Da Bac Vietnam to discover another Hoa Binh’s hidden place. Da Bac district has sealed, paved roads, and mountain trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling and mountain bike tours around Da Bac and the Hoa Binh region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.
Kayaking is available in Da Bia and Ke Village. A morning or afternoon on the Da River or Hoa Binh Reservoir is the perfect way to relax and admire the scenery. Kayak hire is only 120,000 VND a day.
After a busy day exploring Da Bac, you’ll definitely want to relax. A traditional herbal bath is the perfect activity for the afternoon or evening. Filled with fragrant herbs that help to improve your skin and joints, you’ll sleep well and feel refreshed. The bath takes a few hours to prepare, so please give your hosts advance notice if you’d like to take a bath.