- 4WD Expeditions
- 4WD Expeditions
- Family friendly
- Meals included
Bac Son Valley and Halong Bay Tour 4days
Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bac Son Valley – Hanoi
Breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay with a deluxe cruise boat
Stunning lanscapes of Bac Son Valley with experiencing the local life of Tay ethnic minority.
Tasting the local food
Bac Son is a rural district of Lạng Sơn Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam and it is situated 160km northeast of Hanoi.
One of the interesting aspects about this valley is its incredibly high mountains which are about 500-1200 meters high. These mountains, together with the valley’s paddy fields, create a great scenic landscape that you can only see its best after climbing to the peak of a mountain which is located just a few minutes from the town.
The valley’s pathways leads you to the paddy fields where you’ll get a chance to see the beautiful river that runs crossing the rice fields. Besides the valley itself, Bac Son district’s villages possess a beauty of their own.
The district is inhabited by the Tay ethnic people and their traditional stilt houses. Some of the overnight bac son tours will be the best for both the scenery and learning the local life of the hill tribe.
If you wish to see the entire view of the valley, you would need to hike up to the telephone station which was built on the top of a high mountain. From here, you are absolutely amazed by the stunning 360-degree scenery of mountains, villages, rivers and farms. It can be tiring to climb the mountains, but the effort is very much worth it.
Bac Son Valley Climate & When to go?
From Beginning of December to the end of March, Bac Son Valley’s ground is not very green because this is not the rice season. Here and there, the locals grow some vegetable for their daily consume. You are still able to witness the locals’ rural activities somewhere. Because of the weather, the mountains are green all year around. During this periord, it is still good for trekking/hiking activities in the region. However, some days in this periord, it is rather misty with drizzling
From April to November, The rice carpets the valley and landscape becomes so green and beautiful, it looks really stunning from a mountain’s summit. There are two crops of rice during these months. This is why the valley is known as the green paradise, except for July and November as these are the times when the rice getting ripe and the color is turning yellow, ready for the harvests. July and November are the favorite months for photographers to come and hunt for beautiful pictures. October and November are voted to be the best time to come for both weather and scenery.
The climate here is mild and generally warm and temperate. At an average temperature of 26.9 °C, July is the hottest month of the year. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 13.4 °C.
Bac Son Valley is a place with significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The average annual temperature is 21.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1538 mm.
Precipitation is the lowest in January, with an average of 17 mm. Most of the precipitation here falls in August, averaging 314 mm.
Please give a look at our photos which are sorted by different periords of the year so that you can imagine more easily and schedule your visit accordingly and better.
Private a/c vehicle
Private tour guide
Packaged cruise in Halong Bay
Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Sightseeing tickets, Entrance fees & permit
Simple Bicycles (If not interested in the mountain hike)
Homestay (guest house room in Bac Son for the alternative)
Bottled water on the vehicle
Drinks and other meals
Hotel in Hanoi
Tips & Gratuities
Other things not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSIONS above and personal expenses
In case of bad weather or physical condition, the alternative activities to the mountain hike can be walking around the villages, to the rice fields or embarking a gentle bicycling tour around this beautiful valley.
At homestay, we do have white clean mattress covers and soft clean pillows, hot shower and Western Style toilet. If you don’t want to stay at the homestay, the alternative is staying at a basic guest house in the nearby town.
Please let us know your choice at the booking time.
The above itinerary and amounts are just our sample suggested one for you to get an idea. We are flexible and willing to assist you in custom-making the tour so that it will meet your travel expectation the most. Just send us some words and let us know how you would like your visit to be. We will put things together logistically for you
DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY
To begin the trip, you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM. The 4-hour drive, through beautiful rural land of the Red River Delta, takes you to Halong City where you will embark a cruise boat for discovering the bay. Halong Bay has been recognized as the world heritage twice and is really a breathtaking secluded bay with thousands of limestone islands.
Board your cruising vessel and have lunch as you cruise amongst the dramatic limestone karsts into the marvelous scenery of the World Natural Wonder. Visit a cave that filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, go swimming, paddling kayak and take part in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration or just simply relax on the sun deck at sunset. At the end of the day, the crews will drop the anchor for the night in a place surrounded by many beautiful islands. Dinner and overnight on boat.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: HALONG BAY – BAC SON VALLEY
Get up early for the fresh air on the top deck with a cup of warm coffee/tea if you wish or you can stay longer in your cabin until breakfast time. After the breakfast, you will have further cruise to other parts of Halong Bay and get on the tender to visit a fishing village, learn how the fishermen make living on the water. Enjoy a wholesome brunch before getting back to harbor at noon. Thence, get back on to your private vehicle for the afternoon scenic drive to Bac Son Valley. Arrive at Quynh Son village, check in to a local house of the ethnic Tay people for dinner and homestay tonight.
Included meals: Brunch and Dinner
DAY 3: BAC SON VALLEY
After the local breakfast, we will get a short transfer to visit a local workshops where you can get to know how the villagers making stilt-house’s roof tiles, bricks and see how they burn the tiles at simple kilns. Get dropped at a back road for trek to the peaceful valley. The scenery along the trek is also amazing. Your private vehicle will pick you up around noon at the other end of the trek and take you back to the house for lunch and rest. Continue on the adventure with a short walk to the foot of the telephone-station mountain. From here, you will start hike up to the summit of the mountain for a stunning panorama view of Bac Son Valley. This is marvelous and a great place for photographers and it is worth after a hard-working hike for everyone. Dinner and spend the second night at the local house.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: BAC SON VALLEY – HANOI
Say good bye to the host family after breakfast, then we drive to Thai Nguyen City for lunch and visit the Vietnam museum of Ethnology. You will learn more about Vietnam’s colorful cultures and different typical ethnic groups at this museum. In the afternoon, head for Hanoi and end the trip around 3.00 PM.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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