Private tour, Beautiful landscape, Local life style
Itinerary at a glance
This trip offers a stunning route, off the beaten path & travel by private car
” Muong community- based Tourism – New attraction for Vietnam Homestay tours”
If you want to find a new destination, a new experience to leave the busy city or popular tourist destination behind, you want to enjoy the clean and pure atmosphere and explore the ethnic culture, CBT (Community based tourism) Da Bac, Hoa binh is the recommendation for you: Vietnam Homestay tour .
Located 100km from Ha Noi capital, Da Bac (near Mai Chau) has dramatically become an ideal place for travelers who want to discover the ethnic life of Muong ethnic group, spend a while escaping from the hustling and bustling, and immense in the pure natural landscapes. The road leading to Da Bac is a bit obstacle and tough that may make the arrival moment more delightful.
Click the map: Hanoi- Da Bac
Morning: Our guide and car will pick-up at your hotel at 8.00; go to Da Bac town, Hoa Binh province. Along the way, we take some stops to stretch our legs, take a deep breath of fresh air and contemplate the beauty of flowing Da river in the morning.
Having lunch at Homestay at Xom Ke, Hien Luong, Da Bac. imple but nutritious and delectable foods prepared by the local people. After the meal, take some minutes to relax & see the stunning mountains around Da river.
Afternoon: After lunch, we continue drive about 30km to Da Bia village, Tien Phong.
The road to Da Bia village is as beautiful as Halong on land, the road leading to the village is narrow and plotted by yellow corn fields, scattered local houses beside the clear and stunning Hoa Binh Lake.
We then have some soft drink and snack before trekking of about 1 km to the village. Upon arrival, check in homestay with the warm welcome of the hosts.
15.00: We take a cycling tour around the village to admire the charming scenery of the rice fields under the shade of bamboo lines, explore the living of Muong people and after all, when we all feel weary in our legs and sweat soaked on our backs, swimming, kayaking or rafting in cool water of Da river is interesting experience to wipe away our tiredness.
17.00: Back to the homestay and have dinner in the cosy atmosphere. Just from the fish caught from the river and wild vegetables, but under the ingenious and skillful preparation of the host, the foods look delicious and tasty.
All the five homestays at Hien Luong & Tien Phong commune were designed and decorated in a style that combines European – Asian features but still very close to nature and keep the typical stilt house of Muong ethnic people in Hoa Binh. From the window, one can behold the beauty of peaceful hamlets, green lakes, romantic hillsides and enjoy the fresh mountain breeze.
20.00: Participate in the bamboo pole dance – the traditional dance of Muong ethnic people and enjoy the music performance. Visitor will feel inebriated by the wine, the music or the charming smile of highland girls in traditional clothes.
If you want, you can join traditional dance or Teaching English and learning Vietnamese with local people .
Back to your room and the tranquility of the mountain at night will pat you to deep sleep.
After having breakfast at the homestay, we start a trekking tour to explore the whole beauty of Da Bac. We could trek or ride on bicycle to discovering some islands or stream around village.
Catch boat through Da river, enjoy the fantastic landscape of Da river, the mysterious beauty of the limestone cliffs, and the spectacular of vast mountain. It’s time for relaxing on one of the most beautiful and biggest river in Vietnam.
Upon arrival at the dock, we continue trekking along the stream, passing rice terraces, stilt houses to the Mong river where we can shake all the fatigue off by swimming in the pristine cool water and catching special stone snail.
10.00: Proceed to visit the cage aquaculture model of local households. At there, you can join fishing and can enjoy grilled fish (expenses excluded).
12.00: Enjoy lunch at the homestay. After the meal, you are free to stroll around the village, interact with locals and understand more about the life and culture of Muong people.
14.00: Say goodbye to the lovely hosts and back to the city.
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Private car transfer
Boat transfer fee
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Free rent bicycle, bamboo raft and kayak
English speaking guide
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“Exactly what I wanted!”
Zonitrip offers tailored services and I was really happy with the tour because it enabled me to see parts that are far away from the beaten track. I went on a weekend trip to Da Bac with lovely people from Vietnam and abroad and we were able to experience the local culture, traditions and cuisine as well as go on many crazy adventures such as bamboo rafting and swimming. The region is absolutely beautiful and very peaceful and it was a great way to escape busy Hanoi. If you are looking for an amazing trip that can be adjusted to your needs and also at a very reasonable price dont hesitate to contact Zonitrip
Traveling with Ngia and her friends to Da Bac, in Hoa Binh province is the best decision you can make when you are in Hanoi. It has nothing in common with the cookie cutter tours from the dozens of travel agencies that have jumped on the loosely defined eco-tourism brand. To start with, because Ngia was joined by her friends on the tour, I felt as though I was on a road trip with some good friends who already knew each other, and no awkward dynamics. And they were super friendly and were totally enjoying life, so you quickly get smitten with the positive vibe of the crew, and flow with the euphoric flow.
Second, and this is something Ngia probably undersold in her description of the tour, the food we had in Da Bac was amazing! The family that runs the inn went to great lengths to bring us freshly caught fish, local produce, and present it in beautiful decoration. They shared with us their locally brewed honey wine and liquors. They even gave me a bottle to take away.
There was a performance of a local dance, which to be honest, when I heard about, gave me some reservations, expecting that the family is going to be begrudgingly putting on local costumes and sing songs they would normally not sing, just because that’s what the tourists expect and want. But even before the performance, I realized quickly that this was going to be different. They had so much fun dressing up, and fooling around, putting on makeup, and to mingle with other folks in the community they normally wouldn’t have a chance to. A lot of dynamics were taking place in the performance, the most salient of which for me was that it was a chance for men to drink freely with their friends, for women to dress-up and sing and be admired, and for the grand-parents to watch from the near distance and laugh and laugh at the foolishness of everyone.
Well, there is so much to praise about Ngia’s trip, but I will let you discover it for yourself.
It’ll be the best decision you’ll make in seeing the real Viet Nam.
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