Bac Son valley tours

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 overnight tours will be the best for both the beautiful 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.

The early settlers of the Bac Son Valley initially resided in Lang Son province, in north Vietnam. When Lang Son was explored in 1922, 43 sites were found related to the ancient Bac Son culture prevalent in the mountains.

 Bac Son Valley’s fertile soil lets the local farmers grow various crops in the area. Its main crop is rice which is planted only in two seasons, with each of its squared field cultivated and harvested in different times. Apart from rice, other crops like sweet potatoes and corn also grow in this valley, giving a boost to the agriculture of the region by 80 percent. This is the reason that agriculture is the prime occupation and source of earning for inhabitants.

This valley has just become a source of interest for tourists because of its enticing beauty. However, it is still known as an off-the-beaten-track destination for oversea travelers. The easiest way to reach this valley is by taking a road trip from Hanoi using Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen and turning to National Highway 1B.

Make sure that you visit this enchanting valley of beauty. Seeing such a beautiful place will make you realize that Mother Nature has so much to offer. Moreover, there is so much to explore in the valley and its surroundings. Some of the interesting activities includes climbing to the summit of telephone-station Mountain for the panorama view; walking or bicycling around to visit the villages of stilt houses witness the local rustics working on their rice and vegetable fields. Hiking on a back road to enjoy the peaceful land. No more hesitation, get your bag and go!

Tour Option:

Route: Hanoi – Bac Son Valley – Hanoi

 The Highlights:

  • Enjoy beautiful mountainous scenery

  • Learn local life of a hill tribe who lives on stilt houses

  • Local food

  • Gentle hike in a peaceful countryside

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: HANOI – BAC SON

We depart from Hanoi at 7:30 AM. The morning drive takes us nearly 4 hours, through the fertile Red River Delta and onward into the hilly area after Thai Nguyen City. The scenery along the way is beautiful with rice and other cereal fields, dotted with stilt-house villages. There will be some stops on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at Quynh Son village by noon. A Vietnam lunch will be severed at a local stilt house. This is not only a chance to enjoy the local food but also a good time to interact with the host family.

After lunch and a short rest, we will take a short stroll around the village to learn the daily life of the Tay ethnic minority. Get picked up by car on the way and transferred to the foot of a mountain where the cell phone tower situated atop. Thence, we start climbing up to the summit for admiring the dramatic panorama of the valley.

Getting back down and walk to the homestay for refreshing, rest and dinner. Overnight at the homestay.

Included meals: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2: BAC SON – HANOI

After the traditional breakfast, this morning we will embark on a 3,5-hour hike on a rural back road. Along the hike, you can have a close look at the local farming, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in a good harmony of mountains, forests and local life. At the end of the hike we get picked up by our private transport back to the family. After lunch, we will drive back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi in between 4. 30 and 5.00 PM. End of service.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

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Homestay
In July, when the rice fields in the valley of Bac Son in Lang Son Province are changing color from green to yellow, it’s time for travelers and photographers to capture the beautiful moments of the year
The two best times of the day are when the valley wakes up at dawn and when the sun just goes down behind the mountains
To get a panoramic view, you should choose a mountain to climb to its peak. Your sweat will pay off worthily because you will be relaxed looking at the peaceful valley below and your fatigue will go away.
Bac Son is about 160 kilometers north of Hanoi. The paddy in Bac Son is not planted at the same time, so you can see the different colors of the rice fields
It is estimated that the rice fields will ripen in about two weeks.
The other sites are: Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan, Ban Gioc waterfall in Cao Bang, Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh.
To book and ask for tour options about Bac Son and other sites nearby
Please contact Tony Tours Vietnam
Email: tony.vietnam@hotmail.com
Phone #: + 84 97 33 22 309

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