CBT Da Bac, HoaBinh – New attraction for Home-stay tours during Tet holiday
Tet holiday is the greatest festival being looked forward to by all the Vietnamese. It’s not only the time to gather with family, but it’s also the time to travel with family and friends in the New Year. The question: “Where will you go in this special occasion?” is the common question and we have a new recommendation for you.
If you want to find a new destination, a new experience to leave the busy city or popular tourist destination behind, and you want to enjoy the clean and pure atmosphere in spring and explore the ethnic culture, CBT (Community based tourism) Da Bac, Hoabinh is the recommendation for you.
As a small commune beside Da River, Da Bac is located in Hoa Binh, about 25 km away from Hoa Binh city and about 110 km from Hanoi. It is a place situated between Da River and surrounded by mountains. The beauty & peace of the place is enough reason for many tourists to choose CBT Da Bac for their spring holiday.
The best time to visit CBT Da Bac is from Spring to Autumn, when the weather is dry, warm, and suitable for cycling, sightseeing and water activities.
You could spend 2-3 days at CBT Da Bac and combine with other tourist destinations such as Mai Chau, Hoabinh, and MocChau.
Where to stay?
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.
The price is just from 80-100.000vnd/person/night
What to do?
Kayaking is one of the new and most interesting activities in Vietnam. At CBT Da Bac, kayaks can be rented from any homestay by guests who wish to enjoy a peaceful journey among the beautiful rock formations throughout Da Bac’s vast river system.
Guided trips can be arranged on request and can also be combined with other activities such as swimming and boat trips to fish farms. For those who want to independently explore the stunning scenery surrounding the villages, homestay owners can recommend suitable locations and routes.
Taking a tour by boat is regarded as a good option for tourists to discover famous sites like ThungNai, Mai Chau, Muc village…in HoaBinh Lake
Trekking or cycling in Da Bac involves walks and cycling through forests, mountains and remote minorities village. Journeys vary in terms of distance, difficulty and landscapes. There are opportunities to stop at numerous lookouts for stunning views of rivers, mountains and rice fields.
When staying at any homestay in CBT Da Bac, tourists will be served with local specialties like grilled Muong pork, smoked or grilled Da River fish, or fish sour soup, and straw wine. Eating with the owner’s family, chatting about the histories of the Muong, Kinh culture or joining with their traditional dancing, are unforgettable experiences for each traveler.
Try visiting CBT Da Bac one time. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of wild nature and witness the life of ethnic minority people living in the mountainous area. CBT Da Bac promises to bring great tourism potential to Hoa Binh Province in the near future.
Minh Nghia Bui