Explore the natural landscapes of the region on a 2-day journey. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of ethnic groups through visits to local villages, interactions with locals, and tastings of traditional dishes. Unwind in the peaceful atmosphere of the farmstays, surrounded by the serene sounds of nature. Enjoy adventures such as easy treks through forests and challenging hikes to pristine waterfalls.

Binh Lieu, situated in the northernmost region of Quang Ninh province, shares approximately 43km of its border with China. The district is located more than 100km away from Ha Long City and nearly 300km away from Hanoi. Binh Lieu boasts the captivating beauty of the towering mountains in the border area, adorned with charming border patrol roads. Furthermore, the district attracts visitors with its splendid and unspoiled nature, featuring forests of anise, cinnamon, and bamboo, as well as vast terraced rice fields cascading down the mountainside. Another irresistible aspect of Binh Lieu is its distinctive mountain culture, where visitors can experience the simple and rustic lifestyle of ethnic minorities such as Dao Thanh Phan, observe the clay houses, and relish in the local specialties.


  • Authentic landscapes and local culture, off the beaten tracks
  • Visit the villages of the high-hat Dzao people
  • Mystical beauty of the jungle and mountains
  • Taking part in local farming activities
  • Trek through the pristine jungle

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Trip Length: 2 days | Trip Style: Off The Beaten Track| Trip Theme: Local life&Culture, Explore| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Hanoi/Hanoi
Places visited: Binh Lieu
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Binh Lieu , Vietnam
binh lieu quang ninh, Ho Chi Minh city

Leave Hanoi at 8:00 AM on a scenic drive along the highway to Binh Lieu, a picturesque mountain district located on the Vietnam-China border.

Binh Lieu is a hidden gem of the country, situated about 4 hours from Hanoi and 2 hours further from Halong Bay. This region is renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, lush forests, and vibrant terraced fields. It is also home to several ethnic minority groups, including the Tay, San Chi, Hoa, and the high-hat Dao people (Dao Thanh Phan) who still maintain very well their unique customs and traditions.

Upon arrival in Binh Lieu, enjoy a delicious home lunch at one of the local minority homes. And, after a short break, you will embark on a 3-hour trek to explore the unique nature and landscapes of Binh Lieu. The trek will take you along little trails that meander through anise and cinnamon forests and original tropical jungle. You will pass by spectacular landscapes of villages and terraced fields, set against the backdrop of rolling mountains.

Your trek ends at the magnificent Song Moc waterfalls, where you can take some time to explore the site and the same name village

Get on your drive to Cao Son, where you will check in to your farmstay which is surrounded by lush flower gardens and breathtaking mountain landscapes

Check in, relax then enjoy a cozy dinner by the fire and spend the night in a comfortable tent surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature.

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Private vehicle
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Lunch & dinner
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Overnight in comfortable tent
Binh lieu nature, Vietnam
Binh Lieu culture, Vietnam

Wake up to the wonderful sounds of nature.

After breakfast, get ready for your morning trek along little trails to discover the surrounding village and further explore of Binh Lieu natural landscapes.

Get back to the farm stay to check out and say goodbye to Binh Lieu then drive to Halong city where you will embark the boat at about 12.30 for a wonderful cruise on the spectacular Halong Bay.

Transfer back to Hanoi or to Halong city for your cruise trip on the spectacular Halong Bay.

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Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
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  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges


  • Other services than mentioned
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  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

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