5 destinations near Hanoi to go camping with friends

When time is limited but you still want to experience a vacation with your friends, do not hesitate to go camping at 5 destinations near Hanoi which is shown right now by Focus Asia Travel !

 

Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi is less than 60 km from central of Hanoi. This is an ideal destination for those who love traveling on weekends. If you want to stop and rest, Ao Vua or Thien Son Suoi Nga resort will be the right choice. It has many fun activities and delicious specialties of the Ba Vi mountain region .

Ba Vi National Park - Destination near Hanoi

Ba Vi National Park

Especially, if you visit Ba Vi this September, you will have the opportunity to admire the brilliant yellow of wild anemone flowers covering the slopes.

Wildflowers at Ba Vi National Park - Destination near Hanoi

Wildflowers in Ba Vi National Park

Road to Ba Vi - Destination near Hanoi

The way to Ba Vi

Besides, do not forget to visit the old church. With the French-style architecture which is full of magic, mystery, hidden away in the mist, the greenhouse is equally unique and fancy. 

Cactus garden at Ba Vi National Park - Destination near Hanoi

Cactus garden at Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi Ancient Church - Destination near Hanoi

Ba Vi ancient church

Dong Mo, Son Tay

Dong Mo is located only about 40 km from the center of Hanoi, so you can easily move along Highway 32 by motorbike. This tourist area consists of a 200-hectare lake with many islands and peninsulas around. Ho Dong Mo - Destination near Hanoi

Dong Mo Clock

The best time for Dong Mo tour is summer and autumn because the weather is not too cold which is suitable for outdoor or underwater activities. If you go with a large group of friend, you can prepare your own food and rent a grill to set a fire together. The price is only about 150,000 – 250,000 VND / kitchen.

Dong Mo Golf Course - Destination near Hanoi

Dong Mo golf course

Khmer pagoda at the village of ethnic cultures - Dong Mo - Destination near Hanoi

Khmer pagoda at the village of ethnic cultures – Dong Mo

The two most popular places for tourists in Dong Mo are Phuong Island with fishing activities, catching chickens or digging bamboo shoots, etc and Son Tinh Camp offers many interesting games such as Tarzan swing, rafting, rob the flag, cross obstacles, row a boat, etc.

Son Tinh Camp - Destination near Hanoi

Son Tinh Camp

Ham Lon, Soc Son

Ham Lon Mountain is known as “the roof of the capital” with a height of 462m. There are two ways to conquer the top of Ham Lon mountain. One is to follow the stream – you can only go this way during the dry season.

Ham Pig Mountain, Soc Son - Destination near Hanoi

Ham Lon Mountain, Soc Son

If you want to challenge yourself, you can go the second way. It is a fairly flat, dusty white-lined trail trail that only takes about 2.5 hours of hike.

Ham Pig Lake - Destination near Hanoi

Ham Lon Lake

At the foot of the mountain is the clear blue Nui Bau lake. In the morning, the fog covers the lake’s surface like smoke. When the sunset falls, sitting, watching the calm lake surface with a group of friends, enjoying the cool breeze from the pine forest, you will find all sorrows disappear.

Cuc Phuong National Forest, Ninh Binh

Cuc Phuong national forest is located deep in the mountains of Tam Diep. Tourists flock here most in dry season from December to April annually. Especially, the end of April is the butterfly season with nearly 400 species flying along the road from morning to night.

Cuc Phuong National Forest - Destination near Hanoi

Cuc Phuong National Forest

Butterfly season in Cuc Phuong National Forest - Destination near Hanoi

Butterfly season in Cuc Phuong National Forest

Cuc Phuong forest is like a large natural museum. It has the most abundant flora and fauna in the country. There are other great attractions here that you should visit including the ancient tree, the thousand-year-old Co – Cung Son cave, the old Crocodile tree – Muong village, primate rescue center, May Bac peak or Yen Quang lake – Pho Ma cave, etc.

Cuc Phuong National Forest - Destination near Hanoi

Cuc Phuong National Forest

Besides, the camping team leader can schedule all members to participate in activities such as cycling, kayaking, wildlife watching at night, etc.

Dong Cao, Bac Giang

Dong Cao is the small plateau of Son Dong district, Bac Giang province, about 150 km from Hanoi. With an altitude of nearly 1,000 meters above the sea level, this place is perfectly suitable for camping with friends.

Dong Cao, Bac Giang - Destination near Hanoi

Dong Cao, Bac Giang

However, the road is quite rough with dangerous sleeve bends, so you should research carefully before deciding to leave. The period from September to November when there are no more showers is the perfect weather for this trip.

Set up camp at Dong Cao - Destination near Hanoi

Set up camp in Dong Cao

The best experience in Dong Cao is at dawn when the fog is still covering in the middle of the vast steppe. Because tourism has not been exploited much, the services here are quite sketchy. You should fully equip furniture as well as food for your trip.

Dong Cao - Destination near Hanoi

Dong Cao

 

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