You are getting bored with urban city wanting a perfect getaway to the jungle? Road Trip Hue To Bach Ma National Park will be a solution for you.
Bach ma national park is land to two types of forest: sub-tropical and tropical evergreen monsoon forest with altitude of 900 meter below the sea level. It’s known for beautiful Do Quyen waterfalls, narrow trails and decaying French villas. Its wildlife includes black bear, leopard as well as wild pigs and deers. Thus, Bach Ma is always the first choice for nature lovers.
Furthermore, the summit of Bach Ma national park was used as a helicopter landing base by the US Army Vietnam war and this area was hearty defoliated during the fighting. However, Mother Nature healed quickly making it the top Hue attraction you must visit.
Distance of Bach Ma National Park is about 40 kilometers away from Hue City Center. Thus, it will take around 90 minutes to get to Bach Ma summit. The first question is how best to do a day trip to Bach Ma from Hue? There are many ways to get to Bach Ma park but choosing to tour Bach Ma by private car from Hue is the best way many group of travelers consider.
Traveling by Hue private car from Hue to Bach Ma, you can sit comfortably in a private car and enjoy the stunning sight of Hue countryside. The price for Hue private car is also reasonable in comparison with other tours, especially if you are travel in a large group.
Exactly price of 1,690,000 VND ~ $75/ group.
Our friendly driver will pick you up at the hotel and begin Hue day trip to Bach Ma National Park.
On the way, we stop at lagoon to take some pictures and learn about the real life of local fishing village in Cau Hai Lagoon. After that, we continue the tour to exploring Bach Ma museum in the foot of the mountain.
We buy tickets to entrance Bach Ma national park with cost of 40,000 VND. Continue transport to the zero KM at Vong Hai Dai (Observer tower) to see a panoramic of Bach Ma view, Tam Giang lagoon and Truc Lam Zen meditation.
Continue driving 17 km to the top of the mountain, we enjoy the beauty of national park or if we’re lucky, we can see a Pygathrix nemaeus. It is a rare species of monkey famous for its extravagant appearance.
After that, you will do trekking to Hai Vong Dai andfrom here you can see Cau Hai lagoon, Phu Loc town, and majestic Truong Son Mountain.
Continue trekking from Hai Vong Dai to five lakes. You can swim in fresh cold water.
After that, you continue trekking to Do Quyen waterfall at 300m high. From the top of the waterfall, we see the green forest and covering of Bach Ma national park. Especially, you should get to the foot of Do Quyen waterfall by passing 900 steps. If you are not in good health condition, it’s advisable not to do this!
Once you finish your private tour from Hue to Bach Ma, we will take you back to town. Our driver can even take you to try Banh Cuon Thit Quay at Ba Suu Restaurant. You can try tasty Hue local food there.
Bach Ma weather is dry and warm from March to October every year. From November and February, Hue weather tends to be rainy and stormy, thus avoid visiting Bach Ma during this time. To sum up, best time to visit Bach Ma is from March to May and September to end of October when the weather is cool and sunny.
Five Lakes Trail (Thác Ngũ Hồ): There are a lots of lakes and waterfalls to swipe out the heat and humidity of Hue’s climate. The most common and famous one is Five Lakes Trail. The water is cool, clear so that you even see the lake’s bottom. Exploring the distinct different lakes will bring a very amazing experience. However, there will be green mold on the stone along the trail so that they will be slippery. Be careful to take a walk.
The Summit Tower ( Hải Vọng Đài): The Summit Tower, which is 1400m above the sea level, is a must visit place. Being in Hai Vong Dai, you can see Lap An Lagoon, Lang Co Beach and the sight far away. The Summit Tower will be the ideal spot for you to take beautiful pictures of landscapes. In addition, there is a bell that you can ring and wish all the happiness for your beloved ones.
Do Quyen Waterfall: Do Quyen Waterfall, also known as Rhododendron Waterfall, is a famous waterfall with its beauty. Along the trail of Rhododendron flower blooming, which takes 689 steps to the foot of waterfall, you will feel to be lost in a Rhododendron Kingdom. Along with Do Quyen Waterfall, there is also another waterfalls which have their own features satisfying you with wonderful exploration.
Time: You have to set up plans to decide the specific itinerary and the duration of your journey. This visit will take at least nearly one day, for that reason, you need to think about it carefully.
Clothes: There are a lot of terrestrial leeches on the way, so that you have to bring clothes and boots that cover up your legs to avoid the leeches.
Sunscreen and hat if sunny: The climate is hot and the sunlight from the high altitude will harm you. Make sure that you bring your sunscreen and hat to protect you from the harmful sunlight.
Raincoat: if rainy
Repellent: there are a lot of reptiles in Bach Ma so that bring repellent with you to make sure that you have not any swell.
Swimming suit and towel
Torch and Map
You can join the group tour from Hue to Bach Ma National Park by Bus to ensure your trip with the best moment which will be accompanied with an English expert guide. He can take you through this stunning attraction with a lot of fun.
Staying in French Villas: These villas used to be the resting place for French dated back to the French War in Vietnam. Now they are hired with the price from 650,000 – 2,000,000/room.
Camping: There are a number of camping areas which hire tent for camping with the price of 30,000/person, however, please stay cautious with the leeches in Bach Ma.
There are variety of leeches in Bach Ma which is so annoying to people. Please be prepared with thick clothes so that you can protect yourself from the force of leeches.