Hanoi - Vu linh 170km/5 hours
Mr Thuong homestay : Thôn ngoi Tu , Va Vu linh Yên Bình , Yen bai , phone 01685180205 of his son speaks english even French Giang 0986922391
Simple way and avoid busy traffic is to go along the red river dyketo Son Tay then head to Ha hoa bridge , cross this bridge for the Cat lem (Yen binh) or Thac ba direction . In Thac ba there is a bridge called Thac ong just go straight to the Home stay of our friend mr Thuong
Vu Linh - Luc yen 80km/ 3h (Homestay of Tay ethnic)
Address: Mr Tam, xa Tan linh, Huyen Luc yen, Tinh Yen Bai 01688215255.
Leaving Vu linh on beautiful landscape of the mountainous rural countryside for direction of Yen The town then going to the Khanh hoa direction after 7 km is center of Xa Tan linh (commune) In here ask for mr Tam home , he is well known by hosting foreigne customer .The home is based on the foot of mountain with a peaceful view of rice field in front , forest at the back. As the rally is not long so take your time to visit villages on the way.
Luc yen - Ha giang 130km/3h (Hotel easy to find one)
From mr Tam 's home go back to Yen the town then find the Vinh tuy direction then Ha giang from Vinh tuy to Ha giang the road is quite smooth . If you still have time , find some villages outside the town to visit or to arrange to get your permit to be able to go to border district of Quan ba , Dong van , Meo vac . The immigrate office is at the back of central post office .
Ha giang - Dong van 140km/4h (Hotel)
Many people hope to go in this highland region once in their life, the road is hilly, landscape changes from corn field to forest then lame stone rocky mountain . Colorful H'mong costume with their rich culture and Markets on often Sunday to discover.
Dong van - Bao lac 100km (or Tinh tuc 140km3h30)(hotel)
There are not many roads in the mountain so easy to find your direction, the landscape still beautiful if you reach Bao lac on the date of 10, 20 ,30 morning is typical mountainous market of the Tay and Lo lo ethnic living around. Meeting with Dzao ethnic people on the way.
Tinh tuc- Babe 90km/(homestay)
From Tinh tuc go for the direction of Phia den , Ha Hieu , Cho Ra then Babe. This is forestry region where living Tay , Nung , Dzao ethnic group . While get to Babe nation park you can find hotel in here but on the side ef the lake is situated a village call Pac ngoi with many homestays, Find one call Dat Diem (mr Manh) the nearest home to the lake with good food , gentle family, you can also arrange a boat trip on the lake with him . If you do the boat trip in the morning you should go to the restaurant on the lake side for real Vietnamese food.
Babe - Hanoi 250km/7h
Two road to go to Thai nguyen then Hanoi , one going through Bang lung, Cho Chu(market) then Yen Do this is harder countryside road , one going through Bac kan town then Thai nguyen. Many traffics from Thai nguyen to Hanoi so this day you should take full care.