6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers

Camping in the Vietnamese wilderness sounds like an epic adventure for only the bravest campers. However, Hanoi has plenty of safe and friendly camping spot for friends and families to enjoy.

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6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Hanoi and the northern provinces are in beautiful weather days. It is a trend chosen by many people to go for camping, enjoy the fresh air, and maintain social distancing. If you’ve never camped before, a full-service rental is a solution.

Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park, located in Ba Vi district, is one of the most attractive camping destinations this month because of the wild sunflower season. There are camping sites in the pine forest on Cote 400 (in the photo), Cote 700 and an old church on Cote 800. In addition, visitors can choose other free camping sites.

The admission fee to the national park is VND 60,000 (USD 2.64V) per adult and VND 10,000 (USD 0.44) per child. Visitors can bring tents, barbecue stoves, tables, and chairs or rent services cost from VND 60,000 (USD 2.64) to VND 450,000 (VND 19.81).

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Camping overnight, visitors have to pay an additional service fee of VND 50,000 (USD 2.20) per adult. At night, in the national park, the temperature drops so it is necessary to prepare an air mattress, blankets and warm clothes.

Do Oanh (Hanoi) shared that there is a management board here that patrols regularly, so it is very safe. Especially in the afternoon when the sun is off, there is a thick fog in the afternoon after the sun sets, which makes the scenery be very romantic. After enjoying the barbecue, the whole family can relax on the spot, do some exercise and sleep well in the middle of the mountains. The next morning, you will be woken up by the sunshine and the sound of birds singing.

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Dong Mo Discovery

For families with children, the suggested destination is Dong Mo Discovery, inside the Vietnam Ethnic Culture and Tourism Village (Dong Mo, Son Tay). The camping spot is a longan garden located next to Dong Mo lake, so it is very cool.

The camping fee here is VND 60,000 (USD 2.64) per adult and 30,000 VND (USD 1.32) per child from 6 to 10 years old. If visitors do not have camping equipment, they should book a package of tables and chairs, tents, which cost VND 150,000 (USD 6.61) per adult and VND 60,000 (USD 2.64) per child. Private grills are available in VND 100,000 (USD 4.40).

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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The grass in the campground grows thick and is suitable for children to play and do sports. In addition, there are various games such as swan boat ride, water bike on Dong Mo lake from VND 50,000 (USD 2.20) per way, and ATV driving over the terrain from VND 200,000 (USD 8.81) per way.

Son Tinh Camp

Another suggested destination for families with children is Son Tinh Camp (Van Hoa commune, Ba Vi). The campground is about 7 hectares in width, with 4 hectares of forest and diverse terrains and landscapes such as lawns, hills, ponds, gardens, swimming pools, spring water, and outdoor sports areas.

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Rock painting area and sports activities for children. The fee for renting a camping spot here is VND 60,000 (USD 2.64) per adult, VND 30,000 (USD 1.32) per child from 3 to 10 years old; Overnight fee is VND 110,000 (USD 4.85) per adult and 60,000 VND (2.64 USD) per child. Tourists can rent a camping tent from VND 200,000 (USD 8.82) to VND 800,000 (USD 35.28) per night, respectively from 2 to 10 people. If you only go for a day, choose a tent of VND 300,000 (USD 13.23). In addition, there are conical houses and bus houses with rental prices from VND 800,000 (USD 35.28).

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Nature Key Retreat in Dong Mo

Nature Key Retreat in Dong Mo offers camping packages for 2 days and 1 night, including shuttle bus, campsite, tents, tools, games such as fishing, cycling, kite flying… In addition, it includes packaged lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, outdoor movies with popcorn. Price is at VND 1,290,000 (USD 56.89) per adult and children over 12 years old, 70 percent of the ticket price for children from 6 to 11 years old, children under 6 years old are free.

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Visitors traveling alone or camping during the day buy tickets for VND 129,000 (USD 5.68) per adult and VND 90,000 (USD 3.96) per child. The service price includes using the swimming pool, football field, grass slide, football, children’s play area, pontoon boat… Renting a tent for the day is at VND 300,000 (USD 13.22). It also has a climbing game area at the camping site, a dinosaur garden, and a sloping lawn area.

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Ham Lon mountain and Nui Bau lake

There are households offering tents, barbecue stoves, selling dry firewood and food. The tent rental price for 24 hours is from VND 100,000 (USD 4.41) to VND 320,000 (USD 14.11), corresponding to tents of 2 to 16 people. Tables and chairs, blankets, stoves are available for rent from VND 30,000 (USD 1.32).

Visitors can experience trekking up the mountain, kayaking on the lake, or simply gathering with friends, organizing a barbecue and escaping the noise of the city.

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Sixdoong

For tourists who do not want to go too far from Hanoi and do not need many fun activities, Sixdoong (located in Red River Rock Flower Garden, at the end of lane 264, Au Co Street) is a suitable suggestion. This is a model of a cafe and camping, with a large lawn, decorated with Mongolian tents for visitors to rest during the day and take photos.

6 Best Places in Hanoi For First Time Campers
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Tourists can enjoy coffee, organize parties, birthdays at this place. Tent rental service here is 299,000 VND (USD 13.18) at the time from 10 a.m to 4 p.m; VND 299,000 (USD 13.18) at the time from 17 p.m to 23 p.m. All-day renting fee is VND 599,000 (USD 26.41). Price for drinks is from VND 25,000 (USD 1.10) to VND 55,000 (USD 2.42).

Ruby Lee