Van Quan Lang Son, one of the 11 mountainous districts of Lang Son Province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Van Quan district covers an area of 549 km², offering a range of off the beaten track holidays in Vietnam. Options include Van Quan road trip, mountain hiking, jungle trekking, homestay, road cycling, community tour, student educational travel, motorcycle, motorbike tours from Hanoi.

The district is divided into 1 township and 23 communes including Van Quan, Huu Le, Tri Le, Yen Phuc, Binh Phuc, Luong Nang, Tu Xuyen, Trang Son, Xuan Mai, Trang Phai, Tan Doan, Trang Cac, Dong Giap, Chu Tuc, Dai An, Van An, Vinh Lai, Hoa Binh, Van Mong, Viet yen, Phu My, Tran Ninh, Song Giang, and Khanh Khe.

The ethnic groups which inhabit Van Quan Lang Son are the Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao, Mong and San Chay, Ngai who retained their tribal life styles. Nungs comprised 42.97% of the population, followed by Tay people with 35.92%. Ethnic Vietnamese are 16.5%, and the remainder are mostly Dao, Hoa, San Chay and Hmong.

When to go

Van Quan Vietnam weather has an average annual temperature of 17–22 °C and an average annual rainfall of 1,200–1,600 millimetres (47–63 in). The average temperature in the summer is 28.5 °C (83.3 °F) and 12–13 °C (54–55 °F) in the winter, It has an average humidity of 80–85% and an average of 1600 hours of sunlight a year.

Getting to Van Quan

The best way to get to Van Quan from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Van Quan. Those who are on budget can take a public bus from Hanoi to Lang Son city. Once in Lang Son city, either take a Lang Son local bus or a motor-taxi to get to Van Quan. Hanoi Lang Son city bus journey takes about 4 hours on road. There are also local buses from neighboring provinces to Lang Son. There might be direct buses from Hanoi to Van Quan.

Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Van Quan Vietnam.

What to do and see


Hiking is one of the best activity to explore Van Quan Vietnam. Discover Van Quan tropical forest, karst mountains and Tay, Nung hill tribes around Van Quan on a jungle trek. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day trek we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.


Cycling in Van Quan Vietnam to discover the unseen Vietnam. Van Quan district has sealed, paved roads offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling trips and mountain bike tours around Van Quan and the Lang Son region, providing options for both those who want some road bike tours and those who prefer long rides.

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