Yen Thuy Hoa Binh is a mountainous district of Hoa Binh Province offering off the beaten path jungle trek, hiking, trekking homestay, road cycling holidays, mountain bike tour, boat trips, motorbike, motorcycle tours from Hanoi. Yen Thuy district is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi.

Yen Thuy is both a natural and cultural destination in the northwest Vietnam. Just about 3 hour’s drive from Hanoi, Yen Thuy’s verdant countryside and mountains offer limitless possibilities for nature explorations as well as visits to many fascinating ethnic hill-tribe villages. In fact, there are so many places to see in and surrounding the region that you’ll have to plan well to fit them all in.

Yen Thuy district covers an area of 282 km2. It contains 1 township and 12 communes including Hang Tram, Bao Hieu, Da Phuc, Doan Ket, Huu Loi, Lac Hung, Lac Luong, Lac Sy, Lac Thinh, Ngoc Luong, Phu Lai, Yen Lac, and Yen Tri.

Getting to Yen Thuy

The best way to get to Yen Thuy from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and brought to Yen Thuy. There are also public buses from Hanoi to Yen Thuy. Booking a guided tour is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide will be helpful in a such off the beaten path place in Hoa Binh province Vietnam.

When to go

Yen Thuy is warm year round with an average temperature of 26.7C. Rainfall is heavy during the summer months from May until September. 1721mm of rain is spread over one hundred sixty days of the year. The sunshine during the day varies during the spring, summer and fall months. The humidity is the lightest during autumn, winter and spring.

The best time to travel to Yen Thuy district should be the winter time, lasting from October to February. As the Vietnam weather is very cold in Yen Thuy, this period of time is suitable for exploring hot springs and relaxing yourself with the warmly mineral water in Yen Thuy. Also, the winter coincides with the dry season in Yen Thuy Hoa Binh, so that travelers have more chance to go around and contemplate natural beauty of Hoa Binh’s non-touristy region.

What to do


Hiking is the best way to discover Yen Thuy Vietnam. Explore Yen Thuy tropical forest, luxuriant mountains and Thai, Muong hill tribes on a trekking homestay package. Whether it is a single day walk or multi day hikes we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest, remote hill tribe villages or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.


Cycling in Yen Thuy Vietnam to discover another Hoa Binh’s hidden place. Yen Thuy district has sealed, paved roads, and mountain trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling and mountain bike tours around Yen Thuy and the Hoa Binh region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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