Cuc Phuong National Park is a nature reserve with extremely rich flora and fauna.
This place is a perfect weekend destination from Hanoi and an opportunity to learn more about nature and the environment.
There are many activities that you can do at Cuc Phuong national park, such as
Walk or cycle in the primeval forest
See wildlife at night
Look out for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects
Visit biodiversity spots
See Thousand-year-old tree and Son Cung Cave
5. Dai Lai lake
Only about a 1-hour drive from Hanoi, the fresh, natural space in Dai Lai will help you escape the hustle and bustle.
Coming here, you can admire the beauty of Dai Lai lake, visiting Bat Cave, fishing, campfires, etc.
Sample Dai Lai Lake itinerary for two days, one night
Day 1: Depart from Hanoi to Dai Lai, visit Dai Lai Lake and Bird Island. After meals and lunch breaks, see the pine forest. Enjoy dinner.
Day 2: Visit buildings in the Flamingo area such as wine cellar, Opera Hall convention center, vegetable garden, and grass hill.
6. Ba Vi
Ba Vi is also a not-to-be-missed destination near Hanoi for two days if you love mountain scenery.
The Ba Vi National Park is located in Ba Vi district, only 60 km from the center of Hanoi, about 2 hours by motorbike. This charming place has romantic forests embracing the three highest peaks, Tan Vien, Vua, and Ngoc Hoa peaks.
This area also has a lovely small pine forest, an ideal place for sightseeing and picnicking. You can choose to either drive or park outside and walk on the winding concrete road.
Some best places to visit in Ba Vi are
Historic area K9
Ba Vi National Park: with a cactus house and pine hill
Amusement parks such as Ao Vua – Khoang Xanh, Thien Son – Suoi Nga
7. Moc Chau
Moc Chau Plateau is a budget weekend getaway from Hanoi for those who love romantic scenery. It has a large area with a cool climate, impressive landscape, and easy travel from Hanoi.