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Self-sufficient Tam Dao travel experience for newbies

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Tam Dao is considered a place that attracts many tourists from home and abroad because of its beauty, atmosphere, and cuisine. And if you want to experience it in your own way, HoaBinh Tourist will accompany you in the first step, which is to learn some experiences when traveling independently in Tam Dao.

Where is Tam Dao?

Tam Dao is a district in Vinh Phuc province. Tam Dao to the southeast borders Tam Duong district, the southwest borders Tam Duong district, the west borders Lap Thach district, the northwest borders Son Duong district (Tuyen Quang), and the north borders Dai Tu district (Tuyen Quang). Tam Dao is 60km from Hanoi capital and about 40 km from Noi Bai airport.

In Tam Dao, ethnic minorities account for 44.5% of the population. Tam Dao has a rich terrain and many landscapes, such as primeval forests, waterfalls, caves, high mountains, etc., that are very suitable for tourism development.

Which season and month are the most beautiful to travel to Tam Dao?

Tam Dao is a land covered entirely by mountains and forests. The air is always cool all year round, and the average temperature is between 18°C - 25°C. You can come here all year round.

But if you want to avoid the hot summer heat, the summer from June to September is the ideal time for you to come to Tam Dao. The weather in Tam Dao also experiences four different seasons with distinct temperature and weather amplitudes, creating a special highlight for this place.

How to get to Tam Dao


If traveling by motorbike from Hanoi to Tam Dao, you can refer to this route:

  • From the center of the capital, you take Pham Van Dong Street and go straight to Thang Long Bridge. If you ride a motorcycle, you need to go on the lower level of the bridge to avoid violating the law.
  • After passing the bridge, you go straight towards the Noi Bai Expressway. At the ticket checkpoint near the airport, you turn left onto National Highway 2 (heading to Vinh Yen).
  • Continue another 20 km, and you will reach the end of Vinh Yen city, then turn right and go to National Highway 2B. At the end of National Highway 2B, you will reach Tam Dao.


If you want to travel by bus from Hanoi to Tam Dao, you can refer to the following bus companies:

Departure Car company Ticket price (Unit: VND/person)
Central Circus Nhat Nam Limousine From 130,000
Central Circus Tien Thinh Limousine From 130,000
Royal City urban area Tuan Anh Limousine From 130,000
Domestic Hall (T1) - Noi Bai Airport Nhat Nam Limousine From 140,000
Domestic Hall (T1) - Noi Bai Airport Tuan Anh Limousine From 140,000
Office of Minh Thuy bus station in Hanoi Minh Thuy Limousine From 150,000


You can travel to Tam Dao by train. Train tickets from Hanoi to Vinh Yen are 70,000 VND per ticket for air-conditioned soft seats. By train, it will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Vinh Yen.

How to get around in Tam Dao

You can choose three means of transportation to travel independently to Tam Dao:

Rent a motorcycle

You can choose to rent a motorbike to get around here. Because motorbikes are more suitable for the narrow roads here, riding a motorbike is always a reasonable choice for those who want to experience it for themselves. The rental price can be calculated by the hour or by the day, depending on your negotiation with the car rental company.

Some motorbike rental addresses in Tam Dao:

  • Rent a motorcycle from Nguyen Chien
    • Phone number: 0338 696 261
    • Address: Residential group 2, Tam Dao town, Vinh Phuc
  • Vinh Yen Hotel
    • Phone number: 0211 386 1250
    • Address: No. 69 Ly Bon Street, Dong Da Ward, Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc
  • Rent motorbike Hoang Linh
    • Phone number: 0211 384 5077
    • Address: Administrative Area 9, Dong Da Ward, Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc

Taking a taxi

The second option is to travel by taxi. If you travel in large numbers and want to visit places at the foot of the mountain, this means of transport is quite suitable. However, taxi prices are very high, even for very short distances. You should only use taxis when traveling in a large group (for example, about 6-7 people, enough to sit in a 7-seat car) more reasonable.

Traveling by motorbike taxi: In contrast to taxis, motorbike taxis are suitable for you to travel as a single individual to move between points. However, you also need to negotiate the price carefully to avoid being overcharged or arguing after using the service.

Places to stay in Tam Dao

When coming to Tam Dao, you can choose to stay at a homestay, hotel or resort depending on specific conditions:

  • You should choose hotels and motels located right around the center of the square and market area; shops and restaurants are often concentrated in this area.
  • The advantage is that you will be quite close to the center, making travel more convenient. However, hotels in this area often have a slightly higher price.

Some homestays in Tam Dao:

  • 90s Homestay
    • Address: Tam Dao Town, Vinh Phuc
    • Phone number: 0943333333
  • Bach Xanh House – Homestay in Tam Dao
    • Address: Residential Group 2, TT. Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc
    • Phone number: 0982479999
  • Thien Phuc Homestay
    • Address: Village 2, TT. Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc
    • Phone number: 02577777777

Above are HoaBinh Tourist's shares about Tam Dao travel experiences for newbies. Hopefully, this article will help you discover more interesting things when exploring this beautiful land. For any information you need advice on, please contact us via hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 support.


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