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Thac Mo Ecotourism Area

Thac Mo ecotourism area is a fresh and green destination. With spacious space and beautiful and pristine natural scenery. This place is suitable for activities such as picnics, team building, camping, etc. Let’s explore this beautiful eco-tourism area with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Thac Mo ecotourism area?

Thac Mo ecotourism area is located in Ban Cam, Bao Thang district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam. About 17 km east of Lao Cai city and about 292 km northwest of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Thac Mo ecotourism unique?

Thac Mo ecotourism area is an ecotourism complex located at Km17, Bao Thang district. From Lao Cai city center, you drive about 20 minutes to reach a cool, peaceful and relaxing green space. Temporarily leave the crowded city, return closer to nature for a memorable eco trip in Sapa.

This place is methodically and professionally planned for tourism. But still retains the pristine nature of the landscape. So if you are looking for a new destination in Lao Cai that is not too noisy. Thac Mo ecotourism area is a suggestion worth considering. This location is suitable for outdoor activities such as picnics, camping, group events, team building, etc.

This destination is also ideal for tourists who want to find a peaceful place to balance their emotions and mood. This place is not too luxurious or too modern, but will “heal” the fatigue in the soul with cool green colors. With the peace and freedom of the landscape.

3. When is the best time to visit the Thac Mo ecotourism area?

According to Origin Vietnam’s experience. From September to April next year is the best time for you to enjoy the majestic landscapes in Thac Mo ecotourism area. If you want to hunt the ripe rice season in Sapa, come here in April – May and September – October. The vast terraced fields of golden rice will make you want to look at them forever.

If you love the scenery of peach blossoms and plum blossoms, you should go to Bao Thang from August to March next year. However, this area is a bit cold and quite wet from January to March every year. If your goal is to hunt for snow, you should try to come here in December – January.

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4. How to get to Thac Mo Ecotourism Area?

4.1. From Hanoi To Lao Cai City

If traveling by personal vehicle, there are 3 routes for you to go from Hanoi to Lao Cai as follows:

  • Route 1: Only for cars, take Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway. From the inner city, you pass Thang Long bridge, turn onto the highway and keep going straight to reach Lao Cai city. On the way, you will pass through Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho provinces.
  • Route 2: This route can be used by both cars and motorbikes. From Hanoi, you follow Lang Hoa Lac street, turn onto Highway 21 to Son Tay, cross Trung Ha bridge to Phong Chau. From there continue along road QL32C, DT163, DT151, QL4E to reach Lao Cai city.
  • Route 3: This route can be used by both cars and motorbikes. From Hanoi, you follow Lang Hoa Lac street, turn onto Highway 21 to Son Tay, cross Trung Ha bridge to Phong Chau – Phu Tho province. Then, you follow Highway 32C to Yen Bai city. From Yen Bai city, you follow Highway 70 northwest for about 148 km to the Thac Mo ecotourism area.

4.2 From Lao Cai city to Thac Mo ecotourism area

Starting from the center of Lao Cai city, you follow National Highway 4D east about 9 km and then meet a fork. You continue going straight to enter National Highway 70 to the East for about 6.5 km and then come to another intersection. You turn left and move about 1.5 km to Ban Cam, where the Thac Mo ecotourism area is located.

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5. Exploring the beauty of Thac Mo Ecotourism Area

Coming to Thac Mo Ecotourism Area, you will enter a homestay space built in harmony with nature. The campus here is quite spacious with a lush green color covering the entire landscape. The terrain here is both flat and has hillsides, creating a contrast to the scene.

Thanks to nature’s favorable terrain, it has helped Thac Mo Ecotourism Area easily plan experience areas for you. The homestay’s room system uses environmentally friendly materials. Such as wood and bamboo, combined with thatched roofing to bring a cool and cozy feeling to staying guests.

For tourists who are passionate about taking photos, the Thac Mo ecotourism area has no shortage of beautiful corners for you to pose. Swings in the middle of the garden, “bird’s nest” chairs or small wooden chairs are arranged evenly throughout the campus. They will help you easily get a series of quality Lao Cai travel photos.

It is worth visiting Thac Mo ecotourism area

The special highlight of Thac Mo ecotourism area is the fresh, natural waterfall located on the premises. The waterfall pours down from a high cliff, passing through the trees and green grass to pour out clear, white water. At the foot of the waterfall is a small lake of fresh and cool water. It is ideal for you to bathe in the waterfall on hot summer days.

Coming here, you can also follow the path leading to the lake at the foot of the waterfall to take virtual photos. On clear, sunny days, the waterfall appears with eye-catching bright blue colors, just standing in it will take beautiful photos. Some other areas at the foot of the waterfall also have wooden rafts for you to sit and take photos and admire the scenery.

In addition, there are many gardens growing all kinds of lovely flowers in Thac Mo ecotourism area. Tourists who are passionate about taking photos with flowers do not have to worry about lacking beautiful corners to live virtually. Depending on the season, suitable flowers will be planted here such as butterfly flowers, chrysanthemums, roses, lotus flowers, water lilies, etc. Just bring a lot of beautiful clothes and you will immediately have beautiful photos.

Especially if you come here with children, you can let them explore the rabbit and sheep farming areas to help them love animals more. This is also an opportunity for children to freely play and explore everything. In addition, this ecotourism area also has a swimming pool for both adults and children. It ensures to bring you a truly fun and complete trip.

6. Specialties when traveling to Thac Mo ecotourism area

You not only admire the natural scenery and majestic mountains and hills. But you can also enjoy the specialties in Bao Thang. They are also the reason why tourists come here.

6.1. Smoked Buffalo Meat

This is a Lao Cai specialty that bears the mark of Northwest highland cuisine. Stove buffalo meat is a dish associated with the Black Thai people. It has a sweet, chewy and firm flavor, and the lean meat is not greasy. Black Thai people will marinate buffalo meat with spices, then put it on the stove to take advantage of the kitchen smoke to cook the meat. When cooked, Sapa buffalo meat will have a reddish brown color and a very attractive smoky aroma.

6.2. Local Pig

This is a local brackish breed that eats vegetables and leftovers so it has firm, delicious meat. Lao Cai people often use pork to prepare many attractive dishes, such as grilled pork and roasted meat.

6.3. Stream Fish

Lao Cai specialty stream fish dishes are famous for their firm, delicious taste. And nutritious meat only appears in the rainy season. Stream fish is processed into many dishes, but the most delicious is the fragrant grilled fish.

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7. Accommodation when traveling to Thac Mo ecotourism area

The accommodation system of Thac Mo ecotourism area is mainly homestays. They are made from environmentally friendly materials. Such as wood and bamboo, combined with thatched roofs to bring a cool and cozy feeling to you.

The rooms are fully equipped with beds, tables, chairs, cabinets, etc., simple but clean and cozy. The main yellow-brown color scheme creates warmth and comfort for you when staying here. In particular, some rooms are built in the architectural style of the walled houses of people in Northwest Vietnam. It creates a special impression for you.

Not only focusing on building a system of beautiful and clean rooms. Thac Mo ecotourism area also invests in designing common living areas such as dining areas, coffee enjoyment areas, rest huts,…To make you most comfortable when stopping here. All of these items use simple and rustic wood and bamboo.

Thac Mo ecotourism area is a destination worth considering for all tourists. This place has fresh and cool natural space and suitable experiential activities for you.

Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator. With a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We are committed to bringing you a truly fun, fulfilling and safe vacation.

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