We are two passionate travelers in Southeast Asia always trying to discover new beautiful places . On 21st May this year we organized with the travel agency Netin Travel in Dong Hoi – Quang Binh a trip along the river to the Tam Lu waterfalls . The pick up service arrived on time in the morning at our hotel with a comfortable van and we were accompanied by guides who made our trip absolutely enjoyable and fun . After just 20 km we reached the bank of the river where a steel boat was waiting for us with his captain on board.
we boarded and we finally started sailing along the river to what it would have taken a unique and unforgettable experience .
Try to imagine an absolutely pristine landscape of lush shores and mountains covered by a bright green vegetation and you will understand what we are talking about.
The natural beauty of this stretch of the river is absolutely breathtaking . Rarely seen houses of fishermen along the shore as well as boats that slowly move on the surface of the river hopeful directed towards the hoped-for daily fishing. Curious glances of locals accompany us during our journey.
In the final stretch of our trip an impressive karst mountains’ path protect from wind the calm waters of the river and after about two hours of great naturalistic observation we arrive the most exciting section of the navigation.
Now we can understand why the hull of the boat is made of steel ; literally we begin to ride the shallow waters where rounded rocks outcrop from the surface . you can hear the rocks groped to bite the hull but the boat comes out absolutely winner in this competition, ride the surface and after the last climb in front of our eyes the spectacular stretch of Tam Lu waterfalls . The beauty of these waters spilling greets us in showers is astonishing.The boat gains inexorably on the wave of the water’s foam and finally draw near to the shore , stopping in the green area that will become our picnic zone.
The Netin travel ‘s guides have really thought of everything : a delicious lunch awaits us. prepare even a campfire to roast two chickens served with rice and cold local beers. We spend a couple more hours of delighting great food surrounded by an untouched nature. Would never have thought to be exclusive guests of such a beautiful place.
But like all dreams, even the most beautiful are intended to end because it ‘ s time to go home . We return to the boat and back to the minivan sliding gently on the water .
We will always remember this experience as unique and exclusive as only a natural uncontaminated place can give.We can’t wait to showing the photos to our friends and to advise them to embark on the same adventure .
Mirko and Suna