- Admiring the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall
- Enjoying scenic mountain & countriside view on driveway.
- Staying relaxed with boat ride on beautiful & calm Ba Be Lake
- Interacting with local tribes
- Age range
- 18 to 39 year olds +2 more
The adventure through the country’s Northeast gives travelers an unparalleled opportunity to discover a hidden corner of Vietnam. Mixing drive through spectacular sceneries with visits to markets of mountain tribes, villages and historic sites, you will enjoy and experience the region’s unique culture.
Start from Hanoi, visit Lang Son then Cao Bang, discover one of the most beautiful waterfall in Indochina – Thac Ban Gioc and visit the Pac Bo cave where Ho Chi Minh formed Viet Minh in 1940s. Vietnam Travel design this trip for those who loves nature, culture and discovery off the beaten track…
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Day 1: Hanoi - Lang Son - Cao Bang
This morning you leave the capital city of Hanoi for a three-hour drive to Lang Son City on the National Highway 1A. On arrival to this border city you will visit the local market. Continue along spectacular mountain roads to Cao Bang, a drive filled with spectacular views of lush valleys, village hamlets and distant mountains. Upon reaching Cao Bang, a small town on the Chinese border, there is time to take a short stroll to see the colorful mountain tribes living in this area. Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang
Day 2: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall
Spend today exploring the unspoiled nature that surrounds Cao Bang as you drive along the Chinese border to Ban Gioc Waterfall. Set amid stunning scenery, overlooking the border, Ban Gioc is one of the country's largest waterfalls and you'll have time to relax or take a swim in its emerald waters. On the way back to Cao Bang City, you will visit Nguom Ngao Cave which was formed about 300 million years ago. According to Tay language, Nguom Ngao means the cave of tigers. Legend has it that, the sound of the stream inside the cave likes the growl of tigers. Going into the cave, you will be dazzled by wonderful seven-colored stalactites hanging down from high stone cliffs, of which some look like human bodies, forest plant, animals, lotus... You can feel the harmony between stone and water. Return to Cao Bang in the late afternoon for a chance to explore more of this quaint town. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang
Day 3: Cao Bang - Pac Po Cave - Ba Be Lake
Early this morning depart for a drive north toward the Chinese border to see the historical site of the cave where President Ho Chi Minh live and work when he returned to Vietnam in early of 1940s. Along the way we stop and visit the exotic local markets to mingle with the hill tribes as they barter their wares. You'll return to Cao Bang midday and after lunch and drive to Ba Be National Park in the afternoon. On arrival, youwill meet up and become acquaint with the family of Tay tribe and tonight, stay at their traditional long house of the Tay village. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be
Day 4: Ba Be Lake - Dau Dang Waterfall
After breakfast, take a 3 boat trip with spectacular view of Ba Be lake and surrounding mountains and. Take a short trek to the Dau Dang Waterfall before visiting some villages of the Tay and Zao minority people, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. Have dinner and stay overnight in the village of Tay tribe. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be
Day 5: Ba Be - Bac Kan - Hanoi
After breakfast, visit Cho Ra market. Then head back to Hanoi, stopping for sightseeing and taking photographs and having lunch enroute. Arrive back in Hanoi late in the afternoon. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: N/A
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
Guide: English speaking tour guide
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary:Daily breakfast , 5 lunches, 4 dinners
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Private Car/Van with Air-Conditioning.
Boat: Boat for Ban Gioc Waterfall & Ba Be Lake
There is no domestic flight included in this package
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary.
• Daily Breakfast.
• Transport by private car with A/C
• English or French-speaking guide
• All entrance fees, performances & excursions.
• Travel insurance
• Vietnam Visa
• Flight tickets
• Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
• Beverages & other personal expenses.