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Ha Noi - Ba Be - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc - Ha Noi
3 days/ 2nights
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This tour will take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang to visit the most spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall in Vietnam. You will be travelling through the remote areas in the north of Vietnam, brushing along the Chinese border and staying with local families to find out about the unique cultures and customs of Vietnam.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Cao Bang (L, D)

7.30 - 8:00 pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for driving on highway No3. You will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City where you can browse the objects, photographs and exhibits that give a better understanding of the various ethnic groups and their agricultural tools, handicrafts and traditional costumes worn for worship. There will be a stop for lunch before your transfer extremely north to Cao Bang through scatterings of villages and rice paddies. You will get the chance to stop at a village known for its tobacco production (depend on growing season). This is the road less-travelled offering you the enjoy the views in peace. Tonight, you have dinner and stay overnight in the homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen

Day 2: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies on the border with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China. You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder, Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town and going down on snake pass to Ba Be Lake, tonight you will stay overnight on traditional house of Tay ethnic family. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)

You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float on Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grottowhere you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong. You will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.
Day 1: Hanoi - Hua Ma Cave - Silk Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (L, D)

07:30 The tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby in Hanoi and depart to begin your journey to Ba Be, stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  After lunch, start your journey by strolling through the winding mountains and tea plantations to Hua Ma cave. Here you will have time to look around the cave, take some great photos, and have a swim at Silk waterfall.  After that, continue to explore the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the Tay people make their living fishing and rice and corn cultivation.  Enjoy the lunch and hospitality  in a beautiful traditional house in Coc Toc.  After lunch, make a move to Ba Be Lake for a visit and then check in at the homestay for a beautiful dinner cooked by your host. 
Free and easy or enjoy walking or cycling around Coc Toc Village, kayaking on the lake, or simply relaxing and enjoying the views.

Day 2: Ba Be National Park trekking (B, L, D)

After breakfast, start your day by exploring the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Ba Be as you trek through the national park. From Coc Toc village, you will cross the Pelu Stream and navigate some steep terrain to see the beautiful views of the mountains. Then stop at a H’mong ethnic village where you will have a picnic lunch. The tour guide will then take you through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses and school of the Dzao people and along the trail to visit another H’mong ethnic village. Return to your homestay and enjoy the dinner with the local host.

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Puong Cave - Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, depart for Bo Lu Harbour. From here you will take a three-hour boat trip touring around the lake.  Enjoy the water activities or just relax on the boat enjoying the gorgeous views of the dramatic mountains, valleys, and natural caves.  There is also a good opportunity to discover the wonderful diversity of flora and fauna.  Continue cruising to Puong Cave, with its spectacular array of stalactites and stalagmites. If you’re lucky, you may also get the chance to see some bats here.
Get back to the car and return to Hanoi. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way, arriving in Hanoi at about 17.30 and end an amazing 3 days tour in Ba Be.
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Homestay (private room/ share bath room)
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour Excluded
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above.
Extra service
  • Single supplement: US $20
  • 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.
Children rates
  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 70% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
  • Over 11 years is adult’s rate.
* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
* Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.

What to take
  • Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
  • It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
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