Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Ba Be lake, Ban Gioc waterfall, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Day 1: Ha Noi - Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall
Day 3: Cao Bang - Ha Noi
Ha Noi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)
You will depart early in the morning for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). Along the way you will stop to visit a Tay minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets, mostly living off the cultivation of rice. You will continue to Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto and the legendary Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc Village, where you will spend the night in Homestay. At the homestay you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will set off to the province of Cao Bang, close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. There will be time enjoy the view and soak up sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” known for its wonderful limestone formations. You will then make your way to Cao Bang town for an overnight stay in a Thanh Loan hotel.
Cao Bang - Ha Noi (B, L)
After a night in the hotel in Cao Bang, you will depart for your transfer south to Hanoi. It is a journey of approximately 185 miles (310 kilometers) through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages. You will get the chance to stop at an ethnic village known for its rice production. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility.
There will be a stop for lunch before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
- Homestay (1 night).
- Hotel (1 night)
Clean and comfortable homestay/ hotel with air-conditioning provided.
Tour price includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Home-stay & hotel
+ 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 price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes.
+ We also recommend packing insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
+ Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.