North - East Vietnam adventure 6 days 5 nights
Hanoi - Ba Be national park - Cao Bang - Lang Son - Halong - Hanoi
This North - East Vietnam adventure tour offers you a great adventure due to the condition of the road, in contrast, there are plenty of beautiful landscapes; villages of tribal peoples; Babe lake; national park; beautiful caves and cruise on a junk along the emerauld water of Halong bay.
Day 1 (L,D): Hanoi- Thai Nguyen - Ba Be national park (250km/7hrs).7:30am - Depart Hanoi for a drive through the Red River Delta north along Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen. Of interest here is the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you'll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Dinner and homestay in a local house.
Day 2 (B,L,D): Boat trip in Ba Be lake - Drive to Cao Bang (120km/3hrs).Ba Be lake, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Vietnam's only natural mountain lake. This important Eco-system is well known for over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts before exploring the lake with lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains. Reach the end of the lake and trek to Dau Dang Waterfall, back to the boat boat station. The car pick up for heading north through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang.
Overnight in a hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 3 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang (100km/3 hours).Take a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H'Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. On the way back to Cao Bang, explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites.
Overnight in the hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 4 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Lang Son (150km/3hrs).Before departing Cao Bang, consider climbing the hill up to the War Memorial for a great panoramic view. The famous Highway 4 winds its way through steep mountain passes with spectacular vistas! Lang Son, the capital of this mountainous area, is an important crossing and trading route with China. The area is home to Dzao, Man,Tho and Nung ethnic minority groups. Lang Son has two markets, the Old Market and the Dong Kinh Market, where shoppers can find everything from electronics and gadgets to textiles and house wares. Just a couple of kilometers from town are two large, beautiful caves and the ruins of the Mac Dynasty Citadel that are worth a visit. Tam Thanh Cave contains a pond and offers great views of the surrounding farmlands. Nhi Thanh Cave, formed by the river that flows through it, has poems carved into the entrance by the man who discovered the cave in the 18th century.
Diner and Overnight in Lang Son.
Day 5 (B,L,D): Lang Son - Halong bay on board Glory Premium Cruise (200km/4hrs).12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time.
12h30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served.
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay.
15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17h00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock.
19h00: Dinner is served.
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise.
Day 6 (B,L): Halong bay - Hanoi (160km/3hrs).07h00: Coffee and tea will be served.
08h00: Continue cruising.
08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave.
09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.
09h30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12h00: Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14h00: Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16h00: Arrive in Hanoi.
End of the trip.
Includes:- Transportation (Car and Boat)
- English speaking guide.
- Boat trip to visit Ba Be lake.
- Accommodation (homestay and hotels).
- Glory Premium Cruise in Halong bay
- Meals as mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).
- All entrance fees and permits.
Excludes:- All airfares and Visa arrangements
- Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips)
You can do this tour in the other way from Hanoi - Halong bay - Lang Son - Cao Bang - Ba Be National park - Hanoi
Price: Private tour
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