North East Adventure
- Duration: 5 Days
- Highlights: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc - LangSon
A short and adventurous journey through the north-east of Vietnam, one of the most stunning areas, we will experience part of the northern Vietnam fishing and agricultural culture, witnessing spectacular scenery as well as the colorful and non- touristy of hill tribe villages, staying in local guesthouses and sampling the cuisine unique to this mountainous region.
Start and finish from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Standard: 3* hotel
Note: The Tet holiday in Vietnam falls on Feb 14th-20th next year 2018. This period of time, the services are limited and price may increase by 2 times so please well note to consider the time to travel.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be (250 km) (D)
Begin this exotic journey North-East
from your hotel in Hanoi, we drive up and pass through the undulating terrain of tea plantation. On the way, we will make a break and visit at
the museum of Ethnology
in Thai Nguyen town; then we keep moving through many other timeless villages near the road. This is the first glimpse of rural Vietnam and sets the tone for the days ahead.
Today we will have lunch in
a local restaurant in Bac Can before reaching Ba Be area
. Arrival in Ba Be National Park
in the early afternoon, we check into the homestay in Pac Ngoi Village
of the Tay minority then it is our free time for strolling around the village relaxing in the National Park Area
. Tonight, we will have dinner and homestay with the Tay minority.
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang (150 Km) (B, L)
Today, we will spend the morning exploring the beauty of Ba Be lakes on the local canoes; we get transfer
to a boat dock and then glide along the lake into Nang River
and through the pretty cave. We will enjoy lunch and interact with the Tay minority in Cam village
near the beautiful waterfall. After lunch, we canoe into the tranquil Ba Be lakes
for its majesty. The followings are swimming and trekking
sometimes to visit the ethnic minorities. We will come back to the village around 02:00 PM for the transfer to Cao bang, here the ethnic people of H’Mong, Dzao, Tho and Nung
live together in harmony
Day 3: Cao Bang – Ban gioc - Cao Bang (200km) (B)
Heading out of Cao Bang town, we start venturing into the most remote northern region of Cao Bang Province. The scenic roads traverse Trung Khanh before arriving at the famous Ban Gioc Waterfall, the biggest waterfall in Vietnam (may not have full of water in the dry season). This enormous cave has two main entrances and one branch reaching almost all the way to the waterfalls where is a ‘secret’ entrance. We will be back to Cao Bang in the afternoon then it is free time relaxing and exploring Cao Bang Town.
Day 4: Cao Bang – Lang Son (200km) (B)
We get the drive to That Khe throught Dong Khe then heading for Lang Son (the border town had been all destroyed during the recent Sino – Vietnamese war, but was rebuilt to become an important trade center in north-eastern region). We can make some breaks en routes as you wish to visit hill tribe villages and take pictures.
Day 5: Lang Son – Hanoi (160 km) (B)
The central market of Dong Kinh – Lang Son and the legendary Tam Thanh Cave are visited this morning before we travel by roads back to Hanoi through many mountain areas. Their breathtaking scenery is some of the best in Asia. We encounter en route many ethnic minorities doing their daily works such as logging, herding buffalo and tilling the field.
We arrive in Hanoi around 5 p.m. Our adventure ends at your hotel in Hanoi.
- Basic accommodation in Hotel/ Guest house/ Homestay with daily breakfast, twin share room
- Other meals as described in the program (B for Breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner)
- All transfers within the itinerary as described in the program
- English speaking guide
- Private Boat trip in Ba Be Lake
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time where applicable
- Drinks and meals not mentioned
- Entrance fees during free time
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- Pre & post accommodation in Hanoi
- Tips, Personal expenses