Itinerary Northeast Vietnam tour 5 days 4 nights:
Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be (L, D)
Travel north along Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen, a worth visit here is the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam Ethnic Groups.
Leaving the delta behind, you’ll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. After checking into “home stay” in Pac Ngoi village, we’ll have free time to walk around this village of Tay People
Day 2: Ba Be - Cao Bang (B, L, D)
We’ll spend the morning visiting the beauty of Ba Be lake on the local canoes, glide along the river and through the pretty cave and the majesty of the tranquil Ba Be lake.
We continue driving to Cao Bang where the ethnic people of H’mong, Dzao, Tho and Nung live together in harmony.
We’ll arrive in Cao Bang town for check in, free walk around the town. Overnight in Cao Bang
Day 3: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)
Ride to Ban Gioc and visit the waterfall. On this day, you’ll take scenery on insightful 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 drive there offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant paddy fields of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along the way, you’ll see Tay, H’mong and Dzao people
Heading back to Cao Bang
Stop to explore the expansive 2, 144 m Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight in hotel
Day 4: Cao Bang - Lang Son ( B, L, D )
Depart for Lang Son, the capital of this mountainous area, is an important crossing and trading route with China. The road winds its way through steep mountain passes where much of the land remains untouched and the views are truly spectacular.
We also traverse Dong Khe and That Khe on the route. Overnight in hotel
Day 5: Lang Son - Hanoi ( B, L )
The central market of Lang Son and the legendary Tam Thanh Cave are visited this morning before we travel back to Hanoi
The journey is long and challenging at times as we drive through many mountainous areas whose 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 on the field. Arrival in Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Tam Thanh Cave
PRICE: 850 USD/PAX
- Transportation in private van with A/C,
- English speaking guide,
- Entrance fees and
- Meals mentioned
- Personal expense,
- Tips & gratuities
WHAT TO BRING:
- Good trekking boots
- Camera and rolls
- Raincoat and warm clothes
- Personal medicines & insect repellent
- Original passport