Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L/D)
Stroll out Hanoi Capital City since morning with our guide and driver for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park. The distance for a drive is approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers).
En route you will stop to visit a Tay ethnic minority people - the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets in Thai Nguyen Province. Visit Ethnology Museum here to learn more about Vietnam people and cultures. Have lunch at the restaurant.
Then you continue your trip to Bac Kan and visit Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River. This is the opportunity to discover the stunning Ba Be Lake with Puong Grotto cave. And then you visit the Tay community village, where you will spend your homestay overnight. Have dinner at the family with local food.
You relax and have the chance to interact with local people to learn more about their culture and life. Homestay at stilt-house.
Day 2: Pac Ngoi Village – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at the homestay. This morning you leave Ba Be Lake and depart for Cao Bang Province which has the borders with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen. This is a mountainous village which is famous for traditional blacksmith craft.
The Nungs ethnic group is largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies which offer you a great time to experience. Have lunch at the local food stall.
You continue the journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the stunning fall that span across the border between Vietnam and China. You make a bamboo boat in the foot of the waterfall to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Then you will spend more time to have your own leisure, relaxing and taking photos of the incredible surroundings of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall.
After that, you travel ahead to Cao Bang. En route you stop to visit the expansive 2,144-meters Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Have dinner at the local food stall. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B/L)
Have breakfast at the hotel and then depart Cao Bang to return Hanoi city. You spend approximately 310 kilometers through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages to get more viewing mountainous beauties. Have 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. Have lunch on the way
You continue on road for returning Hanoi city. You arrive in Hanoi late afternoon. Say goodbye our guide and driver.
Our tour will finish in Hanoi at around 6.00 pm.
– Transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
– Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
– Homestay in Ba Be Lake
– Meals listed in the itinerary
– English-speaking local guide
– Sightseeing and permit fees one-time entry
– Local boat on Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall
– Individual expenses
– Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
– Tips are welcomed