Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L, D)
The itinerary today requires you to wake up earlier than usual, and prepare for a long ride to Ba Be Lake. We will stop for an early lunch at Bac Can Town and refresh a little bit before enjoy another 2 hours on the car to get to homestay at Ba Be Lake.
Upon arrival, you have options to either take a nap for recovering or wandering around to explore the surrounding residence.
Dinner is served by our lovely local host with special dishes in the lake. Overnight in Ba Be.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Dau Dang – Trekking (B, L, D)
Get up and grab a big breakfast, due to the fact that today’s activities will require lots of energy. We start our private boat along the peaceful surface of Ba Be Lake to witness the charming scenery of this attraction before stopping at Dau Dang Islands for local lunch and preparation for this afternoon’s trekking.
After a short relaxing, we then do a little work-out with a hike to remote Dzao Village in town.
Feel the fresh atmosphere, and see how’s lives of local residents are reserved without a big impact from modern life outside. Returning to the junks for transferring back to a local house, at which we relax and enjoy a really delicious dinner.
Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we say goodbye to our intimate hosts for a 95km driving to Cao Bang Province, which is the home of the various minor communities like Nung, H’mong and Tho people. Lunch is ready at the local restaurant in Cao Bang before we check-in to the hotel.
The afternoon is time for visiting around, as we get on transportation and spend about 2 hours exploring local lives at a traditional village in the suburban area of Cao Bang City.
Day 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc – Nguom Ngao (B, L, D)
Today, we pay a visit to Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is one of the most worth-visiting and amazing attractions of Cao Bang Province. Located on the borderline between Vietnam and China, Ban Gioc is the complex of several waterfalls with magnificent landscape, which might be considered as a minimizing version of the famous Niagara Waterfall in the U.S. Have yourself some wonderful photo of the places before we head to a local restaurant for lunch.
Our next visit today will be to Nguom Ngao Cave. The attraction is special because of not only its outstanding rocks and stalactite in diverse shapes but also its name, which means “Cave of Tiger” in the local language. Welcoming guests inside the cave are mesmerizing scenery, as well as unique sounds of wind and water through rocks which are like the roar of tigers.
Returning to Cao Bang City in the late afternoon, we then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B, L)
Comparing to other day’s programs, today’s itinerary will be the most relaxing, as you might be able to wake up later than usual before we have breakfast and check-out. Our transportation is waiting to take you back to Hanoi City, with one-stop on the way for lunch.
Arriving in Hanoi in the late afternoon, we drop you at your hotel in Hanoi. The tour ends.
– Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at hotel
– All transport during a tour on the air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
– English speaking guide
– Meals as indicated in the program
– Entrance fees as per itinerary
– Hotel EARLY check-in & LATE check out
– Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
– International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes
– Visa or Passport Fees
– Travel Insurance
– Tips, laundry, and gratuities
– Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals