North East Vietnam’s
4WD Land cruiser or Mini Van
5 Days 4 Nights – Private Tours – Daily departures
Tour Code: HNC 18
The North East
mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang, Lang Son and near the
Chinese border offer breathtaking views and interesting subcultures.
It is the least travelled area of the north and attracts hardier
travellers craving a glimpse of some of the more remote ethnic
Hanoi // Thai Nguyen // Ba Be Lake (Lunch
& Dinner Included)
Pick up at your hotel, As you head out of Hanoi, over the Red
River on the Chuong Duong bridge, the suburbs quickly give way
to the sprawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. Travel north
along Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen for a stop to enjoy a lunch of
traditional Vietnamese food. Worth a visit here is the Museum
of the Cultures of Vietnams Ethnic Minority Groups. Leaving the
delta behind, youll start climbing into the mountainous area of
Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a
Tay village for dinner and home stay in a local house.
Explore Ba Be Lake// Cao Bang (Breakfast
& Lunch included)
After breakfast at village, we will take boat trip along Ba Be
Lake and visit Ba Be National Park, The Park surrounded by rugged
limestone mountains it is Vietnams only natural mountain lake.
This important eco-system is best known for its over 330 species
of butterflies! The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains
is your backdrop as you explore the lake. Reach the end of the
lake and stop for a trek to Dau Dang waterfall. Meet your transport,
head north through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao
Bang. Overnight in Hotel.
Cao Bang // Ban Gioc Waterfall (Breakfast
& Lunch included)
On this day youll take a scenic in 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 soar from the verdant rice
paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along
the way, you'll see Tay, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups.
Heading back to Cao Bang, stop to explore the expansive 2,144
meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Return
to Cao Bang and overnight in Hotel.
Cao Bang // Lang Son (Breakfast &
After breakfast and before departing Cao Bang, consider climbing
the hill up to the War Memorial, it offers a great panoramic view
of the area. Hop in the car for a ride along famous Highway 4.
The road winds its way through steep mountain passes where much
of the land remains untouched, the vista views are truly spectacular!
Lang Son is the capital of this mountainous area and is an important
crossing and trading route with China, the area is home to Dzao,
Man, Tho and Nung ethnic minority groups. Overnight in Hotel.
Lang Son // Hanoi (Breakfast & Lunch
As a trading post, Lang Son has two markets worth visiting, the
Old Market and the Dong Kinh Market. Youll find everything from
electronics and gadgets to textiles and house wares. Its definitely
buyer beware, as theres lots of knock-offs of the original. If
the markets arent your thing then just a couple of kilometers
from town are two large, beautiful caves and the ruins of the
Mac Dynasty Citadel 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. After your morning of exploration its time for lunch
and prepare for the trip back to Hanoi. The highway from Lang
Son is a modern 4 lane divided highway that quickly carries down
from the mountains, back onto the Red River Delta and into Hanoi.
Trip ends in Hanoi.
tour: Private tour, Culture & Nature style
Notes: There are only 2 stars hotels in Cao Bang
and Lang Son.
Inclusive: Private car (4.WD) with driver, Entrance
fees, English or French speaking guide, Meals as mentioned above
itinerary, Accommodation at the deluxe class of 2 and 3 stars
base on double share, 1 night stay at home of Tay people in Ba
Exclusive: Drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses,
- 4 persons
- 6 persons
- 8 persons
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