Day 1: Ha Noi – Ba Be Lake
Meals: Lunch and dinner included
Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from 8:00-8:15 and depart for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). Along the way you will stop to visit a Tay minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets, mostly living off the cultivation of rice. You will continue to Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto and the legendary Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Pac Ngoi Village, where you will spend the night at homestay. At the homestay you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Ban Gloc Waterfall
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
6 After breakfast, you will set off to the province of Cao Bang, close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. There will be time enjoy the view and soak up sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” known for its wonderful limestone formations. You will then make your way to Cao Bang town for an overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast and lunch included
After a night in the hotel in Cao Bang, you will depart for your transfer south to Hanoi. It is a journey of approximately 185 miles (310 kilometers) through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages. You will get the chance to stop at an ethnic village for taking photos. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility. There will be a stop for lunch before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.
- What Is Included- Private car for private tour (4 seat for group 2-3 people, 16 seat for a group of 4-9 pax)
- Meals mentioned in program
- Shared stilt house at Pac Ngoi village (Ba Be)
- 2* hotel at Cao Bang province (twin or double or triple room)
- All entrance fees
- Mineral water on bus (02 bottle/pax/day)
- English speaking guide
- What Is Not Included- Tax, personal costs
-Drinks at meal
- Gratuities for guide and driver