Route: Hanoi – Ba Be lake – Ban Gioc Water fall – Trekking to Dong Khe – That Khe – Lang Son – Hanoi
North East Vietnam Experience 8 days / 7 nights tour package offers breathtaking views and interesting subcultures. The North East mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang and Lang Son opportunities for rugged jeep rides and trekking routes. It is the least traveled area of the north and often attracts the more hardy travelers craving a glimpse of some of the more remote ethnic minority people.
Trip length: 8 days 7 nights
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park (240kms/7 hours) (L, D)
8h00. Leave 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 Vietnam Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you’ll 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 homestay in a local house.
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang (120kms/4 hours) (B, L, D)
Ba Be National Park, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains it is Vietnam’s only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is best known for its over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts. 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 Jeep, head North through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 3: Ban Gioc Waterfall (85kms/2.5 hours) (B, L, D)
Jeep ride to Ban Gioc, visit the waterfall, on this day you’ll 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 Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Cao Bang – Ta Lung national entrance – La village (15km 4 hours) (B, L, D)
8h30’ Drive from Cao Bang town to the Ta Lung national entrance 70km, visit the national entrance,12h 30 lunch there. Go on walking along the valley and lime stone mountain from Ta Lung to La village about 15 km. Dinner and overnight in the Tay’s stilt-house.
Day 5: La village – Na Nieng village (16 km, 8 hours) (B,L,D)
8h after breakfast, continue go on walk and clim the lime stone mountain, lunch and continue traveling along the lime stone to the Na Nieng village. Dinner and overnight in the Tay’s stilt-house.
Day 6: Na Nieng village – Pac Khoang village (16 km, 8 hours) (B, L, D)
8h after breakfast leave the Na Nieng village to Dong Khe town on walk 12km. Lunch in Dong Khe and continue to the Pac Khoang village. Dinner and overnight in the Red Dao’s village.
Day 7: Pac Khoang – Na Pang (16 km 8 hours) (B, L, D)
8h after breakfast trekking through lime stone valley, the small streams, continue walking to Na Pang village, Trang Dinh district – Lang Son. Dinner and overnight at Tay’s stilt-house
Day 8: Na Pang – That Khe (14 km, 3 hours) – Hanoi
After breakfast, trekking to That Khe town. Drive back Hanoi. Stop over in Lang Son.
Tour cost in USD per person:
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Transportation by private a/c vehicle as per program
Local English speaking tour guide
Boat trip for 5 hours on Bake Lake.
Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel or homestay at the village.
Excludes: Travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers.