Cycle North East Vietnam 5 Days
The journey, where tourists will have unforgettable memories about enjoying the spectacular landscapes, a visit to the Tay and Nung people, Ban Gioc waterfall, Ba Be Lake and other interesting places in Cao Bang and Bac Kan.
Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be (~220 km)
08: 00: This tour begins as we depart from your hotel in Hanoi. We drive up and pass through the undulating terrain of tea plantations in Thai Nguyen city. We continue on getting our first glimpses of rural Vietnam, setting the tone for the days ahead. We have lunch at Bac Can and unload the bikes for a cycle off highway to a quiet road with great views of small villages of Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic minorities along the way. Depending on our speed, we will arrive at Ba Be Lake in the late afternoon. After checking into a basic guest house in Ba Be National Park we have dinner and retire to sleep.
Day 2: Ba Be National Park - Boating into three lakes of Ba Be
Today, we will spend the whole day visiting the beauty of Ba Be lakes on the local canoes, but first we will head out for a short cycle to the boat docs. We load our bikes on the boat for fun cruise (We may also try a small raft to glide along the river if it is available). A cave visit by boat is also on today's itinerary after which we will have lunch served near a beautiful waterfall. After lunch, we canoe our hearts out navigating into the tranquilly of Ba Be lakes. Following activities include some swimming and short cycling to the main road. Van pick-up then transfer back to our guest house. Dinner, free time to relax, and retire to sleep.
Day 3: Ba Be - Cao Bang town (~ 160km)
Say goodbye to Pac Ngoi village and Ba Be Lakes and by 07: 30 we will make our way to Ha Hieu and start biking on the dirt roads for about 60 km towards Nguyen Binh. There is a challenging climb up Phia Den mountain pass to a level of about 1, 200 meters. Picnic lunch en route. Afternoon we cycle on paved roads to Nguyen Binh, then our van picks us up for transfer to Cao Bang. Arrive at late afternoon, check in, and take a short rest before dinner at a local restaurant. Free time to relax. Overnight in Cao Bang town.
Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang (~ 160km)
07: 30 wake up! Heading out of the town we start venturing into the most remote northern regions of Cao Bang Province. Well paved roads (~89 km) scenically traverse Trung Khanh before arriving at Ban Gioc Waterfall - the biggest waterfall in Vietnam (though not full of water in the dry season). Late picnic lunch, swimming if possible, and a rest near the waterfall. On the way back, we have more cycling planned. Our routes include probably the most isolated places in Vietnam very near the China border, as well as a meandering ride along one of the idyllic streams created by the Ban Gioc waterfall. Breaks en route as you wish. Visits to hill tribe villages and many photographs are taken on this leg of our journey. Back to Cao Bang to overnight.
Day 5: Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi (~ 145 km)
Breakfast at your hotel and on the bikes by 07: 30 for a beautiful morning ride and a (~ 67km) mountain traverse at That Khe, conquering 3 mountain passes. Transfer to Lang Son for lunch and take a rest before driving back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Tour ends at your hotel at around 16: 30.
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Inclusions of the trip
- Accommodation at mentioned hotels
- Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
- New support Van with A/C
- English speaking, Professional guide and also a mechanic
- All entrance fees
Exclusions of the trip
- Drinks, meals that not mentioned in the program
- Accommodation pre & post tour (upon request)
- Visa if applicable (upon request)
- Tipping and other personal expenses
- Insurance and International flights
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High quality of serviceWe keep our tourist destinations, hotels, and other attractions reviewed constantly to ensure that their standards are up to date, and suitable for your trip. You can call our Vietnam phone number at any time of day, any day of the week, if you need help. During your trip, you won't be forced to stop anywhere so you can buy products you don't need (as is the case for many other East Asian tours).
Planning trips is efficient and convenientWe offer many tips which you can apply directly to your journey. You don't need to worry about anything--there are no hassles whatsoever. You can make as many changes to the plan as you'd like, for no additional charge.
Amazing customization optionsYou can customize every part of your trip so that it's tailored specifically to your needs. You can travel on your own schedule, at your own pace.
You can change everythingSure, as we’ve said, you can plan trips so that they fit your needs. However, they are also so flexible that you can change them around as things change, whether that's circumstances or ideas. You can even make such changes while you're on the tour itself. The consulting services we offer you are absolutely free. The only fees due to changes that you'll have to pay for are those for third-party expenses taken on by North Vietnam Tours.
Discover Northern Vietnam the Way You WantViet Bamboo Travel has been in the business for more than a decade, so we definitely understand not only all the concerns you might have, but also how much you value your vacation time. Whether you're travelling in northern Vietnam to see the sights, experience a new culture, or have an adventure, we will help you every step of the way. We’ll help you create the perfect Vietnam tour, adapted to your needs and desires. So, all that being said, we hope you enjoy your trip! You're going to love exploring this country.