Northeast Vietnam Frontier Tour 5 Days
This is a trip to the country’s North East, covering an area which combines Ba Be Lake, Lang Son town, Cao Bang, with breathtaking natural scenery and picturesque villages. Ba Be Lake is a place of incredible beauty, where you can admire rivers, waterfalls, deep valleys, caves and lakes, surrounded by tall limestone peaks. Cao Bang is the famous Ho Chi Minh hideout; it also sports the magnificent waterfall Ban Doc.
Day 1: Hanoi to Ba Be Lake (L, D)
You leave Hanoi in early morning and head to Ba Be Lake, to the North. It’s a 270-km drive, taking about 7 hours. We will be passing through the Red River Delta meadows and climb the mountains situated north of Hanoi. The more to the North we progress, the more picturesque the scenery gets. We will take a lunch break about 2, 5 hours before arriving to our destination. We will reach Ba Be town at around mid-afternoon time, where you will be greeted by the Tay minority family who will host you. Short walk around the village till the sun sets. Overnight in a traditional stilt house, a guest of a local family.
Day 2: Full day Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
Following breakfast, you get onboard our boat to cruise through the Ba Be Lake and maybe swim in its clear waters, should the weather permits it, until lunch is served in a beautiful local restaurant, located close to the Dau Dang Waterfalls. After lunch, you’ll be able to burn some calories via trekking to numerous villages in the area, where ethnic minority people reside. You will experience firsthand the almost non-existent effect of modern civilization to the lives of people living in these remote areas. Return by boat to the Pac Ngoi village to spend the night.
Day 3: Ba Be Lake to Cao Bang (B, L, D)
We start our drive early in the morning, towards the provincial Cao Bang town, 90km away from our current position. Since we will be arriving in mid-morning, there will be time for a stroll around, before lunch. In the afternoon we will drive towards the Pac Bo Cave, situated within 3km of the Chinese border. This was Ho Chi Minh’s hideout when he returned to Vietnam, following his 30-year self-exile. He spent almost 4 years here, planning his revolution against the French. Next, is a trek of 3 hours towards a village of the Nung people. We will return to Cao Bang late in the afternoon, and spend the night at the local hotel.
Day 4: Cao Bang (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we leave for a visit to the Ban Gioc waterfall, a 3-hour drive from our current location. This is the largest waterfall in the country, which functions as a natural border with China. Featuring three tiers of water, it looks like a giant white-colored staircase. You can enjoy a swim there, or a picnic at the waterfall’s shore. You will head back to Cao Bang to spend the night.
Day 5: Cao Bang to Lang Son to Hanoi (B, L)
Today’s destination is Lang Son, a town situated on the border between Vietnam and China, on the picturesque road. You will see Nhi Thanh and Tam Thanh Grottos and pagodas. Lunch will be served in a Lang Son Chinese restaurant and after that you will drive to Hanoi on the beautiful Highway No1. End of Tour.
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Inclusions of the trip
- Drive from and to hotels
- All private transportation and transfer
- Hotel stay in Twin/Double room, including breakfast every day
- Ba Be Lake homestay
- Tour guide speaks English or French
- Private boat trip
- Meals as described in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing-related tickets.
- Tissues and water on the bus.
- Government tax and services charges.
- Exclusive, individualized person-to-person customer service.
- No extra charges post-confirmation
- Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support
Exclusions of the trip
- Personal expenses and tips
- Travel insurance
- Meals and beverages that aren’t mentioned in the plan
- Other services
- Visa fee and Visa stamp fee
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