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Overview

This eco-tour is organized which will take place in a magical place steeped in culture and natural beauty. This retreat is perfect for you if you want to explore yourself and enjoy your life while relaxing in the natural hot springs, fresh local produce, and peaceful environment of a traditional farming village.

This fast-track discovery of northern Vietnam takes you to the lush lands of Ba Be National Park where you can enjoy boating on the lake and the Nang River and experience the pleasure of sleeping in a traditional Tay stilt house. You will then explore the mountainous areas of Cao Bang and Quang Uyen with a visit to the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfalls. This tour will take you to the remote and beautiful areas of northern Vietnam before skirting along the Vietnam and Chinese border and heading back to Hanoi.

Highlights

  • Visit the Museum of the Culture of the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam
  • Connecting with amazingly friendly Tay family in their traditional house
  • Take a boat trip around the three bays of Ba Be Lake and along the Nang River to the enormous tunnel of Puong Cave
  • Visit the War Memorial where you can uncover some of Vietnam’s past
  • Visit one of the most spectacular grottoes in Vietnam, Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Admire beautiful ride among the lime peaks to the village of Duc Long
  • Visit a site unknown to most tourists, the formidable Lang Son French Fort.

Destinations

Country

Vietnam

Vietnam Destinations

Cao Bang

Tour Information

Accommodations

You will be staying at beautiful Homestay in your journey in traditional Local style still house. The rooms are also available if required.You will stay 3 nights at Home-stay and 2 nights in Hotel, Commune with nature in all its forms ( jungle, river, tropical plants and birds), Homestay is rustic but clean and comfortable. The accommodation is designed to still house style, with all comforts, including hot showers, mosquito nets.
Clean and comfortable homestays and hotels with air-conditioning provided.

Food and Beverage

We offer simple, delicious and healthy meal with a selection of homemade bread with the homemade seasonal local meal. During the tour, you will be served 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.

Transportation

  • Boat
  • Motorbike

Includes

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Homestay with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Private boat trip
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Excludes

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Any other transportation is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tip for guide
  • Other personal expenses.

Booking Terms

Minimum 30% Deposit to confirm the Voucher

Pre Full Paid before Departure

Booking Policies

  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing the bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 70% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing the bed with parents.
  • Over 11 years is adult’s rate.

The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.

Location

Departure Time

7:30 am

Pick up

We will pick up you from your hotel

We will let you know in booking confirmation

Tour Detail Itinerary

Tour Details

Multiple days

Number of day

6

Number of Night

5

Itinerary

Day 1
Hanoi - Ba be Lake

You will depart from your hotel at 07:30, making a stop in Thai Nguyen to visit the Museum of the Culture of the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam, followed by lunch at a street restaurant. You will then leave the main road to take a smaller one snaking through the mountains and tea plantations before arriving in Tay village of Bo Lu. You will be welcomed by Mr. Linh and his amazingly friendly Tay family in their traditional house. If it’s hot, you can jump into the refreshing waters of Ba Be Lake to cool down. You will be treated to a superb dinner (Mrs. Linh is a true Cordon Bleu). You will stay overnight on their houses

Day 2
Ba Be Lake Grotto - Waterfall

After enjoying breakfast overlooking the lake, you will take a boat trip around the three bays of Ba Be Lake and along the Nang River to the enormous tunnel of Puong Cave. The river has carved out an incredible piece of art which stretches all the way through the mountain. The boat ride will continue to Hua Tang Village, where you can enjoy the simplicity of rural life. You will have lunch in a local house along the bank of the river before walking into the jungle to visit Dau Dang Waterfall. If you wish to continue along the trail, you will come to a large river bend which is a haven for local wildlife and has a small harbor. You will return to the homestay by boat for another night in the traditional Tay stilt house.

Day 3
Ba Be - Cao Bang - Quang Uyen

Fast track discovery of North Vietnam, Ma Puc pass, Cao Bang
You will depart in the morning to travel through the mountains to the border town of Cao Bang which sits nestled between mountains and the Red Dao River. Here you will visit the War Memorial where you can uncover some of Vietnam’s past and admire the sweeping views of the valley and Central Market. After lunch, you will take the Ma Phuc Pass to the small town of Quang Uyen where you will spend the night in a Tay homestay

Day 4
Ban Gioc Waterfall - Nguom Ngao Cave

Firstly, you will visit one of the most spectacular grottoes in Vietnam, Nguom Ngao Cave. It is made up of several kilometers of superbly-lit galleries and a huge 100-m room. After the exploring the cave you visit the extraordinary site of Ban Gioc Waterfalls. The 300-meter cascade is the closest you can get to the Chinese border which passes through the center of the falls and river. Here you can stop for lunch whilst be soaking up the ambiance with plenty of time for taking photographs. You will return to Cao Bang where you will have dinner and spend the night

Day 5
Cao Bang - Lang Son

Today you will travel on an incredible stretch of road which trails the Vietnam-China border before arriving in the village of Dong Khé, the site of a terrible battle between the French and the Vietminh in October 1950. You can visit the ruins of the French fort, followed by a beautiful ride among the lime peaks to the village of Duc Long which was the location of General Giap’s headquarters during the battle. You will be able to stroll around the village and visit the local museum. After lunch in Dong Khé, you will drive to Lang Son where you can check-in to your hotel on a small lake and enjoy dinner at the New Century which is famous in the entire region for its extensive menu. During the evening you can visit the lively and colorful night market.

Day 6
Lang Son - Hanoi

In the morning, you will visit a site unknown to most tourists, the formidable Lang Son French Fort. In addition to the magnificent view of the entire region, the site has an impressive display of remains (it was blown to pieces by the Chinese in 1979). You will then go back to town and visit Tam Thanh Grotto and the ruins of the Citadel of the Mac Dynasty, a deserted site offering of beautiful views of the countryside. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you will return to Hanoi.

Tour Filter

Main Languages

English

Food Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tour Types

  • Customize Tour
  • Private Group

Retreat Activities

  • Adventure Activities
  • History & Culture
  • Photography

Traveler Type

  • Private Couple
  • Group of Friends
  • Family with Children
  • Old Persons over 50s
  • Teenager Activities
  • Executive Retreats
  • Women Only
  • LGBT
  • Privates
  • For Everyone

Means of Transportation

  • Walking
  • Private Car
  • Boat

Means of Accomodation

  • Homestay

Escorts Services

  • Group Tour Guider

Max Group Size

15