North East Landscape to Culture Tour from Hanoi

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Duration
6 days
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English, French

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Hotel or airport If needed

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What You'll Do
  • Hanoi On Arrival
  • Hanoi - Babe (B,L,D)
  • Babe lake - boasting , trekking, discovering the local people (B,L,D)
  • Babe - Cao Bang (B,L,D)
  • Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang (B,L,D)
  • Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi (B,L)
Overview
The Northeast of Vietnam offers spectacular scenery. Giant Limestone Mountains surrounded by emerald green rice fields, pristine rivers, bustling ethnic markets and untouched minority villages.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Warmly welcome at Noi Bai airport by our guide we then transfer you to hotel. For this day depending on your flight we will arrange a suitable city tour for you to get some first impressions of Hanoi - the capital. It can be the water puppet show, cyclo tour to the old trading quarter. Overnight in hotel.

Private transfer: airport to hotel
Guide: English speaking
Meal: not applicable
Accommodation:Deluxe : Hanoi La Belle Vie Hotel, Deluxe: Silk Path Hotel

Day 2: Hanoi - Babe (B,L,D)

Depart from hotel we will drive up and pass through the undulating terrain of tea plantation in Thai Nguyen City, we will make stop for a visit and break at the museum of Ethnology in Thai Nguyen town, keep moving through many other timeless villages liked to the road which is the main artery of trade between the Northeast region and the capital city. This is our first glimpse of rural Vietnam and sets the tone for the days head. Depends on traffic conditions, we will arrive in Babe lake about midday. After checking into homestay in Pac Ngoi village of the Tay people. Dinner and overnight in Babe.

Private transfer: Hanoi to Babe
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:Homestay

Day 3: Babe lake - boasting , trekking, discovering the local people (B,L,D)

After breakfast we get transfer to the jetty. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise on the lake. Weather permitting we can have a swim in crystal clear waters. We get lunch served near the beautiful waterfall. Following lunch, we will have the opportunity to work off our feast with a three - hour trek to Dao village. This will enable us to witness how little the lives of the people in these remote areas have changed. Arriving back at the jetty. Dinner then free to learn about the local people. Overnight home stay.

Cruising on Babe lake
Trekking: 3 hours to Dao village
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:Homestay

Day 4: Babe - Cao Bang (B,L,D)

After breakfast check out Pac Ngoi village and Babe lakes we take about 2 hours to walk on the flat road through the National Park. Our driver meets and take you to Cao Bang. It is at Cao Bang that the H'Mong, Zao, Tho and Nung ethnic minority people live in harmony. We will arrive at Cao Bang. We will spend a little time sharing cultural experience with these people. After lunch we will visit Pac Po, Ho Chi Minh's hideout when he came back to Vietnam after 30 years of self imposed exile, and the place from where he organised his resistance army against the French. from there it is a 3 hours trek to a village of Nung minority people. Late afternoon, we drive back to Cao Bang. Have dinner and overnight in Cao Bang.

Private transfer: Babe to Cao Bang by A/C car
Trekking: 3 hours
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation:Thanh Loan Hotel

Day 5: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang (B,L,D)

Take a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful ban Gioc waterfall on the Co Bang - Chinese border for a picnic lunch. The picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay , H'Mong and Dzao ethnic minority group. On the way back to Cao Bang explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Overnight in the hotel in Trung Khanh.

Private transfer: on the way
Guide: English speaking
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accomodation:Thanh Loan Hotel

Day 6: Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi (B,L)

After breakfast we traverse Dong Khe and That Khe on our way to Lang Son on the Chinese border. This town has become a booming trading town since the normalization of relations between China and Vietnam in the early 1990's. After lunch we go to visit Nhi Thanh Cave , Tam Thanh Cave and Dong Kinh market, the biggest market in the area fully stocked with Chinese goods. The late afternoon trip back to Hanoi from Lang Son is along a modern 4 lane divided highway. Our adventure ends at Hanoi.

Private transfer: on the way
Guide: English speaking
Meals:Breakfast and lunch
What's Included
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
  • Pick up and transfer by private air - conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above
  • Travel in an appropriate private air - conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experience safe driver
  • Boat trip in Ba Be lake
  • The services of experienced English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
  • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner in the best local restaurant or picnic where no suitable restaurant is available
What's Not Included
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • International flight ticket, visa.
  • Insurance

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