The name of the tour said it all. We will take you the most beautiful and untouched area of the north of Vietnam. Northwest Vietnam gets it huge reputation for amazing trekking route, give you chance to capture breathtaking scenery, stay with lovely local ethnic people and experience their life style. To a nature lover or adventurer, this cannot be missed since you will find yourself surrounded by beauty created by Mother Nature and have a lot of fun from variety of activities.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park (L, D)
Day 3: Ba Be National Park (B, L, D)
Day 4: Ba Be National Park - Cao Bang (B, L, D)
Day 5: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)
Day 6: Cao Bang - Lang Son (B, L, D)
Day 7: Lang Son - Halong Bay (B, L)
Day 8: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Day 9: Hanoi - Departure (B)
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by local guide and transfer to hotel for check in. After a short break, you take the orientation tour of the center Hanoi, walking around the guild streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Opera House. Have dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI – BA BE NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
Starting from Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel for transferring to Ba Be Lake (7 hour driving - 260 km from Hanoi), famous for its immense crystal water. Stop en route to visit a tea plantation and a sugar factory. Lunch in a local restaurant in Bac Can town.
Arrive at Ba Be Lake. The atmosphere here was something magical and fantastic, perfect retreat for the soul. In the late afternoon, visit surrounding villages, home to a number of ethnic groups: Tay, Nung, San Chi, etc. You may join your hands preparing dinner with your host. Overnight at homestay in Pac Ngoi village.
DAY 3: BA BE NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D)
Breakfast and start our day with a bike ride. We drop by Pac Ngoi and Peng village to explore the newly discovered Hua Ma Cave. This cave is hidden inside a peak and adorned with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Return to local home to have lunch.
In the afternoon, embark a little boat to cruise the emerald Ba Be Lake and soak in its sublime serenity and beauty. The surrounding mountains are covered with lush vegetation, home to diverse flora and fauna. We continue our cruise towards the scenic Dau Dang waterfall, on the way visiting some ethnic minorities. Overnight at homestay in Pac Ngoi village.
DAY 4: BA BE NATIONAL PARK – CAO BANG (B, L, D)
Morning drive on the scenic mountain road from Bao Lac to Cao Bang town (160km from Ba Be). Meeting the ethnic group of Tho (Tay) and Dzao Tien on the way. We enter the border area between Vietnam and Cambodia around noon, passing golden rice fields lying amid green mountains, small hamlets with dozens of houses on-stilts under the shade of towering clusters of peach trees, and the winding streams with thatch-roofed bridges. Make a visit to Pac Po cave - where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1941 to find out the way to liberate the country. Visiting this historical area, visitors will learn more about the great life of President Ho Chi Minh which is part- reflected through his optimistic revolutionary verses. The rest of the day is free for relax. Overnight in the hotel in Cao Bang.
DAY 5: CAO BANG – BAN GIOC WATER FALL (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at the local house, begin our morning by visiting Ban Gioc Waterfall - the largest waterfall in Vietnam and 90km from Cao Bang town. Situated nears the Sino -Vietnamese border, this is an attractive spot create a poetic, fresh, quiet beauty of water, forest and cloud area mixed with the colourful mountainous ethnic minorities. Have a picnic lunch while contemplate the magnificent waterfall. Continue visit Nguom Ngao cave then back to Cao Bang. Stop at Thang Hen lake - 25 km from Cao Bang, embark for a boat trip to discover this lake surrounded by the forest and rocky formation. Overnight at the hotel in Cao Bang.
DAY 6: CAO BANG – LANG SON (B, L, D)
Our journey continues through the history of Indochina via the Route Colonial No. 4 (RC 4, also known as thi high way 4) famous for a French military disaster in 1950, passing Dong Khe and That Khe. Arrive in Lang Son (135km) in the late afternoon. Lang Son is a small town where we can find the market well stocked with variety of products imported from China. Overnight at the hotel in Lang Son.
DAY 7: LANG SON – HALONG BAY (B, L)
Morning visit to the Tam Thanh Grotto in Lang Son including Nhat Thanh cave, Nhi Thanh cave and Tam Thanh cave located on the western end of Ky Lua street, inside the chain of mountains, which have the shape of an elephant herd crouching on the grassy field then driver to Halong Bay. Arrive at Halong Bay wharf, you will be met by our crew who escort you on board and serve welcome drinks. You then check into your cabin and we begin cruising into Halong Bay. Have lunch in the restaurant while you enjoy the stunning views of the bay. In the early afternoon we arrive at floating fishing village and drop anchor. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. We disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See first-hand what life is like living on the water. Back on board we head for the calm waters of the lagoons and beaches for swimming and relaxing on deck or pamper yourself. Overnight on Junk.
DAY 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, L)
For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck or take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we set sail for Bo Hon Island. Disembark and visit (Sung Sot) Surprise Cave. It is one of the largest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
An early lunch is made available to enjoy while we head back to Halong wharf on another scenic route. We arrive back at he wharf at 12 noon for our drive back to your hotel in Hanoi arriving at 17.00. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 9: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
After having a breakfast at hotel then free at your leisure until transfer to airport for your departure. End tour!
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!
PRICE IN USD:
NO OF PERSON
PRICE PER PERSON
From 02 – 04 people
From 05 – 10 people
From 11 – 15 people
- Transfer by private A/C vehicles
- Accommodation bases on Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
- 01 English Speaking Guide Boat trip on Bay
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (330 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day
- Reconfirmation of flight ticket •
- International & Domestic Airfare/ Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver& hotels' porters
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Vietnam Visa upon arrival
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above
- Under 2 years old: Free of Charge
- From 3 to 5 years old: 50% of adult’s price (No bed) and 75% of of adult’s price (with bed)
- From 6 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s price (No bed) and 90% of of adult’s price (with bed)
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!