North East Vietnam Adventure Tour

7-Day North East Vietnam Adventure Tour will cover the North East area of Vietnam with beautiful destinations such as Ba Be Lake, Ban Gioc Waterfall and Halong Bay. The beautiful drive with spectacular mountain scenery, visit different hill tribes on the way, indulge yourself in great nature can make your trip to be unforgettable.

Destinations: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Pac Bo Grotto – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Grotto – Lang Son – Halong Bay – Tho Ha Village – Hanoi

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  • Prices valid until December 2015
North East Vietnam Adventure Tour
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DAY 1: HANOI – BABE LAKE

Depart from Hanoi to Ba Be via Thai Nguyen where you visit the Ethnology Museum. After Thai Nguyen, you will follow the road snakes up through scenic landscapes of the North East of Vietnam to Ba Be Lake. Upon arrival, check in your hotel in Cho Ra.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel at Cho Ra.

DAY 2: BA BE NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, we will enjoy a tranquil boat trip downstream Nang River to Ba Be Lake exploring the unspoiled tropical National Park with stop to visit Puong limestone grotto, Dau Dang waterfall. After the picnic lunch, continue by boat to Pac Ngoi – the village of Tay people. We will stay in the house on stilts in the village. The rest of the day you can visit the village and experience the local activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at the village of Tay people.

DAY 3: BABE LAKE – PAC BO GROTTO – CAO BANG

Our journey continues to Cao Bang. The roads are very bumpy and zigzagging, but the spectacular mountainous landscapes with undulating terrace rice field and hill villages make our hardship all worthwhile. Upon arrival to Cao Bang, check in your hotel then have lunch in local restaurant in town. In the afternoon you will have a short drive to visit Pac Bo grotto, where Ho Chi Minh returned on February 1941 after 30 years of living abroad in search of a way to liberate the country. The scenery along the way is beautiful with great green rice field and local water wheel everywhere. Return to Cao Bang in the late afternoon then have dinner at local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

DAY 4: FULL DAY TO BAN GIOC WATERFALL AND NGUOM NGAO GROTTO

We will start our trip early today to Ban Gioc waterfall, the most tranquil waterfall in Vietnam via the scenic pass of Ma Phuc. Arrive to Ban Gioc before it will be crowded by the other tourist. After having great time to visit and taking picture at Ban Gioc, transfer to Nguom Ngao Grotto. Take a short trek to Visit Nguom Ngao Grotto, one of the nicest grottoes in the North-East of Vietnam. After having picnic lunch, we drive back to Cao Bang. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

DAY 5: CAO BANG – LANG SON

Morning transfer to Lang Son. This border town was once destroyed by war. On arrival in Lang Son we spend a couple of hour drive around the town, stopping at the bustling market of Ky Lua, Visit Tam Thanh grotto and the legendary rock formation named ” wife waiting for husband” and the beautiful Ki Cung River, which is Vietnam’s unique river flowing to China.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Lang Son

DAY 6: LANG SON – HALONG BAY

In the morning transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival to Halong, embark to the Junk on Hon Gai International Harbour. You will be welcomed by the cruise staff, enjoy the welcome drink, cruise briefing then check in your cabin. The junk will start cruising on magnificent Bai Tu Long bay while you enjoy lunch on board. It also a great chance to admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay. In the afternoon you will visit the secluded cave of Thien Canh Son then take a short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swimming or kayaking. Back to the Junk, relax and get ready for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On boat

DAY 7: HALONG – THO HA – HANOI

In the morning you can admire the sunrise on the bay from sun deck of the Junk. Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee then have the breakfast in the open air. After breakfast, you will have a chance to visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. Then back to the junk for more leisure time for swimming in the middle of the bay. The cruise will be back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served. At noon, disembark to the port and drive back to Hanoi. On the way back to Hanoi, visit Tho Ha the famous village of terracotta products before 20th century. Upon arrival, take a short local ferry to the village. Visit a local home of Mr. Viet, where you can see how rice paper has been made and have the interesting talk with him about his family and his life. Mr. Viet was NVA (Northern Vietnamese Army) who liberate Saigon in 1975. After spend time in his house and talk to the owner for deeper understand about life of local people in the village, we will visit 400 years old pagoda that still remains all original architecture and Buddha statues, specially the holly and peaceful atmosphere that have not been touched by the tourist. Discover village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over to the end of the village to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake. Drive back to Hanoi. End of 7-Day North East Vietnam Tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

End of Services

Services included:

• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation at hotel & house on stilt in village.
• Meals as indicated
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Waters and cool towels on the van.

Services excluded:

• Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

Remarks:

• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)

Price per person in US$
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
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Beautiful drive in great scenery in the whole trip, visit different villages and hill tribe along the way, explore Babe Lake, visit Ban Gioc – the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam and Pac Bo grotto, overnight on Halong Bay in beautiful Junk.

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