NORTH-EAST ADVENTURE 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

Overview:

The north-east area of Vietnam extends from the border with China to Ninh Binh Province, about 120km south of Hanoi. Its probably the best region to visit if your time is limited, as it combines the rich culture of the Vietnamese people with a remarkable variety of natural features.

Itinerary:

DAY 1 (L,D): Hanoi- Thai Nguyen - Ba Be National Park (250km/7hrs).

Depart Hanoi for a drive through the Red River Delta north along Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen. Of interest here is the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you'll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Dinner and home stay in a local house

DAY 2 (B,L,D): Boat trip in Ba Be - Drive to Cao Bang (120km/3hrs)

Ba Be Lake, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Vietnam's only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is well known for over 330 species of butterflies,Trek to Dau Dang Waterfall before heading north through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in a hotel in Cao Bang.

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DAY 3 (B,L,D):Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang (100km/3 hours).

Take a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chineseborder.Thispicturesque,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 groups. On the way back to Cao Bang, explore Nguom Ngao Caves to discover its brilliant stalactites.

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Overnight in the hotel in Cao Bang.

DAY 4 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Lang Son (150km/3hrs).

Before departing Cao Bang, consider climbing the hill up to the War Memorial for a great panoramic view. The famous Highway 4 winds its way through steep mountain passes with spectacular vistas! Lang Son, the capital of this mountainous area, is an important crossing and trading route with China. The area is home to Dzao, Man,Tho and Nung ethnic minority groups. Lang Son has two markets, the Old Market and the Dong Kinh Nhi Thanh Cave,North-East Adventure Tours,North-East Adventure VietnamMarket, where shoppers can find everything from electronics and gadgets to textiles and house wares. Just a couple of kilometers from town are two large, beautiful caves and the ruins of the Mac Dynasty Citadel that are worth a visit. Tam Thanh Cave contains a pond and offers great views of the surrounding farmlands. Nhi Thanh Cave, formed by the river that flows through it, has poems carved into the entrance by the man who discovered the cave in the 18th century.

 

Diner and Over night in Lang Son.

DAY 5 (B,L,D): Lang Son - Halong bay (200km/4hrs).

After Breakfast drive from Lang Son to Halong city. Arrive in Ha Long city around lunch time, go directly to the tourist harbour and board the Huong Hai junk. Check in. Have lunch then cruise to visit Ha Long Bay, Sung Sot cave, Ti Top Beach, enjoy sunset, drinks. Have dinner on the junk, and over night on the junk. ( Optional : Kayaking ).

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DAY 6 (B,L): Halong bay - Hanoi (160km/3hrs).

Have breakfast. Visit man's head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Have lunch on the junk. Back to Ha Long wharf. Car trip back to Ha Noi . End the trip

Price: 575 USD/1pax ( Group of 02 pax)

Incl:

Transportation (Car and Boat)

English speaking guide.

Home stay in Ba Be in a local house.

Boat trip on Ba Be Lake as per program.

Junk cruise in Halong bay

Meals as mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).

All entrance fees and permits.

Excl:

All airfares and Visa arrangements

Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips)

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