North East Loop 4 days
4 Days 3 Nights
Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be National Park – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – That Khe – Lang son - Hanoi
The North East mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang offer breathtaking views and interesting subcultures. It is the least travelled area of the North and attracts hardier travellers craving a glimpse of some of the more remote ethnic minority people.
|Tour Code : VA 09
Tour Route: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be National Park – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – That Khe – Lang son – Hanoi
Tour Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights packages
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from the hotel in the evening)
Ends: Hanoi (drop off at the hotels in the morning)
Activity Level: Adventure, trekking,
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Ha Noi – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be National Park (home stay)
AM: 07.30am – Departing 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 Viet Nam’s Ethnic Groups.
PM: Leaving the delta behind, you’ll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Dinner and homestay in a local house.
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang (Hotel)
AM: Have breakfast with your Tay hosts before exploring the lake with lush forest clinging to the surrounding limestone mountains. Reach the end of the lake and trek to Dau Dang Waterfall.
PM: Heading North through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in a hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – That Khe (Guest house)
AM: After breakfast, consider climbing the hill up to the War Memorial for a great panoramic view.
Take a scenic day trip North of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border for a picnic lunch. This 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 groups.
PM: On the way back to That Khe (Lang Son) explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites. Overnight at a guesthouse in That Khe.
Day 4: Lang Son – That Khe – Hanoi
AM: A morning drive takes 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. Take your time to visit the city’s market, caves and the ruins of Mac Dynasty Citadel
PM: Heading back to Hanoi along a modern 4-lane divided highway. Trip ends around 6.00pm
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
What is included:
• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
• Entranced fees
• Accommodation (home stay, hotel, guest house)
• English/French speaking guide
• Boat trip in Ba Be National Park
• All meals
What is excluded:
• Drinks or personal fee
• Hotel in Hanoi