North – East Vietnam Adventure 6 Days
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Since: Jan 13
#1 Jan 30, 2013
Rich in culture and history, The North East area of Vietnam offers the most spectacular scenery. It is really an unforgettable experience to travel the North East, with very hospitable and friendly Montagnards, discover hill tribal villages and colourful ethnic minority markets.
Hanoi Open Tourism would like to offer visitors a special trip to discover the beauty of Northern Vietnam through Hanoi – Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc – Lang Son – Hanoi for 6days.
Detail tour program
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be (220 km)
Depart from your Hanoi hotel. We drive up through tea plantations in Thai Nguyen city. We will make a short stop for a visit and break at the Museum of Ethnology in Thai Nguyen town. Keep moving through many other timeless villages linked to the road which is the main artery of trade between the Northeast region and the Hanoi Capital. Depending on traffic conditions, we will arrive at Ba Be Lake at about midday. After arriving at our homestay in Pac Ngoi village, we will have free time to walk around and meet theTay people. Dinner and overnight in Ba Be.(L,D)
Day 2: Ba Be Lakes, boating and canoeing
We will transfer to a boat dock, then glide along the river and to a nearby cave. Lunch is served near a beautiful waterfall.
After lunch, we canoe our hearts’ out navigating into the tranquility of Ba Be Lakes and be witness to all of its majesticness. The afternoon’s activities could include swimming and trekking, or sometimes a short visit to the ethnic minority villages. Rest at dinner then you are free to learn about the local people. Overnight at the homestay.(B,L,D)
Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang (90km)
As we say goodbye with Pac Ngoi village and Ba Be Lakes, we will take about a 2 hour walk on a flat road through the National Park. Our driver meets us at the center of the park, then we hit the road, and take a scenic 2.5 hour drive towards Cao Bang. Here the ethnic people of Hmong, Dao, Tho and Nung live together in harmony. We will arrive in Cao Bang town. Overnight in Cao Bang.(B,L)
Day 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Dong Khe (130km)
Heading out of town, we start venturing Cao BangProvince,Ban Gioc Waterfall, which boasts the biggest waterfall in Vietnam (although not full of water in the dry season).
There is an enormous cave with two main entrances. On the way back, we may break en route, as you wish, to visit hilltribe villages and take pictures. Overnight in Dong Khe.(B,L)
Day 5: Dong Khe – Lang Son (150 km)
An early morning departure to the historical cave of Pac Po, where Ho Chi Minh set up headquarters for the August Vietnamese Revolution in 1945. We also traverse Dong Khe and That Khe on our way to Lang Son. This border town had been completely destroyed during the recent Sino – Vietnamese war, but was rebuilt to become an important trade center in the Northeastern region. Overnight in Lang Son.(B,L)
Day 6: Lang Son – Hanoi (160 km)
The central market of Lang Son and the legendary Tam Thanh Cave are visited the morning before we travel by road back to Hanoi. The journey is long and challenging at times as we drive through many mountainous areas.
The breathtaking scenery is some of the best in Asia. En route we encounter many ethnic minorities doing their daily work such as logging, herding buffalo and tilling the fields. We arrive in Hanoi at around 5:00 pm. Our adventure ends at your hotel.(L)
Rates are inclusive of:
· Japanese Jeep
· Hotels/ guesthouses/ home stays
· Meal as specified: B for Breakfast; L for Lunch; D for Dinner
· Permit, entrance’s fees, boat trip and purified water.
· English- speaking guide (other languages are available upon request)
· Admission fees.
CONTACT US: HANOI OPEN TOURISM
EMAIL: [email protected]
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