Day 1: Ha Noi – Ha Giang
Pick up and departure for Hanoi-Viet Tri-Tuyen Quang-Ha Giang on Road #2. Lunch will be served in Tuyen Quang. Arrive in Ha Giang and go to a nearby Tay village for dinner. Overnight in homestay in Ha Giang.
Day 2: Ha Giang – Dong Van
Breakfast at the homestay. Head to Dong Van on a spectacular road for experiences of a series of long passes and deep valleys. Lunch at the small mountain town of Tam Son. Then cross a landscape of pine forest and arrive at the astonishing King of the H’mong’s Palace- a fortress built by a local chief allied with the French against the Vietminh, Vuong Chin Duc, who was evacuated in 1950 (his descendants now live in France and Canada). Arrival in Dong Van around 6pm. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Dong Van Town.
Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng – Meo Vac – Cao Bang
Breakfast at the hotel and get started for visitting of Dong Van market, where the locals shop for their daily needs.Then climb a pass up to the French Fortress of Pu Lo, which was built in 1890 and evacuated in 1945. After that, be driven to the most astonishing road in Vietnam, which climbs on 15 km up to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a gigantic maze of lime peaks, “stone forests”, and canyons unique in the world. Head down into the valley of Meo Vac, visit Meo Vac market, and continue going through the mountains, cross the river, and arrive in Cao Bang town. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cao Bang.
Day 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall
Start early to take the mountain road Cao Bang about 2-hour drive to visit Ban Gioc waterfall (though not full of water in the dry season)., the highest and most spectacular place in the area. Enjoy an imposing sight of Ban Gioc waterfall and relax, with plenty of time for taking photos. Then visit Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave”. After that, go pass a gorgeous small road snaking through the mountains to the Nung village of Quang Uyen. Dinner and overnight in homestay.
Day 5: Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake
Breakfast at the homestay and take 3-hour drive to Cho Ra for lunch. Then get to the boathouse, and the owner will take you through the entire length of the 3 connected lakes (Ba Be – “3 bays”) and up the Nang River, to an astonishing site- Dong Puong, an enormous tunnel 300-long that the river has dug through a lime mountain. The boat then enter into Ba Be lake and visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc village. Dinner and overnight in homestay.
Day 6: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
Following breakfast, visit some lovely villages and hike up to the upper reaches of the lake in an area marked by the massive limestone cliffs and mountains. On the way, visit Pac Ngoi village where the local people still keep the traditional stilt house. After lunch at a local restaurant, get back to Hanoi. End the trip.
|Grade tour||Price per person in US$||Single
|2 pax||3 – 4 pax||5 – 7 pax||8 – 10 pax||11 – 15 pax|
Tour price include:
- A/c private van for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees ,Mineral water, Boat ride
- Travel permits
- Meals as indicated in the tour program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Hotel accommodation based on Double/Twin rooms
- Overnight in homestay as per program
- Approved the invitation letter for Viet Nam visa
Tour price excludes:
- International flight to/from Vietnam
- Tips for the guide and driver ( group 1-8 pax : 5$/day/pax – group 9-16 : 3$/day/pax)
- Vietnamese entry visa ( USD$ 45)
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses