Day 2: Hanoi / Ba Be Lake
Day 3: Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be Lake / Bac Po / Cao Bang
Day 5: Cao Bang / Nguom Ngao Cave / Ban Gioc Waterfall
Day 6: Cao Bang / Lang Son
Day 7: Lang Son / Halong Bay
Day 8: Halong Bay / Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi Departure
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL
Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel to check in. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day city tour to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, and a cyclo ride to visit the Old Quarter. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI / BA BE LAKE
Visit the Ethnologic Museum in Thai Nguyen before continuing to Babe Lake – a wonderful drive offering beautiful vistas of the countryside. Overnight in the basic accommodation.
DAY 3: BA BE LAKE
Today, you will enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Nang river to Babe Lakes to discover Ba Be National Park with stops along the way to visit Puong Cave and Dang De Dau Waterfall. After a picnic lunch, continue your boat ride to Tay village. Visit the village and share the daily activities with the Tay people. Dinner and overnight in the village (basic accommodation).
DAY 4: BA BE LAKE / PAC BO / CAO BANG
Depart for Cao Bang. On the zigzag road, you can admire spectacular mountain landscape with terraced rice fields and minority ethnic villages dotting the hillsides. After lunch in Cao Bang, drive to Pac Bo to visit the grotto where President Ho Chi Minh once lived. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Accommodation.
DAY 5: CAO BANG / NGUOM NGAO CAVE / BAN GIOC WATERFALL
Visit Nguom Ngao Cave, one of the best caves in the North-East of Vietnam, then continue onwards to Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Vietnam-China border. Picnic lunch, then return to Cao Bang. Dinner and accommodation.
DAY 6: CAO BANG / LANG SON
Breakfast, then drive to Lang Son to visit the Ky Lua Market as well as sites of local legend and the Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh Pagodas situated in grottoes. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: LANG SON / HALONG BAY
Depart for Halong Bay and experience an overnight trip on a traditional wooden junk. Enjoy the boat ride wending your way through the mystical limestone casts jutting from the sea. Lunch and dinner with fresh seafood on board. Swimming during Summer time. Overnight on board.
DAY 8: HALONG BAY / HANOI
After breakfast on board, the boat will continue to explore the bay. Take a few last breathtaking hours cruising this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark at around 1000 hrs and return to Hanoi. In the evening, enjoy a show of the traditional art of Water Puppetry. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 9: HANOI – DEPARTURE
Morning at leisure until check out before 12:00 noon and transfer to the airport for departure flight.
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