Day 2: Cao Bang / Ban Gioc Waterfalls
Day 3: Cao Bang / Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be Lake / Hanoi
Day 1 HANOI / LANG SON / CAO BANG
Pick up at your hotel and drive to Lang Son. On the way, visit the small village of Dong Mo, then Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh grottoes. In the afternoon, continue by road to reach Cao Bang via That Khe and Dong Khe. Stop on the way to visit Dong Dang market as well as Nung and Tay minority villages. Lunch en route. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Day 2 CAO BANG / BAN GIOC WATERFALLS
After breakfast, drive to a local minority market (normally on weekends or every 5-10-20th day of lunar calendar) and the beautiful 800-meter long grottoes of Nguom Ngao before arriving at the famous Ban Gioc Waterfalls that marks the border between Vietnam and China. Take a picnic lunch at the waterfalls. Return to Cao Bang in the afternoon, stopping along the way to visit the 100 year old forging village of Phuc Sen. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Day 3 CAO BANG / BA BE
After breakfast, drive to Ba Be. Lunch on arrival then take a small boat on the lake through Nang River until Dau Dang Waterfalls. Discover the National Park and visit the Tay village of Polu. Check into your hotel. Overnight in Ba Be.
Day 4 BA BE / HANOI
After breakfast, drive through the well protected Ba Be National Park to the Tay Village of Pac Ngoi. Continue by road back to Hanoi. On the way, stop to visit the ethnic minority villages. Lunch en route. Arrive in Hanoi by the end of the afternoon and check-in to your hotel.