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$215
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Itinerary

You will picked between 07:30 to 08:00 from your hotel in Hanoi for the journey to Ba Be Lake, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometres). You will head north, out of the city into the rural, agricultural areas and then into the mountainous regions of the north of Vietnam. During the journey, you will have the chance to visit a Tay minority community. This is the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viet-kinhs. On arrival at Ba Be National Park, the beauty of the park will open up to your as you cruise around Ba Be Lake visiting the dramatic caves of Puong Grotto and Widow Island, a limestone islet steeped in local folklore and legend. You will also have time to visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc Village, where you will spend the night at Mr Linh's Homestay, a beautiful traditional style Tay stilt house.

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Hotel: Mr Linh Homestay

After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Cao Bang which lies on the border with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China. You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder, Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. You have dinner and stay overnight in the homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a night in the homestay discovering more of their culture, you will depart for your transfer south to Hanoi. It is a journey of approximately 185 miles (310 kilometres) through scatterings of villages and rice paddies. You will get the chance to stop at a village known for its tobacco production. This is the road less-travelled offering you the enjoy the views in peace.
You will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City where you can browse the objects, photographs and exhibits that give a better understanding of the various ethnic groups and their agricultural tools, handicrafts and traditional costumes worn for worship. There will be a stop for lunch before your heading back to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

What's Included

Inclusion

  • A/C transfer
  • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
  • Homestays
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above.

Price info

Extra service:

  • Single supplement: US $20

Policy

Children rates

  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 70% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
  •  Over 11 years is adult’s rate.


* The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
* Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.


Notes

What to take

  • Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
  • It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...