Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be National Park (250 km - 10 hours).
Departure from your hotel at around 8:00 am. Drive to Ba Be National Park. On the way you stop in Thai Nguyen city to visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups, the second largest museum in Vietnam for ethnic minorities.Drive to Ba be national park. Stay overnight with a local family in a Tay village overlooking Ba Be Lake.
Day 2: Ba Be Lake - Cao Bang (115 km - 4 hours).
In the morning you go on a 4 hour boat trip on Ba Be Lake. It is a beautiful area surrounded by high limestone hills covered in tropical evergreen forest. There is a high diversity of flora and fauna and on the way you will see many birds. You will continue down a river and stop at Dau Dang Waterfall and the impressive Puong Cave which is 30 m high and 300 m long. The river flows through the cave and the boat will take you to the other side of the cave from where you drive to Cao Bang. You arrive in Cao Bang in the evening and stay in a hotel.
Day 3: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall - Cao Bang (180 km - 8 hours).
At around 9:00 am you drive to the largest waterfall in Vietnam, Ban Gioc, where you stay for 2 hours. One end of the waterfall is in China, the other is in Vietnam. The walk to the waterfall is very beautiful. Drive back to Cao Bang. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Cao Bang - Lang Son (165 km - 4 hours).
At around 9.00 am. you drive to the border town of Lang Son. In the afternoon you visit the town and the market with a lot of Chinese goods. Stay overnight at hotel in Lang Son.
Day 5: Lang Son - Hanoi(180 km - 3.5 hours).
This morning you visit a pagoda next to two large and beautiful caves: Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh. Drive back to Hanoi.Tour finishes.
- Your own Land Cruiser with a driver.
- English-speaking guide.
- Boat trip in Ba Be National Park.
- Accommodation as mentioned.
- Mattress, sheets, blankets and mosquito net in homestay in Ba Be.
- Entrance and permit fees.
Excluding: Insurance, meals, drinks, personal expenses and tips to the tour guide.