Majesty Of Untouched North Of Vietnam

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Tour description

• Exploit hidden beauty of untouched Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark in Ha Giang • Discover the quintessence of Ba Be Lake by swimming in fresh water, kayaking, fishing, boating…etc • Admire the grandeur beauty and unique location of Ban Gioc Waterfall • Mingle with local minorities like Tay, Nung, Hmong and Dzao to learn about their lifestyles and cultures

ItineraryDay 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L/D)Stop At: Thon Tha Village, Ha Giang, Ha Giang ProvinceAfter pick up at your hotel, have a 6-hour transfer to Ha Giang. Chance to witness the change from bustle of busy Hanoi to peace of rural areas. Stop somewhere for photos or a short walk in the middle of the fields nearby. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Arrive Ha Giang city at about 4 PM.Take the rest of day wandering around Tay villages where there are emerald green rice fields, traditional wooden stilt houses tiled with palm leaves or cooling off in a local stream nearby. Enjoy typically local dinner and call it a day.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch, DinnerAccommodation included: Homestay of Tay ethnic peopleDay 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van (B/L/D)Stop At: Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Ha Giang, Ha Giang ProvinceStart the day with an early wake up for sunrise photo hunt. After breakfast, wind up the mountain to Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark. Stop at some places in Quan Ba and Yen Minh to cast an eye on exotic nature and have pics. Lunch served at a local restaurant in Yen Minh town.After lunch, head to Dong Van. Stop en route to have 1,5-hour walk on mountain trails crossing some local Hmong villages before paying a visit to old Palace of King of Hmong people in Sa Phin valley. Reach Dong Van at about 4.30 PM. If time permits, have an easy walk up the French Fortress of Dong Van where you get the panoramic view of the town at sunset.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Breakefast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel in Dong Van, Ha GiangDay 3: Dong Van – Trek In Ma Pi Leng Pass – Cao Bang City (B/L/D)Stop At: Ma Pi Leng Pass, Dong Van, Ha Giang ProvinceDay begins with a visit to Dong Van market. If Sunday, you will happen to see a unique weekly market fair of Hmong people. You can also enjoy a typically morning Vietnamese coffee in Dong Van Old Quarter. After the market, a 20-min drive tranfers you to hiking point of Ma Pi Leng pass. Now make sure you are not amazed by the glamorous beauty of this top-of-the-world destination. This 2.5-hour walk takes you to the top of the pass, winding through some local Hmong villages and their corn fields, ends after a strolling via the high corridor path on the edge of the mountain looking down to Nho Que river and Tu San canyon. After a short break for nature idolization, continue to Cao Bang City. Lunch in Bao Lac district.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel in Cao Bang CityDay 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Cao Bang, Cao Bang ProvinceHit the road again to panoramic Ban Gioc waterfall, the fourth biggest border waterfall in the world between Vietnam and China. Stop en route for a short walk around Phuoc Sen village, a Nung village where they make knives as traditional handicraft. Picnic lunch at the waterfall and relax.Pay a visit to amazing Nguom Ngao limestone cave, known a Tiger cave before return to homestay in an incense making village belonging to Nung people. Chance to discover life in the village and the way they make incense. If you are hungry for more amazement, it is recommended you have 1-hour hike up the mountain behind the village to get the whole exotic view and enjoy a sunset break at the peak.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation included: Homestay in Cao BangDay 5: Quang Uyen – Ba Be Lake – Cycling In Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan ProvinceAfter breakfast, take a 3-hour drive to Ba Be Lake. Wind through 5 passes around mountain roads. Arrive Cho Ra town at lunch time. After lunch, go to your homestay in Pac Ngoi village where you start a 4-km biking on a local path to Hua Ma cave, known as the most beautiful limestone cave in Northeast Vietnam. Spend 1 hour hiking up to see the cave and admire the beauty of stalactites and staglamites.After the cave, return Ba Be lake at Pac Ngoi village, an original Tay village by the lake. After check in homestay, walk to Pac Ngoi wharf from which you can do kayaking and cool off in fresh water.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation included: Homestay in Ba Be National ParkDay 6: Ba Be Lake Half Day Boating – Hanoi (B/L/D)Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan ProvinceEnjoy last breakfast in this rural paradise before 3-hour boating around the lake. Short walk to see Cam village with nature, local people and school at the end of the lake. Follow Nang river to Puong cave, a tunnel cave full of amazement from limestones stalactites and stalagmites to mysterious bats. Continue to Buoc Lom wharf where you say good bye to Ba Be and return Hanoi.  Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • A/C car transfer during the trip.
  • Drinking water on car.
  • Accommodation at homestay/ 3 star hotel.
  • Licenced English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Thon Tha Village
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
  • Entry/Admission - Ma Pi Leng Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Ban Gioc Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Be National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Be National Park

What's not included

  • Hotels in Hanoi
  • VAT
  • Travel insurance.
  • International & dosmetic flights
  • Beverage on meals
  • Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc
  • Tips & Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L/D) Stop At: Thon Tha Village, Ha Giang, Ha Giang Province After pick up at your hotel, have a 6-hour transfer to Ha Giang. Chance to witness the change from bustle of busy Hanoi to peace of rural areas. Stop somewhere for photos or a short walk in the middle of the fields nearby. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Arrive Ha Giang city at about 4 PM. Take the rest of day wandering around Tay villages where there are emerald green rice fields, traditional wooden stilt houses tiled with palm leaves or cooling off in a local stream nearby. Enjoy typically local dinner and call it a day. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation included: Homestay of Tay ethnic people

Day 2: Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van (B/L/D) Stop At: Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Ha Giang, Ha Giang Province Start the day with an early wake up for sunrise photo hunt. After breakfast, wind up the mountain to Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark. Stop at some places in Quan Ba and Yen Minh to cast an eye on exotic nature and have pics. Lunch served at a local restaurant in Yen Minh town. After lunch, head to Dong Van. Stop en route to have 1,5-hour walk on mountain trails crossing some local Hmong villages before paying a visit to old Palace of King of Hmong people in Sa Phin valley. Reach Dong Van at about 4.30 PM. If time permits, have an easy walk up the French Fortress of Dong Van where you get the panoramic view of the town at sunset. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Breakefast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel in Dong Van, Ha Giang

Day 3: Day 3: Dong Van – Trek In Ma Pi Leng Pass – Cao Bang City (B/L/D) Stop At: Ma Pi Leng Pass, Dong Van, Ha Giang Province Day begins with a visit to Dong Van market. If Sunday, you will happen to see a unique weekly market fair of Hmong people. You can also enjoy a typically morning Vietnamese coffee in Dong Van Old Quarter. After the market, a 20-min drive tranfers you to hiking point of Ma Pi Leng pass. Now make sure you are not amazed by the glamorous beauty of this top-of-the-world destination. This 2.5-hour walk takes you to the top of the pass, winding through some local Hmong villages and their corn fields, ends after a strolling via the high corridor path on the edge of the mountain looking down to Nho Que river and Tu San canyon. After a short break for nature idolization, continue to Cao Bang City. Lunch in Bao Lac district. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel in Cao Bang City

Day 4: Day 4: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave – Quang Uyen (B/L/D) Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Cao Bang, Cao Bang Province Hit the road again to panoramic Ban Gioc waterfall, the fourth biggest border waterfall in the world between Vietnam and China. Stop en route for a short walk around Phuoc Sen village, a Nung village where they make knives as traditional handicraft. Picnic lunch at the waterfall and relax. Pay a visit to amazing Nguom Ngao limestone cave, known a Tiger cave before return to homestay in an incense making village belonging to Nung people. Chance to discover life in the village and the way they make incense. If you are hungry for more amazement, it is recommended you have 1-hour hike up the mountain behind the village to get the whole exotic view and enjoy a sunset break at the peak. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation included: Homestay in Cao Bang

Day 5: Day 5: Quang Uyen – Ba Be Lake – Cycling In Ba Be National Park (B/L/D) Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province After breakfast, take a 3-hour drive to Ba Be Lake. Wind through 5 passes around mountain roads. Arrive Cho Ra town at lunch time. After lunch, go to your homestay in Pac Ngoi village where you start a 4-km biking on a local path to Hua Ma cave, known as the most beautiful limestone cave in Northeast Vietnam. Spend 1 hour hiking up to see the cave and admire the beauty of stalactites and staglamites. After the cave, return Ba Be lake at Pac Ngoi village, an original Tay village by the lake. After check in homestay, walk to Pac Ngoi wharf from which you can do kayaking and cool off in fresh water. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation included: Homestay in Ba Be National Park

Day 6: Day 6: Ba Be Lake Half Day Boating – Hanoi (B/L/D) Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Nam Mau, Bac Kan Province Enjoy last breakfast in this rural paradise before 3-hour boating around the lake. Short walk to see Cam village with nature, local people and school at the end of the lake. Follow Nang river to Puong cave, a tunnel cave full of amazement from limestones stalactites and stalagmites to mysterious bats. Continue to Buoc Lom wharf where you say good bye to Ba Be and return Hanoi.   Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch No accommodation included on this day.