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$882 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Off The Beaten Track Tour of North Vietnam from Hanoi

Day 1 Ha Noi - Ha Giang (L, D)8:00 departure to Road No. 2 Hanoi-Viet Tri-Tuyen Quang-Ha Giang. Excellent lunch among gardens in Tan Quang; arrival in Ha Giang around 18:00. We go to a nearby Tay village, where we have diner and spend the night in a family stilted house. Day 2 Ha Giang - Dong Van (B, L, D)After purchasing the mandatory permit at the Immigration Office, we take the first spectacular road, which leads to Dong Van, a series of long passes and deep valleys. Lunch in the small mountain town of Tam Son. We then cross a landscape of pine forest and arrive at the astonishing King of the H’mong’s Palace. Arrival in Dong Van around 18:00. Diner in a local restaurant and hotel night. Day 3 Dong Van - Ma Phi Leng - Meo Vac - Cao Bang (B, L, D)An absolutely unforgettable day! It starts with the visit of the market of Dong Van, We then drive to the most astonishing road in Vietnam, which climbs on 15 km up to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a gigantic maze of lime peaks, "stone forests", and canyons unique in the world. We then go down into the valley of Meo Vac, visit Meo Vac market. We then continue snaking through the mountains, cross the river, and arrive in Cao Bang town, where we have diner and spend the night. Day 4 Cao Bang- Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)We start early to take the mountain road Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall. We will take about 2 hours drive to visit Ban Gioc waterfalls, the highest and most spectacular in the area. Enjoy an imposing sight of Ban Gioc waterfalls and relax freely with plenty of time for photos. You will then visit Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave”. Dinner and overnight at homestay.Day 5 Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)A treat! Breakfast at hotel, then 3 hours drive to Cho Ra for lunch. We will reach to the house owner’s boat, who takes you through the entire length of the 3 connected lakes (Ba Be - “3 bays”) and up the Nang River, to an astonishing site: Dong Puong, an enormous tunnel 300-long that the river has dug through a lime mountain. The boat then enter to Ba Be lake. If it hots We can have a swim in crystal clear waters before you visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc village, where you will spend the night in Mr Linh's Homestay.Day 6 Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B, L)We stroll along the riverfront, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. On the way, we pay a visit Pac Ngoi village where the local people still keeps the traditional stilt house then enter Hua Ma cave famous with thousand of stalactites and columns. After lunch in a local restaurant, it is our journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 6pm.

$279 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi

Day 1: Ha Noi - Lang Son - Quang Uyen (Lunch, Dinner) 7.30 - 8:00 am - Our tour guide and car pick you up at your hotel, then transfer to Lang Son. We will drive up toward Vietnam and China border about 3 hours, stopover at Chi Lang - a 20-km-long structure is created from a narrow valley between two mountains. This place is associated with a great victory of Vietnam in the past and considered as the strongest citadel at the time. You have 1 hour to walk to explore and visit the “Quy Mon Quan” gate. After lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang then visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe, the First Indochina War. Tonight, you have dinner and stay overnight in the homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen.Day 2: Quang Uyen - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) After breakfast, you will set off to the district of Trung Khanh, close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. There will be time enjoy the view and soak up the sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” known for its wonderful limestone formations. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town and going down on snake pass to Ba Be Lake, tonight you will stay overnight on traditional house of Tay ethnic family. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food. Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi (Breakfast, Lunch) You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float on Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong. You will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

$259 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be (-/L/D): Car 8.00 a.m: Depart from Hanoi and transfer to Ba Be National Park. This drive of 270 km, which will take approximately seven hours, takes us through the flatlands of the Red River Delta and up into the mountain areas north of Hanoi. 12h00: Lunch is served in a local restaurant.1.00 p.m: Arrive Ba Be Lake.2.00 p.m: Take a boat go along Nang River to visit Puong Cave, not as big or magnificent as Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh or Nguom Ngao Cave in Cao Bang, Puong Cave – its 30m wide with a depth of 300m. And then keep visit Dau Dang waterfall, Window Islet.4.30 p.m: Then trek to Pac Ngoi village and explore the daily life of Tay. Visitors coming to Pac Ngoi are not only entitled to witness with their naked eyes the most wonderful scenery of Northern Vietnam: a plethora of austere yet interesting stilt houses blending themselves with the glimmering mist and the shinning Ba Be Lakes, but also to stay in the rhythm of the Tay culture.6.00 p.m: Check in homestay, enjoy dinner with special food and feeling the secret of nature.Overnight at Pac Ngoi village.Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc (B/L/D): Car 8.00 a.m: After breakfast, depart for Cao Bang (110km). Arrive in Cao Bang, visit Phuoc Sen village of Nung people12.30: Have lunch at Quang Yen.13.30: Keep transfer to Ban Gioc Waterfall (85km). 15.30: Arrive in Ban Gioc waterfall, taking photos and enjoying the most beautiful waterfall of Vietnam. From here, you can rent bamboo boat to go around river.Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B/L/-): Car 8.00 a.m: After breakfast, leave Cao Bang and transfer back to Hanoi (310km) in the morning. On the way back, stop for visiting the village where tobacco is produced. 11.00 a.m: Visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups in Thai Nguyen. The Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups is in the center of Thái Nguyên City, about 80 km north of Hà Nội on National Highway 3. The Museum was built in 1960. At first it was named Việt Bắc Museum, with its functions and tasks of scientific research and educating the traditions of culture and revolutionary struggle history of ethnic groups in Việt Bắc.2.00 p.m: Have lunch in Thai Nguyen and keep moving back to Hanoi.5.30 p.m: Arrive Hanoi and drop off you at the hotel. Tour finish.

$440 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lac de Ba Be Ban Gioc Waterfall private 3 Days Tour depart from Ha Noi

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Bể LakeYou will be picked up early in the morning for the journey to Ba Bể Lake, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). Along the way you will pause to visit a Tay minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets, mostly living off the cultivation of rice.Continue to Ba Bể National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore Ba Bể Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto, the rapids of the Dau Dang waterfall and tiny Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Pac Ngoi Village, where you will spend the night in a home-stay.Day 2: Ba Bể – Cao Bằng – Ban GiocAfter breakfast, depart for Cao Bằng close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. You will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools.Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you transfer to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. Spend some time at leisure relaxing and taking souvenir photos as you soak up the sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall.Day 3: Cao Bang – HanoiAfter a night at a hotel in Cao Bang, depart for your transfer south to Hanoi. It is a journey of approximately 185 miles (310 kilometers) through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages. You will get the chance to stop at an ethnic village known for its tobacco production. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility.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 worshipping.There will be a stop for lunch before your hotel drop off back in the bustling city of Hanoi.

$800 Tours & Sightseeing

NORTHEAST VIETNAM - Motorbike tour 8D7N

DAY 1:HANOI– VU LINH (180KM)Spend 30 minutes for the guide to do briefing the trip and how to ride in Vietnam also to get used to with the bike before we start our trip to  Thac Ba Lake – where you will stay at ethnic village of Dao minority, it is your time to do leisure walk to explore this beautiful village and people life. Overnight in homestay. DAY 2: VU LINH – HA GIANG (180KM)Ride along the Thac Ba lake on a small road lined by palm trees and scenic mountain views to Ha Giang. Stay at homestay of Tay people/ DAY 3: HA GIANG –ĐỒNG VĂN (160KM)Explore Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. Visit the famous H'Mong's  Palace. Spend 2-3hrs to visit ethnic village of Hmong, LoLo & Giay people. Overnight  in Dong Van Old quater. DAY 4: DONG VAN –BAO LAC (110KM)Ride to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. You will be disappointed as it is the gateway to the best road trip in Vietnam. The road has been cut into the side of cliff face and far below are the distant water of Nho Que river. Stay overnight in Bao Lac. DAY 5: BAO LAC - CAO BANG CITY Beautiful motor ride down to Cao Bang  province. Few passes from where you can dominate the area. The road is easy but there are many blind curves. Cao Bang has several points of historical interest as well as many natural features. Good hotel in Cao Bang Town, where we can relax to be ready for next imaging day. DAY 6:CAO BANG - BAN GIOC  WATERFALL – CAO BANGYou will visit Ban Gioc waterfall that demarcates the border tetween China and Vietnam. 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.-located in the opulent, karst mountain. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town. DAY 7:CAO BANG- BA BE LAKE You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or  jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim. Visit a cave on the lake. We arrive Pac Ngoi village –enjoy a meal and sleep in Tay homestay. DAY 8: BA BE LAKE – HANOIYou will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

$900 Tours & Sightseeing

North Vietnam Motorbike tour 9 Days

DAY 1: HANOI – BA BE LAKE ( L,D)Pick-up at your hotel at 7AM, drive to Ba Be Lake – you will have chance to see a lot of grant mountain view, peaceful of mountainous area. At around 4-5pm, we arrive Pac Ngoi village –homestay of Tay people;DAY 2: BABE LAKE – BAO LAC (145KM) ( B,L,D) We have a haft day to run motorbike or rent the boat to travel around lake. After lunch at Ba Be, we will continue run to Bao Lac, Cao Bang. Today is exactly the best offroad Vietnam motorbike tour.DAY 3: BAO LAC–ĐỒNG VĂN (90KM)Leave Bao Lac, we continue run to Meo Vac – one part of Dong Van Karst Plateau GeoPark, where have the amazing karst. From Meo Vac, drive to the peak of Ma Pi Leng which gives stunning views of the mountains and sweeping valleys. Overnight at Dong Van old quarter.DAY 4: DONG VAN –LUNG CU- HA GIANG (145KM)Explore Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark. Visit the famous H'Mong's  Palace. Spend 2-3hrs to visit ethnic village of Hmong, LoLo & Giay people. The road pass the pine forest in Yen Minh, and Quan Ba Heaven’s Gate.We expect to arrive Ha Giang around 5:00pm.  Take plenty breaks on the way back.  Overnight in homestay at a Tay village. DAY 5: HA GIANG – SA PA (220KM)Go straight towards the North-western mountain to Sapa. With a good view of green mountain, rice fields between lovely villages of the hill tribes.This motorbike ride is up and up till 1.600 meters above sea level. It offers a great  view of mountain with terrace fields.DAY 6: SAPA- BAN HO VILLAGEYou have a full day to discovery the beauty of Sapa – the small town is covered by fog through the year & have a cool & special weather in North Vietnam. You will ride on motorbikes down valley to visit Lao chai village of Black H’Mong people.and Tay people in Ban Ho village.  Stay at Homestay. DAY 7: SAPA – MU CANG CHAI (150KM)Pass over O Quy Ho Pass (one of the 4 greatest passes in Vietnam. It’s sure that you will have pictures of the most beautiful valley in north Vietnam. Reach MU Cang Chai and stay at the village of Thai ethnic people.  DAY 8: MU CANG CHAI – NGHIA LO (100KM)Run over the  Khau Pha pass. Most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing.Ride on the motorbike belong the beautiful green or yellow terraced rice fields, enjoy the amazing and stupendous of mountain region, explore the work and life of Thai and Hmong ethnic people. You can get the unique and special photos, with experience the local life people.DAY 9: NGHIA LO – HANOI (220KM)After breakfast, we will drive from Nghia Lo – Hanoi full a day.Expect arrive Hanoi at 5-6pm.

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