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THE NORTHERN HIDDEN CHARM - PRIVATE TOUR - 6D5N

Take in all the splendor of the scenic mountain views set against the seasonal lush green rice paddies in the valley below. Dine on a delicious Vietnamese lunch in a local village, followed by an exciting boat ride through Ba Be Lake. On the way we’ll see loca... View more
Destinations: Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Meo Vac - Ma Pi Leng Pass - Lung Cu Flag Tower - Dong Van - Ha Giang
Duration: 6 days & 5 nights
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Day 1 : Hanoi - Ba Be Lake National Park (Lunch and dinner)

Picture of Hanoi - Ba Be Lake National Park

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake

After an early breakfast your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7am in the old quarter in Hanoi for this unforgettable Northern Vietnam journey.

We start our journey from Hanoi towards Ba Be National Park.

On the way we stop at Duom temple, the place where Tay people worship their leader.

Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Cho Ra town.

Arrive at Buoc Lom Wharf, embark the boat for a trip along the Nang River to Ba Be Lake, one of 20 biggest fresh lakes on the mountain in the world. On the way we stop at Puong cave, which is famous for its thousands of bats.

At Ba Be Lake (three lakes), we visit the An Ma Temple to learn more about the religions and beliefs in Vietnam.

Time for some free time to enjoy the beautiful scenery before we take a short hike (of course with luggage) to our homestay (1km) in Pac Ngoi village, a small village of Tay people. The homestay is located at the most elevated location to give you the best views of the lake.

Dinner will be served later in the evening and a traditional Tay musical performance can be attended (excluded). You can share the show with other tourists.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Ba Be Lake Homestay – Private room (if available)

Day 2 : Ba Be NP – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Cao Bang (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Ba Be NP – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Cao Bang

Itinerary Details Day 2: Ba Be NP – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Cao Bang

After breakfast we continue our scenic drive towards Cao Bang and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before arriving at the impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall.

The falls are the 4th largest waterfall along a national border.

After taking enough time at the falls we will visit Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger cave) before lunch at a local restaurant.

We drive to Cao Bang where we overnight and to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant later in the evening.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel 2* - double room

Day 3 : Cao Bang – Bao Lac – Meo Vac (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Cao Bang – Bao Lac – Meo Vac

Itinerary Details Day 3: Cao Bang – Bao Lac – Meo Vac

After breakfast we head for Bao Lac but we will make a stop visit a local market, used by Red Dzao and Tay people from the area.

We enjoy lunch at the market of Bao Lac, a great way to experience local life. The market in Bao Lac is mostly used by Black Lo Lo and San Chi people.

We continue our way to Meo Vac to visit a village inhabited by flower Lo Lo people. We’ll overnight in Meo Vac.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Meo Vac Hotel

Day 4 : Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Lung Cu Flag Tower – Dong Van (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Lung Cu Flag Tower – Dong Van

Itinerary Details Day 4: Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Lung Cu Flag Tower – Dong Van

After breakfast we will continue to explore the Karst Plateau Geo Park with the fabulous Nho Que River winding through the landscape and the most dangerous mountain pass Ma Pi Leng. You have probably not seen anything like it, a truly lifetime memory!

We’ll enjoy lunch in Dong Van town from where we will visit the Old Quarter and the office of the Hmong King.

Next stop will be the Flag Pole in Lung Cu, right at the border with China. It is about 24km from the center of Dong Van district and a tourist destination that is meaningful for domestic visitors. Lung Cu mount is liken as “a high forehead of the motherland” where marks the extreme North of our country. From its top, visitors can see the whole of beautiful and spectacular landscape.

We make our way towards your hotel in Dong Van where dinner will be served at a local restaurant later in the evening.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel 2* - double room

Day 5 : Dong Van – Quan Ba - Yen Minh - Ha Giang (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Dong Van – Quan Ba - Yen Minh - Ha Giang

Itinerary Details Day 5: Dong Van – Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Ha Giang

After breakfast we make our way towards the Vuong’s Villa, to learn about the life of the Hmong people and King Vuong Chi Sinh.

We visit Lung Cam, a traditional local village and a sewing handicraft village, run by Hmong people.

We make a stop at Quan Ba to visit the amazing Fairy Bosom – the symbol of Quan Ba tourism before making our way to Ha Giang for check in and dinner at a local restaurant.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Hotel 2* - double room

Day 6 : Ha Giang – Hanoi (Breakfast and lunch)

Picture of Ha Giang – Hanoi

Itinerary Details Day 6: Ha Giang – Hanoi

After breakfast we’ll visit Ha Giang city and the Thanh Thuy border gate between Vietnam and China.

We start making our way back to Hanoi and make some short breaks on the way to visit some temples and a tea plantation.

At around 5pm we’ll be back in Hanoi and we will drop you off at your hotel where the tour ends. We truly hope it will be a lifetime memory.

 

Transportation: Private A/C comfortable transportation

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English-speaking tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

What’s included in the tour?

  • Private transportation
  • Accommodation as specified itineraries
  • Meals as indicated in the day programs or specific itineraries
  • All entrance fees (as indicated in the day programs or specific itineraries
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • English speaking tour guides.

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice confirmation from us
  • Your passport with valid Vietnamese visa
  • Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)

Get Up And Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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