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
Travel Style: Adventure Tours
Destinations: Ba Be Lake - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Cao Bang
Duration: 6 days & 5 nights
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Day 1 : Hanoi - Ba Be Lake National Park (Lunch & dinner)

Picture of Hanoi - Ba Be Lake National Park

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (230km)

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

7.00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi to Ba Be National Park.

10.00 Stop at Duom temple, the place where Tay people worship their leader.

12.00 Lunch at a local restaurant in Cho Ra town.

14.30 Arrival 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 it’s thousands of bats.

16.00 Arrive at Ba Be Lake (three lakes). We visit the An Ma Temple to learn more about the religions and beliefs in Vietnam.

17.00 Enjoy bamboo rafting and a refreshing swim near Ba Goa Islet.

18.00 We take a short hike to our homestay (1km) in Pac Ngoi village, a small village of Tay people where we check in at the homestay.

19.00 Dinner is served and a traditional Tay musical performance can be attended (excluded). You can share the show with other tourists.

Day 2 : Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfalls (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfalls

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

7.30 Continue to go to Cao Bang.

12.30 We’ll enjoy lunch in Quang Uyen.

14.00 Visit to the Ban Gioc Waterfall, the 4th largest waterfall along a national border.

15.00 Visit to the Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger cave).

16.00 We return to Cao Bang where we overnight.

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 town

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.

Day 4 : Meo Vac – Lung Phin – Lung Cu (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Meo Vac – Lung Phin – Lung Cu

Itinerary Details Day 4: Meo Vac town – Lung Phin market – Lung Cu flag pole – Lung Cu

After breakfast we will visit one of the most significant markets of this area, the Lung Phin market. It is the busiest and most traditional market of the Ha Giang province and only runs on the days of the Monkey and Tiger, according to the Lunar calendar.

We return to Meo Vac from where we 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 Dong Van for overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Lung Cu – Ha Giang (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Lung Cu – Ha Giang

Itinerary Details Day 5: Lung Cu – Ha Giang

After breakfast at our homestay we bid farewell to the family and 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 the resort.

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 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.

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 (pick-up & drop-off) from the airports to your hotels
    and from your hotels to the airports as indicated in the itinerary
  • All tours as mentioned in the overview
  • 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
  • Domestic flights
  • 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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