The adventure through the country’s Northeast gives travelers an unparalleled opportunity to discover a hidden corner of Vietnam. Mixing drive through spectacular sceneries with visits to markets of mountain tribes, villages and historic sites, you will enjoy and experience the region’s unique culture.
Start from Hanoi, visit Lang Son then Cao Bang, discover one of the most beautiful waterfall in Indochina – Thac Ban Gioc and visit the Pac Bo cave where Ho Chi Minh formed Viet Minh in 1940s. Travel Vietnam design this trip for those who loves nature, culture and discovery off the beaten track…
Day 1: Hanoi – Lang Son – Cao Bang
This morning you leave the capital city of Hanoi for a three-hour drive to Lang Son City on the National Highway 1A. On arrival to this border city you will visit the local market. Continue along spectacular mountain roads to Cao Bang, a drive filled with spectacular views of lush valleys, village hamlets and distant mountains. Upon reaching Cao Bang, a small town on the Chinese border, there is time to take a short stroll to see the colorful mountain tribes living in this area.
Day 2: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall
Spend today exploring the unspoiled nature that surrounds Cao Bang as you drive along the Chinese border to Ban Gioc Waterfall. Set amid stunning scenery, overlooking the border, Ban Gioc is one of the country’s largest waterfalls and you’ll have time to relax or take a swim in its emerald waters. Return to Cao Bang late afternoon for a chance to explore more of this quaint town.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Pac Po Cave – Ba Be Lake
Early this morning depart for a drive north toward the Chinese border to see the historical site of the cave where President Ho Chi Minh live and work when he returned to Vietnam in early of 1940s. Along the way we stop and visit the exotic local markets to mingle with the hill tribes as they barter their wares. You’ll return to Cao Bang midday and after lunch and drive to Ba Be National Park in the afternoon. On arrival, youwill meet up and become acquaint with the family of Tay tribe and tonight, stay at their traditional long house of the Tay village.
Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Dau Dang Waterfall
After breakfast, take a 3 boat trip with spectacular view of Ba Be lake and surrounding mountains and. Take a short trek to the Dau Dang Waterfall before visiting some villages of the Tay and Zao minority people, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way.
Have dinner and stay overnight in the village of Tay tribe.
Day 5: Ba Be – Bac Can – Hanoi
After breakfast, visit Cho Ra market. Then head back to Hanoi, stopping for sightseeing and taking photographs and having lunch enroute. Arrive back in Hanoi late in the afternoon.