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Essence Of Ba Be Lake & Cao Bang Geopark

Want to see the hidden beauty of Vietnam off the beaten track and out of tourist traps? Easy. Jump on this trip and you'll get to admire the poetic sunset and sunrise of Ba Be lake, explore the naturally picturesque landscape of Phia Oac national park found by French around 20th century, ruggedly conquer Phia Den peak which is 2000m above sea level by motobike on twisty mountainous paths or indulge yourself into the gigantic view of Ban Gioc waterfall – the fourth biggest border waterfall in the world between Vietnam and China. The key value is that all the destinations are little touristy tracks and still keep their own pure natural presence.

Tour code : GED04

Travel style : Guided Experience & Discovery

Duration : 05 Days - 04 Nights

Route : Hanoi – Ba Be – Phia Oac – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Uyen – Hanoi

Itinerary

Leave Hanoi for Ba Be lake at 8 AM on a 5-hour drive. Stop in Thai Nguyen city to visit Museum of Ethnic Minorities in Viet Nam. Arrive Ba Be national park early in the afternoon. Take time to see Hua Ma cave, regarded as most beautiful cave in Northeast Vietnam, to admire amazing beauty of limestone stalactites and stalagmites before going to your homestay in Pac Ngoi village. Spend rest of the day kayaking and swimming in fresh cooling water of Ba Be lake.

Take a morning exercise after a long sleep to enjoy the fresh air and enjoy your served local breakfast before a 3-hour boating around the lake. During boat trip, have short walk along 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 limestone stalactites and stalagmites to mysterious bats. Continue to Buoc Lom wharf where you say goodbye to Ba Be and head for Phia Oac national park of Cao Bang province. After a 3-hour drive, arrive Phia Oac and wander around to discover the beauty of mountain and forest here at sunset.

Spend the morning with a motobike trip off the beaten track to Phia Den peak which is 2000m above sea level. If sunny, you are likely to get the incredible panoramic view. Downward for lunch before leaving for Cao Bang city on a 3-hour drive. The rest of the day will be spent discovering Cao Bang fresh market.

After breakfast, hit the road again to exhilarating 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 an incense making village belonging to Nung people with your homestay. If you are hungry for more amazing landscape, 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.

Wake up for an early photo hunt before you say goodbye to this unforgettable wonderland and return Hanoi on a 6-hour drive, crossing 6 twisting mountainous passes.

QUOTATION: This rate is quoted in USD, based on Double/Twin occupancy in homestay or 3* hotel. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 01 November 2018 - 30 November 2019.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION LIST 

Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.

 

Day

Destination

Accommodation

Star

1

Pu Luong

Homestay

 

2

Mai Chau

Homestay

 

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

•    Private door-to-door pick-up-off services.
•    All private transfer and transportation.
•    English speaking guide as per program.
•    Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) & Dinners as mentioned (L/D).
•    All sightseeing tickets and travel permits.
•    Accommodation at hotels/ homestays/ junk boat as mentioned.
•    No extra charge after confirmation.


PRICE EXCLUDES:

•   Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
•   Travel insurance
•   International flight and taxes.
•   Beverage
•   Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc…


WHAT TO PREPARE:
•   Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
•   It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...

 

 

 

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