3 Days / 2 Nights
Duration

This tour will take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang to visit the spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall. You will be travelling through remote areas in Northern Vietnam, brushing along the Chinese border and staying with local families to learn about and experience the unique cultures and customs of rural Vietnam.

INCLUSION:

  • AC transportation
  • 02 nights at homestay. Meals [02 breakfast, 03 lunches and 02 dinners]
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • 01 bottle of water (500ml) is served every day during the time travelling by car

EXCLUSION:

  • VAT invoice, travel insurance
  • Additional fee if there is any change in ticket prices
  • Tips for driver and tour guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages for meals and other personal expenses.

ADDITIONAL FEES:

FRIDAY : $249/ PER PERSON

DAILY : $359/ PER PERSON

  • Single supplement: US $20

NOTICE:

  • No refunds are given in case of ‘force majeure’.
  • No refunds are given if the client leaves the program after it has begun for any reason whatsoever or miss any scheduled sightseeing or visit or no showing up. You have to bring along your Passport
  • You should bring any type of medicine for preventing insects and common diseases
  • Bring your private toothbrush, toothpaste and towel (if necessary)
  • Tour guide can rearrange the schedule, but all places stay the same
  • If under 6 tourists, driver can also be tour guide
  • If you are a vegetarian, you can bring your own food to suit your taste (if necessary)
  • Do not bring a too big suitcase with you
  • After the trip we wilL drop you off at Hanoi Opera House

CUSTOMERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Customers must be responsible for your illness and chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis …), congenital diseases, latent diseases, HIV AIDS, mental and neurological disorders, pregnant women … They are diseases that are not covered by the insurance. When necessary, you must write your own commitment about your health when participating in the tour.
  • The tour organizer is not responsible for the cases you do not report the illness, untruthful declaration as well as cases outside the coverage of travel in the tour.
  • Customers must preserve their property in all circumstances and at all locations during the trip. The tour organizer is not responsible for any lost money, identification, airline tickets, personal belongings and other property of the customer during the trip.

Day 1

HANOI ⏤ BA BE NATIONAL PARK (L/D)

Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel in Hanoi about 7:30 AM to transfer you to Bac Kan. We will start by driving in the direction of Ba Be National Park for about 4 hours. You will be welcomed by Mr Loc, a friendly host of Mr Linh’s Homestay and enjoy your lunch after checking in your room.

In the afternoon, start your boat trip around Ba Be Lake with our local guide. Ba Be Lake  was recently recognised by UNESCO as the third Ramsar site in Vietnam – an important wetland of the world. The lake bed is made up of limestone with millions of crags and crevasses that are ideal for a large variety of marine life – there are over a hundred species of freshwater fish in the lakes. The boat will take you to visit the missable spots on Ba Be Lake such as Widow island, Cam village, An Ma temple. After that, you take a short hike on the trail to the panorama viewpoint of the animal observation huts ranger station and to the harbour. Moreover, you will have a chance to kayak amidst the mystery sunset of the late afternoon before getting back to your homestay and enjoying your night with a BBQ dinner.

Highlights and activities: Ba Be Lake, Widow island, Cam village, An Ma temple, and hiking a 3-5km walk.

Day 2

BA BE NATIONAL PARK ⏤ BAN GIOC WATERFALL (B/L/D)

After breakfast at Mr Linh’s Homestay, you will depart for Quang Uyen. a district inhabited primarily by Nung ethnic minority communities. Due to their isolation and the remote nature of the district, their centuries old traditions and culture remain recognizably distinct from other minorities in Vietnam. This remoteness and traditional simplicity are what makes Quang Uyen so appealing, and you will stop at a local restaurant to enjoy your lunch.

In the early afternoon, continue to drive to venture deep underground into the magical Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. And,  your highlight of the tour is that we take you to one of the most incredible natural wonders in Northern Vietnam: Ban Gioc Waterfall. This breath-taking 300-metre wide waterfall sits right on the border between China and Vietnam, amidst a beautiful mountainous landscape. While you’re here you can spend your time relaxing in the glow of the natural beauty, take some amazing photos, and board a bamboo boat that will take you so close to the falls you’ll feel the water splashes on your face, practically sitting at the very edge of Vietnam, so close to China that you can actually touch it.

Rounding out the day, you will then travel to Quang Uyen where you will have dinner and stay overnight at Nung’s house.

Highlights and activities: Ban Gioc waterfall, Nguom Ngao cave, Frontier Vietnam – China, ethnic villages, and  a 3-5km walk.

Day 1

BAN GIOC WATERFALL ⏤ LANG SON ⏤ HANOI (B/L)

After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour by continue your trip into the pass to Dong Dang, stopping to visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe – an important historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. In fact, this was the very first battle of the Indochina Wars, and the fighting here took place through September and October 1950, ending in a resounding victory for the Viet Minh.

Transferring you to Lang Son for Lunch then we will start by driving in the direction of the Chinese border for about 3 hours, before stopping at Chi Lang Pass – a 20-km-long gorge created from a narrow valley between two mountains.

This place occupies an important position in Vietnamese history, being the place of many victories against various Chinese invasions over the centuries and millennia, as far back as 981AD. As such it bears the reputation of Vietnam’s strongest citadel and bastion. Here you will have roughly an hour to walk around and explore the area around the Quy Mon Quan Gate, which translates as “The Gate of Monsters”, named for the many invasion forces that would spill through the pass over the course of history only to be beaten back by stalwart Vietnamese defenders.

Highlights and activities: Chi Lang pass, Quy Mon Quan gate, Dong Khe battle site, ethnic villages, and a 3-5km walk

FRIDAY : $249/ PER PERSON

DAILY : $359/ PER PERSON

ACCOMMODATION:

Location Accommodation Type
Ba Be Tay’s Homestay Homestay
Cao Bang Nung’s Homestay Homestay

Cancellation policy for deposited Tours:
a. If you cancel your booking, your deposit will not be refunded
b. If you are a “no-show” on the morning of the trip, for whatever reason, you will lose your deposit

Cancellation policy for full charged Tours:
a. Up to 24 hours before the start of the activity: 50% refund
b. Less than 24 hours before the start of the activity or in the event of a no-show: no refund
c. Flight delayed, food poisoning, getting sick unable to attend tour. Under those circumstances, we agree to reschedule your start date with an additional charge of 50% of the total tour cost
d. The refund is done using the same payment method. In the event of credit cards which are charged monthly, the amount shall be credited at the end of the current invoicing period. The exact time of the refund depends on the user’s credit card agreement. The refund by bank transfer shall be done within seven bank working days.
Note: Refunds will ALWAYS be issued through Paypal

  • FOC for children from 1 to 4 go along with 2 adults (their parents must pay for all their other expenses and 1 to 3 year-old children do not have their own seats in the car). In case one person goes on the trip with one child from 1-3 years old, the child will be charged 50% as an adult’s price (the child will have meals and his/her own seat).
  • 5 to 9 year-old children will be charged 75% of the tour fee (they will have their own seats in our car and their own meals, but they have to shar the hotel room with their parents)
  • From 10-year-old children are considered as adults

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