Specially designed for travelers who are seeking unique experiences in a hidden rural paradise, the trip is truly a perfect harmony of discovery and retreat.
Depart from Hanoi and head northward to the romantic Ba Be Lake, a hidden gem in the heart of Ba Be National Park. This is where you get to have some conversations with the Tay ethnic minority and discover their traditional days in the life as well as the wild nature of the Park.
After that, get ready to be hypnotized by the incredible Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang and warmly welcomed by the indigenous Nung people settling down at this site. Some say: “To travel is not only to see the land but also to feel it”. This turns out to be so true with this excursion. Join us on this trip and you will never be disappointed!
Day one starts when you hop on a 5-hour drive journey to Ba Be National Park. Once you reach Ba Be Lake, get on a 3-hour boat ride along the Nang River winding through the wild and rugged land to Puong Cave filled with magical stalactites and stalagmites.
After that, spend 1-hour walking along Cam Village for a good insight of the local Tay people and learn more about their long-founded rice cultivation before continuing to the lake and end up at Widow Island in the middle of the lake where you can have a swim in the jade-like water. Return to your homestay in Pac Ngoi Village, home of the Tay people right next to the lake at the end of the day.
After breakfast, enjoy the freshest moment here before paying a visit to Hua Ma, a dry cave with a chain of thousands of stalactites. Enjoy a 1-hour hike up to the mountain peak and deep underground for an amazing exploration.
Later on, head to Cho Ra Town for an exotic lunch before a 3-hour drive to Quang Uyen, the frontier district which is inhabited mostly by the Nung ethnic communities. The people here still retain their century-old cultural traditions and are recognisably distinct from others by their costume. Reach your homestay in an incense-making village early in the afternoon. Make this a great opportunity to wander around and discover the truest village life.
If time permits, spend 30 minutes to 1 hour climbing up the top of the mountain for an absolute panoramic view.
Take a morning exercise after a long sleep to enjoy the freshest air before kicking your day started with an available local breakfast arranged just for you.
Get back to the road again to the exotic Ban Gioc Waterfall, the fourth biggest border waterfall across the globe cutting through Vietnam and China.
On the way, take a short walk around Phuoc Sen village and sneak through the Nung tribal village where they knives are made as a type of traditional handicraft.
Enjoy a fun boat ride to get closer to the waterfall and China. Picnic lunch at the waterfall is what you would do next. After that, pay a visit to Nguom Ngao Cave, formerly known as Tiger Cave, before heading to Cao Bang City. An insight of Cao Bang local wet market will end your day.
Say goodbye to Cao Bang and return to Hanoi. Day four gives you a chance to stop in Lang Son to visit Mother’s Temple; the historical Dong Khe, an infamous battlefield during the First Indochina War and the Demon’s Gate Mountain.
This rate is quoted in USD, base on double / twin occupancy. Valid from 01 Jan 2020 - 30 December 2020. If you have any special request, please contact us to customize your trip.
|1||Ba Be Lake||Mr Hoi's Homestay|
|2||Quang Uyen, Cao Bang||Long's Homestay|
|3||Cao Bang City||Thanh Loan Hotel|