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8 DAY(S) ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

Hanoi - Babe Lakes - Ban Gioc waterfall - Halong bay - Cat Ba island - Hanoi

Explore the Northeastern region of Vietnam where the routines and traditions of the hill tribes are well maintained and marvelous sights are remained

Highlights

  • Visit Hanoi Ethnology Museum to catch a glimpse of 54 Vietnamese ethnical groups 
  • Relish the picturesque scenery and greenery of the Park surrounding Ba Be Lake
  • Breathe in the majestic charm of Ban Gioc Waterfall, the largest falls in Vietnam
  • Explore caves and grottoes, go swimming, kayaking and sunbathing at Halong Bay and Cat Ba island
     

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Hanoi and have an overview of the capital’s charms with cyclo tour and Water puppet show. 
  • Day 2 - Day 3
    Enjoy picturesque scenery and greenery surrounding Ba Be Lake and visit the friendly Tay ethnic people in Pac Ngoi hamlet
  • Day 4 - Day 5
    Relish strong waterpower of Ban Gioc waterfall and visit the huge impressive 3-km-long Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Day 6 - Day 8
    Relax and sunbath, or swim at Halong Bay and Cat ba island.
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Inclusion

  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Land transportation by air-con vehicles
  • Accommodation based on Twin-shared room with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks)
  • Boat trips and admissions as mentioned in the program
  • Drinking water during the touring day (2 bottles/person/day)
     

Exclusion

  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, Drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional Tours        
     

Welcome to Vietnam!
The tourguide of THREELAND TRAVEL will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi to check-in hotel. Let’s have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake), and at Quan Thanh Taoist Temple. Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Please note: Standard check-in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to availability of the hotel.

Morning depart from Hanoi to Babe Lakes via Thai Nguyen. Take a stop at Hanoi Ethnology Museum, where we can hear introduction and enjoy a rich collection of the cultural features of 54 ethnical groups living in Vietnam. The visit will be very helpful to us before exploring the real life of these groups in our coming trip. Lunch en route. Arrive Babe Lakes late afternoon. Overnight in Babe town.

It’s 3km from Babe town to the Lakes, which is the most splendid part of The “Babe National Park”. Taking a motorboat from the wharf and flow on the three lakes, along Nang River for 4 - 5 hours, we can drop by Widow Islet, enjoy picturesque scenery and greenery of the Park surrounding the lake, see people fishing for shrimps in their dug-out boats; we can also climb up the large Puong Cave with odd-shaped stalactites and stalagmites, home of thousands bats hanging on limestone walls, visit Dau Dang Waterfall, walk over a cliff to see an earing-shaped pond called Fairy Pond, and finally arrive by boat to Cho Ra, 18km from Babe. Our car will pick-up us at Cho Ra and circle the Lakes by landway with stop to visit the friendly Tay ethnic people in Pac Ngoi hamlet. Late afternoon depart to Cao Bang (3-hour driving). Overnight in Cao Bang.

The most remarkable highlight of Cao Bang province, Ban Gioc Waterfall, the largest Falls in Vietnam, takes 2-hour driving from Cao Bang. We can contemplate on this way very sight-worthy forests, mountain villages, markets of different ethnic groups, and local specialties sold along the road. Upon arrival at Ban Gioc, we can enjoy not only the great waterfall but strong waterpower of Quy Son river, and also see the natural border between Vietnam and China in short distance, or take a bamboo raft to relax on the river. From Ban Gioc, turn back to Cao Bang direction with to visit Nguom Ngao Cave, a huge impressive cave running about 3km long. Return to Cao Bang in the afternoon. Overnight in Cao Bang.

From Cao Bang, drive some 9 hours via Lang Son to reach Halong city, the station to take your trip to another National Park in Cat Ba Island. The road from Cao Bang to Lang Son passes by a lot of War memorials and traces of the 1st Indochinese War, ended with the French leave from Indochina in 1954. Lunch in Lang Son at Ha Nga restaurant near the new Dong King bridge with famous dishes of duck, a specialty of Lang Son. Stop at Lang Son to visit exciting Dong Kinh “bordergate market” before arrival at Halong city. Check-in hotel and overnight in Halong.

After an early breakfast, we will be transferred to Halong Wharf to take our private boat to visit the Bay of Halong, relaxing on the sundeck and enjoying the great scenery with thousands of rocky islands of Halong. We can choose to stop for visiting grottoes, go swimming, kayaking or just enjoy sunbath. Lunch will be prepared by the crew with fresh seafood caught from Halong: crab, shrimp, fish and squid.
Afternoon, back to Tuan Chau harbour for your onward ferry to Cat Ba Island. Check-in hotel in Cat Ba. Overnight in Cat Ba.

After breakfast, trek thru the Park of Cat ba and attend a wonderful Rock Climbing group at the green Butterfly Valley, instructed by licenced guides of a professional rock climbing Team in Catba.
Enjoy yourselves on Cat Ba beaches and at leisure until our tourguide comes and picks up you to take an Express Boat to Hai Phong seaport. Our car is waiting for us in Hai Phong to head to Hanoi (about 2h30 driving). 
End of services at your accommodation in Hanoi.

At your leisure until your guide comes to meet and transfer you to the airport to take the departure flight. End of services!
Please note: Standard check-out time is 12:00. 

# Destination Standard Superior/First Class Deluxe
1 Ba Be - Ba Be Homestay
2 Cao Bang - Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort
- Saigon Ban Gioc Resort
3 Cat Ba - Sea Pearl Hotel
- Cat Ba Beach Resort
- Catba Sunrise Resort
4 Halong Cruise - Oriental Sails Cruise
- Gray Line Halong Cruise
- Paradise Cruises
5 Hanoi - Supper hotel
- Sunway Hotel
- Melia Hotel

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