Adventure in Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake - Halong Bay 5 days 4 nights

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Northern Vietnam contains some of the most spectacular nature anywhere in Southeast Asia, and indeed the world as a whole. From roaring Ban Gioc Waterfall to serene Ba Be Lake and stunning Ha Long Bay, this part of Vietnam has it all, and on our 5 day tour of the region you will get to see all these sights and more.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi - Lang Son - Quang Uyen (L/D)

Stop At: Chi Lăng Market Chợ Tỉnh, Nguyễn Thái Học, Chi Lăng, Thành phố Lạng Sơn, Lạng Sơn, Vietnam
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, transferring you to Lang Son. 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...
Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi - Lang Son - Quang Uyen (L/D)

Stop At: Chi Lăng Market Chợ Tỉnh, Nguyễn Thái Học, Chi Lăng, Thành phố Lạng Sơn, Lạng Sơn, Vietnam
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, transferring you to Lang Son. 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.
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Dong Dang High School, Khu Vườn Sái, Huyện Cao Lộc, Hải Yến, Cao Lộc, Lạng Sơn, Vietnam
After lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang, you will continue your trip into the pass, 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.
Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Quang Uyen district post, Trục, TT. Quảng Uyên, Quảng Uyên, Cao Bằng, Vietnam
In the evening you will get to enjoy dinner and overnight rest in a local homestay owned and operated by a local Nung family.
Duration: 2 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay

Day 2: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall (B/L/D)

Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies right on the border with China. Here you will have another chance to meet and interact with the local Nung people living in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmithing. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.

Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breath-taking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, split half and half between Vietnam and China. You’ll get some time here to simply take in the amazing atmosphere surrounding the falls, which presents an excellent opportunity for some fantastic photography.
Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Nguom Ngao Cave, Gun Village, Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang 270000 Vietnam
Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to 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.
Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Bo Lu Village Ba Be district, Nam Mau 270000 Vietnam
You will then return to Cao Bang town and head down the “snake pass” to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a homestay constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local Tay family. Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.
Duration: 3 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B/L)

Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Bo Lu Village Ba Be district, Nam Mau 270000 Vietnam
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife.

The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.

Now that you’ve reached the end of your tour, you’ll be driven the roughly 230 kilometres back to Hanoi, with a stop at a tea plantation nestled among rolling hills. We arrive in Hanoi around 05:00 – 05:30 pm.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam
On the fourth day we depart for Ha Long Bay at around 8:00-8:30 for a 3.5 hour drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, where we’ll check in at Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall, the OS Lounge. Here we can relax until embarkation around 12:30-13:00 followed by a quick briefing. We’ll spend our first few hours on-board enjoying the views of the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and savouring a delectable lunch, until at 15:30-16:30 you are free to choose between two activities:

Option 1: Fishing village visit

For those that are interested in learning about local life in the bay. Take a bamboo rowing boat trip lasting roughly 45 minutes, around Vung Vieng fishing village, one of the largest of its kind in Ha Long Bay. The village is set inside a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, which makes it a great place for photos in addition to the cultural experience.

Option 2: Beach and kayaking

For the more active travellers and beach-bums, you can be taken in a small boat to Ban Chan beach, where you can sunbathe, swim, play volleyball or try your hands at some kayaking in the magnificent setting of the bay.

You’ll arrive back at the cruise around 16:30, with enough time to get cleaned up and relax before the sun starts to set. At 17:30 you can enjoy happy hour at the bar on the sun deck, enjoying the sunset with a drink in hand, and also take part in a cooking class with the resident Chef.

At 19:00 dinner will be served, and the rest of the evening can be spent socializing with other guests, night squid fishing or just lazing around. There will also be singing and dancing activities until 22:00.

Overnight on-board with the ship anchored in the Cong Do Area of the bay.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Cabin on a junk

Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

Stop At: Thien Canh Son Cave, Halong Bay Vietnam
Early risers can enjoy a 30 minute Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck at 06:30 before enjoying the view of the surrounding seascape with your breakfast as you cruise towards Thien Canh Son Cave. You’ll arrive at the cave at 9am and spend about half an hour exploring this medium sized and less visited cave situated in Bai Tu Long Bay.

After your cave visit its time to check out of your room at the boat and return to port, docking at noon after having early lunch on-board. Our driver will be waiting for you at the pier and will transfer you back to Hanoi for an arrival at your hotel around 16:30. At this point it’s time to say goodbye to your guide, driver and group, hopefully with life-long memories gained and friendships made.
Duration: 4 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • 5x Lunch
  • Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) & Dinners as mentioned (L/D)
  • Entry/Admission - Chi Lăng Market Chợ Tỉnh
  • Luxury accommodation with A/C on cruise.
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Be National Park
  • Accommodation at hotels/ homestays as mentioned.
  • 4x Breakfast
  • A/C transfer.
  • English speaking guide as per program.
  • Entry/Admission - Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • 3x Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Quang Uyen district post
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Dang High School
  • Entry/Admission - Thien Canh Son Cave
  • No extra charge after confirmation.
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Ban Gioc Falls
Not Included
  • International flight and taxes.
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenirs, etc
  • Beverage
Departure Point
Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
07:00 - 08:00 am
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothing 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 a sun hat.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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