Hanoi Ba Be Cao Bang Hiking Tour 6 Days includes such highlights as Ba Be lakes boat trip, Ba Be national park trekking, Cao Bang hiking, ethnic villages, homestay. Experience ethnic culture, discover the unseen northeast Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park (L,D).
8:00: You will be met up at your hotel in Hanoi , driver. Depart for Ba Be National park. Leaving hotel, we will travel northwards along national road 3. Stop in Thai Nguyen City after about 2 hours drive for visiting the Museum of Ethnology. The museum is a repository depicting the culture of ethnic groups living throughout the Vietnam. After visiting the museum, we leave Thai Nguyen and continue the road ride to Cho Moi townlet. Stop for lunch break and then continue the road ride to Na Phac junction. Visit a local Dzao village before arriving hotel around late afternoon. Dinner & overnight in a stilt house (homestay at Tay Village ).
Day 2: Ba Be National Park Trekking (B,L,D).
After breakfast on the terrace of the house, we start the day of trekking at 8h00. We firstly walk along the small river with beautiful view of rice field, then hike up on a mountain pass to Ban Dao, home of the Dao’s peoples. Visit a family then stop for picnic lunch prepared by the family where we stay in Babe. In the afternoon, we take a different way to get back to the village. Homestay in a local stilt house of Tay’s village.
Day 3: Boat trip on Ba Be lake. Travel to Cao Bang (B,L,D).
After breakfast, we will take a short walk to the boat pier and then enjoy the whole morning mainly on boat for exploring the pure nature of Ba Be lake and national park with some highlights including visiting to Dau Dang Waterfall and Puong Cave. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant on spot (simple). After lunch, continue our drive towards Cao Bang. It is possible to make some more stops en route to visit local hilltribe village before we reach Cao Bang town around late afternoon. Check-in hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant in town. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Day 4: Ta Lung Cao Bang Trekking (B,L,D).
After breakfast, we will drive for some kilometers towards the Chinese border. We will trek for about 15km from Ta Lung to La village going through local hilltribe villages and rice fields. Dinner and overnight in a local stilt house.
Day 5: Cao Bang Hiking to Khau Lung Pass (B,L,D).
In the morning we cross the valley on small paths up to Khau Lung pass, then descending to Bung village where people live mostly on agriculture. Lunch will be provided in a local village of the Tay ethnic. After lunch, we continue the trek through jungle, rice fields. We will arrive in Na Nieng village around late afternoon. The village is located in the middle of the valley surrounded by a mountain range.
Diner and overnight in a local stilt house.
Day 6: Cao Bang Trek. Travel Cao Bang to Hanoi (B,L).
After breakfast, we say good bye to our hosts then leave the village at at 8 am. We will trek up again to the point at ~500 m above the sea level. On the way down, we will visit another village before getting on our vehicle again at Dong Ke, Lang Son. Travel to That Khe for lunch then return to Hanoi.