Hanoi - Ba Be - Cao Bang - Lang Son - Ha Long - Tam Coc 14 days 13 nights

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Day 1:Arrive in Hanoi– Free time

Welcome to Hanoi airport and transfer to the hotel which is situated in the Old Quarter. Then free time for relaxation or for your personal discovery in the Old Quarter of 36 streets. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2:Hanoi(B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Hanoi city: the Hoan Kiem Lake, and the presidential area around Ba Dinh Square, the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, the One Pillar Pagoda, near the West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, the wonderful Temple of Literature, dedicated to Confucius.
After lunch, visit the Ethnographic Museum, a little eccentric, who will present the customs, clothing, and even the traditional houses scattered throughout the park, many Vietnamese ethnic groups. Back downtown for a walk in the neighborhood of 36 Corporations, over shopping streets, lively, where you will find traditional handicrafts (silk, lacquered wood, embroidery ...). Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Ha Noi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be National Park ( B )

07:30 - Depart early from Hanoi for a long drive through the Red River Delta north along Hwy 3 to Thai Nguyen. Of interest here is the Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam's Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you'll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a Tay village for dinner and home stay in a local house.

Day 4: Ba Be - Cao Bang ( B, L )

Ba Be Lake, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Viet Nam's only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is well known for over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts before exploring the lake with lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains. Reach the end of the lake and trek to Dau Dang Waterfall before heading north through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 5: Cao Bang - Ta Lung – La village Trekking (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ta Lung, a small border town between China and Vietnam, after the national road number 2 and also the starting point of our trek.
After the short visit and lunch at Ta Lung, our trek begins at the village of La village. We first cross the river Bang Giang, then we cross cross beautiful landscapes and rice fields before reaching the village Ban La.
Dinner and overnight at homestay.

Day 6: La village – Sao village (B, L,D)

After breakfast at homestay. Starts our trek for about 5 hours to the village of Sao village. We cross the valleys with rice fields and plains, ethnic minority villages, mountains and forests. Dinner and overnight at the homestay in Sao village.

Day 7: Sao Village - Dong Khe and Pak Huan (B , L, D)

After breakfast homestay, our trek continues through a challenging trail with some steep climbs and slippery before arriving at the bowl and Dong Khe town where there was very fierce fighting between French soldiers and the Viet Minh during the Border Campaign in 1950-1952 .
After lunch at Dong Khe, our tour continues to the isolated village of Dao in the name of Pak Huan higher in a less difficult path region.
Dinner and overnight at homestay.

Day 9: Pak Huan Coc Xa and Na village (B , L, D)

After breakfast homestay , our trek continues with an easy but impressive trail descends through a primary forest and along the bed of a stream to the bowl Coc Xa - the ancient battle where there was thousands of French soldiers were trapped by the Viet Minh fighters in October 1950. After Coc Xa , we follow the course of a river to the village of Na village.
Dinner and overnight at the homestay.

Day 10: Na village - That Khe and Lang Son (B , L)

After breakfast homestay, our tour continues with an easy path through the limestone of Upper
Tonkin to the City That Khe where we say goodbye to our porters and resume our vehicle along the old RC 4 ( colonial road No. 4) to the town of Lang Son . We discover the border gate between Vietnam and China, and the market for Chinese products .
Overnight at hotel in Lang Son.

Day 11: Lang Son - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)

After breakfast at the hotel en route to the South by the National No. 1 to reach the plain of the Red River , then east in the National No. 18 to join the Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival, embark on your wooden junk built on the model of traditional junks for a romantic cruise through the limestone peaks and caves of the legendary Ha Long Bay - the world's most famous bay, twice ranked by UNESCO as World Heritage.
Lunch, dinner seafood and overnight on board .

Day 12: Halong Bay - Tam Coc (B , L, D)

Breakfast on the junk. The cruise continues in the morning , other peaks, other hills , boats baskets, floating villages . The landscape of Ha Long Bay is still enchanting . Disembark and drive to Tam Coc - Halong Bay from land , through rice paddies , vegetable crops, banana fields . Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Tam Coc - Bich Dong - Hanoi (B , L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. The site of Tam Coc ( three caves ) offers a dream landscape lines and contrasting colors , in the silence of nature, disturbed only by the sound of the oars and the cries of birds. Then bike ride on the dikes , to Bich Dong Pagoda .
Lunch at the restaurant and back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel

Day 14: Hanoi - Free time - Departure (B , L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the old quarters of Hanoi for shopping until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your return flight

End of our services!
The price includes:

- Accommodation is provided in the summary table or similar depending on availability at time of booking.
- Meals mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- The services of local guides.
- Holders for days trekking
- Transfers and transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
- Boats in Ba Be and the junk in Halong Bay
- Tours and entrance fees mentioned in the program
The price not include:

- Visa fees to Vietnam
- The return flights or the airport tax
- Meals not mentioned in the program
- Tips
- Drinks, telephone, personal expenses and all that is not clearly mentioned in "The price includes".
- Cancellation insurance, medical, repatriation, baggage ... to subscribe in your country
- The program can be changed due to local climatic conditions or other unexpected reason
- Prices may be changed when changing the program.
- Museums in Vietnam are closed every Monday.
- The program does not include early check-in or late check-out for hotels. In Vietnam, the rooms are normally made ​​available from 14:00 and must be vacated by 12:00. For an update available early or late release, it will be necessary to apply an additional charge.



CaoBangTravel.com Asia Pacific Travel Team

CaoBangTravel.com Asia Pacific Travel Team

CaoBangTravel.com is a Hanoi, Vietnam based tour operator for those with a yearning for discovery, adventure, and fun. We specialize in small group cultural travel and wilderness adventures in north Vietnam and especially in HaGiang province area. Our standard or tailored programs will allow you to meet the local people of these exotic lands. With an excellent staff and our personal service, you will have lots of fun on a quality holiday that you will never forget. We have served thousands of tourists from all over the world to visit Vietnam and neighboring countries for more than 10 years .Most of them are individual - small group tourists.Somes are student groups from German, Uk and France ...on cross cultural trips to hill tribe villages in HaGiang. We look forward to welcoming you to Vietnam !

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