Visit: VivuTravel, Suite 405, B13 Building, Hanoi Vietnam
DAY 1: HANOI - BA BE LAKE (L,D)
You will depart early in the morning for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). Along the way you will stop to visit a Tay minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets, mostly living off the cultivation of rice. You will continue to Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto and the legendary Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc Village, where you will spend the night in a homestay. At the homestay you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
Accommodation: Overnight at homestay in Ba Be
DAY 2: BA BE - BAN GIOC WATERFALL - CAO BANG (B, L)
After breakfast, you will set off to the province of Cao Bang, close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. There will be time enjoy the view and soak up sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” known for its wonderful limestone formations. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Accommodation: Sunny Cao Bang hotel / Deluxe
DAY 3: CAO BANG - HANOI (B)
After breakfast, we will bring you to Hanoi.. It is a journey of approximately 185 miles (390 kilometers) through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages. You will get the chance to stop at an ethnic village known for its rice production. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility.
There will be a stop for lunch before returning to your hotel in Hanoi.
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