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North East Loop 5 Days

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Tour Information

Price: $365.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Lang Son - Hanoi.
Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights.
Depart from: Hanoi - Return to: Hanoi.

Description

Highlights: Cascading Waterfalls, Remote minority villages, National parks.
 
Summary: The Northeast Vietnam is connected with the French-war period. Driving through provinces near China border, you will have the chance to see the most beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall, the big natural Ba Be lake, the old battlefield along Highway No 4 and so forth, different types of hill tribe people.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be (D)

Depart for Thai Nguyen where the finest green tea in Vietnam is grown, visit the Museum of Ethnology. On to Ba Be National Park, boat trip to Pac Ngoi village, Tay minority. There you will stay in one of the traditional wooden houses in the Tay Hamlets of spectacular Ba Be National Park. Dinner and home stay.

Day 2: Ba Be - Cao Bang (B)

Ba Be Lake is home to hundreds of species of wild animals, many registered in Vietnam’s Red Book of Rare and Valuable Animals and Plants. You may even see a Tibetan bear or a “snub-nose” primate. In the morning, take an unusual boat ride on three big, deep, startlingly green lakes that lie nestled in limestone mountains formed over 200 million years ago, Puong Cave - where thousands of bats, visit fairy ponds. Jeep picks you up then drives to Cao Bang. Stay overnight in Cao Bang.

Day 3: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang

Jeep ride to Ban Gioc, wonderful waterfall in Vietnam is the border river. Cross the stream and you are in China. Stay overnight in Cao Bang.

Day 4: Cao Bang - Lang Son

Drive along the highway No 4 along the border with China. Highway No 4 famed with a lot of battles during French war with historic area such as Dong Khe, That Khe. Visit an enchanting complex of little shrines from the 18th century, hidden away in caves. See how the Vietnamese people practise Buddhism in the traditional way.

Day 5: Lang Son - Hanoi

Road trip back to Hanoi. End of the tour.

Tour Prices

Class

2 Pax

3 - 7 Pax

8 - 11 Pax

12 - 15 Pax

16 Pax Up

Single Supplemental

Cost/pax

$498

$459

$425

$395

$365

$100

Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • Homestay in Ba Be in local house
  • Transportation in vehicle with driver as under specified:
    • 1 - 3 people: New model 4 WD Japanese car in superior class tour, Medium model 4 WD Japanese car in first class tour
    or No air- conditioned Russian jeep 4WD in standard class tour
    • 4 - 8 people: Ford Transit (16-seater).
  • Meal as mentioned (1 Dinner + 1 Breakfast)
  • Boat trip on Ba be Lake
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights

Trip excludes:

  • International flights
  • International departure tax
  • Visas and visa fees
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Others meal & drink
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All other services not on the written form