+ Explore the culture, history and the colorful Old Quarters in the city of trees
+ Taking a boat trip to explore the Ba Be Lake and immersing into the peaceful space of the largest freshwater lake created in the limestone area of Vietnam
+ Admiring the spectacular beauty of Ban Gioc – the world’s fourth largest waterfalls
+ Set sail on Ha Long Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site where thousands of green mountains rising from the sea
+ Accommodation: Twin or Double Sharing Room with breakfast in Ha Noi, Cao Bang, Ha Long and home stay in Ba Be.
+ Sharing boat trip in Ha Long (private cabin in twin or double sharing room)
+ Private boat trip in Ba Ba lake
+ Private transportation as mentioned in program
+ Entrance fees
+ Meal on tour as mention (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D = dinner)
+ English speaking guide
+ Mineral water (02 bottles/ adult/ day)
+ 01 mineral water bottle/ person/ meal on cruise
+ Air ticket (domestic air international ticket)
+ Visa to Vietnam (if any)
+ Drinks & personal expenses.
+ Travel Insurance
+ Tip for guide and driver (suggested: 3-5USD/ person/ day)
+ All the things are not mentioned in the program.
DAY 01 = HA NOI ARRIVAL + CITY TOUR (D)
Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel. Take a city tour visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), an important place of pilgrimage for Vietnamese, Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts, built in the style of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities, surrounded by verdant and peaceful gardens, One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th century, of wood on a single stone pillar resembling a lotus blossom, symbol of purity, rising out of a sea of sorrow. Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam founded in 1070 boasting 82 stone stele with the names, places of birth and achievements of men who received doctorates in each triennial examination from 1442. Overnight in Ha Noi.
*Note: Ho Chi Minh house is closed on Monday afternoon.
DAY 02 = HA NOI + BAC KAN + BA BE LAKE (B/L/D)
08:00 Transfer to Bac Kan for visiting Ba Be lake (250km from Ha Noi). Arrive in Ba Be. Boat trip to visit Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave and trek to Dau Dang waterfall. Overnigh at homestay in Pac Ngoi Village of Tay people.
DAY 03 = BA BE LAKE + BAN GIOC WATERFALL + CAO BANG (B/L/D)
Breakfast at local house. Depart for Cao Bang. Visit Ban Gioc Waterfall – a beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups.
On the way back to the central of Cao Bang city, trek to explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its unique beauty. Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang.
DAY 4 = CAO BANG + HA LONG (B/L/D)
10:00 Transfer to Ha Long.
17:00 Arrive in Ha Long. Overnight in Ha Long.
DAY 5 = HA LONG BAY (B/L/D)
Morning: Free for relax
11:30 Transfer to port, take a boat trip to visit Ha Long Bay – a world heritage site. Great photo opportunities of shaped islands like Dog island, Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock island and so on. Visiting Sung Sot cave or Thien Canh Son cave. Enjoy sunset. After dinner, relax, drinking or fishing at your pleasure before spending a night on board. Overnight on cruise.
DAY 6 = HA LONG + HA NOI (B/ BRUNCH OR LUNCH/ D)
Enjoy morning with cake, tea or coffee. More cruising toward ilets of Man’s head, Tortoise and visit Hidden cave by a small bamboo row-boat. Cruising through Bai Tu Long bay and heading back to Ha Long pier. Check out. Have buffet brunch or lunch.
Return to the wharf at noon. Pick up then transfer back to Ha Noi. Arrive in Ha Noi, Take a short city tour, visit to the historic Old Quarter of Hanoi with 36 streets named after the goods once sold there. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, an oasis of calm right in the heart of the city. Overnight at hotel in Ha Noi.
DAY 7 = HA NOI DEPARTURE (B)
Free for leisure until transfer to airport for flight back home. End of trip.