Visit 2 beautiful hidden gems in North Vietnam: Ba Be Lake, National Park (top 100 largest fresh-water lakes in the world) and Ban Gioc Waterfall (the largest waterfall in Vietnam).
– Visit 2 beautiful hidden gems in North Vietnam: Ba Be Lake - The National Park (top 100 largest fresh-water lakes in the world) and Ban Gioc Waterfall (the largest waterfall in Vietnam).
– Enjoy delicious home-cooked local specialties.
– Watch Tay people’s music performance.
– Visit Nguom Ngao Cave – the mysteriously beautiful cave near the border with China.
Ba Be National Park is an abundant bio-reserve area containing the world’s only fresh-water karst lake and several rare species of fauna and flora. The bio-diverse 10,048 ha park – home to 1,268 species of flora and fauna, a series of caves and a gigantic fresh water lake – was established in 1992 by the Vietnamese Government to preserve forest ecosystems in the north-east.
Ba Be is home to over 3,000 people from the ethnic minorities of Tay, Nung, Dao and Mong, who live in 13 villages within the park. The Tay people have inhabited Ba Be area for centuries and make up 58 per cent of the population within the park’s boundaries.
Ban Gioc Waterfall – the largest one in Vietnam – is now an attractive beauty spot for national and international visitors. Travelling some 380 km from Hanoi, you will reach this splendid fall and surely be amazed at its tremendous size and unbeatable beauty.
Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Quy Xuan River is located in Cao Bang Province, near the Sino-Vietnamese border. The waterfall is thirty meters high. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard kilometers away from Trung Khanh. Water from the Quy Xuan River’s falling down on the stone creates columns of water droplets that can be seen even from a far distance. The temperature near the waterfall is remarkably cool, due to the water mist in the air. At the foot of the waterfall is a large river, as calm as glass, which is surrounded by many precious kinds of flowers. Ban Gioc Fall is famous for a famous type of fish named “tram huong”. In the early 1920s, French people started building cottages on the river banks. They would come here to relax, fish for “tram huong”, and hunt deer.
– Boat trip on Ba Be Lake.
– Homestay with local Tay ethnic minority people.
– Chance for photos at the largest waterfall in Vietnam.
– Enjoy an abundance of violet Tam Giac Mach flowers in October and November everywhere up the hills.
– Discover the unique culture of local ethnic people there.
– Experience different feelings of traveling in each zig-zag route of the Happiness Road.
07h00: Pick up at hotel (in the Old Quarter) or the Opera House. Departure from Hanoi to Ba Be National Park. We will take a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Bo Lu Village, where you will spend the night in a Home-stay. You will enjoy a dinner of home cooked local specialties.
12h00: Lunch in a local restaurant.
13h30: Arrive in Ba Be Lake.
14h00: You will enjoy beauty of Ba Be National Park with a boat ride along the Nang River, the caves of Puong Grotto, tiny Widow Island, Fairy "Peaceful" Pond and An Ma temple.
18h00: Walking (on path surround the Lake) to your home stay in Pac Ngoi village.
19h00: Dinner with local host with home cooked local specialties.Optional choice: Enjoy traditional Tay music performance (Fee is your own or you can share the show with other tourists).
Dinner and overnight in local homestay.
07h00: Departure for Cao Bang.
11h00: Relaxing while waiting for the guide to get the license at the immigration office (for travelling around border line) in Cao Bang Town then have lunch in Cao Bang there.
14h30: Visit to the Ban Gioc Waterfall, 1 of 4 largest waterfalls along a national border. That is the majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. You spend some time at leisure relaxing and taking souvenir photos in front of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall.
16h30: Visit to the Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger cave) – the wild and mystic cave still remain untouched unique formation.
19h00: Return to Cao Bang city and stay in hotel.
Dinner and overnight in local hotel.
08h00: Check-out and breakfast in the hotel.
09h00: Depart back to Hanoi. It is a journey of approximately 185 miles (310 kilometers) through vertiginous rice paddies and remote villages. You will get the chance to stop at an ethnic village known for its rice production.
12h00: Lunch in restaurant of Bac Kan town.
17h00-18h00: We arrive back to Hanoi. Say goodbye and hope to see you again.
-Camera + Film.
-It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.
-A wide brimmed hat.
-From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
-From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather..
-We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
-Home-stay: have clean and comfortable mattresses with Wi-Fi, hot shower and mosquito nets provided.
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