Upon arrival in Hanoi, meet and transfer to the hotel.

Meal: Not include
Hotel: Overnight in Hanoi
Morning leave Hanoi for Lang Son border town, 170km to the Northeast of Hanoi to enjoy the spectacular landscape on the way, with a stop en route to visit But Thap Pagoda. Lunch is taken upon arrival in town. After checking into hotel, visit Tam Thanh Cave and Mac Citadel Wall, a historical site of the Mac Dynasty dating back to the 17th century, followed by a visit to Tien Pagoda. Take a leisurely walk around Dong Kinh Market in the afternoon to interact with local people.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Lang Son
Drive from Lang Son to Cao Bang (150km), stopping by Dong Dang for a short visit to the Vietnam-Sino Friendship border gate and continue to Dong Khe. Visit Na Sam and That Khe, strategic sites of Viet Minh Border Operations in 1950. Keep going on Route RC4, a well-known mountainous road of the French Indochina War, over stunning passes and valleys. On arrival in Cao Bang, check in to hotel and take lunch. In the afternoon drive more than 50km to Pac Bo Cave, where Ho Chi Minh stayed when he was plotting the revolution. Visit Tay and Nung tribal villages on the way. Return to Cao Bang late in the afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Cao Bang
Early morning drive up north to Ban Gioc Waterfall (90km), the most beautiful waterfall in northern Vietnam. Stop on the way for pictures and visit Tay and Nung villages, then take a picnic lunch at the Ban Gioc Waterfall. Afternoon enjoy the beautiful scenery of hills and mountains all around. Drive back to Cao Bang for the night. Take dinner in a local restaurant.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Cao Bang
Depart Cao Bang for Ba Be. Upon arrival, take a 5-hour boat cruise on the tranquil Ba Be Lake, which is the central part of national park. Picnic lunch is served on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Overnight in a Ba Be bungalow guesthouse
Morning hike around the Ba Be National Park to explore the forest then visit the waterfall. Early afternoon, depart for Hanoi (240km). Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to the hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Overnight hotel in Hanoi
Morning, drive to Hai Phong in time to take the morning hydrofoil to Cat Ba. Upon arrival in Cat Ba, take a motorbike to visit Trung Trang Cave and Cat Ba National Park, trek into this park and complete the day at Cat Co Beach.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Overnight hotel in Cat Ba
Full-day junk cruise to caves and Three-Peach Island, with a fresh seafood lunch served onboard. Disembark in Halong City.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Overnight hotel in Ha Long.
Depart for Hanoi with stop en route to visit the old-aged Phu Lang Pottery village where the villagers have been practicing this traditional business for generations. You can also find out interesting stories about their pottery products. On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to hotel for the night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Overnight hotel in Ha Noi.
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Not include

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Accommodation & breakfast

Transportation by a 4WD (day 2- day 6) and a normal vehicle (day 1 and from day 7 – day 10)

Escort English speaking guide

Entrance fees & permit

Meals as specified (meals only without drinks)

Boat cruise

Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus


Meals and drinks

Personal expenses

Camera fee

Insurance, etc

Others than those mentioned in itinerary

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 10
Maximum number of people: 40
Location: Vietnam