Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be (-/L/D): Car
8.00 a.m: Depart from Hanoi and transfer to Ba Be National Park. This drive of 270 km, which will take approximately seven hours, takes us through the flatlands of the Red River Delta and up into the mountain areas north of Hanoi.
12h00: Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
1.00 p.m: Arrive Ba Be Lake.
2.00 p.m: Take a boat go along Nang River to visit Puong Cave, not as big or magnificent as Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh or Nguom Ngao Cave in Cao Bang, Puong Cave – its 30m wide with a depth of 300m. And then keep visit Dau Dang waterfall, Window Islet.
4.30 p.m: Then trek to Pac Ngoi village and explore the daily life of Tay. Visitors coming to Pac Ngoi are not only entitled to witness with their naked eyes the most wonderful scenery of Northern Vietnam: a plethora of austere yet interesting stilt houses blending themselves with the glimmering mist and the shinning Ba Be Lakes, but also to stay in the rhythm of the Tay culture.
6.00 p.m: Check in homestay, enjoy dinner with special food and feeling the secret of nature.
Overnight at Pac Ngoi village.
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc (B/L/D): Car
8.00 a.m: After breakfast, depart for Cao Bang (110km). Arrive in Cao Bang, visit Phuoc Sen village of Nung people
12.30: Have lunch at Quang Yen.
13.30: Keep transfer to Ban Gioc Waterfall (85km).
15.30: Arrive in Ban Gioc waterfall, taking photos and enjoying the most beautiful waterfall of Vietnam. From here, you can rent bamboo boat to go around river.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B/L/-): Car
8.00 a.m: After breakfast, leave Cao Bang and transfer back to Hanoi (310km) in the morning. On the way back, stop for visiting the village where tobacco is produced.
11.00 a.m: Visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups in Thai Nguyen. The Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups is in the center of Thái Nguyên City, about 80 km north of Hà Nội on National Highway 3. The Museum was built in 1960. At first it was named Việt Bắc Museum, with its functions and tasks of scientific research and educating the traditions of culture and revolutionary struggle history of ethnic groups in Việt Bắc.
2.00 p.m: Have lunch in Thai Nguyen and keep moving back to Hanoi.
5.30 p.m: Arrive Hanoi and drop off you at the hotel. Tour finish.