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HIGHLIGHTS OF BA BE LAKE AND BAN GIOC WATERFALL 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

This tour takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the peaceful beauty of nature. Not only will you explore the diverse and dramatic scenery of Ba Be National Park but you will also take a trip to the stunning Ban Gioc Waterfalls which sit on the border of Vietnam and China. As well as some incredible scenery you will also have the chance to meet the local Tay community who live and farm on the banks of Ba Be Lake.
This exclusive tour takes visitors from the venerable city of Hanoi, complete with stately French colonial buildings and a bustling old Vietnamese quarter, to the natural wonderland that is Ba Bể Lake and the Ban Gioc waterfalls, the world’s 4th largest border waterfall after Niagara, Iguacu and  Victoria.
You will also be able interact with the ethnic Tay minority in small villages and explore the Nang River by boat.
Tour code: PRT 25E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Ba Be lake, Ban Gioc waterfall, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Ha Noi - Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall
Day 3: Cao Bang - Ha Noi
Day 1
Ha Noi - Ba Be Lake (L, D)
Highlights of Ba Be lake and Ban Gioc waterfall, swimming in Ba Be
You will depart early in the morning for the journey to Ba Be National Park, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). Along the way, you will stop to visit a Tay ethnic minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets who specialise in the cultivation of rice. You will continue to Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto and the legendary Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc Village, where you will spend the night in Mr Linh's homestay.  At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
Day 2
Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)
Highlights of Ba Be lake and Ban Gioc waterfall, Tiger cave, Cao Bang
After breakfast, you will set off to the province of Cao Bang, close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. There will be time enjoy the view and soak up the sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” known for its wonderful limestone formations. You will then make your way to Cao Bang town for an overnight stay in  Thanh Loan Hotel.
Day 3
Cao Bang - Lang Son - Ha Noi (B, L)
Highlights of Ba Be lake and Ban Gioc waterfall
After a night in the hotel in Cao Bang, you will depart for your transfer south 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. Also on the same road is the historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. The fight took place in Dong Khe, in the Province of Tonkin, during September and October 1950, ending with a Viet Minh victory. This is the road less traveled in Vietnam, offering the chance to enjoy some peace and tranquility. There will be a stop for lunch before visiting Mother's Temple and Dong Kinh Market (a border market) before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.



The fact...
- We take you to the parts other can't reach!

Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Transport:
- Boat
- Vehicle

Tour Guides:
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

Meals:
- 2 breakfasts.
- 3 lunches.
- 2 dinners.
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.

Accommodation:
- Homestay (1 night).
- Hotel (1 night)
Clean and comfortable homestay/ hotel with air-conditioning provided.

RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 30 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
Group size
Price/pp
1p
795
2p
434
3p
352
4p
319
5p
296
6p
272
7p
252
8p
240
Single Supp’
N/A
 
Tour price includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Home-stay & hotel
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Other services not mentioned above.

What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes.
+ We also recommend packing insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
+ Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.

Have a great journey!

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