Hidden Trails North East Vietnam 6 Days Tour

This is one of the most exciting and spectacular journeys in Vietnam. The northeast is a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and colourful hill tribes. The journey takes us to a border area crowded with incredible limestone mountains and populated by Nung, Tay and H'mong ethnic peoples. Swim under the amazing BanGioc Waterfall right on the Chinese border...

 

 

 

  • Tour code: NDQL66-11
  • Duration: 6 Days/5Nights
  • Tour name: Northeast to Quanlan island, Mountain to sea
  • Route: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Quan Lan Island - Hanoi

 

Itinerary in Details:

Day 1: Ha Noi - Ba Be lakes (L/D)
The journey northeast begins as we depart the town and pass through the undulating terrain of tea plantation and the many timeless villages linked to the road which is the main artery of trade between the northeastern region and the capital city. This is our first glimpse of rural Vietnam and sets the tone for the days ahead. Depending on road and traffic conditions our drive will leave us with a mid to late afternoon arrival in Ba Be lakes. After checking into hotel we will have free time to walk around or simply to relax.

Day 2: Ba Be - Cao Bang (B/L/D)
The national park of Ba Be is centered on large Ba Be Lake. This is just one continuous water body although its name means "three lakes". Today we embark on our boat navigating around the lake, which gives us a taste of relaxation and an enjoyable visit to the park. Along the way, we make stopover at some hill tribe villages before getting off the beaten track to the Dau Dang Waterfalls. The cruise continues on the main water source of Ba Be Lake up to Cho Ra. At this small village, we meet up with our vehicle and drive towards Cao Bang. O/N in Cao Bang.

Day 3: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfalls - Lang Son (B/L/D)
Heading out of the town we start venturing into the most northern region of Cao Bang Province . The scenic roads traverse Trung Khanh before arriving at Ban Gioc Waterfall, which boasts the largest waterfall in Vietnam . We visit this sight and follow our trip to Nguom Ngao Caves , This enormous cave has two main entrances and one branch reaching almost all the way to the waterfalls where is a "secret' entrance. A local guide is provided for your exploration of the cave. Then just off the road to Lang Son through the many hill villages and the tranquil town of Dong Khe and That Khe. The journey north continues along the National Highway 4 and follows the Ky Cung river which flows around the foot of limestone mountains to Lang Son. O/N in Lang Son.

 

Day 4: Lang Son - Cai Rong - Quan Lan (B/L/D)
An early morning departure to Cai Rong, we drive past Mau Mount, about 30 kilometres from Lang Son city on the winding narrow mountain path, like a snake, lies tucked between 2 steep mountains. Have lunch on arrival and taking hydrofoil to Quan Lan island. Checkin hotel on arrival, O/N in Quan Lan.

Day 5: Quan Lan island - Relax (B/L/D)
Today we board a Arriving at Quan Lan Island , a Vietnamese tuk-tuk will take you to your bungalow on the beach. It is then free time to chill, relax, or take a walk along the beach, a popular option is to hire a bicycle and take a photographic trip around the Island, which will allow you to glimpse the remoteness and untouched scenery that was Vietnam before wide-scale tourism made its impact.

Day 6: Quan Lan - Ha Long- Ha Noi (B/L/D)
Early this morning we take hydrofoil for an exploration of the legendary Bai Tu Long Bay, views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and outcrops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. Meet up with your vehicle, lunch in a local restaurant before driving to Hanoi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village, back to the hotel in Ha Noi for dinner and a toast to the completion of one of Vietnam's most spectacular loops.

Tour price include:

  • All meals on the tour (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • English speaking guide,
  • Entrance fees and permit,
  • Accommodation (Twin/Double room),
  • Return ferry,
  • Transfer and transportation,
  • Boat trip as mentioned

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Insurance,
  • Drinks,
  • Phone calls and other private expenses,

Notes: Advised to take raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...



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