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Travel through the unique mountainous landscape of north-eastern Vietnam in a 4WD vehicle to visit ethnic minority villages and markets, amazing waterfalls and stunning terraced rice paddies, then cruise on Ha Long Bay and tour the city of Hanoi.
After breakfast, our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Drive to Ha Giang, a province in the far north of Vietnam. Your route will take you through mountainous landscape and striking scenery. Upon arrival in Tuyen Quang, you willl visit the 15th century Mac Dynasty Citadel and a market nearby.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will head towards a small town in Ha Giang to spend the night in the Thanh Ha Lodge. You will arrive and check in with time to relax in a pool of hot spring water or wander to the peaceful villages nearby.
After breakfast, you will visit the small communities of Quan Ba, Yen Minh and Dong Van, some of the most picturesque villages in the northern of Vietnam.
After lunch, a scenic route will take you to the Ma Li Leng Pass from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Nho Que River and enjoy the wonderful sightseeing of this vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in the rocky highlands. You might see one of the northeast’s stunning sunsets. Finally, after your busy day, you’ll arrive at Meo Vac in the late afternoon where you’ll spend the night.
After breakfast and brief visit to Meo Vac local market, you’ll return to Yen Minh via a different scenic route and then to Bac Me in Cao Bang Province.
Your lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant in Quan Ba Town. From there, you’ll travel back to Ha Giang and then to Bac Me arriving in the afternoon. After checking into your accommodation, you might consider wandering to a nearby Tay ethnic minority group on the outskirts of the town to see the daily life of the local people.
A morning drive will take you through three passes en-route. The scenery is spectacular and the road runs along the sides of the mountains. You’ll have lunch in a small town and in the afternoon, you’ll arrive in Cao Bang town to check in to a hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll visit the Ban Gioc Waterfall on the China-Vietnam border, 85km from Cao Bang, passing through attractive scenery en-route. Ban Gioc is one of the largest and possibly the most impressive waterfalls of Vietnam.
After a picnic lunch, you’ll visit Nguom Ngao, one of the largest caves in the area. It has many fascinating shapes and formations of stalactites. From there, you’ll head back to Cao Bang with time to relax before dinner and your overnight stay.
Nguom Ngao Cave – Cao Bang
Today you will visit Lang Son, Vietnam’s gateway to China and an ancient citadel that played an important and strategic role in the Sino-French War. On the way to Lang Son, visit remote minority villages to take souvenir photos and enjoy some of Vietnam’s most spectacular and ageless scenery.
Arrive in Lang Son and visit the Tam Thanh Cave and Nhi Thanh Cave, then into the limestone hills. Lunch will be in a local restaurant, followed by a drive to Halong City where you will check in to your hotel and have some time at leisure.
Enjoy fresh air and leisure time in morning, at noon time our crew in Ha Long will welcome you aboard a junk with a complimentary drink and help you check into your cabin. A seafood lunch will be served and at 13:00 the 3.5 hour cruise on Ha Long Bay begins, visiting the famous karsts including Mat Qui (Monsters’ face) islet, But Moc islet, and Cap De islet, as well as Trong (Drum) and Trinh Nu caves and a floating fishing village for insight into a unique way of life.
Explore Luon cave from 16:40 to 17:30 and enjoy plenty of time for swimming and sun bathing. Savour a beautiful sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Ha Long Bay’s landscapes with a cup of tea or coffee and fresh fruit. From the upper deck of the junk you will be amazed at the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising up from the crystal-clear water.
The quiet is quite eerie; you can hear birds singing and cicadas chirping onshore accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves against the boat; the perfect soundtrack to the fresh air and gentle breezes. Explore the Sung Sot (Amazing) cave for an hour, then swim and relax at Titop beach before cruising back to the mainland at 09:30 while enjoying a brunch buffet from 10:30 to 11:30. Return to in the harbor around noon then drive back to Hanoi, arriving around 16:00. Check in hotel for relax.
After breakfast at the hotel, start your city tour at the Ho Chi Minh complex, visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the iconic One-pillar pagoda and the historic Tran Quoc pagoda. Continue with a visit to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university established in 1076, then have lunch in one of Hanoi’s famous restaurants.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology then ride in a traditional cyclo around the famous Old Quarter, stop at Dong Xuan market, and enjoy a water puppet show before dinner.
One Pillar Pagoda – Hanoi
After breakfast at the hotel, your day is free to enjoy the city until you are transferred to the airport for your outgoing flight.
Prices are in USD, per person.
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