Northeast Vietnam Trekking Tour - 10 Days

Northeast Vietnam Trekking Tour - 10 Days
Tour Itinerary

The North East mountainous areas of Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang, and Lang Son offer opportunities for rugged jeep rides and stunning trekking routes. It is the less-known area of the north and is ideal for more hardy travelers craving a glimpse of some of the more remote ethnic minority people…Trek through lush green terrain visit diverse hill-tribe villages.

Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi Sightseeing Tours

On arrival at Hanoi Airport, you are met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi downtown. We will have a tour briefing in the afternoon and welcome dinner with Vietnamese delights. Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary:

Hotel transfer: Private AC vehicle – 45mins

Meal: Welcome dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Sightseeing Tours to Lang Son – Trekking Tours to Na Pang Village (That Khe) via Lang Son

After having breakfast in the hotel, we head north to Lang Son. Upon arrival in Lang Son, we visit Tam Thanh Cave before having lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we continue riding to That Khe, a small quiet town. The afternoon ride is very nice as we drive through a beautiful area with forested mountains and peaceful tribal villages. Arrived in That Khe in the late afternoon. We will walk to Na Pang Village in the Trang Dinh district of Lang Son, where we will have dinner and overnight with a Tay family in their traditional house on a stilt.

Summary: 

Transfer: AC vehicle – 5hrs

Trek: 10km – Moderate

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3: That Khe Trekking Tours to Na Pang Village – Pac Khoang Village – Homestay Tours

Breakfast at the homestay. We will start our trek to Pac Khoang – a village of the Dzao ethnic minority. Today we will trek along valleys on small paths that are only used by the locals to go to their farms and surrounding villages. We will cross some small streams and tackle some easy hill slopes. Picnic lunch on the way. We would reach Pac Khoang around 5 pm. Tonight, we will have dinner and overnight with a local family.

Summary :

Transfer: 10km by van

Trek: 16km – Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 4: Pac Khoang Village Trekking Adventure Tours to Dong Khe and Na Nieng Village – Homestay Tours at Pac Khoang Village

Breakfast and begin the trek around 8.30 am. This morning we trek mainly downhill to Dong Khe where will have a rest for lunch. Dong Khe was the first major battle of the First Indochina War in 1950 between Viet Minh and the French and the war ended with Viet Minh victory, marked by the national hero Vo Nguyen Giap. The morning trek is on village road and jungle trails with a nice view of rice and corn fields along valleys. We reach Dong Khe at noon. After lunch, we continue trekking to Na Nieng Village which is home to Tay ethnic minority. The trek in the afternoon is a bit harder than the one in the morning since we have more uphill terrain to tackle. We reach Pac Khoang Village around 5 pm. Today we will have dinner and stay overnight in a local house.

Summary :

Trek: 16km– Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 5: Na Nieng Village Trekking tours to La Village – Homestay Tour at La Village

Having breakfast in the homestay before starting the adventure of the day. Today we trek up and down some forested limestone mountains to reach La, a beautiful village of the Tay ethnic minority located in the valley among the magnificent mountain ranges. Today we have some stops for refreshment in the remote tribal village of Na Nieng village which is surrounded by the lush forest and wildlife, and we encounter during the trek. Dinner and overnight at homestay.

Summary :

Trek: 16km – Moderate

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 6: La Village Trekking Tours to Ta Lung – Cao Bang Adventure Tours

Breakfast at the homestay and leave the village for Ta Lung, the border gate with China for 1 hour and one of the most dynamic economic zone of Phuc Hoa districts, Cao Bang province. We will trek through the jungle and cross some small streams. Near Ta Lung, we cross the Bang Giang River on a bamboo raft. The river flowing through Cao Bang ends at Tà Lùng border Gate, Hmong rural commune, Phuc Hòa (at the southeast of Cao Bang) before it returns to Guangxi, China. Lunch in Ta Lung before we take a van transfer to Cao Bang Town. Check-in the hotel in Cao Bang and spend the rest of the day relaxing in a local café or wandering around the town. Dinner and overnight in Cao Bang.

Summary :

Trek: 15km – Introductory

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

Day 7: Cao Bang Adventure Tours to Ba Be National Park.

Breakfast in Cao Bang and take a transfer to Ba Be National Park, popular Vietnam’s natural complex mainly consisting of Ba Be Lake, the supposed largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam. The 150-m altitude makes it Vietnam’s highest lake above sea level. Along the way, stop at Cho Ra Town, we will have lunch in a local restaurant before taking a relaxing boat trip on the Nang River and entering the beautiful Ba Be Lake.,    We will cruise through Puong Cave, it’s about 30m high and 300m long, and completely passes through a mountain. A navigable river flows through the cave, making for an interesting boat trip. It costs 300, 000 VND for a boat and takes three hours. After the boat trip, we reach Pac Ngoi, a village of the Tay ethnic minority. Dinner and overnight in a local house.

Summary :

Transfer: 2.5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 8: Kayaking Tours in Ba Be National Park

Breakfast at the homestay. We will have a short motorcycle ride to the starting point where we begin a short walk through the jungle. At some resting points, we can have a great view of Babe Lake. After 1hr trekking, we descend to the lakeshore and cross a bridge to An Ma Island. Visit the temple on the island before we start kayaking.,    Leave the island we paddle to Dau Dang Waterfall we will have a picnic lunch in the beautiful natural setting of the waterfall. After lunch, we paddle back to Babe Lake. If weather permits we can swim in the Emeraude cool water of the lake. Paddle back to Pac Ngoi village for another night at the homestay.

Summary :

Kayaking: 5hrs

Trekking: 1hr

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 9: Ba Be National Park Adventure Tours to Hanoi

After breakfast, we take a short boat ride to the National Park Dock where we get on the van for the ride back to Hanoi. Lunch on the way. Back to Hanoi at around 5 pm. Check into your hotel and be free afterward. Tonight, we’ll have farewell dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

Summary :

Transfer Babe – Hanoi: 240km

Boat cruise: 15mins

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi – Departure

Breakfast in the hotel and free until you are transferred to the airport for the flight home.

Summary :

Airport transfer: 50mins

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour price: Contact Us

Group size: 2 to 25 pax

Join in group departure date: 8th monthly

 

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Meals in tours: L = lunch , D = dinner , B = breakfast
  • Accommodation in tour - 9 nights
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Boat trip, local ferry in tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part)
  • Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part)
  • Entrance fees and permissions
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • All flight tickets and visa
  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation not on tour
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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