Deep insight North of Vietnam 7 days

Hanoi - Ba Be lake - Cao Bang Province - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Halong Bay

Visiting Vietnam’s northernmost province of Cao Bang will offer you some of the most striking sceneries. Other highlights of the tour include the home-stay in Ba Be National Park and kayaking on Ba Be Lake, the experiences that you should never miss. Then, you will have chance to admire the beauty of Halong Bay, a World Heritage, it's time to release yourself into the nature. 

Highlights

  • Float along the lake, viewing magnificent waterfalls and wildlife in the Ba Be National Park. A traditional homestay is the perfect way to access remote parts of this region and to get a real glimpse of Vietnamese life
  • Journey to Cao Bang in the most untouched and remote part of Vietnam near the Chinese border. Explore hill tribe's lifestyle and the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • Halong Bay feels like paradise, with its blue-green waters and spectacular islands and caves. Spend an overnight cruising and exploring its magical beauty

Overview

Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

Full day transfer by car to Ba Be lake. In the late afternoon head out for a bit of exploration before the sunsets

Distance: Hanoi - Ba Be: 230 km/ 6 hour driving

Meals: L, D
Day 2: Ba Be lake

Cruise on the lake with a short trek to a Pac Ngoi village, Dau Dang waterfall, Puong Cave and more cruising along the Nang River.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Ba Be lake - Cao Bang

Transfer to Cao Bang where the H’mong, Dzao, Tho and Nung ethnic minorities people live in harmony.

Distance: Ba Be - Cao Bang: 90km

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall

Depart for Ban Gioc waterfall (3 hour drive) which forms a natural border between Vietnam and China

Meals: B, L
Day 5: Cao Bang - Hanoi

Full day drive to Hanoi.

Distance: Cao Bang - Hanoi: 272km/ 8 hour driving including lunch break

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Hanoi - overnight on boat in Halong Bay

Transfer to Halong bay Embark on board cruise in Halong bay. Overnight on board

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

After disembarkation, transfer to Hanoi

Meals: B, L

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing (except overnight at local home stay and on train)
  • All transport within Vietnam as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry)

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake
Meet at your hotel’s lobby.

You will depart early in the morning for the journey to the forest of Ba Be National Park, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers).

Along the way you will stop to visit a Tay minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Viets, mostly living off the cultivation of rice.

At the home-stay you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local homestay in Ba Be lake
Activities: Full day transfer by car to Ba Be lake. In the late afternoon head out for a bit of exploration before the sunsets

Distance: Hanoi - Ba Be: 230 km/ 6 hour driving

  • Ba Be Lake
Day 2 Day 2: Ba Be lake
Day 3 Day 3: Ba Be lake - Cao Bang
Day 4 Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall
Day 5 Day 5: Cao Bang - Hanoi
Day 6 Day 6: Hanoi - overnight on boat in Halong Bay
Day 7 Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing (except overnight at local home stay and on train)
  • All transport within Vietnam as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry)

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate

9 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Deep insight North of Vietnam 7 days

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Based on 9 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Itinerary
    8.9
  • Food/Drink
    9.4
  • Tour guide
    9.6
  • Activity
    9
  • Accomodations
    9.1
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Traveler type
10.0

Mr.Nam Dao

United States

13 May, 2017

Excellent

9.2

Ms.Hilda Jessop

Australia

27 April, 2017

Our customised Northern Vietnam experience was fantastic, and Linh was always responsive to our ideas and needs with excellent suggestions for our itinerary, making for a highly enjoyable and personal experience. In the Sapa Vista we thought that the breakfast was quite limited and the service was 'average'. Otherwise it was all excellent

1. If we had known that we would have to spend 3+ hours in Lao Cai waiting for the group tour after the night train from Hanoi, we would have opted instead for a private car to the Bac Ha market.
2. The advertised "be a salt farmer" and "be a fisherman" in Nam Dinh wasn't really correct. The salt farm… More

9.2

Ms.Hilda Jessop

Australia

19 April, 2017

We booked our customised north Vietnam tour from Australia and couldn't have been happier with the service that we received from Linh Tran and the team at Best price travel. We wanted to incorporate some 'off the beaten track' experiences and some time for hiking in national park areas. We will never… More

9.0

Mr.Keith Wilson

Uckfield, United Kingdom

7 February, 2017

To be honest I was nervous about this trip in to the unknown countryside of Vietnam. There were 3 of us plus "Tom" our guide and Thune(?) our driver in a comfy 9 seater van.We headed out of Hanoi up to Tien Thang village for our first homestay, slept on mattresses on the floor with curtains for privacy,… More

9.8

Kevin Mahon

United States

12 October, 2016

All pickups and drivers went smoothly. Overall, it was a trip to remember. Bestprice was really efficient in organising my tour overall in advance and throughout my trip.

8.9

Vikky

Hong Kong

7 October, 2016

The excursions were generally strenuous and exciting, not boring tours. Glory Legend was also a great cruise.

Homestay kinda basic

8.6

Jeanette Howard

Australia

3 October, 2016

Trip was well planned. Very relaxing with stunning landscapes. Homestay was basic and clean room. Love our cruise trip in HaLong. All the meal on board was so delicious. The staff was polite and well trained.

In Ba be, the language barrier was high.

9.4

Peter Harington

United States

1 October, 2016

We are very happy we booked with you. Our cruise and hotel reservation went without a hitch. We spent nine amazing days in Ba Be and Halong Bay and we couldn't be happier. Thank you for setting up our wonderful trip to the mountainous region of Vietnam.

9.2

Aussie Steph

Australia

28 September, 2016

The entire trip was good! We loved our stay in home stay in Ba Be and Halong Glory Legend, and everything was perfect. The cruise, guides, and personal care and attention all good! We were thrilled. Thank you again for a memorable holiday.

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