Day 1 Ha Noi – Ha Giang – Heaven Gate – Lung Khuy Cave – Nam Dam Village
The Limosine VIP Van will pick you up at your hotel at 6:45 a.m at your hotel in Ha Noi City.
Arriving in Ha Giang at 13:30 p.m, drop you off at our office, the tour start at 14:00 Pm
During your first day, you will see a big change in scenery when driving into the mountains before the town of Tam Son.
After that, you will go to the Lung Khuy Cave. The short walk leading to the cave will show you some beautiful views of the countryside. Finally, you will stop at Nam Dam village, where you will spend your first night. It is a charming and peaceful place surrounded by mountains. You will get the chance to discover the Dao ethnical culture and try some delicious local food.
Day 2 Nam Dam Village – Yen Minh – H’mong King Palace – Lung Cu – Dong Van.
On the second day, the road takes you through the Karst Geopark. The Dong Van Karst Plateau is a major geo-heritage sight in Vietnam.
You will see a lot of rice fields, thousands of limestone rocks and magnificent views. There you will be able to catch a glimpse of life in the countryside. The driver can also take you to the Chinese border and the famous northernmost viewpoint in Vietnam. Your last stop will be Dong Van.
Day 3 Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Bao Lac (140 km)
To start this third day you will stop at the famous Ma Pi Leng pass and will get the chance to trek to the breathtaking Sky Path to admire the scenery of the whole valley and Nho Que river.
Bao Lac is a western district of Cao Bang Province. This rural district is home to 50,000 residents who mainly live in remote villages without water and electricity supply. It is considered one of the farthest and poorest regions in Vietnam.
With the advantage of possessing a whole host of natural resources, Bao Lac ‘has been becoming one of the most visited tourist attractions in Vietnam recently.
Day 4 Bao Lac – Cao Bang City – Phia Thap (140km)
Heading to Phia Thap you will encounter a small village best known for incense making as a traditional way to earn a living for ethnic minority people here. The village is inside limestone pinnacles which captures your eyes and attentions with breathtaking scenery. You will definitely have the chance to experience or simply see the way incense is made with friendly and honest locals here.
Another famous location you should pay a visit is Pac Rang blacksmith village where most of the households in this area are famous for their traditional blacksmith craft used for both rice paddies and selling outside.
Day 5 Phia Thap – Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang City (140km)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies on the border with China. Then continue canoeing for 2 hours on Quây Sơn river where you can witness a striking landscape of limestone mountains and green rice terraces.
After canoeing, we will transfer to Ban Gioc waterfall. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H’Mong, and Dzao ethnic minority groups.
On the way back to Cao Bang, there is a must-see 2,144 – meter Nguom Ngao Cavern with one-of-a-kind stalactites. You will then spend a night in Cao Bang.
Day 6 Cao Bang – Ba be Lake
After breakfast, we board our private boat for a cruise on the lake. Swim in the crystal clear waters (if the weather is pleasant) before having a picnic lunch on the boat. Then we will work off our feast with a three-hour trek to a Dzao village. Here we will see firsthand how life in these remote areas has remained unchanged. Arriving back at the jetty we transfer back to our hotel. Spend our other night in Ba Be.
Day 7 Day 7: Ba Be Lake – Ha Noi
The journey will be ended by heading to Hanoi on the reserved bus with a distance of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). Some tea plantations will be dropped by based on your choices.