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North East Unveiled


9 days

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Lang Son border town






Northeast Vietnam is a destination most tourists who go to Vietnam do not visit. It is really a pity, because sceneries here are fabulous. In some of the places, tourism is still very scarce. These areas offer breathtaking views and interesting subcultures. The legendary lake of Ba Be surrounded by primeval forest, the scenic BanGioc Waterfall, the historical Pac Po Cave...all exposed to your sight.
This trip takes you through a stunning and isolated area which has changed little over the centuries and is steeped in history. You will not only experience rural Vietnam behind the scenes but also meet numerous different ethnic minority groups who are only too pleased to let you into their world.


- Canoe trip on Ba Be lakes
- Visit Ban Gioc waterfalls
- Ha Giang Heaven Gates
- Breathtaking scenery along the way
- Colourful hill-tribes
- Mountain's cool climate
- Great trekking amongst ethnic hill-tribes villages
- Homestay experience



Days  1-3 Ha Giang
Days  4-5 Ba Be lakes
Days  6-7 Cao Bang
Days  8-9 Lang Son

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  Brief itinerary


Days 1-3 Ha Giang
located at the highest latitude in Vietnam, the politically sensitive Ha Giang (Hagiang) shares its borders with Vietnam's arch-enemy China – here one gets the feeling of touching the sky. And the infamous Vuong Palace - a H'mong high-rank family during the French rule - with its wonderful style of architecture  

Days 4-5 Ba Be lakes
The legendary lake of Ba Be is just one continuous water body although the name means three lakes?. Embarking on a boat cruise down the Nang River which is the main water source of the lake will bring a taste of the tranquil countryside and an enjoyable exploration of the Ba Be National Park. 

Days 6-7 Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfalls 
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam, which form a natural border between Vietnam and China. The echo of the falls can be heard kilometers away. In rainy season, the waterfall makes the scenery even more magnificent. Take a bamboo raft trip and have a chance to visit China on the other river bank.

Day 8-9 Lang Son, return to Ha Noi
Being the capital of this mountainous area, this border town had been all destroyed during the recent Sino - Vietnamese war, but was rebuilt to become an important trade center. Everything can be found from electronics and gadgets to textiles and house wares. Its definitely buyer be aware, as there’s lots of knock-offs of the original.



travel style: Independent
If you're looking for something different (perhaps classic tours aren't for you) or you want an extension to your trip, an Independent adventure could be just the thing. These private itineraries will take you to a new level of personal experience and self discovery. Transport and accommodation are provided and to give you maximum flexibility, inclusions vary from trip to trip - please check the trip notes for full details.
group size
N/A as this trip is on a private basis.
accommodation & meal inclusions
7 nights in standard class hotels or guesthouses, 1 night homestay
Ha Giang: Phuong Dong Hotel or Duc Giang Hotel
Meals included: breakfasts
Dong Van: Dong Van guesthouse
Hoang Ngoc Hotel
Meals included: breakfast
Bac Me
: Song Gam Hotel
Meals included: breakfast

Ba Be: Thuy Dung Hotel
Meals included: breakfast
Tay village homestay
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Cao Bang: Huong Thom Hotel
or Thanh Loan Hotel
Meals included: breakfast
Lang Son: Huy Hung Hotel
Meals included: breakfast

Tour includes:
• Accommodation with daily breakfasts
• Extra meals as per the itinerary
• Private transfer round trip by 7 seater
• Tours and excursions as described in the program
• Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time
Tour excludes:
• Pre & post trip arrangements
• Transfers beyond the itinerary
• Local English speaking tour guide (30 usd/day)
• Entrance fees and permits during free time
• Travel insurance (compulsory)
• Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
• Tips and gratuities
• Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
• Other services not clearly described in the program



Tour cost: US $945 per person in the party of 2

Extra accommodation 
Start and end of tour: Ha Noi 
Single room:
Double\Twin room:
Arrival\Departure transfer
Ha Noi: 20 US$ for 1-2 passengers, 30 US$ for 3 or more 
Escort guide: US$ 15 




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