Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)
Day 2: Halong Bay – Lang Son (B/L/D)
Day 3: Lang Son – Ban Gioc Waterfall (B/L/D)
Day 4: Quang Uyen – Ba Be Lake (B/L/D)
Day 5: Ba Be lake – Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L/D)
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8am, and take you on a 170km drive to Ha Long Bay. En route, you will stop at a ceramics and embroidery workshop in Hai Duong, before reaching Ha Long Bay and boarding your cruise.
On your first day here we’ll take you to all of the welltravelled highlights of the bay, before settling in for dinner and sleep on-board the boat. Optional activities you can partake in during this day includes swimming, kayaking or simply relaxing on deck.
Once in Lang Son, we’ll take you to visit Tay and Nung ethnic villages, giving you the chance to learn about their unique traditions and culture. In Lang Son you will overnight at a hotel.
We’ll spend some time here allowing you to take in the scenery and taking some stunning photos, before visiting Nguom Ngao, or “Tiger Cave”. Finally we’ll head to the village of Quang Uyen where you’ll get to enjoy a local dinner and sleep in a traditional homestay.
For dinner we’ll eat an excellently cooked local meal at the homestay, before turning in for the night.
Day 5: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (B/L/D)
After one final breakfast at the homestay, we’ll take you for a boat trip down the river, set amidst lush forests desperately clinging to the flanking mountains. Along this river journey we’ll make stops at Puong Grotto, Day Dang Waterfall, Cam Ha Village, and also allow you some time to serenely float around Ba Be lake itself. Once all this is done, we’ll drive you back to your hotel in Hanoi.