The 3 day Northeast Vietnam tour starts from Hanoi, takes you to essential highlights of the northern Vietnam including Ba Be lakes, Ba Be national park, Ban Gioc waterfalls, Cao Bang.
DAY 1: HANOI -> BA BE NATIONAL PARK
7:30 am you will be met up with Lotussia Travel guide, driver at your hotel in Hanoi. You will leave the town following the national road #3. After about two hour drive, you will arrive in Thai Nguyen city where you will make a stop to visit the museum of ethnology. After visiting the museum, you continue the road trip travelling along the national road # 3 via Bac Can to Na Phac and then turn to Cho Ra. Several stops will be made en route for you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, to picture of the scenery. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Cho Ra townlet. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Ba Be lakes boat pier where you will embark on a private boat and spend the rest of the afternoon cruising on the Ba Be lakes. After the boat trip, you will enjoy a short walk to a Tay village where you will have dinner (optional) and spend the night in a local stilt house (homestay).
DAY 2: BA BE LAKE -> CAO BANG -> BAN GIOC WATERFALL -> QUANG HOA
After breakfast, depart early this morning for Cao Bang. On the way, you may want to make a stop en route for a local market (most markets are open based on Lunar Calendar). Arriving in Cao Bang town around early noon. Have early lunch then keep driving to Ban Gioc Waterfalls. Heading out of town, you venture into the remote northern regions of Cao Bang Province. The scenic roads traverse Trung Khanh before arriving at Ban Gioc Waterfalls, which boasts the biggest waterfall in Vietnam (although not full of water in the dry season). Enjoy a short walk to get closer to the waterfalls. Enjoy the wild beauty of nature, take some picture before getting on your vehicle again for the journey back.
DAY 3: QUANG HOA -> HANOI
After breakfast, you head back to Cao Bang town then take a different road to Hanoi. Lunch en route, you arrive back in Hanoi in late of the afternoon.