North East Loop Vietnam is one of our 5 days road trip we arrange in the northern Vietnam. The tour starts from Hanoi, takes you to Lang Son, Cao Bang and Ba Be National Park where you visit beautiful landscape, and experience the rich ethnic culture. The tour also includes one full day hiking in Ba Be national park.
DAY 1: HANOI -> CAO BANG
7:00 AM: you will be met up with Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Lang Son. You will arrive in Lang Son town after about three hour drive. Visit Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh grottoes. Then have lunch in town. In the afternoon, continue your road trip to Cao Bang via That Khe and Dong Khe. Some more stops may be made en route for you to visit Nung and Tay villages. Arriving in Cao Bang town in the late afternoon. Check into a local guesthouse for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: CAO BANG BAN GIOC WATERFALL
Enjoy a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque 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. The waterfall is more beautiful in summer time. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant near the waterfall. After lunch, we may have the opportunity to visit the Nguom Ngao Cavern before we driving back to our hotel in Cao Bang town. Spend the second night at hotel in Cao Bang.
DAY 3: CAO BANG -> BA BE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ba Be National Park. Upon arrival in Cho Ra Town, we will have lunch in local restaurant before taking a relaxing boat trip on the Nang River and entering the beautiful Ba Be Lake. We will cruise through the Puong Grottoe, a huge tunnel runs though mountain. The boat trip will take its end in Pac Ngoi, a village of Tay ethnic minority. Dinner and overnight in in stilt house.
DAY 4: BA BE NATIONAL PARK TREKKING
A full day forest hike through primary forest to the remote H’mong village of Hin Dam. The going is tough through the forest but the views from the top of the top, the pristine forest flora, medicinal plants and the opportunity to visit a remote hill tribe settlement make it a rewarding experience. Total walking time of around 6 hours. Return to the village and spend the second night here.
DAY 5: BA BE LAKE -> HANOI
After breakfast we drive back to Hanoi. Lunch en route. Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi. Trip ends.