Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (B,L)
Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Bo Lu Village Ba Be district, Nam Mau 270000 Vietnam
Ba Be National Park sits peacefully in the northeast province of Bac Kan, a haven of extraordinary scenery, fascinating biodiversity and rich culture.
The ethnic minority communities live in small hamlets throughout the and still maintain a simple way of life, living off the land and fishing from the lakes and rivers. As you adventure through the national park you will have the chance to meet the local people and discover their history and culture. The many different areas of the national park are steeped in mystery and legends, the stories handed down through many generations.
The name Ba Ba translates as Three Lakes, referring to the three parts of the lake: Pe Leng, Pe Lu, and Pe Lam. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in Vietnam spanning over 500ha. It is also the highest, sitting at 150 meters above sea level. The vast lake is surrounded by impressive karst peaks that make up the Pia Booc mountain range and thick, evergreen forests.
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Stay at Homestay
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc ( B,L,D)
Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights. Located in the northeastern province of Cao Bang, the falls are 30 metres high and 300 metres across, making Ban Gioc the widest (but not the highest) waterfall in the country. The falls occur on the Quay Son River, a beautiful jade-blue body of water flowing from China through a pastoral landscape of rice fields and bamboo groves surrounded by limestone pinnacles. Despite improved road access and public transportation connections, and the popularity of several recent viral drone videos showcasing the majesty of the falls, Ban Gioc is still a relatively off-the-beaten-path sight. Mass tourism has yet to arrive and, outside of weekends and public holidays, there’s rarely more than a trickle of foreign and domestic visitors.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang city
Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi ( B,L)
Stop At: Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups, No 1 Doi Can, Thai Nguyen 23000 Vietnam
he museum is lo cated in the center of Thai Nguyen province on the poetic River side. It is considered to be a
cultural works with large scale and beautiful architecture and it has been awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize on culture and art in 1996. 3000 documents and original items on traditional culture of 54 ethic groups are exhibited and stored at the Museum. The Museum has both indoor and outdoor exhibition systems. The indoor exhibition system includes a solemn space (lobby) with a statue of Uncle Ho and three children in 3 regions: North, Central part and the South, a relieve on precious wood with spectacle of characterized festival of ethic groups and some general spectacles of cultures of Vietnam ethic groups. There are 5 exhibition rooms introducing the cultures of ethic people dividing into languages: Vie – Muong, Tay – Thai, H’mong – Dao, Mon – Kh’me, Nam Dao and Han. Each of exhibition room are displayed by theme: Origin of ethic people, local residence, economic activities, eating and
drinking, housing, costumes and typical cultural and spiritual activities. Outdoor exhibition system displays an exhibition of 6 regional cultures of Vietnam includes cultures in: the Northern mountainous area, Valley area, Middle land – Northern Delta, Central – Coastal Part, Truong Son –
Highlands and Southern Delta.Museum of Cultures of Vietnam Ethic Groups is a highlight of Thai Nguyen Tourism and is an attractive destination for domestic and international visitors.
Duration: 40 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.