Tuesday, 10 April 2012 03:44
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Day 1: Hanoi – Cho Chu Prison- Ba Be Lake

07:30- 08:00= pick up at your hotel

09:30= short break on the way for coffee

11:30= arrive in Cho Cho district , lunch at a restaurant

13:00= visit the Cho Chu Prison , built in 1916 by the French Army

14:00- 16:30=  follow Trail 254 to go to Ba Be Lake

16:30- 18:00= free time at the village and lake

18:30-19:30= dinner with local Tay minority family

19:30- 20:30= free time or go fishing with local man on Ba Be lake homestay in Bo Lu village

Day 2: Ba Be Lake- Cao Bang(B,L,D)

07:30= wake up and have breakfast, including coffee or tea

08:00- 12:00= take the boat  to explore the lake and National park. Swimming on Rock Island, Rock Climbing is available

12:00-13:00= back to the village , get your luggage and say goodbye to the family. Go to Cho Da Distrcist for the lunch at a restaurant.

14:00-17:00= follow the National road 3 to Cao Bang city, check in at the hotel and have dinner in town

Day 3: Cao Bang- Ban Gioc Waterfall- Dong Khe(B,L,D)

07:30-08:00=  check out and have breakfast

08:30-10:30= keep following road  3 to get to Ban Gioc waterfall at the Vietnam-China border

Visit the Nguom Ngao Cave- the most beautiful cave in Vietnam

11:00-14:00= relax and swimming in the waterfall , picnic lunch by the waterfall

14:00-17:00= follow the small road to get to Dong Khe

17:00- 18:00= free time, check-in the hotel

18:30-19:30= dinner in the local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel

Day 4: Dong Khe- Hanoi(B,L)

07:30-08:00= breakfast in town then walk to visit the historical museum from the French in the 1950s

09:30-12:00= check out then follow the battlefield road 4 to get to Tan Thanh Border

Lunch in a restaurant by the border . after lunch shopping time at the Vietnam- China market

14:00-17:00= follow the National road 1 to go back Hanoi

17:00=  arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends

Trip highlights

Type of trip: Group Economy Tour

Depart  every Monday

Get a true look at the lively land and busy people here. Learn about their customs, traditions and visit the old battlefield that still exists today . overrall, this is a region not many tourists visit so it is a unique opportunity to be a true traveller

Tour includes

-         Roundtrip transportation

-         English speaking tour guide

-         All meals

-         Accommodations

-         Entrance fees

-         Boat trip in Ba be

-         Does not include drinks