If you are looking for a real Vietnam adventure tour, here is the best choice for you. With the itinerary for 12 days, you will put your footprint on the best Vietnam’s mountain province, the biggest waterfall and the most mysterious cave in the North. That is Ha Giang, Ban Gioc waterfall, and Thien Ha Cave (Galaxy grotto). Besides, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known as Halong Bay.
Welcome up on arrival by Go Vietnam Travel‘s guide and driver, then we transfer to the hotel.
After a short rest, we enjoy a 1-hour cyclo tour of the French inspired “old quarter”. We will be free for shopping in the old quarter ranges from markets through to designer boutique stores to amazing contemporary art galleries. We will then sit down to enjoy a performance of the city’s famous Water Puppets. After the show, we will have welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.
Today we leave Hanoi for Ha Giang tour. The drive to Ha Giang taking around 7 hours for some of the most breathtaking sceneries in Vietnam. On the way, stopover at some places to visit small villages and take photos. After the long drive, take a short walk around Ha Giang to visit a Tay and Nung village, set in a picturesque valley near town.
Overnight in Ha Giang
After breakfast, we drive to Dong Van via Quan Ba, Yen Minh.
On the way we have a stop to visit Hmong King House, Have lunch at Dong Van ancient town. We have short time to wander around this town.
In the afternoon, we pass to Ma Pi Leng Pass and Nho Que river, check in hotel in Meo Vac.
Overnight at Hoa Cuong Hotel in Meo Vac.
After breakfast, we have a morning trekking excursion to one village in Meo Vac.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon:
We drive to Bac Me where is far from Ha Giang 50km, have the Pu Peo ethnic group ranks 53rd in the Vietnamese community in term of population.
Another site of interest is Bac Me prison, located right on a mountain road, Bac Me prison is knows as a political jail in the French colonial rule, there are now only a few relics left such as stone pillars, walls and courtyard. The prison is the only historical site left in the area. Coming to Bac Me, tourist cannot miss the opportunity to watch the beautiful sight of virtual and here and enjoy the famous food from fish and a few other things.
Check in Hotel in Bac Me for overnight.
Today we drive to Cao Bang in 06 driving hours.
On the way we can have some stops to take photo and interact with the local people.
Arrive in Cao Bang at late afternoon, if wish, we have short time to visit the local market. Check in hotel for overnight.
Transfer to Trung Khanh:
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies right on the border with China. Here you will have another chance to meet and interact with the local Nung people living in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmithing. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.
Ban Gioc waterfall:
Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breath-taking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, split half and half between Vietnam and China. You’ll get some time here to simply take in the amazing atmosphere surrounding the falls, which presents an excellent opportunity for some fantastic photography.
Nguom Ngao cave:
Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. We spend one night at Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort.
You should wake up early and enjoy the most beautiful landscape at morning in Ban Gioc Waterfall.
Your resort is located right nearby the waterfall, so that you might hunt many wonderful moments of this.
Then we move to Lang Son. If time permits, we will visit Tam Thanh Pagoda & Cave, is the famous landmark of Lang Son. The cave has many natural stone stalactites created with many unique shapes that attract the curiosity of visitors. Tam Thanh pagoda contains many cultural values and especially up to now, it still preserves many valuable objects such as Amitabha Buddha Amitabha in Le – Mac Dynasty.
Check in Hotel for overnight in Lang Son.
Have breakfast, we drive directly to Hai Phong.
12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, 12:15 Welcome to Rosa Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, Enjoy welcome drink get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
In the afternoon:
15:00: Visit Pearl Farm Village to learn how to make the pearls. Then free to swim and kayak in the airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here.
17.30: Come back to our Rosa Cruise and relax. Enjoy sunset party with fruits and juices.
19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Rosa Cruise
06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
Sung Sot Cave sightseeing:
08:00: Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave
09:30: Check out from your private cabin
10:00: Enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Halong Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
11:00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
12:00: Rosa Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12:30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16:30 – 17:00: Arrive in Hanoi
Overnight in Hanoi
Today, you will have leisure time to explore Hanoi city.
Overnight in Hanoi
In the morning:
At 8:00 AM, our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to escape from bustling Hanoi and start an amazing trip. A lot of things are waiting for you in Ninh Binh.
Hiking Mua Cave:
After two hours drive (110km), we arrive at Mua Cave – the most beautiful place to view in Ninh Binh. The road to Mua cave was imitated as the Great wall of China. Although it may make you tired because of high steps, it becomes more interesting if you climb slowly and on the way you can take some nice photos. Since you end your climbing, on the top of Mua cave, every worry will be gone with the wind. Any tiring feeling will disappear, instead of limitless and expanses of flat rice crops (Tam Coc rice fields) appears magically in front of your eyes.
Then we have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon:
After lunch served at a local riverside restaurant, we make a short transfer to a surprising grotto- Thien Ha Cave.
Thien Ha Cave explores:
At 2 PM, Start visiting the Thien Ha cave that is one of the most marvelous caves in Ninh Binh. We will have to take a boat trip on the small canal about 1km long. The entrance of the cave is not very large. Because the height of the cave is only 3m to 4m. But it is especially interesting for visitors to contemplate the smallest details of thousands of stone handmade masterpieces. Visitors are not surprised by the illusory realism of a world of stalactites. Especially in front of visitors a stream of light from the sky to open space and visitors’ eyes. It is a “Stone Castle “Life is a soul.
At 04 PM, get on the car back to Hanoi.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast, we will be free until your driver arrives to take you to NoiBai airport for your departure flight.
Thank you for choosing Go Vietnam Travel’services.
Good bye and see you again!