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NE01:Northeast Special – Hidden Indochina 5days/4nights
Destination: Hanoi - Ba Be lake - Cao Bang -Dong Van- Ha giang
1/ Ba Be Lake (In Bac Kan): Ba Be Lake is the biggest natural water lake in Vietnam, covering an area of 500ha and spreading over 8Km. It situated in Cho Ra - Ba Be - Cho Don carste terrain pertaining to low-lying lands of Vietnam North raising mass which was formed from the destruction of South East Asia continental mass at the end of Cambri era, around 200 million years ago. Visiting to Ba Ba Lake, you have chance to stay at stilt-house of Tay ethnic minority and discover their daily life. Especially, 5-hour boat trip on Ba Ba Lake will give you memorable experience with visiting to Dau Dang Fall, Puong Cave and Tien Pond.
2/ Ha Giang: Ha Giang is the final frontier in Northern Vietnam with spectacular landscapes of limestone pinnacles and granite outcrops, especially the driving between Dong Van and Meo Vac acrossing Ma Pi Leng Pass. You will be surprised by the snaking roads hidden on the slopes of mountains, the stilt-houses on nearly top of the mountains, corn-fields on rock mountains...
3/ Ban Gioc Waterfall (In Cao Bang): Ban Gioc is the largest waterfall in Vitenam near Sino-Vietnamese border. It is seperated into three falls by rocks and trees and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs. From the high of thirty meter, it fall down on the stones and a large river at the food creating an amazing landscape. 
4/ Nguom Ngao Cave (In Cao Bang): Nguom Ngao is an astonishing cave with stalactites of various shapes which is the most famous limestone grotto in the northern mountain. Its wild beauty makes it too much different from Thien Cung Cave or Sung Sot Cave in Halong bay. Getting inside the cave, you can feel the fresh, cool air from the natural mist inside. Nature has endowed the cave with stone formations that look like human beings, trees, plants and mythical animals.

Northeast Special – Hidden Indochina
This Vietnam Northeast Loop Tour must be the best Vietnam adventure tour as it combines all the most fantastic and amazing destinations of Northeast Vietnam including Ba Be Lake - a beautiful, emerald and pristine lake that is even praised as Halong Bay on land, the remote and untouched areas of Ha Giang Province, Uncle Ho’s base along the border of China, a magnificent Ban Gioc waterfall, the rustic life in villages in Cao Bang Province. During your trip to the Northeast, you will stay away from touristic places, hustle and bustle cities as well as noises coming from numerous means of transportation. And the things that will come to your mind are enjoying spectacular sceneries and fresh atmosphere as well as experiencing unique cultures and lifestyles.
Day 01: Hanoi – Babe lake.
Travel adventurously by overland car for the hidden area with fabulous natural scenery.
In the morning, a private car drive to Ba Be lake
- 13h00 arrive Ba Be lake – Pac Ngoi minority village of the Tay People
Enjoy lunch in a Tay minority family where we will stay overnight
Take a motor boat around the central lake beneath the national park.
Alongside Nang river to visit Puong cave where you and take a short rest, enjoying our lunch in a local house
Walk to visit Dau Dang waterfall and then continue our boat trip back to Babe lake
Enjoy swimming in the natural lake
Boat back to Pac Ngoi village
Dinner and overnight in the village
Inclusive services: (Private tour)
A private car, boat trip, tour guide, entrance fee, homestay and meals (B + L + D)
Day 02: Ba Be - Cao Bang for a nicest hugest waterfall
Drive 160km from Ba Be lake to Cao Bang
Reach the hotel, check in and then go for lunch
Drive to Ban Gioc waterfall known to adventurous travelers as the nicest hugest one in Viet Nam.
Here you can enjoy a fresh swimming in the water base, with a permit included you can see the neighbor China for a moment
Visit Nguom Ngao cave and then drive  back to Cao Bang
Dinner and overnight in Cao Bang
Inclusive services: (Private tour)
A private car, tour guide, entrance fee, hotel + meals (B + L)
Day 03: Cao Bang – Bao Lac – Meo Vac
Today we will take a special drive through the Northeastern forest and mountain to the most beautiful area of the country
Take magnificent photos and visit to scattered villages along the loop paths
Around 16h00 arrive in Meo Vac – the untouched small town – the frontier area of the nation
Check in hotel for overnight
Inclusive services: (Private tour)
A private car, tour guide, entrance fee, Hoa Cuong hotel + meals (B + L)
Day 04: Meo Vac – Dong Van – The  Palace of Cat King – Yen Minh – Quan Ba – Ha Giang
Dong Van and Meo Vac - the highest frontier points of Vietnam Nation bordering with China, restricted area in the past but lately opening to welcome adventure visitors. Terrain of rugger rock mountains high and sharp, the local people had spent 6 years to construct 20km of road and especially the workers had to hang themselves to work on the rugger rock cliffs during 11 months and finally the road was completed and those workers named this thread road is The Road of Happiness.
08h30 head upon the unique thread road to Dong Van – among the Park of Karst that recently recorded as the World Heritage.
-       Driving over the Pass of Ma Pi Leng (kneed-horse pass), this means the pass is so high that all horses passing have to bend their knees to rest by being exhausted
-       Enjoy spectacular landscape and the nicest photos at the Heaven Gate. More than special, you can get a 3600 view of all over mountains and primitive jungles and Nho Que graceful river bending along mountain sides to the red river delta
-         Visit the Palace of Cat King (the King of H’mong minority) who before 1945 did not support The French in Vietnam as well as Tuong Gioi Thach in China, he took own power and dominated over 70 thousands of H’mong people overall the Northeast-west of Vietnam as his autonomous territory with the capital in Dong Van but after 1945 he followed Ho Chi Minh…
-          Lunch in Dong Van frontier town
-         After lunch in Dong Van, we continue our drive through Yen Minh towards Ha Giang, you will have your own eyes to view the beautiful Fairy Bosom mountain – the  Symbol of Ha Giang
-         Drive pass by Quan Ba to reach Ha Ging provincal town
-        Stay in a quiet eco-resort by Lo river
-        Dinner and Enjoy our final night in mountain area
Inclusive services: (Private tour)
A private car, tour guide, entrance fee, Eco – Resort (private bungalow) + meals (B + L)
Day 05: Ha Giang – Tuyen Quang – Hanoi
-         Breakfast at the hotel, check out and then drive parallel Song Lo river to get to Tuyen Quang
-        Visit the Citadel of Ho dynasty in Tuyen Quang
-        After lunch, we drive straight back to Hano at around 17h00.
-        Drop at your hotel – end the trip
Inclusive services: (Private tour)
A private car, tour guide, entrance fee + meals (B + L)
unlike other popular tourisit destinations in Vietnam, tourism in the Northeast areas hasven't been developed and so luxury and modern hotels are not available there. The available accommodation in those provinces are homestay, guest-house and mini-hotel with basic facilities. As below, we provide you with all necessary information of hotel accommodation in our Vietnam Northeast Loop Tour:
Guest-house & mini-hotel: They are quiet similar in architecture and facilities. All guest-houses & mini-hotels are small building less than 5 storeys with basic facilities of bed, mattress, pillow, mosquito-net, private bath room, hot shower, western toilet and air-conditioner mostly.
Homestay: As revealed through its name, Homestay means that you will stay at local houses with local ethnic minorities that are mostly stilt-houses. Private rooms are not available and you will have a small mattress with a pillow and a mosquito-net. The bathroom is sharing with hot shower and western toilet available.
Luxury restaurants are not available in the far North of Vietnam. Standard restaurants can hardly find. Then our meals are mostly at basic local restaurants with simple dishes. It is not expensive for having lunch/dinner there and it costs around 5-7 usd per meal only. Breakfasts are mostly not included at hotel and you will have breakfasts outside with Vietnamese popular dishes like noodle soup, sticky rice, bread, etc.  

NOTE: Acceptable restaurants are all located at towns which are sometimes far away from our visiting destinations. So lunch can be arranged quite late at around 1pm or 2pm.

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