North West Vietnam Overland and Trek Travel Hanoi Mai Chau Son La Dien Bien Lai Chau Sapa 7 days

The 7-day tour takes you to the less travel places in the north-western Vietnam. Begin the tour in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and travel through Mai Chau village, Son La, Tuan Giao, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau, Tam Duong, Sapa. You also enjoy a full day hike in Sapa villages before taking the overnight train to get back to Hanoi. If you arrive in Tam Duong on Saturday, you will have the opportunity to visit the Tam Duong market on Sunday morning. The market is open only once a week. You meet different ethnic groups such as Giay, Nhang, Tay, H’mong, Dzao…

North West Vietnam Overland and Trek Travel Hanoi Mai Chau Son La Dien Bien Lai Chau Sapa 7 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Overnight in Maichau.

You will be met up by Lotussia local guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi and head west towards Hoa Binh province. Following lunch in a White Thai village in Mai Chau valley we spend the afternoon walking through the various ethnic minority villages in this area. In the evening, enjoy the traditional music and dance shoe which will be performed by local villagers. Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La. Overnight in Sonla.

After breakfast served by the Thai people under their house-on-stilts, we leave Mai Chau making our way west to Son La. Upon our arrival in Son La late in the afternoon we check into our local guesthouse where we spend the night. Son La is located in a scenic valley, inhabited mostly by the Thai, the Muong and the H’mong minority people. This area is historically important for its involvement in the Vietnamese struggle for independence from France during the first half the 20th century. Overnight in Sonla.

Day 3: Son La – Dien Bien Phu. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

Following breakfast we will visit the remains of former French prison and enjoy a dip in the local hot- springs. We then board our vehicle for the drive to Dien Bien Phu around 170 km away. It is a 7-hour journey on rough roads, but it is worth while as the scenery is dramatic. We will encounter many ethnic minority people along the way. In the late afternoon we arrive in Dien Bien town and check into our guesthouse for the night. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 4: Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau. Overnight in Lai Chau.

After breakfast this morning we will visit some war sites in Dien Bien including Dien Bien Phu museum, A1 Hill, De Castries Commandment Post and set out on our drive to Lai Chau, around 7 hours away. This is in quite a remote area and as a result some of the roads will be fairly rough and uneven. Yet this is to our advantage as there will be fewer tourists along the way to spoil our views of the beautiful and dramatic scenery which we will encounter along the way. Overnight in Laichau.

Day 5: Lai Chau – Tam Duong Sunday Market – Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

From Lai Chau we drive east to Sapa, which is a five-hour drive. We will stop on the road to visit Tam Duong Sunday market which is one of the most colorful markets in Vietnam. The local hill tribe ethnic minority come from different surrounding area to the market where they will sell their homemade handicraft, agricultural products such as vegetable, fruits and also pork, ducks, chickens…

After visiting the market, we continue our drive to Sapa. As the roads become even rougher, the more deserted they get. But the rougher they get, the better the scenery becomes. The beautiful hill station of Sapa has the best-of-both worlds, breath-taking scenery and modern-day comforts. In the afternoon, we will have half day walking excursion to the Red Dzao village. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa full day trekking. Sapa – Laocai – Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Today we start our trek with a five to six hour trek to villages of Cat Cat, Ta Van and Cau May situated in idyllic valleys, which are covered with a patchwork of rice terraces. Cat Cat is home to the H’mong people who originated from China, where they emigrated from about 300 years ago. The H’mong people are easily recognizable due to their dark clothing, usually blue or black. The dye is fashioned from the indigo or hemp plant that is native to the area. H’mong women wear long aprons with embroidered waistcoats and have their hair rolled up into a turban-like hat, whilst the men wear a black skullcap, long waistcoat and loose trousers.

In the late afternoon, we will be picked up again by our car and transferred to Lao Cai Railways Station four our journey back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 7: Arrival in Hanoi.

Upon your arrival in Hanoi Railways Station, you will be welcome by our local driver and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi or directly to the airport for your onward flight. End tour.

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Ba Be Lakes River Kayaking Cao Bang Trekking and Halong Bay Cruising Canoeing Tour 7 days

The 7-day tour is arranged in the north-eastern Vietnam taking you to some less travelled places such as Ba Be National Park of Bac Kan province, Quang Hoa of Cao Bang province. You also travel through Lang son province to Halong bay, a Vietnam World Wonder. Different outdoor activities have been added in the tour including motored-boat cruise, river kayaking, trekking, junk cruises, sea kayaking. The best time to do this itinerary is summer time starting from April until October. The hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel recommends small group size, family holidays, individuals. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Ba Be Lakes River Kayaking Cao Bang Trekking and Halong Bay Cruising Canoeing Tour 7 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Babe National Park.

We leave Hanoi for Ba Be via Bac Can. Throughout the first stage, we are crossing small villages ,they are handicrafts and cultures villages. Meeting the daily life in the wild environment. Lunch at local restaurant. Arrive in Ba Be in the afternoon. Check in the house on stilt in Pac Ngoi Village. Good dinner and overnight in a house on stilt (at terrace entire view of the lake).

Day 2: Babe lakes kayaking.

Today, we drive to local dock out of the National Park, then we paddle along Nang River, it’s the highlight of the trip with so beautiful and peaceful view. We stop for lunch at Mr Hien Pirate Restaurant then boating into Babe Lake. We continue to paddle about 5 km over the biggest natural lake in Vietnam, then we take a swimming before 1 km easy-walking back to Pa Ngoi village. Dinner and overnight at house on stilt in Pac Ngoi.

Day 3: Babe – Quang Hoa, Cao Bang. Trekking.

We say goodbye to the family where we stay to head up to Quang Hoa. Lunch in Caobang city.Before arrive in the village of Quang hoa, we stop to take a soft trek to discover the Nung’s peoples village, we keep walking until Quanghoa Dinner and overnight in a family in Quang hoa.

Day 4: Quang Hoa – Ban gioc Water Fall – Quang hoa.

After breakfast, we take a bus trip of 45’ to get to Trung khanh Town where we start our 2hr paddling on a river to reach the local life along the Chinese border, we stop paddling before arrive in to the water fall of Bangioc, after visiting Bangioc, the bus take us back to Quang hoa for the night.

Day 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son.

After breakfast, the bus take us to the North-east side of Cao bang,where we meet the Bang giang river running along the  Chinese border, from here, we start paddling until That khe village where we will meet our bus and it will take us to Lang son. Lunch en Route, We arrive in Lang son in the afternoon. Night at hotel.

Day 6: Lang son – Ha Long Bay.

We leave today the northen mountains to get to the sea, after 4hr bus trip, we arrive in Ha Long Bay around 12:00AM and board a traditional red-sailed junk for a seafood lunch while sailing to a big floating fishing village. Once arrived, you’ll receive instructions on kayaking techniques and safety. Start 2,5-hour paddling from fishing village through dramatically limestone formation, giant cave, beaches. Swimming. Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner and over night on board.

 Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi.

After breakfast. Final paddling to meet mother boat for farewell lunch then cruise back to Bai Chay Harbor. Drive back to Hanoi. End of the trip.

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Halong Bay Boat Cruise Canoeing and Cat Ba Island Trekking Rock Climbing Tour 4 days

The 4-day tour is customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel for those looking a multisport, multi centre holidays in Vietnam. The tour includes such highlights as Halong bay boat, junk cruise, sea canoeing, trekking Cat Ba forest, Cat Ba National Park, boat cruise in Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba island and rock climbing in the Moody beach. Spending one night on board junk in halong bay offers an interesting experience. The best time to do this multi activity tour is May and October. The tour is also available in summer time. Alternative options such as scuba diving and biking can also be avaialbe upon request. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Halong Bay Boat Cruise Canoeing and Cat Ba Island Trekking Rock Climbing Tour 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong bay. Boat cruise. Canoeing.

At 8:30, you will be met up at the hotel lobby by Lotussia Travel guide, driver and transferred to Halong Bay through the fertile flood plains of the Red River Delta. Stop in route for a short rest or taking pictures of the everyday life sceneries (optional). Arrive in Halong Bay around noon. Embark on a comfortable junk at 12:00 and begin your cruise around majestic Halong Bay. Seafood lunch will be served on board. Explore limestone caves dotted around the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck or go kayaking (included).

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 2: Halong bay – Catba island. Trek Cat Ba National Park.

Breafast on board. Then we leave the boat-house, joining a small wooden boat for another cruise towards Catba island.

Arrive Catba island pier around noon. You will be picked up by local motor-taxi (“xe om”) and transferred to a local restaurant for lunch (included).

After lunch, enjoy a half day trekking to Cat Ba national park. We will trek through jungle and have a chance to see the panorama of Halong Bay from one of the mountain summits we would conquer during the trek.

Overnight in Catba island.

Day 3: Cat Ba Island boat trip and rock climbing.

After breakfast, enjoy a full day rock climbing and boat cruise in Halong bay. After a short briefing, we will depart Cat Ba Town to Beo pier. Then cruise through Lan Ha Bay to Moody’s Beach. Rock Climb on Moody’s Beach. Lunch will be provided on board. After lunch, transfer to Thap Ngiem (Hai Pai Beach) where we will enjoy another rock climing experience. Cruise through Lan Ha Bay to Cat Ba Island.

Free dinner in town & overnight in Catba island.

Day 4: Catba – Haiphong –  Hanoi.

The morning is free at leisure.

Around 14:00, take a speed boat for returning Haiphong where we will join our car again for the journey back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi around late afternoon. Trip ends.

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Cao Son Trek and Halong bay Sea Kayak Tour 6 days

The 6-day tour is a combination of a off-the-beaten track destination Cao Son and a hot, popular tourist place Halong bay. Visit the Cao Son market which is open on Wednesday only. Trek local hill tribe village around Cao Son, Lao Cai province. These help to understand the local culture, customs and traditions. The final part of the 6-day tour is spent in Halong bay where you enjoy both boat, junk cruise and sea canoeing. Spending two night on board train make the cost of the tour down. The option is recommended by Lotussia Travel.

Cao Son Trek and Halong bay Sea Kayak Tour 6 days

Day 1: Overnight train to Lao Cai.

Transfer to Hanoi Railwasy station for the night train trip to Laocai. Train??? (To be advised). Overnight on the train.

Day 2: Arrive Lao Cai early this morning. Travel to Cao Son. Trekking.

Arrive Lao Cai Railways Station early this morning. Train??? (To be advised). You will be greeted by Lotussia Travel local team and transferred to a local restaurant for early breakfast.

After few minutes resting, travel to Muong Khuong district, via tea plantation and forest of pine. You might encounter Giay people in their traditional dress in Ban Lau or Thanh Binh.

Reaching Cao Son about 10.am. Check in Cao Son lodge for lunch and a short rest.

In the afternoon you will commence your Cao Son hike to the most secluded yet peaceful village – Tin Thang. In this village, people still distill the wine from corn, making bacon in the most basic way and offering special corn cake to anyone who drop by their house.

Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Visit Cao Son Wednsday market. Boat trip on Chay river. Laocai – Hanoi.

After breakfast, you will walk on a good paved road with local ethnic minority people to go to Cao Son market. Pine trees forests and villages surround the tinny market. Flower H’mong, Tu Di, Tay, Giay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. People coming to the market not only for selling or buying something but also importantly to meet friends, relative and to sip some cups of wine until the dawn comes. No where else but here, Flower H’mong people greet you with a temptation of corn wine and endless hospitality.

After exploring the market, trek to Sicala village. This is one of the oldest village in Cao Son area where you can experience the unique customs and tradition. Once you are in the village, you can behold the panoramic view of lush valley located on the banks of Chay river.

Picnic lunch will be provided in Ta Thang school.

After lunch, join our vehicle again and travel to Coc Ly where we will enjoy an amazing boat trip downstream Chay river. From Coc Ly, you will take a bamboo raft to Tien (Fairy) cave. The last destination is Trung Do village – the habitat of Tay people, who live in stilt houses.

Transfer to Lao Cai. Day use will be provided in a standard hotel for quick shower before taking the night train back to Hanoi. Train ???

Overnight on the train.

Day 4: Arrive Hanoi early this morning. Travel to Halong Bay. Boat cruise. Kayaking.

Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, you will be greeted again by our team and transferred to a local restaurant in town for breakfast.

After a short rest, depart to Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

Arrive in Halong and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave.

Enjoy one hour kayak paddling through strange-shaped rock formations. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 5: Halong bay – Hanoi. Cyclo excursion. Water puppet show.

Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. Disembark at the dock at Halong City at 11:00. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Enjoy a short cyclo excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sales at these places.

In the evening, attend to the water puppet show, one of famous Vietnamese traditional art.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Departure.

Free at leisure until transfer to Noibai airport for your onward flight home. Flight ???. End trip.

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Cycling Mai Chau Tam Coc and Canoeing Halong Bay 5 days

The 5-day tour is customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel taking you to major travel highlights of the northern Vietnam including Mai Chau village, Hoa Binh province, Tam Coc, Ninh Binh province and Halong Bay. You will enjoy off-road biking in Mai Chau, cycling on single dirt trails, countryside cycle, biking rural Tam Coc. After biking in Maichau, Tamcoc you can either return Hanoi or continue your adventure journey to Halong bay where you will enjoy boat, junk cruise with sea kayaking tour. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Cycling Mai Chau Tam Coc and Canoeing Halong Bay 5 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Off-road cycling.

Depart Hanoi early for Mai Chau arriving at Poom Coong village around lunch time. Take a warm up ride around villages and enjoy home cooked lunch at local home. After lunch cycle to the Thai village of Cun Pheo on a mix of good single track paths and undulating rough jeep trails. The views are stunning as the ride passes through many villages and across rice paddies. Pass hot springs, cycle across suspension bridges and follow the contours round beautiful terraced rice fields. On arriving in Cun Pheo village the rest of the afternoon is at leisure to wander by foot or explore the village trails further by bike. Dinner and overnight in local village homestay at Van Village.

Day 2: Continue biking. Mai Chau – Tam Coc, Ninh Binh.

A contrasting and more challenging ride today, though there is plenty of opportunity to stop, rest and admire the views. After breakfast enjoy relatively easy biking on undulating terrain for the first seven km then the trail begins to climb uphill – steep in parts, undulating in others. Rise above the valley and look down on small hamlets, feel and hear the forest surroundings as the trail snakes up and along the mountainside. Stop for a siesta in a Thai village house, a welcome relief from the heat – before tackling the last few km to the top of the pass. Cruise a final eleven km downhill all the way back to Mai Chau around lunch time, enjoy lunch at local house in Lac Village, then our shuttle will bring us out of Mai Chau to the HW6 Junction, branch off left at Muong Khen and continue to ride on undulating roads twist through mountain and forest. We end our cycling day at Lac Son and transfer our weary legs to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh where we spend our night.

Day 3: Cycling Tam Coc. Return Hanoi.

The area around Tam Toc is famed for its spectacular karst scenery. The soaring limestone mountains jut straight out of the paddy fields are wonderful. We begin our day with a peaceful cruise by local sampan to explore the picturesque Tam Coc (dry Halong Bay), the canal running through three caves. Return to hotel for check out and start cycling on country lanes which twist through mountains leading to Hoa Lu. We stop to visit to the ancient city of Hoa Lu since 9th century, where the remarkable remnants are King Dinh and Le Temple. After lunch we drive back to Hanoi.

In the evening, attend to the water puppet show, one of famous Vietnamese traditional art. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay. Boat cruise. Sea kayaking.

Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy one hour paddling rigzagging many small islets in different shapes. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi.

Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before enjoying one more hour kayaking in middle of the World Wonder, Halong bay before cruising back to Halong City (private junk option). En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons. Disembark at the dock at Halong City at 11h00. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Enjoy a short cyclo excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sales at these places. Then stay free for shopping until transfer to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for your onward flight back home. End tour.

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Vietnam Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking and Halong Bay Sea Canoeing Tour 5 days

The 5-day tour is customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel for those looking outdoor, active, adventure travel. The tour includes such travel highlights as trekking through local Thai villages, jungle trek Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Halong bay boat cruise  and sea canoeing tour. The best time to do this adventures is May and October. The tour is also available in winter starting from October until April. Spending the nights at local Thai and Muong hamlets, eating local food offers a real life experience. Mail to lotussiatravel dot com or travel at lotussia dot com for more details.

Vietnam Pu Luong Nature Reserve Trekking and Halong Bay Sea Canoeing Tour 5 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Maichau – Puluong.Trekking to Hang village (L,D)

After breakfast, depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Poom Coong village we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang.

We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.

Day 2: Trekking from Hang village to Kho Muong village (B,L,D)

Today we will walk for about six hours.

Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.

Day 3: Trekking to Pho Doan. Travel back to Hanoi (B,L)

This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided in a local house.

After lunch, we will take a motorbike-taxi to La Han ferry where our car will be waiting for us for our journey back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Travel to Halong bay. Boat cruise. Sea Canoeing (B,L,D)

Join our shuttle bus (sharing) and enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or take a kayak and start paddling around.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 5: Return to Hanoi (B)

Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. Disembark at the dock at Halong City at 11:00 and transfer back to Hanoi. Trip ends.

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Vietnam Central Highlands Elephant Ride and Mekong Delta Boat Tour 3 days

The 3-day tour focuses on the Vietnam central highlands and the Mekong delta area. You enjoy an elephant ride in Buon Ma Thuot, the central highlands. A short boat trip on tha Lak lake is also included in this 3-day tour. The 3rd is a day trip to the Mekong delta where you enjoy the boat trip, visit local villages and the floating market. You can chose eith My Tho or Cai Be for the day tour. Alternative option to Cu Chi tunnels is also available upon request. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Vietnam Central Highlands Elephant Ride and Mekong Delta Boat Tour 3 days

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city – Buon Ma Thuot, Central Highlands. Travel to Lak lake (B).

Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your short flight to Buon Ma Thuot. Flight???.

Upon arrival in Buon Ma Thuot airport, you will be met by our local guide, driver and transferred to Lak lake. Overnight in a traditional Long House.

Day 2: Elephant riding & visit Dray Nur waterfall. Fly back to Ho Chi Minh city (B).

After breakfast, continue to Lak Lake. Ride elephant & visit Jun village (Mnong’s people). Take dugout canoe throught the Lak lake. After lunch (not included), we will visit Draysap and DrayNur Water falls, on the way visit Coffee, rubber plantation.

According to your flight, transfer to the Buon Ma Thuot airport & fly back to Ho Chi Minh city. Flight???

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city, you will be greeted by Lotussia Travel driver and then escorted to your hotel in town (without guide).

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3: Full day excursion to the Mekong Delta (B).

Heading out of the town, we travel by road to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The thrilling excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving on an island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits. After lunch (not included), we return to Ho Chi Minh. Trip ends.

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River Kayaking Ba Be National Park and Trekking Quang Hoa Cao Bang 5 days

The 5-day tour is arranged in the north eastern Vietnam taking you to Ba Be National park, Bac Kan province, Quang Hoa, Ban Gioc waterfalls, Cao Bang. You have a jungle trek in Ba Be National Park, a river kayaking tour along the Nang river, a short trek in Quang Hoa, Cao Bang. Also visit Ban Gioc waterfalls are wonderful in rainy season starting May until October. After the adventure, you take another road to get back to Hanoi, Lang Son province. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

River Kayaking Ba Be National Park and Trekking Quang Hoa Cao Bang 5 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park.

We leave Hanoi for Ba Be via Bac Can. Throughout the first stage, we are crossing small villages ,they are handicrafts and cultures villages. Meeting the daily life in the wild environment. Lunch at local restaurant. Arrive in Ba Be National Park in the afternoon. Check in the house on stilt in Pac Ngoi Village. Good dinner and overnight in a house on stilt.

Day 2: Ba Be Lake Kayaking.

Today, we drive to local dock out of the National Park, then we paddle along Nang River, it’s the highlight of the trip with so beautiful and peaceful view. We stop for lunch at Mr Hien Pirate Restaurant then boating into Ba Be Lakes. We continue to paddle about 5 km over the biggest natural lake in Vietnam, then we take a swimming before 1 km easy-walking back to Pa Ngoi village. Dinner and overnight at house on stilt in Pac Ngoi.

Day 3: Ba Be National Park – Quang Hoa, Cao Bang.

We say goodbye to the family where we stay to head up to Quang Hoa. Lunch in Cao Bang city. Before arriving in the village of Quang Hoa, we stop to take a soft trek to discover the Nung’s peoples village, we keep walking until Quang Hoa. Dinner and overnight in a family in Quang Hoa.

Day 4: Quang Hoa – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Quang Hoa.

After breakfast, we take a bus trip of 45’ to get to Trung Khanh Town where we start our 2hr paddling on Nang river to reach the local life along the Chinese border, we stop paddling before arrive in to the water fall of Ban Gioc, after visiting Ban Gioc waterfalls, the bus take us back to Quang Hoa for the night.

Day 5: Quang Hoa – Lang Son – Hanoi

We say goodbye to the family, we head back to Hanoi by taking a different road to Lang Son city. Lunch en route, we arrive in Hanoi in late of the afternoon. End of the service.

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Ba Be National Park Trekking and Kayaking Tour 4 days

The 4-day adventure tour is provided by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel to Ba Be National Park, in the north eastern Vietnam. The drive from Hanoi to Ba Be park takes about 6 hours. You have nearly three days for your active adventure travel holidays, including such activities jungle trek, visit ethnic villages, boat cruise, river kayaking. Spending three night at local home (homestay) in a Tay village also offers interesting experience. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Ba Be National Park Trekking and Kayaking Tour 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Babe national park (Ba be lakes) .

After breakfast, we leave Hanoi for Ba Be via Bac Can. Throughout the first stage, we are crossing small villages ,they are handicrafts and cultures villages. Meeting the daily life in the wild environment. Lunch at local restaurant. Arrive in Ba Be in the afternoon. Check in the house on stilt in Pac Ngoi Village. Good dinner and overnight in a house on stilt (at terrace entire view of the lake).

Day 2: Babe National park jungle trek.

We start the day of trekking at 8h00, walk along the small river with beautiful view of rice field, river, mountain to Quang Khe, From here we have 1 hour to hike up to the Dao’s people village. Visit the village including the school and some families, Stopover on nice place for pack-lunch. Return to the lake for a swimming and walk back to the village where we have the night with Tay’s family.

 Day 3: Babe lake river kayaking.

Today, we Drive to local dock out of the National Park, then we paddle along Nang River, it’s the highlight of the trip with so beautiful and peaceful view. We stop for lunch at Ong Pirate Restaurant then boating into Babe Lake. We continue to paddle about 5 km over the biggest natural lake in Vietnam, then we take a swimming before 2km easy-hiking back to Pa Ngoi village. Dinner and overnight at house on stilt in Pac Ngoi.

Day 4: Babe – Hanoi

We say goodbye to the family where we stay to come back Hanoi, lunch en route. Arrive Hanoi in the afternoon. End of the service.

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Biking Tam Coc Cruising and Kayaking Halong Bay 4 days

The 4-day tour includes such highlights as Tam Coc river boat trip, Tam Coc countryside cycle, Halong bay cruise and kayaking tour. Both standard budget and luxury options are offered by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia Travel. Spending two nights in Hanoi and one night on board junk in Halong bay. There is also the opportunity to spend one night in Tam Coc instead of Hanoi for a better experience. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Biking Tam Coc Cruising and Kayaking Halong Bay 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi.

We leave Hanoi at 08:00 and head south for the three-hour drive along Highway One.

Arrive in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh around 11:00, we then take a two-hour boat trip along the Boi River. This area is rightly often referred to as the “Ha Long Bay on land” due to the similar topography.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Tam Coc.

After lunch, we move on to Hoa Lu enjoying one hour countryside cycling through peaceful countryside villages.

We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty.

Return back to Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay. Cruise. Kayaking.

Transfer from your hotel to our departure point will be arranged on your own.

At 8:00: get on our sharing shuttle bus & depart for Halong bay (without guide). Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk).

Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Round over Thien Cung cave (palace of heaven), Dau Go ( grotto of wood ), Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island. Visit Sung Sot cave and enjoy one-hour kayaking trip or have a swim at Titop beach or Soi Sim beach.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 3: Halong bay cruise with kayaking.

Breakfast on board junk.

Continue visiting Halong bay while the boat cruise through Man’s head island, Tortoise island. Visit Luon cave by a small bamboo rowing boat.

Lunch will be provided on board.

In the afternoon, enjoy one more hour kayaking tour while the boat goes through Ba Ham lake, fishery village,Cua Van, swimming at Ba Trai Dao beach.

Having dinner and overnight on the junk.

Day 4: Halong bay – Hanoi.

Breakfast on board.

Then we continue our cruise while the boat is going back to shore. Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and join our vehicle again for journey back to Hanoi (sharing shuttle bus; no guide).

Arrive in Hanoi about 15:00. End.

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