Wanderlust to Dong Van Karst Geo-Park and Ba Be Mountain Lake

HanoiHa GiangDong Van TownMeo VacBa Be LakeNang RiverPuong Cave
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Trip code: VN5HB

Departure Point: Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Styles: Adventure

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Trip overview

The two mountainous areas in Northernmost Vietnam are attract visitor for its grandiose sightseeing such as Dong Van Karst Geo-park to the mountain lake of Ba Be. These two sites are all list as UNESCO World Heritage for its typical unique character. This 5 day adventure tour to Dong Van and Ba Be Lake is design for the travelholic who love nature and experience the new ones.

Trip Inclusions

    • Private A/c transportation per itinerary
    • English or French speaking tour guide (other languages on request)
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Accommodation during the trip
    • Boat ride in Ba Be Lake
    • Sightseeing tickets and permits per itinerary
    • Bottled water on the vehicle.

Trip Exclusions

    • Travel insurance
    • Drinks and other meal
    • Hotel in Hanoi
    • International flights and visas
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

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    Tour itinerary

    Day 1 Hanoi - Ha Giang (L/D)

    8:00 Alsimexco Team pick you up at Hanoi hotel then drive for 6,5 hour journey to Giang Province. The drive to Ha Giang occupied most of the day with some soft break for quick stops on the way to relax your legs and photo opportunities as well as for lunch served.

    Check in hotel upon arrival to Ha Giang City and take a rest for the remainder of the day. Dinner and overnight in Ha Giang City.

    *The altenative accommodation tonight can be arrange in a local house at a Tay ethnic village nearby for a homestay experience. Let our travel specialist know you would like to stay at hotel or homestay before the trip.

    Hanoi to Ha Giang: 300km (6,5 hours)

    Day 2 Ha Giang - Dong Van (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at homestay served by Tay ethnic host, set out for the morning drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang. The scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains.

    The typical photo opportunities are at Quan Ba Pass with the marks of Fairy Bosom Mountain (Nui Co Tien) and Quan Ba Heaven Gate (Cong Troi) with some steps to a view point atop a hill. Have lunch break at Yen Minh town.

    The afternoon journey is amazing, the driver will show his talent for visitor to stop as often as possible to admire the scenery and taking photographs on the way as entering the Karst Geo-park.

    Dong Van Karst Plateau is unique combination between Geoheritages and cutural heritages. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment conditions and different development stages of nature.

    The stunning scenery and density of montagnards' culture, customer such as the H'mong are something that will be very memorable of the trip. One of the typical stops is the residence of the Sr. Vuong Chi Sinh who was honored as the king by Hmong tribe community, his palace is also called “Palace of Hmong King”.

    Arrive at Dong Van Town, check in hotel and relax for the remainder of the balance of the day. Dinner and overnight at Dong Van Town.

    Ha Giang to Dong Van: 140km (4 hours)

    Day 3 Dong Van - Meo Vac (B/L/D)

    Breakfast at hotel then embark on a moderate hike to the rocky mountains on backroads which leads us to some hill tribe villages which is situated in between the grey rocks.

    After the morning hike, get back to Dong Van town for lunch. In the afternoon, drive over the massive Ma Pi Leng Pass to Meo Vac. Have a break on the pass to admire the panorama over the huge abyss which is bottomed by the Nho Que River.

    Arrive at Meo Vac Town, check in the hotel, dinner and overnight in Meo Vac.

    Dong Van to Meo Vac: 41km (1,5 hours)

    Day 4 Meo Vac - Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)

    Breakfast at hotel then drive a long journey of 6,5 hours downhill to Ba Be National Park. The topography is changing from the rocky plataeu to soil mountain with green vegetation and forests.

    Lunch is on the way at a local eatering rice. Arrive at Ba Be National Park, check in traditional homestay of Tay people close to the lake. Dinner and overnihgt at Ba be.

    Meo Vac to Ba Be: 200km (6,5 hours)

    Day 5 Ba Be - Hanoi (B/L)

    Enjoy breakfast by the lake at house on stilt of Tay host, transfer to the boat dock and take the motor-boat ride around the green lake and onward to Nang River.

    The scenery is the color palette of green with the rain forest covers the limestone mountains shadows on the jade mirror water of Ba Be Lake. Take on land to visit to Dau Dang Waterfall and then cruise upstream the Nang River through Puong Cave and finish the boat ride at Puoc Lom dock.

    Get back on private car and spend the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. Lunch on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at the hotel step door. 

    Ba Be to Hanoi: 200km (4,5 hours)

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