Travel from Hanoi to the Northeast of Vietnam. We invite you to experience the historical land of Tan Trao along with its wonderful scenery and authentic rural life of hill tribes in Ba Be National park. Ba Be is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in Vietnam with exceptional natural diversity.
8:00 AM: Tour guide and driver will escort you on journey to Tan Trao, a former Viet Minh resistance base during the first Indochina war. On arrival, visit the historic banyan tree, Na Lua shack house and Tan Trao communal house where President Ho Chi Minh and his team lived and worked before August, 1945 Revolution.
Continue on the less touristic journey, distinguished by the Tay ethnic villages whose houses stand on stilts, with a backdrop of tea plantation hills, palm plantations and rice valleys. Visit the villages to meet the locals along the way and do not miss some stops to take the photos of the scenery whenever possible. Arrive in Pac Ngoi village, homeland of Tay ethnic people, in late afternoon.
In the morning, transfer from the village to Buoc Lom Pier to take a boat trip along the Nang river and enjoy the beautiful scenery of forests along the river. The boat will pass through Puong cave, home to thousands of bats, toward Dau Dang waterfall.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant by the waterfall. In the afternoon, take the boat back to the lake, stopping at the Fairy pond located in the middle of the primitive forest. Here, you will gently cruise around the lake and it's possible to swim if the weather permits. Disembark at around 04:00 PM. Rest of the day on your own free and easy, enjoy sunset over mountain ranges.
In the morning, cycle through several ethnic Tay villages. Keep your path along the river, get into national park to Hua Ma cave (5km from the village), an attractive place with amazing formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Go back to Pac Ngoi village at 11:00am and meet our driver for a transfer to Hanoi.
Optional: If time permits and you are sportive, may extent to Silver waterfall (more 4km from Hua Ma cave)
Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon. Check in at your hotel and enjoy some free time after the mountain getaway.