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Cycling Trip through North East Vietnam 6 days 5 nights
Cycling Trip through North East Vietnam
6 days 5 nights take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang to visit the most spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall in Vietnam. You will be travelling through the remote areas in the north of Vietnam, brushing along the Chinese border and staying with local families to find out about the unique cultures and customs of Vietnam.
Ba Be National Park
- A wild treasure home to one of the biggest natural freshwater lakes in Asia
- Cao Bang is an immensely beautiful, sparsely populated frontier region of North Vietnam
- Bustling capital city of Northern Vietnam
6 days 5 nights
Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Bac Kan (B/L/D)
The guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Thai Nguyen by private bus/van. We then start our
cycling tour in Vietnam
with an easy ride to Bac Kan, surrounded by palm trees and ethnic villages of the Tay and Nung varieties the entire way.
- 50 Km cycling.
Day 2: Bac Kan - Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
We check-out after breakfast and cycle 20 kilometres from Bac Han, mostly uphill, turning off highway 3 for a quieter road with great views of small villages on the opposite side of the river. We’ll stop for lunch on the way.
Later in the afternoon we go for a boat cruise on Ba Be Lake, the central attraction of
Ba Be National Park
. We also visit Pac Ngoi Village, where we’ll stay for the night.
- 20 km cycling.
Day 3: Ba Be - Cao Bang (B/L/D)
On the third day of our
we bike through several passes in the Pia Oac mountain range, before reaching Nguyen Binh. Then we trade the bicycle for a bus to get us to Cao Bang, where the Hmong, Zao, Tho and Nung minorities all live in harmony. We’ll stay here in Cao Bang overnight.
- 40 km cycling.
Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Falls - Cao Bang (B/L/D)
Today we’ll have well paved roads the whole way as we head to the famous Ban Gioc Waterfall. On the way we ride up and down Ma Phuc Pass, enjoying the beauty of the karst valley below, as well as the numerous Tay and Nung villages. We’ll have picnic lunch on arrival and then go for a swim in the shadow of the gargantuan falls that form part of the border between Vietnam and China. Afterwards we take a late afternoon bus back to Cao Bang where we’ll again stay the night.
- 60 km cycling.
Day 5: Cao Bang - Lang Son - Mau Son (B/L/D)
We start with a 67km morning cycling to That Khe, passing through 3 mountain passes and Dong Khe. We’ll have a lunch break in That Khe before transferring to Lang Son and Mau Son in the afternoon by bus. On arrival we’ll get to enjoy a nice sunset before staying overnight.
- 70 km cycling.
Day 6: Mau Son - Ha Noi (B/L/D)
Early morning is free to discover the nearby villages, before we set off on a down hill ride to Lang Son. This border town was all but destroyed in the recent Sino-Vietnamese war, but was rebuilt and has become an important trading centre in the time since. Once done here we take a bus back to Hanoi and enjoy a farewell dinner in the capital.
- 50 km cycling.
Professional vehicle transportations and commercial vehicle insurance. Professional driver
Professional bicycles (Giant, Trek or Cannondale)
Support van equipped with first aid kits during the cycling
Accommodation at ecolodges, hotels, homestays as mentioned
Experienced English-speaking guide
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
(Optional) Vegetarian and vegan food is available
All sightseeing tickets and travel permits on frontier
Bamboo raft tour on Ban Gioc waterfall
Motor-boat with floating jackets in Ba Be
Nguom Ngao Cave walking tour
All Taxes and Fees
No extra charge after confirmation
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
(Optional) Child seats are required
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
International & domestic flights and taxes
Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc.
What To Take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking
It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.
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