This trip has been designed to cover all the highlights of the north east of Vietnam. It has a great variety combination between; Ba Be Lake, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfall, the border town of Lang Son and Ha Long Bay.

Tour Code: VTA 03
Duration: 9 Days
Tour Type: 
Starts / Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang – Lang Son – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 1:
Arrive Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 3: Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang
Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall
Day 6: Cao Bang – Lang Son
Day 7: Lang Son – Halong Bay
Day 8: Halong bay – Hanoi
Day 9: Departure

  • Full Itinerary
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  • Accommodation
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
Upon arrival we will be welcome at the airport and delivered to our hotel. We will be given a briefing about traveling in Vietnam before enjoying a special welcome dinner at an excellent Vietnamese restaurant.

Day 2: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (B, L)
We depart from Hanoi at 07.30. We arriving in Ba Be town around 14h30, after checking in at the guesthouse, we will head out for a bit of exploration before the sunsets.

Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan Province

Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan Province

Day 3: Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
We take our private boat for a cruise on the lake. We take a short trek to a Pac Ngoi village – Tay Minority People. We continue to visit Dau Dang waterfall, Puong Cave and more cruising along the Nang River.

Pac Ngoi Village

Pac Ngoi Village

Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang (B)
8h00 we drive 90km to Cao Bang. The Province is the home where the H’mong, Dzao, Tho and Nung ethnic minorities people live in harmony.

Cao Bang is home to

Cao Bang is home to H’Mong, Dzao, Tho and Nung ethnic minority live in harmony

Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel we depart for Ban Gioc waterfall. It takes a 3 hour drive from Cao Bang to Ban Gioc waterfall, which forms a natural border between Vietnam and China.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Day 6: Cao Bang – Lang Son (B, L)
In the morning we drive 150 km to Lang Son on the Chinese border. We stop for taking photos on That Khe Pass. After lunch we go to visit Nhi Thanh Cave, Tam Thanh Pagoda and the market at Dong Kinh, the biggest market in the area fully stocked with Chinese goods. Overnight at hotel in Lang Son.

Tam Thanh Pagoda, Lang Son Province

Tam Thanh Pagoda, Lang Son Province

Day 7: Lang Son – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
In the morning we depart Lang Son for the 180 km drive to Halong city. Overnight in hotel

Day 8: Halong bay – Hanoi (B, L)
At 8h00 we leave our hotel for the Wharf, where we take our private boat to visit the secluded bay for 5 hours, having a wonderful seafood lunch on boat. We head back to Hanoi for overnight.

Cruising in Halong Bay

Cruising in Halong Bay

Day 9: Departure (B)
Today we are free at our leisure until the time we transfer to the airport for our flight to home.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included ?

  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • Meal as indicated in itinerary (8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners)
  • Transfer and tour by private A/C car
  • English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)
  • Private boat trip in Babe lake and Halong bay
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel or guest houses or home stay. Breakfast selections will be Vietnamese.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. All are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes.

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area (Western food some time not available in the remote of mountain area).

Recommended Accommodation List:



HanoiStar View Hotel Hanoi
BabeBa Be Hotel
Cao BangGuest House
Lang SonGuest House
Halong BayBai Tho Cruise

Note: The hotel subject to change due to the availabilities. In that case we will choose the equivalent one



  • Giovanna

    Will you pick up and drop off us at our hotel in adventure tours?

    • Stephen

      Yes, of course. Private car and guide will pick up you at the lobby of your hotel.

  • Antonio

    How long does it take from Hanoi to Mai Chau? Do you have Mai Chau tour or trekking in Mai Chau.

    • It takes 4 hours to drive from Hanoi to Mai Chau. If you like home stay and light trekking, tour Mai Chau 2 – 3 days is available. If you like adventure, you can take 4 Day Mai Chau – Pu Luong Discovery Tour.

  • Are you available tour Ha Giang Rocky Plateau tour for 2 persons?

    • Yes, we are available with a private tour for you both. You can spend 3 – 4 days for this tour.

  • Lauretta

    Is there any place can I visit in Ha Giang ?

    • In Ha Giang, you can visit Dong Van ethnic market with all kinds of goods and multi-colored clothes of ethic village group. Then, we go along the Nho Que River and through Ma Pi Leng pass which is considered as the most beautiful pass in Vietnam, climb the Flag tower on the top of Lung Cu mountain.

  • Lauretta

    How many days should I spend to visit Ha Giang?

    • It had better for you to spend at least 3 – 4 days for your adventure trip in ha Giang province.

  • Shorrock

    What kinds of tours will you recommend for our trip in Vietnam next month? We are a group of 6 people loving adventures. We have been Laos and Cambodia, is it possible to trek or cycle in our tour program?

    • Stephen

      You should take adventure or active tours for your trips in Vietnam. There are many activities in tour packages may be suitable with your hobbies such as trekking, cycling, hiking… If you don’t find any adventures you like in our tour list, you can do customized tours for your own adventure trips in Vietnam.

  • We don’t have much time in Vietnam but we want to spend 4 or 5 days for our adventure in Vietnam. Which tours of your will you recommend us for our active tours in Vietnam’?

    • There are some tours may be suited to you time in Vietnam such as 5 Days Mai Chau – Pu Luong Discovery Tour, 4 Days Mai Chau – Pu Luong Discovery Tour, 4 Days Ha Giang – Rocky Plateau Tours. We recommend 4 Days Ha Giang – Rocky Plateau Tours because. We have dropped you detail information for your trip in Vietnam, please check.

  • Can you give us some recommendations for active tours in Vietnam which include Ba Be Lake in itinerary?

    • It depends on your time in Vietnam, you may be interested in 4 Days Ha Giang – Rocky Plateau Tours or 9 Days Adventure North-East Vietnam Tour. We have dropped you more travel tips you may need for your active tours in Vietnam, please check and let us know if we can be you’re your guide in Vietnam.

  • I’m 50s year old with a normal body and no too fit. Can I join with my family in Vietnam active tours?

    • Stephen

      Of course, you can. We provide many packages for active and adventure tours in Vietnam which are not too hard to do. You can also get help from our supporter as well as you family.

  • Is there anything to discover in adventure or active tours in Vietnam?

    • Yes, There are many activities and highlights in Vietnam, it depends you tour packages that you can visit many highlights in northern Vietnam such as Hanoi, Cao Bang, Mai Chau, Ha Giang, Halong Bay… as well as trekking, boating, homestaying…

  • How can we book an active tour with you?

    • Stephen

      We have dropped you an email with an attached file, please fill in reservation form a send it back to us via email.

  • Josephine

    Is it possible to drink water from the streams we meet in our adventure?

    • No, you should not drink water from stream, We provide bottled water throughout the trips. In some areas, it is ok to drink boiled water in the homestay.

  • Alison

    Could we visit market in active tour program?

    • Stephen

      Of course, in some tour packages, visiting ethnic market of hill tribe included in itinerary.

  • Is it safe when exploring Vietnam with active tour packages?

    • Stephen

      Yes, It is safe when travel with tour packages. You can get help from guide or fellow traveler through all itineraries.

  • Georges

    How can we have a good trekking tour in the north of Vietnam?

    • There are plenty of opportunities for trekking in many places such as: Sapa, Mai Chau, Ha Giang. Treks can be organized Viet Vision Travel easily, please send us your time frame and what you need and we will provide you all information needed for trekking tours.

  • What kinds of accommodation in Vietnam will you recommend for active tours?

    • Stephen

      You may like a homestay with local and enjoy daily life of rustic ethnic people as well as spectacular landscapes there.

  • Sophia

    Any recommendations for 4 or 5 days of adventure tours in Vietnam?

    • Stephen

      At least 4 or 5 day, because northern Vietnam is mountainous area with many wide tropical forests and lofty rocky mountains which are undiscovered and hidden many magnificent beauties.

  • We are 2 couple of 4 people loving adventure trips, and we are looking for an active tour in Vietnam. Could we take a tour with your company?

    • Stephen

      Of course yes, We have dropped you some of our best tour packages in Vietnam, please check and give us more information about your group as well as which one you would like to take.

  • How many days is enough for an active tour in Vietnam?

    • Stephen

      At least 4 or 5 day, because northern Vietnam is mountainous area with many wide tropical forests and lofty rocky mountains which are undiscovered and hidden many unique beauties.

  • Nelson

    What are the most popular sites can I visit if I have an active tours in Vietnam?

    • Stephen

      There are many of famous site in northern Vietnam for your adventure with us such as Hanoi, Mai Chau, Kho Muong, Ha Giang, Ba Be, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Halong Bay… And many other attractions in attractions for you discover in Vietnam.