DURATION 6 days / 5 nights


Hotels/junk information:

Please note that the mentioned hotels below for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotels, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value

City Hotels Stars
Ba Be Homestay
Cao Bang Thanh Loan hotel 3*
Lang Son Muong Thanh hotel 3*
Ha Long Glory Cruise junk Deluxe


Tour price:

This trip is organized for private group only. The tariff depends on the number of participants and the tourist season of the year. Please click “customized this trip” to get the price of your group and your travel date.


Services included:

  • Transfer & transportation on tour with private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Overnight at local house in Ba Be Lake
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fee
  • Private boat cruise on Ba Be Lake
  • Meals as indicated “B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Diner”
  • Authorization to visit Ban Gioc waterfall
  • Cruise in Ha Long Bay with a charming junk: shared junk, private cabins with bathroom, A.C


Services excluded:

  • Meals and drink not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses & tip
  • Internal & international airtickets
  • Bank charges relating to the payment
  • All services not mentioned above.

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Day 01: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L, D)

Depart from Hanoi to Bac Kan Province (260km). In this area the Ba Be National Park is situated, boasting more than 20,000 hectares of valleys, waterfalls, caves, unusual rock formations and lakes. The area is predominantly home to the Tay tribe. Arrive at the lake in the afternoon, just in time for a boat cruise to the beautiful Dau Dang Waterfall and to the boatmen’ home village. The village is located right on the edge of Ba Be Lake with a panoramic view of the surrounding cornfields, lake and mountain ranges.
Overnight in Ba Be

Day 02: Ba Be Lake – Pac Po Cave – Cao Bang (B, L, D)

We leave Ba Be by a fantastic mountainous road, leading us along spectacular limestone formations and densely forested hills. We pass the frontier region of China to pay a visit to the Pac Po Grotto, Ho Chi Minh’s former base during the 1941s. Here you will have the chance to learn more about this all-time Vietnamese hero and his long struggle for liberation against the colonial forces
Overnight in Cao Bang

Day 03: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang (B, L, D)

Further north lays Cao Bang province, a remote area right on the border with neighboring China. Cao Bang is sparsely populated with a few ethnic communities, hardly affected by today’s modern life. Cao Bang is famous for its graceful mountains, grottos and streams. This day, we take you to the most beautiful waterfall of Vietnam, the Ban Gioc waterfall via Ma Phuc Pass and Trung Khanh area. After the magical visit of Ban Gioc & of Quay Son River, we return to Cao Bang
Overnight in Cao Bang

Day 04: Cao Bang – Lang Son (B, L, D)

Today we travel back in time, back to Indochina, by driving the famous Colonial Road No. 4. We pass areas like Dong Khe and That Khe. The places are well-known for their countless bloody fights between Viet Minh and French forces during the 1950s. In the late afternoon we arrive in Lang Son to visit the central market, the gateway of trade between China and Vietnam. Before checking into our hotel in Lang Son, we visit the Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh grottos.
Overnight in Lang Son

Day 05: Lang Son – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)

Today, you’ll be driven to famous and magnificent Ha Long Bay. Spend the afternoon cruising through the 3,000 limestone pinnacles piercing the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s most incredible natural wonders and was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
– 12.00-13.00: Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf, and transfer by tender to the boat
– 13.00-15.30: Check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and Cruise Manager Start cruising. Enjoy set menu lunch while cruising to magnificent Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way. You will have opportunity to see the famous such as: Perfume Rock, Fighting Cock, Lonely Rock, Saddle Rock…. before arrives to “Vung Viêng” village
– 15.30-17.30: Visit “Vung Viêng” village by a rustic – row boat, meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxing.
Free optional swimming and kayaking around many small and big islands at emerald Bai Tu Long water
– 17.30-19.30: Back to the boat and free time for relax
– Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then enjoy the spring rolls you make together and Happy Hour (buy one drink, get one free). It is time for chatting and relaxing
– 19.30: Deluxe Vietnamese Dinner will be served
– Evening activities include: Leisure time for chatting around the bar, watching many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruises’ music. Reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing on the boat
Overnight on board

Day 06: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B, Brunch)

– 06.00-09.00: Taking part in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes)
Coffee, tea and pastries… for breakfast are served in the dining room. Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended
– 09.00-11.30: Check out and make payment in reception area. Have a set menu brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as approaching the wharf
– 11.30: Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew
– 12.00: You will meet your guide & driver, and transfer back to Hanoi
16.00: Arrive in Hanoi and drop off at your hotel

Tour overview

While the Northeast of Vietnam dazzles with its high mountain landscapes, the Northeast amazes with its steep limestone peaks. This unique and picturesque geological formation extends from Yangshui-Guilin to Cao Bang before diving into the emerald water of Ha Long Bay. Amidst this intriguing landscape, you will encounter Tay, Nung and Pathen ethic people.


Brief program:

–       Day 01: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake

–       Day 02: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang

–       Day 03: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall – Cao Bang

–       Day 04: Cao Bang – Lang Son

–       Day 05: Lang Son – Ha Long Bay

–       Day 06: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi