Streetfood, Caves & Waterfalls
Streetfood, Caves & Waterfalls
Highlights of North Vietnam & Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Known for its centuries old architecture and delectable cuisine, Hanoi is not only rich in history and culture, but also a buzzing city and a connecting hub to other parts of the country and region. Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our driver who will take you to your hotel in Hanoi. After check-in, have a good rest to recover from your inbound trip and get ready for the upcoming journey we have in store for you. Spend your first night in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Cao Bang
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up today and heading northeast to Cao Bang - a mountainous province located right next to the Chinese border. After 6 hours of scenic drive and a lunch stop, arrive at Cao Bang in the afternoon. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Tomorrow you will visit the amazing Ban Gioc waterfall so have a good rest. Stay overnight in Cao Bang.
Ban Gioc Waterfall - Hanoi
Today you will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and proceed to Ban Gioc waterfall, one of the largest and arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. About 2 hours from Cao Bang, the waterfall is a natural border between Vietnam and China. It's located in the middle of wonderful natural scenery surrounded by dense and lush green forests. Marvel at this breathtaking sight and get on a bamboo raft to get close to the waterfall so you can feel the spray on your face. Explore the fall together with your guide before taking an 8 hour drive back to Hanoi today. Spend the night in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Street Food Tour
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and spend the day at your leisure until late afternoon, when our local guide pick you up from your hotel for a street food tour. During this tour, you will get to taste, among other things, some of Hanoi specialties such as banh cuon (steamed rice rolls with wood ear mushrooms) and bun cha (rice vermicelli noodles with grilled pork). Visit a hidden café with a breathtaking view, taste some fresh tropical fruits of Vietnam, and enjoy a fresh beer on Ta Hien Street at the end of the day. Then your guide will take you back to the hotel where you will spend the night.
Hanoi - Ninh Binh
After breakfast today, you are off to Ninh Binh, a town located 2 hours south of Hanoi and famously known as Ha Long Bay on land because of its many karst formations. Upon your arrival, get on a small traditional sampan boat and cruise along a small river and through numerous caves. Stop to visit a temple, which is a short walk from the river bank. Afterwards, return to the boat trip starting point and proceed to a local restaurant to have lunch. After the break, take a short bike ride through the beautiful landscape and visit a pagoda before retreating to your hotel and have the rest of the evening for yourself. Stay overnight in Ninh Binh.
Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park - Hanoi
After breakfast today, you say goodbye to Ninh Binh and take a 1.5 hour drive to your next stop, Cuc Phuong National Park. Upon arrival, start a three hour hike on a small path in the dense forest to enjoy the rainforest atmosphere and admire the diversity of the tropical jungle. Back in the main center of the national park, lunch will be served, followed by a visit to the Primates Rescue Center, which houses several endangered species of rare langurs in Vietnam. After learning about the animals and the rescue program, continue on to visit a turtle rescue center before returning to Hanoi. After check in to your hotel in Hanoi, spend the rest of the day at your leisure and spend the night here.
Free Day in Hanoi
Today is reserved for you to explore Hanoi however you like. Check out the lively Old Quarter, stroll through the bustling streets, book a half day city tour, take a cyclo ride around the Hoan Kiem Lake, or see a live water puppet performance. Spend the night in Hanoi.
Enjoy your free time in Hanoi until your airport transfer arrives to take you to Hanoi Airport for your journey home.
This journey takes you from Hanoi to Cao Bang to see the Ban Gioc waterfall. Then go to Ninh Binh and back to Hanoi again.
IncludedAccommodation as described in programAirport TransfersDaily breakfast in accommodationEnglish speaking private tour guideEntrance fees & excursions as per tour programMeals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)Mineral water during excursionsprivate transfer in air conditioned carTravel insurance
Not IncludedIntl. flightsVisa fees
OptionalAdditional tours & activitiesprivate tour guide in other languages on request