Day 1: Hanoi - Quang Uyen
Stop At: Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups, No 1 Doi Can, Thai Nguyen 23000 Vietnam
Leave Hanoi for Quang Uyen at 8 AM on a 6-hour drive. Stop in Thai Nguyen city to visit Museum of Ethnic Minorities in Viet Nam.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Quang Uyen district post, Trục, TT. Quảng Uyên, Quảng Uyên, Cao Bằng, Vietnam
After lunch in Bac Kan city, go through six mountainous passes to reach homestay at an incense making village of Quang Uyen district, Cao Bang province. Rest of the day can be spent to discover life of Nung people here and the way they make incense to survive. If you are hungry for more amazing landscape, it is recommended you have 1-hour hike up the mountain behind the village to get the whole exotic view and enjoy a sunset break at the peak.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Homestay in a local village of Nung people
Day 2: Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave – Ba Be Lake
Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
Take a morning exercise and enjoy the fresh air before your served local breakfast. Hit the road again to captivating Ban Gioc waterfall, the fourth biggest border waterfall in the world between Vietnam and China. Stop en route for a short walk around Phuoc Sen village, a Nung village where they make knives as traditional handicraft.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Nguom Ngao Cave, Gun Village, Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang 270000 Vietnam
Pay a visit to amazing Nguom Ngao limestone cave, also known as Tiger cave before return Ba Be lake. Enjoy the peacefull sunset by the lake. If time permits, have a swim in cooling fresh water of the lake.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Homestay of Tay ethnic in Ba Be Lake
Day 3: Ba Be Lake Half Day Boating – Hanoi
Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Bo Lu Village Ba Be district, Nam Mau 270000 Vietnam
Enjoy last breakfast in this rural paradise before 3-hour boating around the lake. Short walk to see Cam village with nature, local people and school at the end of the lake. Follow Nang river to Puong cave, a tunnel cave full of amazement from limestone stalactites and stalagmites to mysterious bats. Continue to Buoc Lom wharf where you say goodbye to Ba Be and return Hanoi.
Duration: 3 hours
No accommodation included on this day.