Day 1: HANOI – BA BE LAKE
Pass By: Ba Be National Park, Bố Lù, Ba Bể, Bắc Kạn 23511, Vietnam
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake.
You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming.This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life.
After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings. Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake.
If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option. Homestay run by Tay ethnic people
Accommodation included: Overnight in Ba Be
Day 2: BA BE LAKE – HANOI
Pass By: Puong Cave, Khang Ninh, Ba Bể District, Bắc Kạn Province, Vietnam
After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself.
The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife. The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.
After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY BY OASIS CLASSIC CRUISE 4*
Pass By: Halong Bay Vietnam
8h00 - 8h30 Pick you up at your hotel.
12h30 Arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding.
13h00 Transfer to cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in cabins. Cruise and program commence.
13h30-14h30 Special lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay). After having lunch, the Oasis Bay Cruise will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Anchoring the vessels at Frog Pond area.
15h30-17h00 Explore this beautiful area by kayaking through the majestic scenery or swimming in emerald coloured water.
17h15-18h45 Relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor Jacuzzi.
19h00-20h00 Enjoy a specially gourmet dinner.
21h00-23h00: Evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing
Accommodation included: Overnight in Oasis Bay Classic cruise
Day 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI
Pass By: Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay Vietnam
6h30 Wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong.
7h00-7h30 Breakfast. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices…
8h00-9h00 Visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.
9h30 Check-out cabins and settle bills.
10h30 Lunch will be served while the Oasis Bay Cruise is crusing back to Tuan Chau harbor.
12h30-12h45 Shuttle bus pick guest up at Oasis Bay Lounge.
17h00-17h30 Arrive in Hanoi and you will be dropped off at your hotel.
End of services!
No accommodation included on this day.