The Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam
The Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang, Vietnam

Cao Bang Hiking Tour – 4 Days

Visited places: Cao Bang
Tour Activity/Theme: Adventure, Trekking, Hiking, Mountain climbing, Ecotourism, Family, Ethnic village, Sublime nature, Homestay, Off the beaten track, Waterfall

Cao Bang Hiking Tour is a hard hiking adventure with long-distance trekking at Quang Uyen and with hiking around Nguom Ngao and Ban Gioc Waterfall. The trip is for 4 days, 3 nights.

 There are possibilities of kayaking on the Quay Son River near the Ban Gioc Waterfall with additional costs. Accommodation is at a Nung family with simple condition.

Day-to-day itinerary
Day1 Ha Noi – Cao Bang – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
Day2 Quang Uyen Hiking Tour (13km)/Quang Uyen – Thung Mountain – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
Day3 Quang Uyen – Nguom Ngao Cave (1-2km hiking) – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
Day4 Quang Uyen – Lang Son/Visit Lang Son/ Lang Son – Ha Noi (B/L)

Mountains and valley at Quang Uyen
Mountains and valley at Quang Uyen

Accommodation: Homestay with a Nung ethnic minority family (poor condition)/3 night

Inclusions:
English-speaking guide as per itinerary;
Homestay accommodation as indicated in the program;
Private van for tours as indicated in the program;
Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
All admission fees and permit during the guided times in the program;

Exclusions:
Insurance of any types;
International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Ha Noi – Cao Bang – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
08:00 A.M Our team picks you up from your hotel and we travel through the fresh countryside of north-eastern Vietnam with low hills and plantations of green tea to Bac Kan Town.
Lunch at Bac Kan.
In the afternoon, continue further to Quang Uyen passing through Cao Bang City.
Welcomed at the hosts’ family.
Overnight at Quang Uyen.

Black Smiths at Quang Uyen
Black smiths at Quang Uyen

Day2 Quang Uyen Hiking Tour (13km)/Quang Uyen – Thung Mountain – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the homestay.
Exploring the scenic landscape of Quang Uyen which is similar to Halong Bay with a hiking experience through the high mountains (600-800m), evergreen pastures, corn fields and villages. We’ll have spectacular views of the surroundings from the mountain top and have time to learn about the daily life of local ethnic groups and their vanishing occupations.
Lunch and dinner at the homestay.
Overnight at Quang Uyen.

A view of captivating mountains on the trek at Quang Uyen
A view of captivating mountains on the trek at Quang Uyen

Day3 Quang Uyen – Nguom Ngao Cave (1-2km hiking) – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Uyen (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the homestay.
0800 A.M Travel to Trung Khanh with amazing mountains and valleys on the way.
Visit the well-hidden Nguom Ngao Cave and the famed Ban Gioc Waterfall.
Lunch at a local restaurant and dinner at the homestay.
Travel back to Quang Uyen.

The Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, Vietnam
The Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang, Vietnam

 

Inside the Nguom Ngao Cave
Inside the Nguom Ngao Cave

Day4 Quang Uyen – Lang Son/Visit Lang Son/ Lang Son – Ha Noi (B/L)
Breakfast at the homestay.
Scenic drive through Route Coloniale 4 once marked fierce battles between the Viet Minh troops and the French troops to Lang Son City. Visit Lang Son: To Thi Mountain and Tam Thanh Cave.
Lunch at Lang Son.
Travel back to Hanoi. End of service.

Mountains at Dong Khe
Mountains at Dong Khe