Highlights • Hanoi street food walking tour • Bamboo rafting near Ba Goa Islet
Our 7-Days Culinary and Cycling Tours will let you taste delicious local foods and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Vietnam.
After arriving in Hanoi, take a rest and then join the Hanoi street food walking tour. Walk around Hanoi, one of the worlds greatest street food cities. There`s no better way to unlock the hidden secrets of the Old Quarter and its cuisines than through this unique walking tour.
Sample authentic local dishes away from the tourist trails, getting to know the local lifestyles on the street at various amazing food stalls that add up to your real experience of the city.
Later on, you will join a cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes.
Visit the two remaining old temples of the Dinh and Le King. Learn about the history of the countries foundation of the Great Viet after being liberated from thousands of years of Chinese domination.
Next, start your biking trip. You`ll cycle along rural paths passing through three tunnel grottoes until you reach Tam Coc.
You will stop to enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes.
After lunch, take a three-hour boat trip meandering along the canals (two people per boat) through the three tunnel grottoes called Tam Coc. Enjoy the landscape of green rice field among mountains and rainforest of the national special preservation zone.
Early breakfast at your hotel.
Ride a shuttle bus to Halong Bay.
Vietnamese dishes will be served for lunch while you cruise the bay on board a comfortable junk (converted fishing boat).
Explore the amazing Van Gia fishing village.
Get to Soi Sim natural beach for swimming.
Enjoy a seafood dinner prepared by your onboard chef.
Spend the night aboard your cruiser.
Wake up at the sea and take a swim or join the Tai Chi exercises.
Cruise to Surprise Cave and Halong Bays main harbor.
Enjoy lunch with other unique Vietnamese dishes.
Relax on the three-hour drive back to your Hanoi hotel, where the tour ends.
Today, you will travel to Ba Be Lake (230 kilometers). Depart from Hanoi to Ba Be National Park, we have lunch in a local restaurant in Cho Ra town during the way.
Arriving at Buoc Lom Wharf, we take a boat-trip along the Nang River to Ba Be Lake, one of 20 biggest fresh lakes on the mountain in the world.
Then, we visit Puong Cave which is famous for thousands of bats and An Ma Temple to know more the religions and beliefs in Vietnam.
At 5:00 pm, you can enjoy swimming in fresh water and go bamboo rafting near Ba Goa Islet.
At 6:00 pm, trekking to your homestay (1 kilometer) in Pac Ngoi village, a small village of Tay people.
We have dinner at 7:00 pm and view traditional Tay musical performance (excluded).
9:00 pm: Spend the night at the homestay of Tay people`s traditional house-on-stilt.
Spend the night at the homestay of Tay people traditional house-on-stilt.
Today, you will travel from Ba Be Lake to Ban Gioc Waterfall and on to Cao Bang (300 kilometers).
Departure for Cao Bang at 7:30 am, and arrive at Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh district before noon. Lunch in a local restaurant near the waterfall.
Then, we visit to the Ban Gioc Waterfall, the fourth largest waterfall along a national border and the Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger cave).
Return to Cao Bang town. Stay in Thanh Loan, Bang Giang 3-star hotel.
Note: Ba Be – Ban Gioc waterfall group tour operates every Friday only. Depending on the customer arrival date, the schedule can be adjusted. If the schedule cannot be adjusted, we will need to arrange the private tour with higher cost.
Today, you will travel from Cao Bang to Lang Son and on to Hanoi (300 kilometers).
08:00 Check-out and have breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Lunch in Dong Dang and visit to Dong Dang market and Dong Dang temple near the border gate with China.
2:00pm Ride the car back to Hanoi following National Road 1.
5:00pm Arrival in Hanoi. The tour ends.