Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be National park (Meals: L, D)
Pick up at hotel. As you head out of Hanoi, over the Red River on the Chuong Duong bridge, the suburbs quickly give way to the sprawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. Travel north along High way 3 to Thai Nguyen for a stop to enjoy a lunch of traditional Vietnamese food. Worth a visit here is the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam Ethnic Groups. Leaving the delta behind, you'll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a Tay village for dinner and homestay at local house.
Day 2: Ba Be - Cao Bang (Meals: B, L, D)
Ba Be National Park, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Viet Nam's only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is best known for its over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts. The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. Reach the end of the lake and stop for a trek to Dau Dang waterfall. Meet your Jeep, head north through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Ban Gioc Waterfall (Meals: B, L, D)
Jeep ride to Ban Gioc, visit the waterfall. On this day you'll take a scenic insightful day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall near the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The drive there offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soar from the verdant rice paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along the way, you'll see Tay, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. Heading back to Cao Bang, stop to explore the expansive 2, 144 meter Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Cao Bang - Phuc Hoa - Dong Khe - That Khe (Meals: B, L, D)
Ta Lung national entrance –La village 15 km (04 hours). Drive from Cao Bang town to the Ta Lung national entrance 70 km, visit the national entrance. Have lunch there. Go on walking along the valley and lime stone mountain from Ta Lung to La village about 15 km. Dinner and overnight at the Tay’s stilt - house.
Day 5: La Village - Na Nieng Village (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast, continue walking and climb the lime stone mountain. Have lunch. Traveling along the lime stone to the Na Nieng village. Dinner and overnight at the Tay ‘s stilt - house.
Day 6: Na Nieng - Pac Khoang Village (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast, leave the Na Nieng village to Dong Khe town on walk 12km. Lunch in Dong Khe. Continue to the Pac Khoang village. Dinner and overnight at the Red Dao ‘s village.
Day 7: Pa Khoang - Na Pang (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast, trekking through lime stone valley, the small streams. Stop for lunch. Continue walking to Na Pang village, Trang Dinh district – Lang Son. Dinner and overnight at Tay’s stilt-house.
Day 8: Na Pang - That Khe (Meals: B)
After breakfast, trekking to That Khe town. Drive back Hanoi. Stop over in Lang Son. End the tour