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    Exploring tour to Ba Be Lake & Ban Gioc Waterfall 4 days 3 nights

    This exclusive tour takes you from Hanoi to the natural wonderland of Northwestern Vietnam with Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall. While Ba Be Lake is well-known for an over 50-hectare freshwater lake in the altitude of 145m above the sea level created by the confluence of three river tributaries after earthquakes tens of millions of years ago, Ban Gioc - the world’s fourth biggest border-crossing waterfalls is attractive for its picturesque painting of blue sky, great limestone mountains and stunning rice fields together with the daily life. Whether continuing with other Vietnam package tours or returning to your home, this Vietnam discovery tour is sure to leave you lasting impression and create unforgettable moments.

    Destination: North West & North East

    Activities: Cycling, Walking, Sightseeing


    Taking a boat trip to explore the Ba Be Lake and immersing into the peaceful space of the largest freshwater lake created in the limestone area of Vietnam
    Admiring the spectacular beauty of Ban Gioc  – the world’s fourth largest waterfalls
    Discovering the Hua Ma and Nguon Ngao Caves - two of the most beautiful and largest caves in Northwest of Vietnam
    Soaking into the daily life of the ethnic minorities of Tay and Nung to explore their unique cultures
    Enjoying local meals with full of specialties.

    Full itinerary:
    Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (L/D)

    Our guide and driver will pick you up early at your hotel in Hanoi then take a drive on a 250-kilometer (155 miles) journey to Ba Be National Park. On the way you will have several scheduled stops for lunch and visiting Tay ethnic minority community, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam after the Kinh, and mostly living by rice cultivation.

    Arriving in Ba Be National Park, you will start a boat trip along Nang River to discover Ba Be Lake, Puong Grotto, the rapids of the Dau Dang Waterfall and tiny Widow Island. These poetic landscapes will bring you relaxing time with fresh air and green environment, so don’t forget your camera for nice photos.

    In the afternoon, we will arrive to the stilt houses of the Tay community in local Village and also spend your night in a home-stay in the village.

    Day 2: Ba Be National Park - Hua Ma cave - Quang Uyen (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at the host family, we will take a short walk visit Hua Ma, a huge grotto with thousands of stalactites. We will then depart for Quang Uyen, frontier town which is inhabited mostly by the Nung ethnic minority people. They still retain their centuries old cultural traditions and are recognizably distinct from each other by their dress.  The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of the area’s local people are highlights of Quang Uyen. Living conditions are very basic here. Overnight in a small but comfortable hotel.

    Day 3- Quang Uyen - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Cao Bang city (B/L/D)


    After breakfast, we will depart for Ban Gioc waterfall, which is closed to Vietnam’s northern border with China.

    On the way to Ban Gioc Waterfall, you will see many terraced rice paddies dotted with some houses creating a peaceful and poetic landscape. Arrive at Ban Gioc, you will marvel at its spectacular beauty, which is worth to be the Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall. After spending some time relaxing and taking nice photos, you will visit Nguom Ngao Cave, listen to its interesting legends then come back Cao Bang Town for overnight in a local hotel.

    Day 4: Cao Bang Town - Hanoi (B/L)

    On the next day, on the way transferring back to Hanoi (about 310 kilometers), you will enjoy the charming sceneries deeply reflecting the Northwest color: stunning limestone peaks, long-lasting lush paddy fields and untouched peaceful villages. To satisfy your desire of discovering, we will stop at an ethnic village known for its tobacco production, where you can not only learn more about the daily life of the locals but also enjoy the peace and tranquility. There is a stop for lunch before getting back to Hanoi city and ending the trip.


    Private car
    Professional English speaking tour guide (Other language is available upon request)
    All accomodation
    All meals as mentioned in the program
    Mineral water
    Bicycle rental to Hua Ma cave
    Admissions and environment fees


    Visa arrangements
    Personal expenses
    Other transportations not mentioned
    Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
    Travel Insurance

    Special note:
    This tour includes private car
    You will spend night at the clean and comfortable stilt house of the locals
    You are strongly suggested to follow the safety instructions of the tour guide at the waterfall area
    Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions
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