3 Days Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour
Swap bustling Hanoi for the tranquil Ba Be National Park on this 3-day back-to-nature tour, including accommodation, meals and round-trip transport. Take a scenic cruise along the Nang River and Ba Be Lake; explore the caves of Puong Grotto; and spend a night in the Tay village of Bo Lu. Then, venture even further off the beaten track as you admire natural wonders like the Nguom Ngao cave and the Ban Gioc Waterfall, on the border of Vietnam and China. Enjoy fantastic aerial views Family friendly Small group ensures personal service All-inclusive tour Free hotel pickup and drop-off included Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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What's included :
- 2x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- 2 nights accommondation
- The shuttles bus will transfer you from Hanoi to Ba Be Lake and back
- English speaking tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- National Park fees
- Entry/Admission - Ban Gioc Falls
- Entry/Admission - Nguom Ngao Cave
What's excluded :
- The private expense (drinks, meals, tip...)
Day 1: Hanoi - Lang Son - Quang Uyen (Lunch/ Dinner)
Stop At: Cao Bang, Cao Bang, Cao Bang Province
We will stop at Phia Thap Village homestay, Unnamed Road, Quốc Dân, Quảng Uyên, Cao Bằng, Vietnam Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter around 7:30-8:00am, transferring you to Lang Son. We will start by driving in the direction of the Chinese border for about 3 hours, before stopping at Chi Lang Pass - a 20-km-long gorge created from a narrow valley between two mountains. This place occupies an important position in Vietnamese history, being the place of many victories against various Chinese invasions over the centuries and millennia, as far back as 981AD. As such it bears the reputation of Vietnam’s strongest citadel and bastion. Here you will have roughly an hour to walk around and explore the area around the Quy Mon Quan Gate, which translates as “The Gate of Monsters”, named for the many invasion forces that would spill through the pass over the course of history only to be beaten back by stalwart Vietnamese defenders. After lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang, you will continue your trip into the pass, stopping to visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe – an important historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. In fact, this was the very first battle of the Indochina Wars, and the fighting here took place through September and October 1950, ending in a resounding victory for the Viet Minh.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Nung's stilt house
Day 2: Quang Uyen - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
We will stop at Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies right on the border with China. Here you will have another chance to meet and interact with the local Nung people living in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmithing. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breath-taking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, split half and half between Vietnam and China. You’ll get some time here to simply take in the amazing atmosphere surrounding the falls, which presents an excellent opportunity for some fantastic photography.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Nguom Ngao Cave, Gun Village, Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang 270000 Vietnam
The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Ba Be, Ba Be, Bac Kan Province
You will stay overnight in a homestay (Ba Be Lake) constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local Tay family. Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Tay's stilt house- Homestay in Ba be
Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Stop At: Ba Be National Park, Ba Be National Park, Bac Kan Province
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. Now that you’ve reached the end of your tour, you’ll be driven the roughly 230 kilometres back to Hanoi, with a stop at a tea plantation nestled among rolling hills. Once we arrive in Hanoi it is time to say farewell, having made lifelong memories and connections.
Duration: 3 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all traveler at their hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.