Discover Impressive Beauty of Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Water Fall in 3 Days

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With a unique itinerary for adventure travelers who want to discover not only natural beauty of Vietnam but also culture of ethnic people such as Nung, Tay ethnic people in some rural areas of the northern part of Vietnam. This tour provides you package services such as: round trip from Hanoi to destination and return, enjoy meals with Vietnamese food in local restaurant or in house of ethnic people. With experienced and professional English speaking...
With a unique itinerary for adventure travelers who want to discover not only natural beauty of Vietnam but also culture of ethnic people such as Nung, Tay ethnic people in some rural areas of the northern part of Vietnam. This tour provides you package services such as: round trip from Hanoi to destination and return, enjoy meals with Vietnamese food in local restaurant or in house of ethnic people. With experienced and professional English speaking tour guide, you will be brought to many impressive landscape such Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall with magnificent beauty. Moreover, you also have opportunity to trek to ethnic people to explore local life here and get experience in home-stay with peace and fresh air.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: DAY 1: HA NOI – LANG SON - CAO BANG (L,D)

Stop At: Lang Son Province, Lang Son Province
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel 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...
Itinerary

Day 1: DAY 1: HA NOI – LANG SON - CAO BANG (L,D)

Stop At: Lang Son Province, Lang Son Province
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel 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.
In the evening you will get to enjoy dinner and overnight rest in a local home-stay owned and operated by a local Nung family.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant
• Dinner: Dinner in local restaurant
Accommodation included: Home-stay of Nung ethnic people

Day 2: DAY 2: CAO BANG – BAN GIOC WATERFALL (B,L,D)

Stop At: Ban Gioc Falls, Trung Khanh, Cao Bang 22000 Vietnam
After enjoying breakfast at the home-stay, 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 blacksmith. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled among 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. Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.
You will then return to Cao Bang town and head down the “snake pass” to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a home-stay 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 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast in home-stay
• Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant
• Dinner: Dinner in home-stay
Accommodation included: Homestay of Tay ethnic people

Day 3: BA BE LAKE - HANOI (B/L)

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 karts 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
kilometers 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: 24 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at home-stay
• Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant
Accommodation included: Not included

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3x Lunch
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Boat trip in Ba Be Lake;
  • Entrance fees;
  • English speaking guide;
  • 02 nights in dorm room at home-stay
  • Immigration fees for foreigner people (in Ban Gioc waterfall).
  • 2x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Ban Gioc Falls
Not Included
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips, personal expenses and others not mentioned in inclusion.
Departure Point
Hanoi, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up by our car at your hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter around 7.30 am - 8.00 am

7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A hat and sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear for walking
  • Additional transfer fee for customers stay outside the Old Quarter
  • Pick-up time can be changed accordingly depending on hotel address, traffic jam and other customers who join this tour with you. Hope that you can sympathize for this inconvenience
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date;
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions;
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.