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Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Fall

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Trip at a Glance

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  • Locations

    Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Activities

    Nature, Waterfall Tour

  • Price
    $139 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Avg Distance

    800 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Any dates at 8:00 AM

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel in Hanoi

  • Price Includes

    The 1st night in Cao Bang mountainous town, The 2nd night homestay in a stilt-home in Ba Be lake, Private car, English speaking guide, Meals, Rafting, Boat, Cave exploration, Admissions


  • Taking a boat trip to explore Ba Be Lake and immersing into the peaceful space of the largest freshwater lake 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 Northeast 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.


Trip Info

Picturesque landscape of Ban Gioc waterfall at the Vietnamese-Sino border lures everyone at the first sight. The excursion is followed by homestay in Ba Be Park, 1 of 4 RAMSAR sites of Vietnam. This Private waterfall tour will offer you the best of Cao Bang province & Ba Be lake within a short time.

Tour Program

Day 1: Hanoi – Cao Bang
Morning private pick-up with tour guide from your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Cao Bang town (280km including 180km uphill) driving through the 2 incredible passes of Giang (Wild pass) and Gio (Wind pass).
Arrival in the late afternoon. Check in at your hotel. Dinner by yourselves & overnight in Cao Bang town.

Day 2: Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave (B)
Morning transfer Cao Bang – Ban Gioc in nearly 3 hour driving to the North border. Upon arrival, you go on rafting on Quay Son river (Vietnam zone). Easy to take photos of Ban Gioc waterfall from the downstream or from a village on both river banks.
Lunch by yourselves.
Continue discovering Nguom Ngao cave, 5km from Ban Gioc, discovered by British Caving Association in 1995 and opened to tourists since 1996.
Late afternoon arrival in your hotel. Overnight in Cao Bang town.

Day 3: Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake – Half Day Boating (B,L,D)
Morning transfer Cao Bang – Ba Be lake (3-hour driving). Check in homestay/2-star hotel in Ba Be. Lunch is served.
In the afternoon, you enjoy a motorised boat trip or dugout canoe on Nang river to discover Puong cave, Dau Dang waterfall, Fairy pond, An Ma temple. Enjoy meals of ethnic minorities. Overnight in homestay/hotel.

Day 4: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B)
Free & Easy to intermingle with local people and take photos.
Say goodbye to the host after lunchtime. Land transfer to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at around 18:00.

Your adventure awaits!


We are a Destination Management company of youth and seniors, speed and stamina, enthusiasm and experienced staff. We’re a newly established team with 3 to 12 years experience traveling around Indochina and South East Asia. Our common goal is to provide a smart way to travel with the lowest budget.

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