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.
Take a boat go along Nang River to visit Puong Cave
Trekking to Pac Ngoi village and explore the daily life of Tay
Discover Ban Gioc waterfall
Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be (-/L/D): Car
8.00 a.m: Depart from Hanoi and transfer to Ba Be National Park. This drive of 270 km, which will take approximately seven hours, takes us through the flatlands of the Red River Delta and up into the mountain areas north of Hanoi.
12h00: Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
1.00 p.m: Arrive Ba Be Lake.
2.00 p.m: Take a boat go along Nang River to visit Puong Cave, not as big or magnificent as Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh or Nguom Ngao Cave in Cao Bang, Puong Cave – its 30m wide with a depth of 300m. And then keep visit Dau Dang waterfall, Window Islet.
4.30 p.m: Then trek to Pac Ngoi village and explore the daily life of Tay. Visitors coming to Pac Ngoi are not only entitled to witness with their naked eyes the most wonderful scenery of Northern Vietnam: a plethora of austere yet interesting stilt houses blending themselves with the glimmering mist and the shinning Ba Be Lakes, but also to stay in the rhythm of the Tay culture.
6.00 p.m: Check in homestay, enjoy dinner with special food and feeling the secret of nature.
Overnight at Pac Ngoi village.
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc (B/L/D): Car
8.00 a.m: After breakfast, depart for Cao Bang (110km). Arrive in Cao Bang, visit Phuoc Sen village of Nung people, a small village famous for producing farming tools. The population of the Nùng is estimated to be more than 700,000. They are located primarily in the provinces of Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, and Tuyen Quang.
The Nùng support themselves through agriculture, such as farming on terraced hillsides, tending rice paddies, and growing orchard products. They produce rice, maize, tangerines, persimmons and anise. They are also known for their handicrafts, making items from bamboo and rattan, as well as weaving. They engage in carpentry and iron forging also.
On the way, you can visit Thang Hen Lake, Thang Hen Lake is located in Quoc Toan Commune, Tra Linh District. Characteristics: Being at the height of 1,000m above the sea level, Thang Hen Lake is one of 36 beautiful lakes in the mountains of Vietnam. In the mass of mountains appears beautiful scenery with rows of trees rising from steep cliffs and reflecting themselves…
12.30: Have lunch at Quang Yen.
13.30: Keep transfer to Ban Gioc Waterfall (85km).
15.30: Arrive in Ban Gioc waterfall, taking photos and enjoying the most beautiful waterfall of Vietnam. From here, you can rent bamboo boat to go around river.
In this area, you can visit Phat Tich Truc Lam Bam Gioc Pagoda. The first pagoda on the border, overlooks the Ban Gioc Waterfall in one of its directions and leans against Phia Nham Mountain, according to the news agency.
And you can visit Nguom Ngao Grotto, Nguom Ngao is nearly 2,100 meters long, and 60 meters high at some stretches. Its name literally means “tiger cave” in the language of local Tay ethnic minority group. Legend has it that tigers took shelter in the cave and often attacked the nearby villages.
Visitors can feel the chilling atmosphere inside the cave while admiring the stalactites that look like human, tree, mythical animal, lotus sprout, pillar and others.
18.00: Check in hotel and free time.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B/L/-): Car
8.00 a.m: After breakfast, leave Cao Bang and transfer back to Hanoi (310km) in the morning. On the way back, stop for visiting the village where tobacco is produced.
11.00 a.m: Visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups in Thai Nguyen. The Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups is in the center of Thái Nguyên City, about 80 km north of Hà Nội on National Highway 3. The Museum was built in 1960. At first it was named Việt Bắc Museum, with its functions and tasks of scientific research and educating the traditions of culture and revolutionary struggle history of ethnic groups in Việt Bắc.
2.00 p.m: Have lunch in Thai Nguyen and keep moving back to Hanoi.
5.30 p.m: Arrive Hanoi and drop off you at the hotel. Tour finish.
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...
Please take your passport to check in hotel.
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
- 1 night Accommodation 3 stars (based on twin/double room) as itinerary.
- 1 night in Pac Ngoi village
- Boat trip on Nang River
- Full board meals
- Tours and activities as stated above
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Phone and laundry
- Tips and personal expenses