Ba Be – Ban Gioc waterfall itinerary 4 Days from Hanoi with locals to explore Ban Gioc waterfall, Nguom Ngao cave, Tay villages and Ba Be Lake. This untouched North Vietnam journey blows your mind of breathtaking landscapes, good opportunity photography, non touristy closing up nature and hill tribe culture. This 4 – day road trip to Ban Gioc should not miss in your Vietnam itinerary.
Overview Ba Be – Ban Gioc waterfall itinerary 4 Days
- Day 1: Hanoi pickup and heading to Lang Son – Cao Bang city ( L/D)
- Day 2: Quang Uyen – Tay ethnic handicarft village – Ban Gioc waterfall/Nguom Ngao Cave
- Day 3: Ban Gioc waterfall travel to Ba Be lake
- Day 4: Ba Be lake to Hanoi end of the trip
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All included in 4 Days 3 Nights private tour: Meals, transport, activities and overnight accommodation at local homestays
Get close to the Chinese border during a 4-day trip in Northern Vietnam Stay with local Nung and Tay families to learn about cultural traditions
Boat trip on Ba Be Lake brings you up close to features of the national park.
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What To see in Ban Gioc falls and Ba Be lake
Day 1: Hanoi pickup and heading to Lang Son – Cao Bang city ( L/D)
Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter or Tony Vietnam Adventures office around 7:30-8:00am, transferring you to Lang Son.
Driving Chinese border road trip for about 3 hours and stopping at Chi Lang Pass – a 20-km-long gorge created from a narrow valley between two mountains.
Have a nice walk through the local village and lunch on our way to Cao Bang city In the evening you will get to enjoy dinner and overnight rest in a local homestay owned and operated by a local ethnic family
Highlights and activities: Chi Lang, Quy Mon Quan Gate, Dong Khe Battle Site, Ethnic Villages, and a 3-5km walk.
Accommodation included: Overnight in local homestay or hotel in city center To experience the local life and traditional culture of ethnic
Day 2: Quang Uyen – Tay ethnic handicarft village – Ban Gioc waterfall/Nguom Ngao Cave
After enjoying breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Bang Gioc waterfall which lies right on the border with China.
Leading to Cao Bang, by chance to to meet and interact with the local hill tribe (Nung) living in the village of Phuoc Sen, famous for its traditional blacksmiths.
The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.
Ban Gioc waterfall 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.
After touring the falls, take a visit to Nguom Ngao Cave – impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.
Highlights and activities: Ban Gioc Waterfall, Nguom Ngao Cave, Ethnic Villages
Accommodation included: Overnight in Tay village on the side of valley surrounded by rocky mountain
Day 3: Ban Gioc waterfall travel to Ba Be lake
After breakfast at homestay, you will go back to Cao Bang city to Ba Be lake on the way where you will stay overnight in a homestay constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local tribe (Tay) family.
Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.
Highlights and activities: stunning ride to ba be lake, windy pass Dinner Accommodation included: Tay’s stilt house – Homestay in Ba Be
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in Tay village on the side bank of Ba be lake
Day 4: Ba Be lake to Hanoi end of the trip
Today you will take a boat trip on the Ba Be lake relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself.
The boat take you along the 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.
Done boat trip, you’ll be driven the roughly 230 kilometers back to Hanoi, with a stop at a tea plantation nestled among rolling hills. it is time to say farewell and lifetime experience travel.
Highlights and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Tay ethnic villages
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