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Ba Be Lake And Ban Gioc Waterfall

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highlights
  • Visit the spectacular Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • Overnight in the homestay of a family in Quang Uyen
  • Visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups
  • Tour Ba Be Lake
This tour will take you from the vast lakes and chalky karsts of Ba Be National Park to the wild and rugged landscapes of Cao Bang, to visit the spectacular Ban Gioc waterfall in Vietnam.

Travel through remote areas in the north of Vietnam, skimming along the Chinese border and staying with local families, where you will learn more about the unique cultures and customs of Vietnam.

Ba Be was given the designation of National Park in 1992 in an effort to protect this stunning area of rich biodiversity and unique landscapes. It also features a heritage park. The park itself stretches over 10,048 hectares and has many different ecosystems within its borders.

Ba Be is also home to several ethnic minority communities. There is a large Tay population in Ba Be who make their living farming and fishing in the park and mostly live in traditional wooden stilt houses. This culture has been well preserved by the Tay community and can be seen throughout the park. There are also many local legends surrounding the various places throughout Ba Be which add to the magic of the park.
10 hours Homestay
7.30 - 8:00 pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for driving on highway No3. You will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City where you can browse the objects, photographs, and exhibits that give a better understanding of the various ethnic groups and their agricultural tools, handicrafts and traditional costumes worn for worship.

There will be a stop for lunch before you head north to Cao Bang through scatterings of villages and rice paddies. You will get the chance to stop at a village known for its tobacco production (depend on growing season). This is the road less-traveled, offering views in peace.

Tonight, have dinner and stay overnight in the homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen.
10 hours Homestay
After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Cao Bang which lies on the border with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields.

Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China. You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder, Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town and go down on snake pass to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a traditional house of Tay people. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
10 hours
Enjoy a boat ride ride on Ba Be Lake, where you can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float on Ba Be Lake, take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures.

Later, depart for the journey back to Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.
what’s included
  • A/C transfer
  • Boat trip on Ba Be lake
  • Homestays
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
what's excluded
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Single supplement: US $20
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 3 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 300 meters
Trek difficulty Easy
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Hanoi, Vietnam
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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