Ba Be lake – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall > 5 days tour Northeast Vietnam

  • Discover off the beaten track Ba Be Lake and Cao Bang Province
  • Meet the Tay and Nung minorities
  • Multitude of varied and sublime landscapes
  • Marvel at the Ban Gioc waterfalls, the largest in Vietnam
  • Discover a wide variety of natural beauties (lake, cave, valley, mountains, waterfalls)

Ba Be lake – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall > 5 days tour Northeast Vietnam

This 5-day tour of Ba Be Lake and Cao Bang province allows you to discover the riches and beauty of North-East Vietnam. A different approach to Vietnam where culture, landscapes and history are closely intertwined.

First with the visit of Ba Be Lake. Crystal clear water and mountainous surroundings that create a very special atmosphere in the place. A certain peace of mind! Boat trip to explore the attractions of the lake, both by the cave and by the waterfall.

Direction then the province of Cao Bang. Not yet a victim of mass tourism, the landscapes are fantastic, green valleys surrounded by karst peaks.

It is also a region of minorities like the Nung known to be very meticulous. You can discover the ancestral way of forging or making incense. They are also very skilled with their hands in making clothes.

How not to visit the Ban Gioc waterfalls, a natural border between Vietnam and China. The largest in Vietnam, the place is simply extraordinary and of rare beauty. The nearby Tiger Cave is also a very interesting site.

As you begin the descent back to Hanoi, you will take the RC4 road, known to have been the site of many battles during the Indochina war and the beginning of the defeat of the French. You can visit the site of Dong Khe there.

It is important to specify that throughout the journey, the roads taken are magnificent and hikes in this place are a delight. You will enjoy a last lunch in the charming town of Lang Son, a commercial crossroads between Vietnam and China.

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Ba Be lake – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall > 5 days tour Northeast Vietnam

  • Day 1 > Hanoi – Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan
  • Day 2 > Hua Ma Cave – Quang Uyen, Cao Bang
  • Day 3 >Tram Tau – Tu Le
  • Day 4 >Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Day 5 > Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi
  • Day 1 > Hanoi – Ba Be Lake, Bac Kan
  • Morning pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and departure for Ba Be Lake, located about 5 hours from Hanoi. Arrived on site, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant/ homestay then checkin your room at a homestay. In the afternoon, you will start a boat trip along Nang River to discover Ba Be Lake, Puong Grotto, the rapids of the Dau Dang Waterfall and tiny Widow Island, which will bring you relaxing time with fresh air and green environment. After that, walking or bike ride to visit the surroundings passing through village of Tay people and discover their local life far from mass tourism. Dinner and night on site.
  • Day 2 > Hua Ma Cave – Quang Uyen, Cao Bang
  • duong-lam_smallAfter breakfast at the host family, 7h00 you will take a short walk visit Hua Ma, a huge grotto with thousands of stalactites. We will then depart for Quang Uyen, Cao Bang and you will have lunch and break time on the way. The car will reach to Phuc Sen, where you can explore about traditional forging tools in Pac Rang village. Then transfer to Phia Thap village which is well known for its incense making tradition. The village is surrounded by limestone pinnacles which make for spectacular scenery. Every household in this village makes incense, so you can easily see and explore the process of making incense. Diner and stay overnight in Phia Thap.
  • Day 3 >Tram Tau – Tu Le
  • tam-coc_smallMorning hike with a short trip in the morning (1hr) to the peak of the mountain in the village to see the panorama of Phia Thap village – located in the valley and surround by karst mountain. Then, passing the Ma Phuc pass – the most beautiful 7 levels pass of Cao Bang province, you will get to Thang Hen lake, situated in the middle of a mountainous region and the blue of the trees stretching out over the cliffs. Continue with Mat Than mountain (God’s eye mountain), which viewed from a distance, the round hole on the top of the mountain reminds people of the eye. Arrive at Green door homestay for lunch and checkin. In the afternoon, enjoy hiking around the homestay, chilling at Co La waterfall area, or spend time for kayaking, bamboo rafting. Dinner and stay overnight at homestay.
  • Day 4 > Ban Gioc Waterfall – Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Today, hit the road again to Nguom Ngao Limestone Cave – once known as the mystical Tiger Cave. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. Have a picnic lunch. Pay a next visit to the captivating Ban Gioc Waterfall lying in between Vietnam and China, claimed to be the fourth largest border waterfall on the planet. Back to the homestay, dinner and stay overnight.
  • Day 5 >Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi
  • The final day of the tour, you will be driven back to Hanoi passing Lang Son with many historical places. First, stopping to visit Dong Khe – an important historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War. Transferring you to Lang Son city for lunch. Then continue the road back, stop 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. Arrive in Hanoi after 2hour more.
  • Included:
  • Private comfortable car with air conditioning
  • Professional english-speaking tour guide
  • Local tour guide in remote areas
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities mentioned
  • Water
  • Excluded:
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Extra activities
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses