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Ba Be Lake & Ban Gioc Waterfall Adventure

Pick this trip if you're into an ideal 3-day excursion and travel to the fullest with the authentic beauty of Northern Vietnam. What you are offered by this package is a visit to the romantic Ba Be Lake and the briliant Ban Gioc Waterfall.

As a sneak-peek, Ba Be Lake is a gem born in the heart of Ba Be National Park. The lake is considered to be the biggest natural lake in Vietnam. Long gaining fame for its poetic attractiveness and charm with a vast array of flora and fauna species, as well as the interesting topography and landscapes such as emerald water, mysterious woods, serene local villages, limestone islands and caves a lot more to be counted.

Ban Gioc Waterfall is proudly listed amongst the top 4 biggest border waterfalls in the world. Are you ready to observe its unique location, gigantic waters and last but not least, its exhilarating appearance? These non-touristy attractions guarantee to grant you a great sense of nature.

Tour Code : GED05

Travel Style : Experience & Discovery

Duration : 3 Days - 2 Nights

Route : Hanoi – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake – Hanoi


Start your very first day of the trip with a departure from Hanoi to Quang Uyen at 8 AM on a 6-hour drive. Thai Nguyen is the first stop featuring a cultural lesson at the Museum of Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam.

After lunch in Bac Kan, sneak through six mountainous passes to arrive at a homestay situated in the inmost recess of an incense-making village, Quang Uyen District, Cao Bang Province.

The rest of the day is set aside for a full discovery of the Nung people's tribal life. This allows you to dive deeper into the intricate incense-making procedure.

If you are fond of more authentic scenes, why not take a 1-hour hike up to the top of a closeby mountain sleeping at the back of the village for an absolute panorama and admire the romantic sunset at the peak.

Early morning exercise and a savory authentic breakfast deliver a fully energetic start for the second trip day.

Today, hit the road again to the captivating Ban Gioc Waterfall lying in between Vietnam and China, claimed to be the fourth largest border waterfall on the planet.

Later on, take a long walk with our guide down the paths around Phuoc Sen Village, home to the Nung tribal community.

This site brings you a chance to observe the painstaking knife-making process as a significant traditional handicraft.

Nguom Ngao Limestone Cave ends your day before heading back to Ba Be Lake for an enjoyable watch of the peaceful sunset by the lake.

If time allows, feel free to have short swim in cool fresh water of the lake.

Today, enjoy one last exotic breakfast before hopping on a 3-hour voyage around the lake.

Day three continues with a short walk to admire Cam Village filled with authentic fresh nature, smiley natives and a local school built at the end.

Moving on along the Nang River to reach Puong Cave, filled with an incredible chain of limestone stalactites and stalagmites, and of course, the mysterious bats.

End the last day at Buoc Lom Wharf where you make a farewell to Ba Be and head back to Hanoi.

QUOTATION: This rate is quoted in USD, base on double / twin occupancy. Valid from 01 November 2018 - 30 December 2019. If you have any special request, please contact us to customize your trip.

Solo or > 25

ACCOMMODATION: Please note that accommodations mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed.

  • A/C car transfer during the trip.
  • Drinking water on car
  • Accommodation at homestay/ 3 star hotel
  • Licenced English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets; travel permits and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • 24/7 hotline support 
  • Hotels in Hanoi
  • VAT
  • Travel insurance
  • International & dosmetic flights
  • Beverage on meals
  • Other personal expenses: drinks, souvenir, etc…
  • Tips & Gratuities