Discover Vietnam’s North-East

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Learn about the lives of Vietnam’s ethnic groups when discovering the Museum of Vietnamese Ethnic Cultures. On a kayaking excursion, you may enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Ba Be Lake. Discover west of the Nang River to a little village then take a leisurely trek to the magnificent Dau Dang Waterfall. Discover the majestic and breathtaking waterfall – Ban Gioc waterfall

Ba Be National Park – Ban Gioc Waterfalls



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  • Exploring Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfalls

Explore the North-east of Vietnam

4 days 3 nights

Ba Be National Park – Ban Gioc Waterfalls

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake (L/D)

Day 2: Ba Be Lake (B/L/D)

Day 3: Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfalls (B/L/D)

Day 4: Cao Bang – Hanoi (B/L)

Day 1. Ha Noi – Ba Be lake (Lunch/Dinner)

This morning depart for a long drive to Ba Be Lake National Park.

On the way, stop at the Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups of Thai Nguyen (closed on Mondays) to have an insight into the life of Vietnamese ethnic groups based in the northern area during the Indochina War.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Up on arrival at Ba Be Lake in the afternoon, embark on a leisure cruise to reach Pac Ngoi village where you will spend the night.

Start to explore the peaceful scenery of Ba Be Lake on a kayaking excursion.

Dinner and overnight in homestay in Ba Be.

Day 2. Ba Be lake (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, depart for a walk to Ba Be Lake pier where the private boat will be waiting. Head to An Ma temple and walk up to the top of the islet to enjoy a nice point of view on the Lake. Continue the cruise up to the North of the Lake then explore the west side of the Nang River up to a small village on the bank of River. Then, enjoy a nice walk in the forest to reach the spectacular Dau Dang Waterfall.

Return to the village to have lunch at a local house.

In the afternoon, continue to transfer to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes. Take a leisurely walk into the cave to discover the best scenery of nature, return to the homestay in the mid afternoon.

Spend the evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight in homestay in Ba Be.

Day 3. Ba Be – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfalls (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

This morning say goodbye to Ba Be lake and leave for Cao Bang, a frontier province inhabited mostly by the Nung ethnic minority.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before driving toward Ban Gioc waterfalls, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China, and Nguom Ngao – “Tiger Cave” that is known for its wonderful limestone formations.

Dinner and overnight in Saigon Ban Gioc resort.

Day 4. Cao Bang – Ha Noi (Breakfast/Lunch)

Depart early in the morning for the drive north towards the Chinese border to visit the former hideout of the late president Ho Chi Minh and see how he lived and worked for 4 years to mastermind the 1954 independence from French colonialists.

Return to Cao Bang Town for lunch. After lunch, start the journey back to Hanoi, arriving in the early evening.

End of services.

Inclusions services

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced and skilled English-Speaking Guide
  • All admission fee at attractions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions services: 

  • Visa handling fee,visa stamping fee.
  • Internal airfares in the tour (please refer to the airfare supplement)
  • International airfare from/to Vietnam
  • Any other meals not mentioned above.
  • Any kind of drinks in meals
  • All other services which are not mentioned in INCLUSIONS
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance in all kinds
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone, Laundry bills …
  • Tipping/ Gratuities Guideline
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (Typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
  • Surcharge for peak season/public holidays if any.