Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc Waterfall

3 Days


Experience the natural wonders of Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall on this captivating tour. Sail along the tranquil waters of Ba Be Lake, explore Phia Thap Village, and marvel at the majestic Ban Gioc Waterfall. Discover the fascinating Nguom Ngao Cave and conclude your adventure with a visit to Lang Son. Embark on this unforgettable journey through Hanoi, Ba Be, and Ban Gioc for an immersive and awe-inspiring experience.


  • Spectacular boat trip on Ba Be Lake, exploring lovely villages, and hiking the upper reaches of the lake
  • Visit Puong Cave and witness the impressive stalactites, stalagmites, and bat colony
  • Discover Phia Thap incense-making village, Pac Rang forging village, Ngoc Con, and Phong Nam with picturesque landscapes
  • Experience the majestic Ban Gioc Waterfall and interact with local Tay and Nung ethnic minorities
  • Explore the ancient Nguom Ngao Cave with its fascinating rock formations
  • Scenic drive through Ma Phuc pass and Lang Son, with stops for photos and coffee breaks
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations, meals, and English-speaking guides throughout the tour


8:00am: we will pick you at hotel in Hanoi and drive to Ba Be lake (235km, 5 hours).

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Arrive Ba Be lake at around 13:00. This afternoon, we enjoy the boat trip in 3 hours (or 5 hours if you request). This is a spectacular boat trip on the lake. We stroll along the riverfront, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. The boat will come to Puong Cave where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong.

After boat trip, check in homestay and have dinner at homestay.

7:30am: we will say good bye Ba Be then Continue your trip to Ban Gioc waterfall (about 210km and 5 hours to drive).

Have lunch at local restaurant in Cao Bang city at around 11:30am.

This afternoon, we drive to Ban Gioc waterfall. Stop on the way to visit Ma Phuc pass, Phia Thap incense making village, Pac Rang forging village, Ngoc Con and Phong Nam – the most picturesque and beautiful landscapes of Cao Bang where Vietnamese photographers come for great pictures and you will also meet local Tay and Nung ethnic minorities to learn about their culture and life.

Arrive at Ban Gioc in the afternoon, free time to visit the waterfall.

Have dinner by your own. Overnight in Ban Gioc.

This early morning, let’s take an early morning walk to visit Ban Gioc waterfall again.

8:00am: After breakfast and check-out hotel, we drive to explore amazing Nguom Ngao cave which was formed about 300 million years ago. According to Tay language, Nguom Ngao means the cave of tigers. Legend has it that, the sound of the stream inside the cave likes the growl of tigers, so the local people named the cave as Nguom Ngao.

Drive back to Hanoi via Lang Son. Stop on the way for more photos and coffee breaks. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon


  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Private car as program
  • Boat trip in Ba Be Lake
  • All entrance fees as program
  • English speaking guides (Other languages on request)
  • Meals as per program
  • Mineral water each day
  • Travel Insurance


  • Other Drinks that does not describe in the itinerary
  • Other meals
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Flights and Visa

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Hanoi – Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc Waterfall