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3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi

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This exclusive small-group tour takes visitors from the venerable city of Hanoi, complete with stately French colonial buildings and a bustling old Vietnamese quarter, to the natural wonderland that is Ba Be Lake and the Ban Gioc waterfalls, the world’s 4th largest border waterfall after Niagara, Iguacu and Victoria. You will also be able interact with the ethnic Tay minority in small villages and explore the Nang River by boat.
  • Escape the tourist trail and get back to nature in Ba Be National Park
  • Cruise the Nang River, see Ban Gioc Falls, explore Nguom Ngao Cave, and more
  • Experience local life on village visits and stays with Nung and Tay people
  • Enjoy seven delicious meals, plus hotel pickup and drop-off in a small group
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel, learn about local cultures at the Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen city. Enjoy lunch and then travel north. You might stop at a tobacco-producing village before you reach your homestay, with a Nung family in Quang Uyen, in time for dinner. After breakfast at your homestay, visit Phuc Sen village, known producing farming tools. Travel through spectacular rice paddy scenery to Ban Gioc Falls. Soak up the spectacular views before journeying to Nguom Ngao Cave, Cao Bang town, and Ba Be Lake, with lunch en route. Enjoy dinner with your Tay family hosts for the night. After breakfast, experience Ba Be Lake: Swim, look for wildlife, and soak up the karst scenery. Board a boat to cruise Nang River, Ba Be Lake, and Puong Cave. Finally, head back to Hanoi, enjoying lunch and a stop at a tea plantation on the way.
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Departure Point
Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 110213, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all of customers who is stay at hotels located in Hanoi's Old Quarter
Departure Time
7:30am - 8:00am
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Ban Gioc Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Be National Park
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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All reviews mr linh home stay amazing scenery recommend mr great memories highlight of our trip great fun a lot of fun great trip take pictures excellent tour boat trip local guide vietnamese culture loi cao incense
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was so much better than I thought it was going to be. My gf and I went on this with two other couples and a solo traveler. It was a real nice group of people from all over the world. The tour guide...More

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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi adi661! We will not find the words to thank you enough for this more than excellent review! We are so delighted to read your comment and that the trip exceeded your expectations in all aspects. We dedicate ourselves into offering one-of-a-kind experiences to travelers...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was brilliant! Our guide Long was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver Long was fabulous. We always felt safe on what were sometimes crazy roads. Both homestays were fabulous and most certainly a highlight of our trip! The tour was very organised, easy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! What a success! This tour and the destinations are very close to our hearts, we are so glad you enjoyed your time there, especially the homestay. Northern Vietnam is such a special area thanks to its diversity of ethnic groups, staying...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice tour to the Vietnam north east. Landscape was so nice and Mr. Lio, the guide, and Mr Long, the driver, were excellent people, they took care of us a lot and they took us to visit amazing places we'll never...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Georgina, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. North-east Vietnam is very special, this area is really worth visiting not only for the beautiful landscapes with Ba Be Lake and Bang Gioc Waterfall, but also for the warm...More

Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, which included visits to two caves, Ban Gioc Waterfall, Gate of Monsters, a French Fort and tunnels, a mother goddess temple (where we witnessed a ceremony and received 'lucky money'), kayaking on ba be lake, a three...More

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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

Dear Samantha, thank you for this great review! This tour is part of our favorites, it gives you such a good insight of our culture and make you discover incredible places. The visits planned during these 3 days are worth the journey indeed! We are...More

Reviewed 10 July 2019

The trip was perfectly organized by Nam (William) of Mr. Linh's adventures. The trip along the Chinese boarder, the visit of the Ban Gioc waterfalls and the Dong Nguom Ngao cave offered breathtaking views as well as the boat trip on the Ba Be lake...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Dear Günter, Thank you so much for your review, Nam will be happy to hear your trip was a success! We are glad to have provided you with unforgettable memories, the beauty of the Ban Gioc waterfalls do help a lot. The North of Vietnam...More

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8 May 2019|
Response from Raluca S | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's true. You spend a lot of time in the car. Maybe around 5 hours a day, on average. But you can still see villages, the landscape, they stop if you want to take some photos. I can't complain about spending this time... More
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