Ba Be Lake lies in the middle of the vast limestone mountain range of Ba Be National Park, surrounded by cliffs with very original and attractive forms and shapes. Be Lake itself is actually three small lakes joined together – Pe Lam, Pe Lu and Pe Leng. The ar... View more
Travel Styles: Adventure Tours , Classic Tours
Destinations: Ba Be National Park, Ban Gioc Waterfall
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
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Day 1 : Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Cao Bang (L-D) (Lunch and dinner)

Picture of Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Cao Bang (L-D)

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Cao Bang (L-D)

Your tour guide will pick you up in between 7.30 and 8am from your hotel or stay in the old quarter in Hanoi for this unforgettable journey.

On the way we will stop in Thai Nguyen to visit the marvelous Museum of the Culture of the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam, followed by lunch at a street restaurant. We’ll continue, leaving the main road to take a smaller one, snaking through the mountains and tea plantations. When you arrive in the Nung village of Quang Uyen, welcomed by blacksmith and his amazingly friendly Nung family at their traditional wooden stilt house. In the evening, you will enjoy a superb dinner with the lovely family on the lake terrace. You will spend the night at homestay.

Please be aware that this is a remote area and we want to offer you an authentic experience. This means that the homestay is a real homestay and facilities are very basic.

Day 2 : Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake (B-L-D) (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake (B-L-D)

Itinerary Details Day 2: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake (B-L-D)

After breakfast we will set off to the district of Trung Khanh, close to Vietnam’s northern border with China. Here you will be introduced to the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a small village famous for the production of farming tools. Like the Tays, the Nungs largely live by farming the terraced rice paddies that you will see all around as you journey to Ban Gioc Waterfall, the breathtakingly majestic falls that demarcate the border between Vietnam and China. There will be time enjoy the view and soak up the sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” known for its wonderful limestone formations. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town and going down on snake pass to Ba Be Lake, tonight you will stay overnight on traditional house of Tay ethnic family. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.

Day 3 : Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B-L) (Breakfast and lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B-L)

You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float on Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto 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. You will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.

This deluxe tour runs on a daily base from 2 people to maximum 10 people. 

The given price per person on our website is based on 2 people (sharing room).

What’s included?

  • A/C transfer
  • Entrance fees & English speaking guide
  • All meals as mentioned (lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast, lunch and
    dinner on day 2, breakfast and lunch on day 3)
  • Boat trip in Ba Be Lake
  • Overnight at homestay, both nights

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages other than complimentary
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

What do I need to know?

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!