3 Days from$431 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Discover the beauty of Ba Be Lake and the magnificent Ban Gioc terraced waterfall on a Vietnamese rural adventure that takes you to the border of China. Make your way from Hanoi, the bustling capital city, through mountain passes and traditional villages to reach the northern district of Quang Uyen. Discover breathtaking landscapes, epic limestone caves and imposing mountain peaks while meeting friendly locals as they go about their traditional lives as they have for centuries. A memorable experience awaits, allowing you to discover the beauty of Vietnam in a tranquil environment while fueling your sense of adventure and wonder.
Safari types:Cultural Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Photo Safari, Walking Safari
You will visit:Ba Bể Lakes
Wildlife:Birds, Bats, Owls, Water Buffalo, Snub-nosed Monkey, Vietnamese Mossy Frog
Activities:Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Birding, Cultural Experience, Swimming, Caving
Getting around:Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Hanoi
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 431 per person
- Accommodation in a homestay or 3 star hotel
- All meals while on safari
- Transfers in a air-conditioned vehicle
- Drinking water in the transfer vehicle
- Licensed English speaking guide
- Tickets & permits for activities in the itinerary
- 24/7 hotline support
- Flights & visas
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Medical & travel insurance
- Personal expenses & tips
Day by Day Overview
You will leave Hanoi in the morning and make your way to Thai Nguyen where you will make your first stop to visit the Museum of Ethnic Minorities. Later you will continue on to Bac Kan where you will stop for some lunch before driving through six stunning mountainous passes to reach your homestay for the evening. You will be staying in the Quang Uyen district in an incense making village, giving you the chance to see some traditional Vietnamese culture. Spend the rest of the day exploring the village and meeting the local Nung people that make incense as they have for generations. It is recommend that you take a hike up the mountain behind the village for a beautiful sunset view after which you can enjoy some dinner.
Meals: lunch & dinner
In the morning you can enjoy some exercise in the fresh air as the locals frequently do in Vietnam before sitting down for a local breakfast. Leave the homestay and enjoy a walk through Phuoc Sen and Nung villages where you can see their traditional knives that the locals make. You will then make your way to the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall for a truly captivating experience as you take in the beauty of the terraced cascade which is the fourth largest border waterfall in the world and separates Vietnam from China. Later you will visit the Nguom Ngao limestone cave, known as Tiger Cave before returning to Ba Be Lake. Take in the views during a peaceful sunset and enjoy a swim to cool down in the refreshing water as the day draws to a close.
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Enjoy your final breakfast in the beautiful rural paradise you find yourself in before going on a 3-hour boat ride around the lake. Later you will be able to take a short walk through the neighboring Cam village with its stunning natural surroundings, friendly local people and school filled with happy children. Later you will follow the Nang River to Puong Cave, a tunnel cave filled with amazing limestone structures and home to hundreds of bats. Finally you will make your way to Buoc Lom wharf where you will say goodbye to Ba Be and return to Hanoi, marking the end of your rural adventure.
Meals: breakfast & lunch
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The trip to Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall was excellent. Everything was above our expectation and we felt very lucky to see such natural beauty in the untouched Northern Vietnam. What we highly appreciate more about the trip was we had great chance to stay and connect with local hill tribes and learn about their cultures. Highly recommend this trip!