Seek for an ideal 3-day trip when you take the exotic beauty of North Vietnam into consideration. Our recommendation is to visit Ba Be lake and Ban Gioc waterfall. Ba Be Lake is in the middle of Ba Be national park, known as the biggest natural lake in Vietnam, famous for its poetic beauty and charm with a vast variety of flora and fauna, as well as interesting geology and landscapes like emerald water, mysterious jungle, peaceful local villages, limestone islands and caves...etc. Ban Gioc Waterfall is the top 4 biggest border waterfall in the world, famous for its unique location, gigantic waters and last but not least, its exhilarating beauty. These non-touristy parts promise to grant you a great sense of nature.
Tour Code : GED05
Travel Style : Experience & Discovery
Duration : 03 Days - 02 Nights
Route : Hanoi – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
Leave Hanoi for Quang Uyen at 8 AM on a 6-hour drive. Stop in Thai Nguyen city to visit Museum of Ethnic Minorities in Viet Nam. After lunch in Bac Kan city, go through six mountainous passes to reach homestay at an incense making village of Quang Uyen district, Cao Bang province. Rest of the day can be spent to discover life of Nung people here and the way they make incense to survive. If you are a fan to more amazing landscape, it is recommended you have 1-hour hike up the mountain behind the village to get the whole exotic view and enjoy a sunset break at the peak.
Take a morning exercise and enjoy the fresh air before your served local breakfast. Hit the road again to captivating Ban Gioc waterfall, the fourth biggest border waterfall in the world between Vietnam and China. Stop en route for a short walk around Phuoc Sen village, a Nung village where they make knives as traditional handicraft. Pay a visit to amazing Nguom Ngao limestone cave, known as Tiger cave before return Ba Be lake. Enjoy the peacefull sunset by the lake. If time permits, have a swim in cooling fresh water of the lake.
Enjoy last breakfast in this rural paradise before 3-hour boating around the lake. Short walk to see Cam village with nature, local people and school at the end of the lake. Follow Nang river to Puong cave, a tunnel cave full of amazement from limestone stalactites and stalagmites to mysterious bats. Continue to Buoc Lom wharf where you say goodbye to Ba Be and return Hanoi.
Please note that accommodations mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed.