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

  • 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
3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
From US$ 279.00
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3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
From US$ 279.00

It’s difficult to experience Ba Be National Park without private transportation and a guide to connect you to the ethnic groups who live here. On this small-group tour—the perfect choice for adventurous travelers—immerse in local culture, landscapes, and lifestyles, and mingle with Nung and Tay people. Along the way, see the Nang River, Ban Gioc Falls, Nguom Ngao Cave, and more.

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.

Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

真的值得的參加這個團 (Adventure to Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake 3 days 2 nights),雖然比越南當地人成行的團費超過一倍。它是我們兩位客人、三天二晚、食、住及一部8人坐的休旅車配一位導遊Mr. Bui Tri Nha及一位司機Mr. Thanh,導遊Nha宣稱它為Private tour包車團,我們頓時感覺自己是VIP)。請容我詳細解釋它是如何的值得: 1. 第一天印象深刻historic site 歷史景點是「Ải Chi Lăng支稜隘口」,它位於叢山峻嶺之間地理位置非常險要。在歷史上曾是北方通往河內市的重要門戶。從西元981~1427 (跨越中國宋、元、明三代) 越南軍隊曾在北隘口多次突襲擊敗北方的軍隊,其中最為稱道的是有三次打退橫掃歐亞的蒙古騎兵。導遊Nha指著隘口位置,詳細介紹這段歷史,並點出支稜隘口越字中的第一字〝Ải〞就是「隘」的發音,這是我認得的第一個越文字。長達20公里的谷地中有個NÚI MẶT QUỶ山頭石塊有個鬼臉,導遊Nha告訴我們那是千年前的古戰場,埋葬不少當時軍人的亡魂,〝QUỶ〞就是「鬼」字的發音。 2. 進入Nung族的(製香的)村落如同進入「世外桃源」,老農老婦們忙碌著收割稻禾。Nung傳統高架屋的二樓的「公媽」廳堂,赫然被滿牆的漢字給震撼住,其中緒多眾神名號(例如:玄天大帝..)、祖宗牌位與門聯都是用繁體毛筆書寫,字體雖未工整,但已難能可貴。民宿的阿公對著春聯用土語巴啦巴啦唸一次「..#@X&*&^!#...」,我隨後用中文(普遍話)唸:「門迎春夏秋冬福」,相同的文字,但發音卻迥然不同,我們四目相交,不禁莞爾一笑,似乎跑進時光隧道裡,在越南北方偏鄉僻壤的小村落裡,曾幾何時漢字也傳承著慎終追遠的文化。 3. 此次旅行的目的地Bản Giốc板約大瀑布,在導遊Nha說明了解,它就是中國廣西的德天瀑布,原來兩個瀑布共屬兩國監管(中越邊界在瀑布的中綫),對於四處環海無邊境相連的台灣,是很難理解領土如何共管!前晚的大雨讓此大瀑布萬馬奔騰般的咆哮,兩天的車舟勞頓到此邊界,令我們感到非常值得。 4. 此趟到了兩個鐘乳石洞(Nguom Ngao Cave、Puong Grotto),導遊Nha解說石筍、石柱等不同形態碳酸鈣沉澱物之美,有些散發出金沙般的閃爍,他用心指出岩石中的貝殼及牡蠣化石,見證了數百萬年前此地曾經在海底。 5. 三天的早、午、餐都是當地沿途的在地料理,乾淨可口不會太油太鹹,非常適合。也謝謝我們可愛的司機先生Mr. Thanh,一路平穩安全的開完900公里(等於繞台灣1.5圈)的旅程。 6. 最後要感謝Mr. Bui...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lillie C
Reviewed 23 October 2018
The best trip of my time in Vietnam

This trip does NOT disappoint. It is a relatively far drive from Hanoi, so you're in the van for a while, but it was totally worth every single second. Staying in the incense village and Mr. Linh's homestay on Ba Be Lake were incredible. What...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beccalebow
Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Becca, We’re overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Ba Be with us. The drive there can be intimidating but as you said, the experience is absolutely worth it. Nhã is an amazing guide who always puts the comfort of the customer...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Excellent tour visiting less well know areas of Vietnam

This was a fantastic tour and well worth the long journey to get to Ban Gioc. Our tour guide, Loi, was excellent and made the journey interesting with several impromptu stops for photographs, walking through isolated villages, rice fields etc. Loi was always willing to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jhanford13
Mr_Linh_Adventure, General Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Dear Jhanford, Thank you for your honest and kind review. We are very pleased to hear your trip was a success and that you got to see the true beauty of Ba Be and Cao Bang. Its wonderful that you enjoyed your time with Loi...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Excellent Excellent Road not Taken Tour

This is an excellent tour. Here are what you can expect. 1. The tour takes you to places that others do not go to. This means that its going to be a long drive, long walk and long quiet silence into places that are not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C.c. A
Mr_Linh_Adventure, General Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi C.c.A, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am glad to hear that you could appreciate the authenticity and uniqueness of your trip. This is exactly what we aim for and its very nice to hear you had an excellent...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Great trip to Ban Gioc and Ba Be lake. Amazing adventura.

We booked our trip from Hanoi to Ban Gioc and Ba Be lake with Mr Linh's adventures. It is long trip but our excelent driver was a star. Our tour guide Loi did everything possible to make our trip as confortable as posible. We stopped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _nenadvolaric
Mr_Linh_Adventure, General Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello Nenadvolaric, I would like to say thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. It is great to know that the journey was a comfortable one for you and your experience of the homestay was enjoyable and to your liking. Loi...More

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24 September 2018|
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Response from LynnePP | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Arrive back in Hanoi around 5pm. It depends what order they drop the passengers off as to how fast you get to your hotel. I would book a flight for the following day.
Danish K
24 May 2018|
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Response from LynnePP | Reviewed this property |
No idea I am sorry. I am not a travel agent or anything to do with the tours. Like you, we were just tourists.