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Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc Waterfall 3 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-C35

Duration: 3 days

Destination: Hanoi / Ba Be Lake / Ban Gioc Waterfall / Pac Bo

US$ 379 US$ 305 per person

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Located in Northeast Vietnam, Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall are considered as hidden gems of nature. This tour will take you on a journey to admire the grandest and most spectacular artworks of mother Earth.

trip highlight

  • Visit Pac Ngoi village lying on the bank of Ba Be Lake, enjoy the ethnic culture of the people here
  • Boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto
  • Admire Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall Ban Gioc before making your way to the Nguom Ngao Grotto known for its wonderful limestone formations.
  • Short visit to a historical site Pac Bo cave

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Day 1: Hanoi - Ba Be

Meal provide: Lunch and Dinner

Departure early, 7.00am from Hanoi to Bac Kan province. Enjoy lunch en-route before reaching Pac Ngoi village, a small village on the side of the Lake. Almost people living here is Tay ethnic minority who remain their traditional culture in their customs, house – on – stilt and skillful weaving. Get on a boat trip to visit the lake. You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or listen to the legend of the lake. 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. Finish the boat trip in the late evening, come back to the hosted family, and refresh.

Stay overnight at home-stay in Pac Ngoi village

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Day 2: Ba Be - Ban Gioc

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we get back on the car again for driving to Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang Province. Ban Gioc waterfall is considered the largest in Southeast Asia. It is also known as the 4th largest water in the border line in the world. You can admire the majestic natural landscape with huge blocks of water from a height of 30m tossing white foam. Then will be time to enjoy the view and soak up the sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao Grotto known for its wonderful limestone formations. On the way to Ban Gioc waterfall, you will pass Trung Khanh which is very famous for chestnuts. Local people here sell chestnuts in a special way, price on each seed. So if you want to buy, remember to buy on the way in, so on the way out, they can finish counting the seed for you. Drive back to Cao Bang town for checking the hotel and relax.

Stay overnight in Cao Bang

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Day 3: Ban Gioc – Hanoi

Meal provided: Breakfast and Lunch

This morning, you will take a short visit to a historical site in the town, Pac Bo cave, where Ho Chi Minh President used to stay from 1941 to 1945. The left time of the day will be spent driving back to Hanoi. In the late afternoon, arrive in Hanoi, at your hotel.

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  • Tour prices shown are 'per person',  based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing a room.  If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the "Find travel mate" button above to invite your friends and family, traveler forum members to book this tour with you.
  • The 'Single supplement' applies to single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
  • Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

• 01 night at homestay on a mattress 

• 01 night at Sunny Cao Bang hotel - Deluxe room or similar

• Private A/C transportation with an Experienced driver

• Private English-speaking guide

• All Entrance and Activities follow the program

• Meals as described in the program

• Bottled water on the vehicle

• Service charge

What's Excluded:

• Bank fees for both sides

• Visa to Vietnam

• Early check in and late check out at all hotels

• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)

• Tipping for guide, driver

• Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program

• Travel insurance. Please kindly note that the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin should be purchased in advance on your own.

• Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item


1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.

  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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