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

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USD 215.00
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This exclusive small-group tour takes visitors from the venerable city of Hanoi, complete with stately French colonial buildings and a bustling old Vietnamese quarter, to the natural wonderland that is Ba Be Lake and the Ban Gioc waterfalls, the world’s 4th largest border waterfall after Niagara, Iguacu and Victoria. You will also be able interact with the ethnic Tay minority in small villages and explore the Nang River by boat.
  • 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
  • Enjoy seven delicious meals, plus hotel pickup and drop-off in a small group
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 110213, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all of customers who is stay at hotels located in Hanoi's Old Quarter
Departure Time
7:30 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Ban Gioc Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Be National Park
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Absolutely awesome, unique experience! The homestay experience is great, but know that it is the experience that makes it great. The host family, the ethnic minority village and the friendships made. Accommodations are not fancy, but you have what you need. For sleeping we
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First, this was an amazing opportunity to visit the Ban Gioc Waterfall and Ba Be Lake. These are remote locations in the rural areas of Northern Vietnam which can be very difficult to get to if you don't read or speak vietnamese. I had a friend try to do it on his own and it was
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Response from Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at 3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Che for this incredible review! We are very pleased to read that your wife and yourself had a great experience on this tour. You are right to mention the homestay, this is the type of information we never conceal as we want travelers to feel comfortable during their stay. And secondly regarding the travel time, as travelers want to see Ban Gioc waterfall in such a limited amount of time, this is the shortest tour possible to limit the time spent in the van. Our tour guides and drivers are experts to fill in the time with great facts or entertaining stories! Thanks again and if you need any support building another adventure, we're here to help! Mr Linh's Adventures Team
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This trip is unique and you'll barely see any other tourists around which is great. Young Mr Long is a great tour guide which a lot of knowledge and good English skills. Young Mr Bao is a good driver the whole trip through. I can really recommend this trip.
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Response from Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at 3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Kathryn and David, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us, as much as Mr Long and Mr Bao enjoyed showing you the country! We would be happy to make the magic lasts longer if you ever come back to Vietnam ;) Mr Linh's Adventures Team
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We had a wonderful time at Mr Linh's home stay ,Delicous food and a great clean room .We were picked up from our hotel and ,dropped back by Tuan ,who was a fantastic driver ,we felt very safe ,as we traveled from hanoi and back which is nilly a 5hr drive.Our tour guide Phung
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Response from Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at 3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much Jacqui! What a success! This tour and the destination are very close to our hearts, we are so glad you enjoyed your time there, especially the homestay. Northern Vietnam is such a special area thanks to its diversity of ethnic groups, staying in a homestay is the best way to learn about their culture. Our team, Phung - your tour guide and Tuan - your driver will surely enjoy reading your review. Thanks again and we are looking forward to welcoming you again! Mr Linh's Adventures Team
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The tour was not cheap but we were not disappointed. During the 3 days we have experienced to so many things. Great landscapes in the mountains, huge waterfalls, amazing caves. The home stays were also recommendable, you do not always need a 4 star hotel. Everyday we were served
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Response from Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at 3-Day Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour from Hanoi
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Chrys for your review! We are very happy to enjoyed the originality and authenticity of the tour! Staying with local ethnic families is an important part of the tour to learn more about the Vietnamese way of life in the mountains. Thank you for your good recommendation and we do hope you will keep a great memory of our beautiful Vietnam! We hope to see you soon! Mr Linh's Adventures
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